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I Was Born With My Organs Outside My Body – Now...

Every so often, we hear of babies born with medical conditions so rare or severe it seems there’s no chance they’ll survive. Maybe they’re...

Mother Gives Birth To Twins – Just A Month After Having...

Imagine giving birth to your first child and settling into motherhood – then going into labour again a few weeks later.

Half My Pregnancies Have Ended In Miscarriage, But The Other Three...

I was ten weeks into my pregnancy when I lost our baby. Still in the first trimester, so we hadn’t told many people. It...

Pre-Eclampsia Nearly Killed Me And My Unborn Child – More Women...

Sometimes, dreams can come true. We’d assumed we wouldn’t be able to have a much-longed-for second baby. There’d been a battle with...

Ten Years, Two Beautiful Children And Seven Angel Babies – We...

It was August 2014 and Justin and I were cuddled close on the pier, celebrating eight years of marriage. We already had two wonderful...

My Miscarriage Lasted A Month – And Made Me Realize How...

My first miscarriage effectively tore away the rose-colored spectacles I’d been wearing when it came to pregnancy. Instead of a time glowing with joy...

The Woman Who Gave Birth To My Daughters Is Not Their...

The woman who gave birth to my twin daughters is a lot of things, but she is not their mother.She is the woman who...

8 Things You Should Really Avoid Doing While Pregnant

We know we need to take care of ourselves during pregnancy. We're growing a new life inside us, and we'll protect it at all...

Nobody Gave My Baby Girl A Chance – But I Didn’t...

“You need to prepare yourself.”“There’s no chance of survival. Let me see you in two weeks to check and see if the fetus has...

I Lost My First Baby At 21 Weeks And Then It...

Last month marked 23 years since I gave stillbirth to a teeny-tiny little girl, my Rebekah Leanne. While she is always in my heart,...

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5 Reasons Why Our Kids Need To Be Messy

Picture it: you’re outside with your little ones while they are playing. You’re enjoying a good book, while they are playing and giggling. You...

How To Discipline A Strong-Willed Toddler: 5 Essential Tips

“Your daughter is stubborn.”That’s the first thing our daughter’s daycare director said to my wife and me at our regular meeting to discuss whether...
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I’m More Of A Brother Than A Father To My Son – And I...

There are four key parent-child combinations: mother–son, mother–daughter, father–daughter, and father-son.All these ‘dyads’ (shrink-speak for a dual-relationship) have their own dynamic. But the father-son...
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More People Should Choose To Have Children With Down Syndrome

My son Aaron, aged nine, has Down syndrome. If you look at photos of our family, his disability might not be readily apparent. He...
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Curious Kids: Why Has Life Not Been Found Anywhere Else In The Universe?

Why has nobody found any life outside of Earth? – Anna G, age 12, Strathfield, Sydney.Anna, thank you for your amazing question.Astronomers like us...

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