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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...

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 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’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...

We Care For Terminally Ill Children – Because They All Deserve...

Every baby, every child deserves to know love before they die. They deserve to be held, to know they are truly cared for, and...

My 4-Year-Old Son’s Heart Stopped Beating for FOUR Days – How...

One morning in December 2014, my then-four-year-old son Kierken woke with what we thought was croup. He’d had it before, so we made a...

Meet The Teenager Determined To Beat Cancer – And Become...

“I’m going to be a professional wrestler,” says Kira Noble with a beaming grin. "My career choice often takes people by surprise and they don't...

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Something For The Weekend – Chicken And Broccoli En Croute

‘En croute’ always makes me think of restaurant-quality dishes, even though it simply means anything baked in pastry. The kids always love it...

Celebrity Parenting Tips From… Pink

Born in Pennsylvania as Alecia Beth Moore, Pink burst onto the music scene almost 20 years ago. Her distinctive voice and sassy style made...

The 7 Things Every Single Mum Wants You To Know

Many of us have a partner-in-crime to help us along the perilous parenting path. Even when things aren’t going well, it’s good to know...
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Why It’s So Hard To Let Go Of Those Childhood Souvenirs

In the bottom of my nine-year-old son's chest of drawers nestles a tiny pair of newborn-size bootees. He doesn't need them, of course - not now...

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How was last week for your family? Any major mishaps or parenting fails? How many times did you sit in stunned silence...
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7 Important Rules For Teaching Kids A New Activity

Like many, I was obsessed with horses as a child. I nagged for horse-riding lessons, was thrilled when Santa brought me my own riding...

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