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8 Things You Should Really Avoid Doing While Pregnant

We know we need to take care of ourselves during pregnancy. We're growing a new life inside us, and we'll protect it at all...
Dear Doctor – You Gave Up On My Child But I Forgive You

Dear Doctor – You Gave Up On My Child But I Forgive You

Dear Doctor.You may not remember my daughter, Amadeus, or me, but I will never forget you.But I forgive you.You were the one who told...
I Lost My First Baby At 21 Weeks And Then It Happened Again – My Heart Still Aches

I Lost My First Baby At 21 Weeks And Then It Happened Again –...

Last month marked 23 years since I gave stillbirth to a teeny-tiny little girl, my Rebekah Leanne. While she is always in my heart,...
10 Practical Tips For Decluttering Your Home Before The Festive Season

10 Practical Tips For Decluttering Your Home Before The Festive Season

Soon we’ll be hearing the sweet tinkling of jingle bells. Bright lights will blink and twinkle. The stores are lining their shelves with all...
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How We Can Teach Our Kids To Drink Responsibly

Around the world, it seems, there is an irresistible attraction between teenagers and alcohol. As parents, we worry about them trying it too early,...
6 Strategies To Help You Stop Shouting At Your Kids

6 Strategies To Help You Stop Shouting At Your Kids

“I’m never going to yell at my kids.” It’s one of those vows all parents make, right up there with “I’ll never answer a...
I Fought My Wife For My Daughter And Won – But How It Happened Is Shocking

I Fought My Wife For My Daughter And Won – But How It Happened...

Three years ago, I was married, had an 8-year-old daughter, Naomi, and, as well as being a full-time fire training instructor with a county...
Our Struggle With Infertility Ended In Panic When Our Twins Were Born Too Early

Our Struggle With Infertility Ended In Panic When Our Twins Were Born Too Early

When Bryan and I got married in July 2013, we were really excited at the thought of starting a family. We agreed to wait...

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My Damaged Mother Taught Me How NOT To Be A Parent

My Damaged Mother Taught Me How NOT To Be A Parent

I know exactly what kind of parent I want to be, but like most mums (and dads), there are times when it feels like...
Announcing A Pregnancy to Grandparents

4 Amazing Ideas For Announcing A Pregnancy to Grandparents

“So, when are we gonna get some grandkids?”That phrase, or something similar to it, is one that you’ve likely heard often as you move...
Does Late Parenthood Deprive Children Of Grandparental Love?

Does Late Parenthood Deprive Children Of Grandparental Love?

Many people have fond memories of their grandparents. Some are lucky enough to know them throughout their teenage years and beyond, learning about their...

I Fought My Wife For My Daughter And Won – But...

Three years ago, I was married, had an 8-year-old daughter, Naomi, and, as well as being a full-time fire training instructor with a county...

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8 Things You Should Really Avoid Doing While Pregnant

We know we need to take care of ourselves during pregnancy. We're growing a new life inside us, and we'll protect it at all...

Dear Doctor – You Gave Up On My Child But I...

Dear Doctor.You may not remember my daughter, Amadeus, or me, but I will never forget you.But I forgive you.You were the one who told...

I Lost My First Baby At 21 Weeks And Then It...

Last month marked 23 years since I gave stillbirth to a teeny-tiny little girl, my Rebekah Leanne. While she is always in my heart,...

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