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7 Of The Worst Things You Could Say To Adoptive Parents

Some years ago, one of my son’s schoolteachers learned she and her husband had successfully navigated an often-tortuous process and could become adoptive parents....

We Feared It Would Be Difficult To Adopt As A Same-Sex...

It’s a big thing for any couple to decide they want to be parents. To agree they’re committed enough and responsible enough to...

I Had To Adopt My Own Daughter – And Being Half...

It’s not often I talk about adopting my daughter, even though the day it became official was one of the best of my life....

The Adoption Scandal – How Some Parents Are Being Pressured To...

When a child is put up for adoption, we generally assume it’s because the parents had no other choice. The common belief...

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How To Get Your Child To Clean Their Room – 5 Positive Strategies

My friend Tracy were divided in our views on the second Mary Poppins film, a couple of years back. She loved it, whereas I...
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After A C-Section – 8 Tips For A Faster Recovery

Giving birth is a huge milestone that changes a woman in many ways - some good, others not so great. New moms find new...
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Curious Kids: How Is Water Made?

How is water made? – Clara, age 8, Canberra. Hi Clara. That’s a really great question. If we could make large quantities of water cheaply,...
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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...

I Prayed To God To Help My Premature Daughter And The Answer Surprised Me

I found out I was pregnant in early 2014. With a 6-month-old boy, a very demanding job as a chef and living in a...

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