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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 Things Every Dad Should Know About His Teenage Daughter

Teenagers are, in a word, complicated. They have a lot going on physically and emotionally so it’s no wonder they can feel like their...

7 Ways To Decrease Childhood Obesity Risk

Childhood obesity is a growing worldwide problem. It has been called “one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century,” according...
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How To Teach Children Morals

Schools in England are legally required to promote the moral development of pupils. Unfortunately, though, there is little agreement on what this involves. Most...
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What Happens When You Love One Child More Than The Other

There are just two years between my children in age and I was as besotted as any new mum when Andy was born. I was...
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Yes, IVF Really DOES Seem Like A Licence To Print Money

I read the recent article in the Guardian entitled: ‘How IVF became a licence to print money’ and thought back to when I first...
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E-Cigarettes Are Fuelling Dangerous Increase In Tobacco Use

An upsurge in the use of e-cigarettes among American middle and high school students occurred nationally between 2011 and 2018, with nearly 21 of...

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