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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...

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...

11 Ways To Beat The Heat This Summer

Summer is well and truly here – but while some of us are used to the warmth, others struggle to cope with exceptionally high...

How Mindful Parenting Benefits Your Kids

Imagine you’re out shopping with your child. They tired, bored and they want to go home; they start pulling items off the shelves and...

Why Marriage Terrifies Me

It was November 1994 and it was my wedding day. I stood at the front of the church with my best man and fidgeted. Then...

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

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...

Top Celebrity Parenting Tips From… Brooke Shields

After starting out as a child model, Brooke Shields first appeared on cinema screens at the age of 12. She has been...
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Raising Multilingual Children Is Hard – What Makes It Work?

Parents have many reasons for raising their children with multiple languages. Some hope for better career opportunities for their offspring, while others focus on...
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5 Things Grownups Expect Kids To Do But Don’t Do Themselves

How does it work in your home? Do you set the example for your kids, making sure you follow the guidelines you put in...
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Is My Baby Hungry And Other Common Questions About Feeding

Feeding a baby takes up time and energy. Not just practically, but emotionally. We guarantee, you’ll frequently find yourself wondering if your baby is...

8 Top Quirky Parenting Tips

Life’s weird. The trials and tribulations of raising kids are even weirder. I subscribe to the “whatever works for you” philosophy;  after all, parenting...

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