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"Don't Kill Your Own Spiders...."

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 8:55 AM

How are we bringing up our daughters? Do we pass on gender expectations and stereotypes even when we believe in equality?

Before my second child was born we found out the baby was a girl. We already had a son aged two, and I remember feeling fortunate to have "one...

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Welcome to the New Sandwich Generation

(10) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 6:00 PM

The term 'sandwich generation' refers to those who are sandwiched between caring for their elderly parents and caring for their own children. Generally, it means the struggle faced by the middle aged, or those nearing retirement themselves.

There is often a financial burden when there are teenagers at university...

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Does Being Teetotal Make Me a Self-Righteous Bore?

(58) Comments | Posted November 26, 2012 | 6:00 PM

I gave up drinking alcohol about four years ago when I was in my mid/ late thirties. I don't know the exact date, but I remember saying to myself after finishing another bottle of wine after the children had gone to bed, "That's it for me".

It was as simple...

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Working With Your Spouse... A Recipe for Disaster?

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2012 | 6:00 PM

You meet the love of your life and decide they're 'The One'. The reality of life then takes over and for the next 30 or 40 working years you rarely see each other.

Long hours, commuting and the demands of the modern working life mean that you actually spend very...

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