• Solving Sibling Strife 23 Feb 18

    ‘Hair ripped out and left in clumps like tumbleweed on the kitchen floor. A snail, stamped on in malice because Fiona had adopted it as a pet. After 16 years of sharing a house with my warring son... Read More

  • Scholarship Savvy 23 Feb 18

    Financial aid is on offer to standout individuals who have unusual talents or are keen to make a real difference in the world. European-funding-guide.eu, a European social start-up, is collaborating... Read More

  • Look at Life: Growing Up 23 Feb 18

    I’m an adult. I mean, of course I am. I’m 31, for crying out loud. I vote. I have a mortgage, a full time job. I pay taxes. I’m married. I spent last Saturday evening looking at Ikea... Read More

  • Look At Life: Pavement Cycling 9 Feb 18

    Three times in as many weeks I have been nearly knocked down. On the pavement. Out of nowhere from behind me came someone on a bicycle – far too fast, whizzing close past my ear without the... Read More

  • On the Bright Side 12 Jan 18

    Raising a child who’s much brighter than his/her siblings or classmates brings plenty of challenges. Indeed, one mother has written about her experience of having a gifted child as ‘one of the... Read More

  • Look At Life: Odd One Out 12 Jan 18

    My husband and I met at sixth form college and have been together for nearly thirty years – married for nearly twenty of them. Only don’t ask me ‘how?’, as we have nothing in common... Read More

  • Risk-taking and Resilience 29 Dec 17

    When I first heard about teaching toddlers to assess risks, it made me smile – conjuring up images of earnest mini health and safety officers wearing hard hats and clutching clipboards. But the... Read More

  • Look At Life: Present Giving 15 Dec 17

    It is a truth universally acknowledged that, for women, Christmas ‘presents’ two predicaments… Not only are we the ones most likely to have researched the perfect gift for each recipient... Read More

  • Look At Life: Christmas Cards 1 Dec 17

    To send, or not to send: that is the dilemma. Should I cling to my longstanding Christmas card habit or try to kick it? After all, why go to the bother and expense when you can send a quick message or... Read More

  • Look At Life: Crazes 17 Nov 17

    Who could expect us to concentrate on algebra or Shakespeare’s sonnets when there was an electronic pet dying in our school blazer pockets? To the children of the late 1990s this question will... Read More

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