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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 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...
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‘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...

My Miscarriage Lasted A Month – And Made Me Realize How Important It Is...

My first miscarriage effectively tore away the rose-colored spectacles I’d been wearing when it came to pregnancy. Instead of a time glowing with joy...

These Easy@Home Test Strips Are The Cost-Effective, Reliable Support You Need If You’re Trying...

It should be one of the most natural things in the world but getting pregnant is more difficult for some than others. Or...

I Thought I Was Juggling My Career And Motherhood Successfully, But I Was Wrong

How often do the stresses of life make you wish you could take a step back – change things so your world...
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The Rarest Of Species – The Unplugged Teenager

Two years ago, when I was 16, I lived alone for almost a year on the Isle of Skye. My home was a tipi...

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