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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...

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 Daughter Almost Died – Why I’m Warning Other Parents About...

You don’t imagine, the first time you hold your baby in your arms, that the day might come when you have to contemplate...

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...

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Dear Doctor – You Gave Up On My Child But I Forgive You

Dear Doctor. You may not remember my daughter, Amadeus, or me, but I will never forget you. But I forgive you. You were the one who told...

The Ultimate Guide To Sleep For ALL The Family

Welcome to our ultimate guide to sleep. How much sleep does your whole family need? Sleep is an essential component of our existence as humans....
8 Bedtime Stories To Read To Children Of All Ages

8 Bedtime Stories To Read To Children Of All Ages

Toddle Waddle by Julia Donaldson Age range: two to five years Even the youngest child can engage with sound, colour and fun, and this book (illustrated...
sibling favouritism

When Parents Play Favourites, What Happens To The Kids?

Many siblings, when they get together as adults, joke about which child was loved the most. But is it really a joke or is...
kids gratitude

Grudges Come Naturally To Kids – Gratitude Must Be Taught

Have you heard this tale? In ancient times, an escaped slave hid in a cave only to encounter a wounded lion. Although afraid, the...
tantrums

7 Reasons Your Toddler’s Tantrum Is Actually A Good Thing

Let’s begin with the bottom line here: Tantrums are miserable and exhausting. They are not the most fun part of parenting, and you do...

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