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Why owning puppies turns your 'brain to mush'

Washed Up column by Sarah Juggins (Award-winning author of The History Makers and Under An Orange Sky)

As someone who hasn’t had children myself I have always had limited sympathy for women who claim their brains have gone to mush while they are raising young children.

How can the natural act of child-rearing turn normally perfectly intelligent women into such helpless creatures? It’s just an excuse for letting standards slip, I thought.

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