What Can I Expect From A Sperm Donor?

What Can I Expect From A Sperm Donor?

All you need to know about potential sperm donors   Whether you’re in a same-sex relationship and looking to start a family or are one of thousands who are struggling with infertility issues, sperm donation is one option used by couples to enable them to enjoy the gift of life. But before you choose to […]

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Throwing a teen party at home

Throwing a teen party at home

LucyJo shares her advice and tips on hosting a teenage party. 1. Guests Make sure you have a list, including the ‘plus ones’ (although we don’t allow these usually – I like to know who’s coming into our home!) If we haven’t heard of more than 70% of the kids, then we get the list revised. And yes, […]

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The stuff of our lives: the lunch party

The stuff of our lives: the lunch party

Jennie Carr writes about the challenges presented by a civilised lunch party. Rural living and excellent schools have much to recommend them. However, on this particular Saturday evening, I really wasn’t sure that even Joanna Trollope would’ve coped! ‘A party near Reading’ I was told and, like the mug I try so hard not to […]

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Home schooling: getting started

Home schooling: getting started

It is the law that your child should be educated, but it is not the law that your child has to go to school. For one reason or another, you may find that your child isn’t happy at school. This can have a domino effect on the family, and stunt your child from learning. It […]

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Autism: A moment in their shoes

Autism: A moment in their shoes

A mother’s take on understanding autism 11.40am, Wednesday 6 February Marlene walked into her kitchen to prepare lunch for her son. The fingers of her right hand stiffened. She flexed them, but within seconds her hand fell limp at her side. A primal scream evolved, with tones of a different language, unknown to her. Her son’s […]

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Roaccutane: Wonder or blunder drug?

Roaccutane: Wonder or blunder drug?

One mother’s horrifying story about anti-acne drug Roaccutane/Accutane Well, in my experience it has been a living nightmare and not to be recommended under any circumstances, but others have nothing but praise at its success. This drug, active ingredient isotretinoin, has now been withdrawn by the manufacturer in the USA (it can only be obtained […]

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