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My Daughter Was In Hospital With Measles For 8 Days –...

There are so many posts about it on social media that turn into arguments – should you let your child have the...

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

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

I’m Desperate To Know What’s Wrong With My Son, But The...

It would be great to write a story with a neat and happy ending, but sadly I can’t do that. At this...

I Still Miss Him Sometimes But I’m Glad My Husband Is...

It was the speed with which John died that stunned me.He'd felt tired and under the weather, and I told him to go and...

What It’s Like Being A Recently Disabled Single Mum

From June 2018: My six-year-old son, George, has just broken up for the school holidays, and we're facing a very different summer this year. Previous...

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...

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...

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How To Teach Little Kids To Wait

Waiting is a part of life. We wait for so many things, for our train or bus to arrive, plane to land, our car...

Top Celebrity Parenting Tips From… Kourtney Kardashian

Since Keeping Up With the Kardashians first hit television screens in 2007, Kourtney Kardashian has established herself as a socialite, businesswoman and...

Travellers’ Tips – 6 Ways To Keep Your Kids Safe In The Car

The school run. A quick trip to the shops. A weekend visit to family. We use our cars more and more frequently, even for...

5 Parenting Techniques We Can Learn From Animals

Raising our children isn’t easy – successful parenting takes effort and patience, and there are challenges around every corner. There are always new parenting...
Teenage Rebel

I Was A Teenage Rebel – So How Come My Child Is Such A...

It's September 1988 and I'm about to turn 15. I'll celebrate by drinking a two-litre bottle of Bentley's Yorkshire Bitter (£2.99 from Anil, our...
months of the year

Curious Kids: How Did The Months Get Their Names?

How did the months get their names? - Sylvie, age 8, Brisbane.The names of the months are very old and they come from ancient...

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