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How I Fought Off Depression With Five Kids In Tow

I’m one of those people who enjoys variety. And when it comes to mental health problems, it seems, there’s no exception. By the time I was...

Ask The Parents – How Can I Cope With My Post-Natal...

It doesn’t matter whether life as a new mum is harder than you expected, or if everything is rosy. Post-natal depression is...

I Told My Mother She Had To Accept Me As A...

I knew from a very early age that I was really a girl, even though I was born with a boy’s body - that...

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...

Confession: My Wife Wants Attention – So She’s Faking Depression

I used to hate that work kept me away from home for a couple of nights each week, but I welcome it now. My...

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

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

Pregnant And Depressed – Why We Need To Speak Out About...

Life with young children can be tough – all parents know that. But if every day feels like an impossible battle, maybe it’s...

I Hid Who I Was Because I Thought Being Gay Was...

Until fairly recently, I spent the majority of my life being afraid to be who I am. I prayed that God would...

‘I’m Back!’ How I Beat Depression In Time For Father’s Day

Like much of the preceding two years, Father’s Day 2017 passed – not quickly enough – in a panicky, irrationally terrified blur. Sapped both mentally...

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Ask The Parents – Should I Let My Child Choose What Clothes They Wear?

We all want to encourage our kids to express themselves freely, and one of the most fundamental ways any of us can do...

We’re In Love With Our New Rainbow Girl But We Will Never Forget The...

From week 21 of the pregnancy, Logan was always fighting against the odds. My pregnancy had been normal so far, but then I started bleeding....

Teenage Pregnancies Don’t Have To Be Disastrous

The idea of having a baby as a teenager often is viewed as both a personal catastrophe and a social problem. This is probably...

Top Celebrity Parenting Tips From… Katie Holmes

Her marriage to Tom Cruise, the influence of his devotion to Scientology and their subsequent divorce meant Katie Holmes was in the spotlight for...

I Thought My Two-Year-Old Son Was Just Clumsy But It Was Something Far Worse

You know, when you become a mother, that life won’t be roses all the way. There’ll be tough times, of course there will. But...

How To Survive Waiting With Kids

Picture this. It’s 2 p.m., and your kid didn’t take a nap today. They’ve driven you to the absolute brink, and you’re still waiting...

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