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How To Get Your Child To Clean Their Room – 5...

My friend Tracy were divided in our views on the second Mary Poppins film, a couple of years back. She loved it, whereas I...

How To Choose A Family Pet

“Can we have a pet?” It’s one of those refrains dreaded by so many parents. Often closely followed by: “I’ll look after it, you...

Why Your Kids Should Get To Know Their Cousins

A vivid memory from my childhood involves trying to recreate John Travolta’s moves to the Bee Gees’ You Should Be Dancing (from the movie...

Parents, Limit Your Screen Time – For The Benefit Of Your...

I've never really thought about limiting screen time until a few days ago, when I was sitting on the living room floor building a...

7 Ways You Can Teach Your Children Empathy

You might want to teach your children empathy. But sometimes they do it for you. Take this example. A little boy was hunched on the restaurant...

He Dealt With Murders, Sexual Assaults, Kidnap And More – Life...

When a major crime story breaks and you see the police officer heading up the inquiry on television – giving an update or...

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...

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...

7 Wonderful Things I Did Before I Had Kids

Do you ever look back at those hazy days before the kids came along, when you could please yourselves? When life didn’t revolve around...

Confession: My Wife Wants Attention – So She’s Faking Depression

I used to hate that work kept me away from home for a couple of nights each week, but I welcome it now. My...

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Something For The Weekend – Sunshine Soup

Every parent needs what I call a ‘magic veggie’ recipe in their arsenal – something packed with vitamins and goodness but looks harmless enough...
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4 Amazing Ideas For Announcing A Pregnancy to Grandparents

“So, when are we gonna get some grandkids?” That phrase, or something similar to it, is one that you’ve likely heard often as you move...

Ask The Parents – How Do I Stop Feeling So Isolated As A Stay-At-Home...

There’s no doubt you love your baby, but if you’re new to being a stay-at-home mum then you’d be forgiven for finding it...

How To Take Charge Of Your Difficult Teenage Daughter

The relationship between teenage girls and their mothers is traditionally a tricky one. While girls are often dad’s little angel, they’re more likely to...
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‘I’m Back!’ How I Beat Depression In Time For Father’s Day

Like much of the preceding two years, Father’s Day 2017 passed – not quickly enough – in a panicky, irrationally terrified blur. Sapped both mentally...

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