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Agreeing To Switch Off Mom’s Ventilator Broke My Heart, Even Though...

As we approach the second anniversary of my mom’s passing, it’s again a time for reflection, remembrance, and preparing myself for what will always...

How I Escaped The Nightmare Of My Alcoholic Family To Help...

I grew up in a family of alcoholics. Anyone raised around addiction knows the chaos, fear, angst, secrecy and pain that comes with it....

We Were Looking Forward To Being Mothers Together, But Then My...

It’s often said there’s no relationship quite like the one which exists between sisters. That was certainly true when it came to...

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7 Life Skills Kids Should Have By The Time They Turn 13

Many years ago, as a teenager, I visited a neighbour whose wife had recently given birth to their first child. My plan was to...

Does Late Parenthood Deprive Children Of Grandparental Love?

Many people have fond memories of their grandparents. Some are lucky enough to know them throughout their teenage years and beyond, learning about their...
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20 Surprising Baby Names That Are Going Extinct

Baby name fashions shift along with everything else in popular culture, with new and "inventive" ones being coined each year. But some quite recent classics...

Breastfeeding Struggles Linked To Postnatal Depression in Mums

As a doctor, I encourage mothers to breastfeed. Breastfeeding is affordable, helps with bonding and has health benefits for both the infant and mother. In...

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...

Should You Share Pictures Of Your Kids On Social Media?

Gwyneth Paltrow – who has 5.3m Instagram followers – reportedly ran into a spot of trouble with her daughter, Apple Martin, recently when the...

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