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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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Top Celebrity Parenting Tips From….The Olivers

Keep tabs on your kids Wouldn’t it be great to know where your teenagers are at all times?  Well, Jamie does.  He recently revealed in...

Something For The Weekend – Simple Tomato Soup With Cheesy Garlic Dippers

Tomato soup is a childhood staple and this home-made version is delicious. It freezes well, too, so you can double up on ingredients...
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7 Ways to Boost Your Immune System to Ward Off Flu Season

It always seems to happen. Around the same time every year, beginning as early as mid-November, the influenza virus makes its comeback. Sometimes with...
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5 Tips For How to Deal With Super-Competitive Twins

Do you know any competitive twins? When I was a kid, I had twin cousins and I remember feeling intensely jealous of them. As an only...

There Is A Better Way To Parent Than The Nuclear Family

The pressures and pace of modern life has made parents and children stressed and miserable. With the rise of dual-earning families, mothers, and increasingly,...
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The 10-Minute Tidy-Up That Will Transform Your Family Life

It’s sometimes called the “estate or real estate agent’s trick”. Savvy agents will tell their clients to have in place a plan which transforms their...

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