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In less than three weeks our daughter and only child will be home for the summer having completed her first year of university. To say we are counting the minutes until she’s back would not be an exaggeration – it has been a tough year of transition both for her and us. Empty nest syndrome […]
When I tell people I’m a home educator, one of two things usually happens. Either the horrified person steps back with an audible gasp, or they ask conspiratorially whether it’s legal and look around as if expecting Michael Gove to jump out ready to drag me off to prison. The latter doesn’t bother me. In […]
Marion looks at the five key things we can do to help reduce dementia
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 […]
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 This drug, active ingredient isotretinoin, has now been withdrawn by the manufacturer in the USA (it can only be obtained […]
Hester Bancroft encourages us to explore our roles in family life in the third of a six-part series on Life Investment This month we will be looking at our roles in the family; as a daughter, a sister and (if you have children) as a mother. We will also be looking at how well our relationships […]
Short film Dead Bastard brought to you by the Scully family Ever thought making a will would leave things trouble-free for your offspring? Take a look at Dead Bastard to find that it ain’t necessarily so. Please be warned that the video contains black humour, foul language, dubious taste and the best music…Enjoy! [vimeo width=”600″ height=”365″ video_id=”16323139″] To find […]
Every year we went on summer vacation, I would look for an interesting postcard to send my mother to cheer her up in the nursing home. Last year I sent her a card of the Tower of Pisa at night She liked that one. This year I started looking at postcards before I realized that […]