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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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FamilyLifestyle

Downsizing: how to cope when the children leave home

(3 minute read)
Mary McGinty explains how moving house once her children had grown up and departed made her shed tears of both sadness and joy.

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FamilyLifestyle

Middle-Eastern woman goes on frankfurter frenzy

(7 minute read)
The challenges and pitfalls of starting a new family life in Germany give Glose plenty of reasons to laugh – and cry. (Part three of the series “A mum on the move”)

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Art & CultureFamily

The Marvel-lous world of the family

(7 minute read)
Superheroes they may be, but they still need a loving home. Tom Willcox finds a discreet pro-family message in Marvel movies.

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FamilyLifestyle

A mum on the move: diary of a new life

Entry two: Glose discovers how publicly smothering your child in Sudocrem can win you and your family priority boarding on Lufthansa. Try it and see.

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FamilyHistoryThought-provoking

What is the purpose of education?

If we want educational reform to achieve its goal, we need to know why we are educating our children, Roy Peachey argues.

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