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How To Talk To Your Kids About Death

“Mummy, when the rabbits get old, we’ll have to throw them away.” At three years old, my son’s perception of death was a stark reminder...

Through The Grief Of Miscarriage And Stillbirth, I Found A Way...

My family’s greatest tragedies happened in 2012. As the new year wore on and the buds of spring burst forth, I had no idea...

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...

The Grey Area – 8 Things Not To Say Or Do...

It’s been more than 18 months since we said goodbye to Amelia. In that time, I’ve learned a lot about myself and the people...

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When Your Child Doesn’t Want To Go To School – ‘School Refusal’ Exists And...

There are few of us whose kids haven’t feigned illness to get a day off school when they simply didn’t feel like going....
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The Five Senses And How They Develop In Your Newborn

Even as adults, our senses can sometimes feel overwhelmed. Imagine standing in a busy airport or train station and experiencing all that’s going on...
Down syndrome

More People Should Choose To Have Children With Down Syndrome

My son Aaron, aged nine, has Down syndrome. If you look at photos of our family, his disability might not be readily apparent. He...
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Why Parents Should Resist The Temptation Of Term-Time Holidays

The Easter holidays are over – and the long wait for the more generous summer break begins. In just a couple of months, schools...
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7 Best Black Friday Bargains For Parents

Venturing out into the world on Black Friday to shop is madness. You’re planning on doing all of your shopping from the comfort of...

Kids’ Mental Health – Why One Good Friend Is Better Than Being Popular

For as long as we can remember, kids have formed different social circles at school. My own schoolfriends used to talk about the Populars,...

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