Claire Raymond

I have been a writer for 14 years now, I'll figure it out one day.

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It Happened on Payday
a month ago
Anyone who’s ever looked at buying house knows how ridiculously expensive it is. And if you’re a millennial like me, then you’ll know it’s all your fault. But still it’s a sound investment so my wife ...
Coping with Christmas When Your Family Members Are Jerks
6 months ago
Christmas adverts and shows have a lot to answer for. They show families as these smiling faces, sitting round the Pinterest-worthy table, laughing like they’re wasted. And social media is no better. ...
What I Learned from Eavesdropping
a year ago
One of my earliest memories is a pretty nasty one; it is of my Uncle's suicide, I was only about four when it happened, but we were all in the house when he did it: his wife and his kids, my mum and a...
7 Ways to Cope with Christmas in the Closet
2 years ago
Christmas is meant to be the "most wonderful time of the year" and all that, but as much as companies might paint this picture of the ideal family Christmas, it's a massive lie. No family has the perf...
The Lies We Tell Kids
2 years ago
Anyone who says that they never lie to their children, is, well, a liar. We tell lies to kids every single day, and not just the Santa Claus and Tooth Fairy stuff, important stuff, real stuff. Parents...
How To Cope When You Hate Your In-Laws
2 years ago
Nobody gets along with everybody. It's human nature to dislike or even hate someone and sometimes that someone is an in-law (or in-laws). But hating your in-laws can make for some very difficult and u...