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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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The Ultimate Family Hiking Checklist

Need a family hiking checklist? In a world where so many kids seem permanently connected to technology, spending meaningful time together as a family can...

How Parents Fail To Follow Their Own Advice (Part 2)

“Aw, nine years ago!” I exclaimed, looking up from my phone. “Facebook Memories just showed me your first day at ‘big’ school. You were...

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...

I Was Scared My Obesity Would Kill Me So I Lost More Than 100lbs...

Hardly a day goes by without there being some story in the news about the obesity crisis. Too many of us weigh far too...
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I Was A Teenage Rebel – So How Come My Child Is Such A...

It's September 1988 and I'm about to turn 15. I'll celebrate by drinking a two-litre bottle of Bentley's Yorkshire Bitter (£2.99 from Anil, our...
What Is The ‘Right’ Age To Have A Child?

What Is The ‘Right’ Age To Have A Child?

Over the past three decades, there has been a steady increase in the average age of parents. What is the 'right' age to have...

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