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How To Talk To Your Kids About Death

“Mummy, when the rabbits get old, we’ll have to throw them away.” At three years old, my son’s perception of death was a stark reminder...

Through The Grief Of Miscarriage And Stillbirth, I Found A Way...

My family’s greatest tragedies happened in 2012. As the new year wore on and the buds of spring burst forth, I had no idea...

My Husband Died Two Months After Our Twins Were Born –...

When I married Justin, life was perfect. We’d grown up knowing each other, friends in high school and at college. Eventually we got together...

Agreeing To Switch Off Mom’s Ventilator Broke My Heart, Even Though...

As we approach the second anniversary of my mom’s passing, it’s again a time for reflection, remembrance, and preparing myself for what will always...

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...

We Were Looking Forward To Being Mothers Together, But Then My...

It’s often said there’s no relationship quite like the one which exists between sisters. That was certainly true when it came to...

The Grey Area – 8 Things Not To Say Or Do...

It’s been more than 18 months since we said goodbye to Amelia. In that time, I’ve learned a lot about myself and the people...

My Wife Died Suddenly Leaving Me With Our 4 Sons –...

I’ll never know what made me wake up that night, but I remember looking over at my wife and watching her sleep. Her hair...

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Around the world, vaccines are in retreat, shunned by populations who, for the most part, have never been exposed to the diseases that blighted...
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It might not be immediately obvious that you're following the right path to be raising strong and independent daughters. Sometimes, it creeps on up...

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As with many aspects of parenting, you can find conflicting advice on when you should start feeding your baby something more substantial than milk....
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Pros And Cons Of Gender-Neutral Parenting

A 2012 survey found that about a quarter of elementary school kids reported seeing gender-nonconforming peers experience bullying. A saddening 2015 study brought to light...

Something For The Weekend – Rainbow Chicken Stir-Fry

If you need a break from rich, calorific food this easy chicken stir-fry is perfect. Low-fat doesn’t mean low-flavour, and the sauce means your...

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