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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...

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...

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...

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...

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Why It’s Good To Let Your Toddlers Take Risks

It's a parent's natural instinct to protect their child. Let's be honest, once they're on the move we spend most of our days issuing warnings...

9 Baby Essentials To Help You Through The First Six Months

I’ve always been a fan of lists, so when I was pregnant with my first child I was in my element – I could...
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My Father, The Feminist

I think it often takes becoming a parent to fully appreciate your own, and the blood, sweat and tears it takes to raise a...

5 Tips On How To Encourage Your Toddler To Be Helpful

There are two basic theories on the subject: People are generally disposed to help - by nature. Helping is a learned behavior. Yep. It’s the...

This Is How A Partially Sighted Father Copes With Parenting

My wife Jo and I are a good team with our family - we have two boys, Jacob (aged four) and Jonas, one. Other...

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