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Why My Divorce Was Good For My Children

My children know a girl. Let's call her Lucy. She's an only child, raised by two parents who are approaching their silver wedding anniversary. Lucy...

We Lost Our Friends When We Had Children

I watched my partner as he tried to put on a brave face and pretend he was OK, but I knew he wasn’t. Anything...

I Still Miss Him Sometimes But I’m Glad My Husband Is...

It was the speed with which John died that stunned me.He'd felt tired and under the weather, and I told him to go and...

Why Our Kids Need To Make Poor Choices – And How...

A couple of weeks ago, I got out of bed for an early-hours visit to the bathroom and noticed a light shining from under...

I Don’t Like Playing With My Kids

Sometimes it’ll be Lego. Other times it’s mini plastic Disney princesses being chased by dinosaurs. My four-year-old daughter, Adriana, will create a game, come...

What It’s Like To Discover Your Teenage Daughter Is Self-Harming

You never think self-harming will reach you.About three months ago, I took a phone call that would turn my life upside down. I was...

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...

‘It’s Not You, It’s Them’ – What To Do When You...

You’ve been BFFs for years – since school, college, or maybe your first job. Even when the babies came along, you didn’t see why...

6 Tips That Will Help Your Kids Learn To Love Reading

For me, a love of books is a gift. One of my greatest pleasures in life is to lose myself in a favourite story,...

Parents, Limit Your Screen Time – For The Benefit Of Your...

I've never really thought about limiting screen time until a few days ago, when I was sitting on the living room floor building a...

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Our Gift To Grieving Parents – One Last Image Of Their Baby

The room was quiet and I gently positioned the new mum’s arms around her baby, just so.The dad sat next to them on the...

We’re In Love With Our New Rainbow Girl But We Will Never Forget The...

From week 21 of the pregnancy, Logan was always fighting against the odds.My pregnancy had been normal so far, but then I started bleeding....

Bringing Up Teenagers: 7 Great Books To Help You Parent Your Teen

Watching kids turn into teenagers is by turns fascinating, frustrating and downright frightening. We’ve already been there ourselves of course, but it doesn’t seem...

Something For The Weekend – Creamy Leek, Cheese And Ham Pasta

This was always a good dish for getting my kids to eat vegetables – they just loved the rich sauce!  Don’t worry...

Here’s How To Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems

Restful nights are not in high supply for most of us exhausted moms and dads. Even a kiddo who sleeps like a rock and...

This Is How A Partially Sighted Father Copes With Parenting

My wife Jo and I are a good team with our family - we have two boys, Jacob (aged four) and Jonas, one. Other...

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