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Bendiciones

Ida Nieves remembers the Latino Christmases of her childhood. As 2020’s celebrations loom, she wishes Bendiciones to all but already misses the hugs!

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COVID-19FamilyLatest

A world without hugs…

(4 minute read)
Marie McCoy explores the sadness of a world deprived of the sense of touch.

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FamilyLifestyleThought-provoking

A love that is not transactional

(6 minute read)
Advent can speak to us of authenticity in our relationships, believes Nicole Law.

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FamilyLifestyleSocial Issues

Happy Thanksgiving!

(3 minutes) But what on earth is this most American of celebrations all about? Keith Stanfield pens a modern and very personal ode of gratitude to the “land of the free and the home of the brave”

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FamilyThought-provoking

How to connect with your children’s emotions

(6 minute read)
Explore them, don’t dodge them… Ronnie Convery learns excellent parenting tips from a specialist US study centre.

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Family

Many Happy Returns

(7 minute read)
Marie McCoy recalls the link between happy birthdays and traumatic births and finds good reason to celebrate.

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Art & CultureFamily

Telling life’s real stories

(8 minute read)
The best stories are often those not written down, believes Joseph Evans.

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Family

Nurse Ratched vs Fred Rogers: Order without peace

(10 minute read)
Jeff Nottingham sees echoes of his good and bad parenting approaches in two characters from US culture – the admirable Fred Rogers and the scary Nurse Ratched.

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COVID-19FamilyLifestyle

Some Days are Diamonds …

(6 minute read)
Seeing the world with new eyes can turn the worst of times into the best of times, says teacher and tired-out mum Marie McCoy.

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Art & CultureCOVID-19FamilyLifestyle

The Decameron and the power of stories

(5 minute read)
Though telling stories might seem an escape from our Covid confinement reality, Jaqueline Silverio believes that doing so will help us face up better to its challenges.

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