It takes guts – Life will never be the same

Jan 17 2015
Clapham family 30.01.13

I don’t know about you, but my pregnancy wasn’t as fun as I had imagined. I thought I’d have this glamorously sacred, special time, being high on hormones and delighted about the growing life inside me. I thought once I had a heartbeat confirmed and the neckfold being fine, all would be well. And at week 20 I was excited for my big scan and I would finally to be told what colour scheme to choose. I didn’t expect to hear: “hmmm I’ve never seen anything like that – can you sit outside for a moment?”

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Benefits of an Only Child

Jan 02 2015
Family Photo Forest 2

I am an only child not by my parents’ choice but life hasn’t been generous in my family and here I am alone. My son is also an only child,  again not completely by choice and still I get to be asked the question ‘are you not giving your son a brother or sister?’. This has raised many dilemmas in my head such as ‘Am I ruining my son?’ Asking people if/why they are not having more children is such an inappropriate question but still I have been the victim of this abuse hundreds of times. I have now come to the conclusion that it is not too bad after all to be or to have an Only Child despite the common places about the perks of living in a big family.  After reading my top ten benefits of an Only child you will feel better about not wanting to have more than one child.

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My Ex Rarely Sees the Children

Dec 28 2014
Father and son sitting together.

When couples go through divorce, managing time between you and your ex can be stressful, and trying to ensure that your children aren’t affected is equally difficult.

However, in some situations the opposite can happen. When one person appears less interested in maintaining a relationship with your children, this situation can cause even greater upset and hurt for both you and your children.

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