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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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6 Tips On How To Raise Bilingual Kids

Speaking more than one language is a fantastic skill to have at any age. If you have the chance to bring up your child as...
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Shamima Begum: Why The Isis Teenager Should Be Allowed To Return To The UK

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Kirsty Wark – ‘Why We Should Talk About The Menopause’

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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...
Kira Noble, who has been fighting cancer.

Meet The Teenager Determined To Beat Cancer – And Become A Professional Wrestler!

“I’m going to be a professional wrestler,” says Kira Noble with a beaming grin. "My career choice often takes people by surprise and they don't...

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