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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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7 Reasons Your Toddler’s Tantrum Is Actually A Good Thing

Let’s begin with the bottom line here: Tantrums are miserable and exhausting. They are not the most fun part of parenting, and you do...
The Ultimate Guide To Tantrums

The Ultimate Guide To Tantrums

Toddlers The Wind-up Cry Cause: Denial of toy/food/TV. Symptoms: Can be on a hair trigger. Often begins as a low whine but builds over several seconds to...

Something For The Weekend – Simple Tomato Soup With Cheesy Garlic Dippers

Tomato soup is a childhood staple and this home-made version is delicious. It freezes well, too, so you can double up on ingredients...
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We Found Out My Baby Girl Needed A Prosthetic Eye – But Only Because...

Childbirth was a beautiful experience for me. But from the moment I cradled Scarlett in my arms after her first bath, we...

My Sweet Baby Girl With Down Syndrome Fought For Life And Won

Although we'd had nine months to plan for unmediated vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC) all-natural water birth of my fifth and final baby at...
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5 Fab Fast Meals For The Family’s Fussy Eaters

Some kids will wolf down anything you put in front of them – and if yours is one of them, you’re lucky! Most of...

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