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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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“When is the grandchild coming?!?” You’ve been asking for years. Finally, your first grandchild is on their way. Congratulations to the new grandparents! You couldn’t...
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The teenage years are a time for experimenting and for pushing boundaries – particularly when it comes to intimate relationships. Such experimentation is a...

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Warming, comforting and with endless variations – pies are a favourite in our house during the winter months. This creamy chicken & ham pie...

9 Weird Pregnancy Food Cravings You Won’t Want To Try

Why do women get pregnancy food cravings? Theories range from the body needing more of a specific nutrient to it simply being down to...
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How To Survive The Baby Night Shift – 6 Tips For New Parents

When my kids were born, arguably the most difficult thing to adjust to was the lack of sleep. I love my bed. Always...

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