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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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Everyone Thought I Would Die But Then I Found The Will To Beat Anorexia...

My story just goes to show that there doesn’t need to be anything ‘wrong’ to send your life off-track. I had a truly...
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Curious Kids – What Is Dew?

Is dew the same as rain? What is dew? Thank you – Leo, age 3. Great question, Leo! I am a plant ecologist, and rain and...

‘We Produced Wild Children’ – Parents Raising Brave Kids

I watch him play. At the foot of snow-covered hills, forests reaching behind, winter-weary fields rolling down to the water’s edge. The roar of the water...
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Pupils To Learn About The Dangers Of Female Genital Mutilation

The dangers of female genital mutilation (FGM) will be on the curriculum in English secondary schools by 2020 as part of new government education...
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Mixed Feeding – How To Successfully Combine Breast And Bottle

There are various reasons why it might make sense to combine breast and formula when feeding your baby. Perhaps you’ll be returning to...
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For Three Happy Years We Didn’t Know Our Daughter Was Dying

When I read the announcement that new research into a therapy for the currently-untreatable Mitochondrial Depletion Syndrome is to be funded by a UK charity, it...

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