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Top Celebrity Parenting Tips From… Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill

She was Britain’s poster-girl for the London 2012 Olympics and the nation celebrated as she won gold in the heptathlon. Dame Jessica...

Les Enfants Not-So-Terrible – 4 Reasons Why French Children Are So...

How we raise our children to become well-rounded, pleasant and useful members of society is one of our prime concerns as parents. We...

How Parents Fail To Follow Their Own Advice

“You’re sunburned,” said my daughter, accusingly. “Your face is really red.” “I know,” I replied. “It’s from the boat trip I went on. Didn’t top...

Why Sorry Shouldn’t Be The Hardest Word

When many of us were young, we thought of our parents as superheroes. They weren’t just people that had started life as kids like...

Confession: How I Forgave My Mum For Her Emotional Abuse

“You know,” said my therapist, leaning forward slightly, “you could see that as emotional abuse.” Emotional abuse. The term felt right, somehow. At 29, sitting...

Confession: Why My Husband Is The Father Of His Brother’s Children

My two daughters look very like their cousins. Nobody is surprised; my husband, Steven, and his brother, Alan, also look very much alike. But...

8 Top Quirky Parenting Tips

Life’s weird. The trials and tribulations of raising kids are even weirder. I subscribe to the “whatever works for you” philosophy;  after all, parenting...

6 Great Strategies For Parenting Your Adult Children

As our kids get older, our relationship with them inevitably alters. They are now independent, our equals, with their own lives. Adapting to the...

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...

I Still Miss Him Sometimes But I’m Glad My Husband Is...

It was the speed with which John died that stunned me. He'd felt tired and under the weather, and I told him to go and...

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My Daughter Almost Died – Why I’m Warning Other Parents About The Dangers Of...

You don’t imagine, the first time you hold your baby in your arms, that the day might come when you have to contemplate...

4 Ways To Refresh Kids’ Interest In Their Toys

My son just turned eight, and I begged his extended family not to fill my house with plastic junk toys. Why? Because I often...
Is It OK to Drink Alcohol in Early Pregnancy?

Is It OK to Drink Alcohol in Early Pregnancy?

For many of our mothers and grandmothers, the current prescriptive attitudes towards pregnancy may seem excessive. For example, until the early 1970s, drinking alcohol...

The Cloud B Twilight Turtle Is The Fun And Soothing Way To Settle Your...

A nightlight is a nursery staple when you’ve got young kids, helping them settle more easily and fall into a peaceful sleep....

Maths: Six Ways To Help Your Child Love It

There is a widespread perception that mathematics is inaccessible and ultimately boring. Just mentioning it can cause a negative reaction in people, as many...

Pregnancy – 8 Signs Your Wife Is About To Go Into Labour

The closer the due date comes, the more impatient we are for our babies to be born. We’ve had enough of pregnancy and are...

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