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Heartbreak Stalked Us As We Struggled To Conceive – Then A...

Sometimes you have to make sacrifices to realize your dreams. You know it will be hard and you might wonder if it’s worth it...

Our Infertility Is Devastating – But It Means We Can Help...

Aaron and I had been married just over a year when we decided to start trying for a baby. Everyone told us to wait...

7 Of The Worst Things You Could Say To Adoptive Parents

Some years ago, one of my son’s schoolteachers learned she and her husband had successfully navigated an often-tortuous process and could become adoptive parents....

We Feared It Would Be Difficult To Adopt As A Same-Sex...

It’s a big thing for any couple to decide they want to be parents. To agree they’re committed enough and responsible enough to...

I Had To Adopt My Own Daughter – And Being Half...

It’s not often I talk about adopting my daughter, even though the day it became official was one of the best of my life....

We Care For Terminally Ill Children – Because They All Deserve...

Every baby, every child deserves to know love before they die. They deserve to be held, to know they are truly cared for, and...

Down Syndrome, Adoption, Seven Kids – They Weren’t In My Life...

If you’d told me 14 years ago that I’d have seven children, I wouldn’t have believed you. And if you’d said my future would...

The Adoption Scandal – How Some Parents Are Being Pressured To...

When a child is put up for adoption, we generally assume it’s because the parents had no other choice. The common belief...

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When we first started our family, my husband and I agreed we’d split the ‘sex talk’ according to gender. He’d explain it to our...

5 Ways To Talk To Your Daughter About Her Clothes – Without Body-Shaming Her

We were driving through town when I spotted her – a young-ish woman wearing an outfit that was less than flattering. “Ooh,” I said....
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‘I Don’t Like It!’ What To Do If Your Child Refuses To Eat

Hands up who loves broccoli! And was that from the first time you tasted it? We’d guess not. What about tomatoes? Or bananas? Our children’s diets are...

Maths: Six Ways To Help Your Child Love It

There is a widespread perception that mathematics is inaccessible and ultimately boring. Just mentioning it can cause a negative reaction in people, as many...

Something For The Weekend – Pesto And Tomato Pasta

We don’t always have time to go shopping, so it’s handy to have a few store cupboard recipes in your repertoire. This tasty...
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‘Our Kids Seem To Hate Each Other’ – Why It’s Good For Siblings To...

Earlier this morning, my children were at it again – screaming at the top of their lungs and fighting over something completely mundane, such...

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