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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...

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...

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...

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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As parents, it can be heartbreaking when our kids rarely make an attempt to engage in social conversation or take initiative to make friends.In...

Down Syndrome, Adoption, Seven Kids – They Weren’t In My Life Plan, But I...

If you’d told me 14 years ago that I’d have seven children, I wouldn’t have believed you. And if you’d said my future would...

Pre-Eclampsia Nearly Killed Me And My Unborn Child – More Women Should Be Aware...

Sometimes, dreams can come true. We’d assumed we wouldn’t be able to have a much-longed-for second baby. There’d been a battle with...

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