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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...

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...

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...

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...

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6 Tips For Raising Creative Kids

Older people sit down and ask, 'What is it?' but the boy asks, 'What can I do with it?'  - Steve Jobs What is creativity?...

Smacking Children: Countries That Refuse To Ban Practice Are Breaching International Law

Should smacking a child be against the law? That’s the fierce debate reaching a vital stage in Scotland at present, where the...
Tips for New Grandparents

7 Tips for New Grandparents To Ensure A Healthy Relationship With The Parents

“When is the grandchild coming?!?” You’ve been asking for years. Finally, your first grandchild is on their way. Congratulations to the new grandparents! You couldn’t...

Our Little Girl Stops Breathing While She’s Asleep But Coping With Her Condition Has...

There was no suggestion anything was wrong. We already had two boys, and my latest pregnancy had gone pretty much perfectly. So on December...

Curious Kids: How Did Spoken Language Start?

I want to know how did spoken language start? - Finn, age 10, Melbourne. This is a great question for a curious kid. But it...

6 Ways To Get The Kids To Pack Their Own School Lunches

Mornings can be a bit of a mad whirl. Everyone needs breakfast, someone always loses a shoe, and you’re trying to prepare for a...

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