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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...

Millie’s Tale – The Amazing Story Of The Little Girl With...

My husband and I married on August 22, 2015 in Nova Scotia, Canada. We were deeply in love, ready to take whatever life threw...

‘Dad, Don’t Be Angry – I Have A Terrible Confession…’

Dear Dad, When there’s a 'borrowed' screwdriver in my nine-year-old son Alex’s hand, and the plastic back of yet another battery-operated toy lies discarded on...

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...

We Care For Terminally Ill Children – Because They All Deserve...

Every baby, every child deserves to know love before they die. They deserve to be held, to know they are truly cared for, and...

I Still Miss Him Sometimes But I’m Glad My Husband Is...

It was the speed with which John died that stunned me.He'd felt tired and under the weather, and I told him to go and...

The 7 Things Every Single Mum Wants You To Know

Many of us have a partner-in-crime to help us along the perilous parenting path. Even when things aren’t going well, it’s good to know...

My Precious Boy Was Out Of Sight For Just A Moment...

This is the story of the most tragic day of my life. Thinking back to this horrific day still brings great trauma...

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...

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For most women, pregnancy is an exciting time. But it’s also physically draining and can be terrifying. We’re supposed to be blooming, but the...
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Confession: My Teenage Son Beats Me Up

It’s so hard to admit what’s happening behind closed doors and that I’m scared of my son. Teenage violence towards parents is a terrifying...

Something For The Weekend – 3-Veg Mac & Cheese

Who wants to spend hours in the kitchen? This recipe is quick to prepare and tastes delicious – ideal for a weekend family supper.Prep...

This Christmas Tell Your Children The Real Santa Claus Story

Santa Claus will soon be coming to town, bringing gifts to children. But what is the real Santa Claus story?Santa has several aliases, depending...
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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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