8 ways to support children’s mental health

8 ways to support children’s mental health

The calendar is full of events throughout the year promoting, celebrating and remembering different occasions. Some are funny such as International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day on 23rd fab (rush out now to stock up. If you don’t have a dog you’ll need one of those...
5 reasons to share the children– for parents who struggle

5 reasons to share the children– for parents who struggle

In 2009 I made the decision to leave my husband. It wasn’t easy and naturally, I worried about how my decision would affect our boys but one thing I always tried to do was to ensure that the boys knew they were still loved by us both. Today we are a great parenting...
The best parenting advice we were given

The best parenting advice we were given

My sister is getting married next year and I am already getting excited about the idea of having a niece or a nephew in the future. After spending the afternoon with her recently I thought about the one piece of advice that I would pass on to her in the early days of...
5 ways we’ve become a blended family  

5 ways we’ve become a blended family  

After Mark and I separated I became a single mum. Similarly, when Andrew separated from his wife he became a single father of two. Each of us had our distinct little units. When Andrew and I decided that we wanted to build a future together and introduced our children...
5 reason why I’m not telling my son to man up

5 reason why I’m not telling my son to man up

I have written before about my son Oliver’s battle with anxiety and my attempts to help him. Recently I had a chat with someone (we’ll call him Jim), about the conversations I have been having with my son. Jim made a few points, some of which I agreed with, some of...

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