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Elaine McLaren

Elaine McLaren
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Elaine McLaren is a 40-something mum of an 11-year-old PS4-obsessed boy (who also happens to be a talented singer, drummer and trumpeter), and an athletic 8-year-old girl who loves to dance. When she’s not ferrying children around, Elaine writes features for the national newspapers and magazines in the UK.

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