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My Child Has Down Syndrome – And She’s The Best Thing...

My husband Stephen and I had been trying for a baby for seven or eight years, but nothing was happening. I needed a baby;...

I Thought It Was Just A Childhood Cold, But Now My...

It’s always a little worrying when your kids are ill. Most times, of course, it’s just a cold or a sickness bug or a...

Baby Mouthing – Can You Stop Babies Putting Everything In Their...

There’s no such thing as the five-second rule when you’re just starting out in life. It doesn’t matter where it’s come from – if...

How To Get Rid Of Head Lice Without Spending Loads Of...

Transmission of head lice among toddlers and children is common and is often the result of close and frequent head or hair contact. Toys,...

7 Ways To Get Your Kids To (Actually) Brush Their Teeth

As far as kids are concerned, tooth-brushing is a waste of good playtime. After all, there are so many more interesting things to do,...

Our Tiny Son’s Condition Is So Rare, It Doesn’t Have A...

Everyone wants their child to be special, don’t they? We hold them in our arms as babies and wonder what they’ll be like as...

My Son Has Hydrocephalus – It’s Not Easy, But Our Life...

When my son, Braden, graduated last year it was one of the most emotional days of my life. One that, at various...

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...

8 Clever Ways To Get Kids To Take Their Medicine

“A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down,” sang Mary Poppins famously. And, sometimes, it does. Other times, though, you’ll need a few...

Why Low-Fat Might Not Be The Best Option For Our Children’s...

What our children eat occupies a lot of our attention as parents. Are they eating enough, or too much? How can we get them...

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We’ll Blame Ourselves For Ever For The Tragic Accident That Killed Our Boy

One morning earlier this year, I kissed my baby boy goodbye as I left for work. I had no idea it would be for...

Six Tips On How To Survive Morning Sickness At Work

Did you recently discover you are pregnant? Congratulations! This is sure to be an exciting time full of anxious anticipation. While pregnancy is indeed...
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I Hated Sport But The World Cup Has Made Me Football Crazy

If anyone should have a love of football in their blood, it’s me. My grandad was the president of Oxford City Football Club; my...
toddlers and teens

How Toddlers And Teens Develop In Similar Ways

What happened? Suddenly, it seems your kid is a selfish, ungrateful jerk who wants to do everything on their own and always ends up...

‘I’m Going To Lose Her’ – My Three-Year-Old Was Choking And I Didn’t Know...

I'm going to lose her. That was the thought that kept running through my head, the terror ripping through my heart. I was going...
acute flaccid myelitis

Acute Flaccid Myelitis: What Is The Polio-Like Illness Paralyzing US Children?

I experienced déjà vu when I took care of a child with acute flaccid myelitis in 2014, one of the first cases of its...

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