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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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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...

This Philips Avent Bottle Warmer Is The Safe, Efficient Way To Warm Your Baby’s...

While feeding time with your baby is one of those special bonding experiences, it also brings certain challenges. If your little one...

Curious Kids: Why Can’t We Tickle Ourselves?

Why can’t we tickle ourselves? – Florence, aged 12, Cambridgeshire, UK. Thanks for the question, Florence. The short answer is, we humans can’t tickle ourselves...
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The Real Reason You Might Feel Sad When Breastfeeding

As a health visitor, you get used to friends with babies asking questions about sleep, feeding and dirty nappies. Usually, these are straightforward, or...
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Curious Kids: Where Did Trees Come From?

Where did trees come from? - Grace, age 6, West Pymble. Where did trees come from? That's an excellent question. It’s so good that we...
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Curious Kids: ‘Why Do Man Lions Have Manes And Lady Lions Don’t?’

I would like to know why man lions have manes and lady lions don’t?– Emelia, age 6, Fiji. Thank you, Emelia, for your very interesting...

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