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My Child Has Down Syndrome – And She’s The Best Thing...

My husband Stephen and I had been trying for a baby for seven or eight years, but nothing was happening. I needed a baby;...

I Thought It Was Just A Childhood Cold, But Now My...

It’s always a little worrying when your kids are ill. Most times, of course, it’s just a cold or a sickness bug or a...

Baby Mouthing – Can You Stop Babies Putting Everything In Their...

There’s no such thing as the five-second rule when you’re just starting out in life. It doesn’t matter where it’s come from – if...

How To Get Rid Of Head Lice Without Spending Loads Of...

Transmission of head lice among toddlers and children is common and is often the result of close and frequent head or hair contact. Toys,...

7 Ways To Get Your Kids To (Actually) Brush Their Teeth

As far as kids are concerned, tooth-brushing is a waste of good playtime. After all, there are so many more interesting things to do,...

Our Tiny Son’s Condition Is So Rare, It Doesn’t Have A...

Everyone wants their child to be special, don’t they? We hold them in our arms as babies and wonder what they’ll be like as...

My Son Has Hydrocephalus – It’s Not Easy, But Our Life...

When my son, Braden, graduated last year it was one of the most emotional days of my life. One that, at various...

I Was Born With My Organs Outside My Body – Now...

Every so often, we hear of babies born with medical conditions so rare or severe it seems there’s no chance they’ll survive. Maybe they’re...

8 Clever Ways To Get Kids To Take Their Medicine

“A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down,” sang Mary Poppins famously. And, sometimes, it does. Other times, though, you’ll need a few...

Why Low-Fat Might Not Be The Best Option For Our Children’s...

What our children eat occupies a lot of our attention as parents. Are they eating enough, or too much? How can we get them...

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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....

The Promixx iXR Is The Smooth, Stylish Way To Make Shakes On The Go...

If you’re following a health regime and need to mix up protein shakes on the go – for example, after a gym...
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Now Christmas Is Over, What Will You Do With Your Tree?

The tradition of decorating Christmas trees is still going strong. Yet there is an inevitable seasonal increase in carbon dioxide emissions. Nobody wants to...

Eight Funniest Parenting Tweets Of The Week

This group of exhausted and hilarious mom/dad tweets runs the gamut from matching socks to missed workouts to DMX lyrics. So, let’s dive in! https://twitter.com/AllisonAuthor/status/1112902520005955584 This is...

Pets Can Improve Health, Reduce Stress And Make The World A Better Place

More and more often, animals are included in family events and become important to all members of the family. This can be particularly significant...

We Need A Contract For Co-Parenting, Not Just For Marriage

When I was in graduate school in the United States in the early 1980s, a member of our women’s support group informed us that...

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