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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...

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...

My Wife Died Suddenly Leaving Me With Our 4 Sons –...

I’ll never know what made me wake up that night, but I remember looking over at my wife and watching her sleep. Her hair...

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...

My Husband Died Two Months After Our Twins Were Born –...

When I married Justin, life was perfect. We’d grown up knowing each other, friends in high school and at college. Eventually we got together...

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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5 Ways To Develop Children’s Talents

Some people think talent is born. The often-told story of Mozart playing piano at 3 and composing at 5 reinforces such beliefs. But here’s the...
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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...

Our World Fell Apart When We Learned Our Beautiful Daughter With Down Syndrome Had...

It was a hot July evening, and I’d been having contractions on and off for a week. Our fourth child, a baby girl, was...

Something For The Weekend – Spicy Vegetable & Lentil Casserole

Whether you’re vegetarian or simply want your family to eat less meat, this spicy vegetable & lentil casserole makes a tasty and filling meal....
How To Choose A Family Pet

How To Choose A Family Pet

“Can we have a pet?” It’s one of those refrains dreaded by so many parents. Often closely followed by: “I’ll look after it, you...
Chicken And Broccoli En Croute

Something For The Weekend – Chicken And Broccoli En Croute

‘En croute’ always makes me think of restaurant-quality dishes, even though it simply means anything baked in pastry. The kids always love it...

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