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Thriving Parents


Fitness has always been a part of Jemma Thomas’ life, but after becoming a mum she found it hard to find the time for it. Balancing a full-time job and caring for two children, Thomas soon realised she was going to have to squeeze in exercise wherever she could. And if that meant 10 squats while […]

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We’ve all had those moments when we seriously doubt our parenting capabilities – are my children going to grow up to be terrible human beings? Is it wrong to look forward to gin o’clock?  The truth is, no one is a perfect parent, and we should all cut ourselves some slack from time to time. […]

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A mum who had three children in four years has posted body positive selfies of her stomach to encourage other mothers to “embrace their imperfections”. Marissa Fearon, 27, from Canada, shared a transformation photo, showing how her body has changed but her stomach has stayed the same. And that’s okay. “33 weeks separate these photos, eight […]

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A dad wasn’t going to let the fact his toddler was on a flight during Halloween stop her from enjoying some trick or treating. He packaged up sweets with a note wrapped around them and handed them out to fellow passengers. Thankfully, it went down well. “Omg, my heart is exploding right now,” a passenger on […]

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A mother who lost one of her twin girls after they were both born prematurely has spearheaded an initiative to alert visitors about the loss of a sibling. Millie Smith gave birth to her girls, Skye and Callie, at Kingston Hospital on 30 April, and was told Skye had “no chance of survival”. She lived […]

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Making packed lunches week in, week out can be tough for any parent. It can be time-consuming, costly and difficult to keep your kids excited about them. To help inspire your food choices, we spoke to eight parents and bloggers about their realistic packed lunch choices, as well as what works for them and their kids […]

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A pregnant mother who is a sports medicine specialist had to come up with a plan when her childcare fell through ahead of an evening at work.  Megan Meier, from Oklahoma, US, was alone with her three-year-old as her husband was out of town, so she strapped her daughter to her back and went to work. A […]

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