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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 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...

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 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...

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...

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 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

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 years have been...

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The Knife Crime Epidemic – What Do The Experts Say?

There has been a torrent of media coverage about violent crime among children and young people in the UK. But it seems to offer...
Why It’s Good To Let Your Toddlers Take Risks

Why It’s Good To Let Your Toddlers Take Risks

It's a parent's natural instinct to protect their child.Let's be honest, once they're on the move we spend most of our days issuing warnings...

9 Funniest Parenting Tweets of The Week

Parenting is way too funny sometimes… https://twitter.com/ActuallyMummy/status/1128665353465356288 She should teach the dog to hide his controller. https://twitter.com/Buck_Fisted/status/1127565832974938118 Rookie mistake, mom… rookie mistake. https://twitter.com/JayHineMD/status/1128720237388619778 He’s still killin’ it in my book…...

One Fatal Error – How Heroin Addiction Killed My Beautiful Teenage Daughter

Part of my life came to an abrupt end just over one year ago. The grief process is a roller-coaster – so many ups...

Does Late Parenthood Deprive Children Of Grandparental Love?

Many people have fond memories of their grandparents. Some are lucky enough to know them throughout their teenage years and beyond, learning about their...
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Summer Is Here! Why You Need To Protect Your Children’s Eyes

Should we buy sunglasses for children? And if so, how do we choose a quality product? It’s a question that I get a lot in...

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