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3 books for kids celebrating LGBT families

Enjoy these wonderful reads during June that encapsulate same-sex marriage and family. June represents Gay Pride month and the honouring of the 1969 Stonewall...
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Fatherless father

When a boy loses their father, it raises a lot of questions but the most difficult is when they transition from a boy to...
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How to spoil Dad this June

It’s been notably said that a dad is a daughter’s first love and a son’s very first best friend. Most times life gets so...
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I remember the first time he slapped me

I remember the first time he slapped me. It felt like my cheek was on fire – and he kept them coming. I begged him to...
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How to help him be a hands-on dad

By default, mothers are expected to be hands-on, and so we are. Even the term ‘hands-on dad’ is questionable as there isn’t really a...
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8 ways to have the perfect-ish family

I watched a movie the other day called “The Perfect Family” and it got me thinking… Families are very different these days but whether...
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The value of exercise

As a paediatrician, I am disturbed by the new terms being used in reference to young children. These include such things as digital dementia,...
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Charlotte’s story

Our sweet, tenacious daughter was born on 6 May 2016 at 26 weeks gestation – 14 weeks too soon – and tipping the scales...
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6 tips to eco-friendly cooking in Winter

With the arrival of Winter, many of us will be changing the type of meals we prepare, with both the weather and the seasonality...
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Babies & movement

Babies are always on the move, from wriggling on the changing mat to rolling, crawling and eventually walking. A moving baby is a happy...