• Look At Life: Politically Incorrect Entertainment 23 Mar 18

    Bingeing on old 'Friends' episodes recently, I came across the one where Chandler’s colleagues assume he is gay, to his abject discomfort. It’s a typically comic set-up, which devoted fans will... Read More

  • Look At Life: Mothers-in-Law 9 Mar 18

    The jokes just keep on coming… ‘Do you know the punishment for bigamy? Two mothers-in-law...’ My mother-in-law and I were happy for twenty years – then we met each other...’ ‘My... Read More

  • 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

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