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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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Boris Johnson Attacks British Parents For Falling For ‘Anti-Vaxxer Mumbo Jumbo’

Britain has lost its “measles-free” status just three years after the virus was eliminated - there were more than 230 new cases of measles...

How To Deal With Teens And Drugs – 8 Tips For Talking To Your...

Teens and drugs. None of us likes to think our kids will ever take drugs. Depending on your views, that might include using tobacco...
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6 Great Ideas For Kids’ Birthday Parties

Looking for kids' birthday party ideas and feeling stressed? I feel your pain. Planning a birthday party for your child is never easy. Not...

We Were Looking Forward To Being Mothers Together, But Then My Sister Died And...

It’s often said there’s no relationship quite like the one which exists between sisters. That was certainly true when it came to...

My Wife Died Suddenly Leaving Me With Our 4 Sons – How Could I...

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 Choose The Right Day-Care For Your Child

How To Choose The Right Day-Care For Your Child

Most parents find themselves in need of daytime childcare at some stage, whether they’re returning to work, want time to themselves, or decide it’s...

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