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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 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...

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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Something For The Weekend – Classic Toad-In-The-Hole

Toad-in-the-hole – sausages nestled in fluffy, golden Yorkshire pudding. It's a peculiarly British concept, but this hearty family meal really hits the spot during...
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8 Practical Breastfeeding Tips To Help New Mothers

There’s an ideal image of breastfeeding that many of us hold in our heads. A serene mother, with amazing hair and skin,...
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Call The Midwife: Would You Choose To Have A Home Birth?

Call The Midwife is the fictional British Sunday night show beloved by millions, harking back to a time when midwives hopped on their bikes...

Why Making Sure Your Teen Gets Enough Sleep Could Save Their Life

Teenagers and sleep. Two things that never seem to go together at the right time. They’re wide awake in the early hours, then dead...
Holidays With Kids

Are Holidays With Kids Really Worth The Hassle?

School’s out for summer, and with it comes front page news of a country gripped by travel chaos as the UK jets off for...
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Christmas – 5 Homemade Baby Toys You Can Make Out Of Ordinary Household Stuff

Expectant parents will often be inundated with loads of baby stuff. While it may be tempting to add lots of “entertainment items” to your...

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