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A mum has written a heartfelt tribute to her son’s non-biological dad, praising him for being the father he “didn’t have to be”. Imgur user ‘Poopjustpoop’ uploaded a gallery with a series of photos of herself, her son and her boyfriend, explaining how the couple met. “One and a half years ago my son’s father […]

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A mum turned her family home into a Christmas wonderland for an entire weekend to earn a rare smile from her daughter. Emily Orchard, 15, was diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder this August. Her mum Karen Orchard, 42, says Emily’s condition means it is rare for her to show she is enjoying herself. So she pulled […]

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Parents have been warned about toys that could present potential hazards to children throughout the summer. The non-profit organisation World Against Toys Causing Harm (W.A.T.C.H.), which lists toy hazards and recalls around the world, revealed the top 10 “worst” toys that could cause “serious injury” in their annual report. At a conference at Franciscan Children’s Centre […]

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Introducing your children to new experiences and seeing their delight and wonder is one of the joys of parenthood. From squelching your toes in mud to chasing after grasshoppers and butterflies on a summer day, these are the memories your children – and you – will cherish into their adulthood. Paul McGee via Getty Images […]

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Mother’s Day gifts from young children are so much more appreciated if they have that personal touch. Before kids grow up and have the funds to buy flowers or presents themselves, the fruits of a secret weekend craft session with an adult are sure to go down a treat. We’ve found some Mother’s Day craft […]

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A children’s maths task which uses pieces of fruit to add and subtract seems to be baffling parents and adults online. Mum Thighler Perry tweeted a picture of the brainteaser saying it was “driving Facebook crazy”. The task is to work out the missing value on the fourth sum, by finding the values of an […]

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There are times when you can’t find a babysitter, or perhaps you think any place for you is good enough for your kid.  But this Reddit thread proves that some places are just no-go’s for a day out. May we suggest the soft play area next time?  1. A Brewery “There’s a roped off kid prison […]

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A mother whose daughter is fighting brain cancer decided to show her support in the most touching way. Faith May Beckstead had surgery on Friday 22 July to remove a brain tumour pushing on her optic nerve. As part of the operation, she had to have part of the hair on her head shaved off. […]

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A girl who thought she’d pulled a fast one on her family by not jumping into the sea on holiday wasn’t as lucky as she thought. In a bid to avoid the water, she ran up to the edge with the rest of them and chucked her arms up pretending to jump. But while the […]

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A mum and dad decided to recreate an adorable family photo with their sextuplets, six years on. Rozonno and Mia McGhee posed for a photoshoot with their six children – Elijah, Issac, Josiah, Madison, Olivia and Rozonno Jr – not long after they were born in 2010.  The adorable newborns laid peacefully on their dad’s back, arms, […]

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