Parents and parenting

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I was a little surprised when a Wiggles concert left me tearfully overwhelmed | Martin McKenzie-Murray
As a young parent, you get effervescent moments of surging emotions. Still, I was slightly embarrassed when the Wiggles prompted this feeling

Martin McKenzie-Murray

13, May, 2021 @5:30 PM

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New play Mum aims to make theatre industry more parent-friendly
Flexibility and childcare are ‘part of the conversation’ for the team behind Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s psychological drama about motherhood

Chris Wiegand

13, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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My son is far from home – and all he misses is the plants | Emma Beddington
Our elder boy is finally having some fun after a year of lockdown. But he can’t forget the seedlings he left behind, writes Guardian columnist Emma Beddington

Emma Beddington

10, May, 2021 @1:24 PM

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A Space in Time review – lyrical portrait of a family facing an incurable disorder
This poignant documentary about two young brothers with Duchenne muscular dystrophy celebrates the power of love and togetherness

Phuong Le

10, May, 2021 @1:00 PM

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A maddening grief: my year of miscarriages and how I got through it
Navigating an uncharted landscape, I found solace in an unlikely place

Alexandra King

10, May, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Monzo bank to offer employees paid leave after pregnancy loss
Either partner can take up to 10 days’ leave after miscarriage, stillbirth or abortion in UK digital bank’s policy

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

10, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The world needs babies. So we’d better rethink what we expect from mothers | Sonia Sodha
The decision to have a child is a tough one for many women. No wonder the population is falling

Sonia Sodha

09, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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A first taste of heartbreak for my young son…
Even toddlers hurt each other’s feelings deeply, when they don’t want to play hide and seek. By Séamas O’Reilly

Séamas O’Reilly

09, May, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Mother’s Days origins are in activism. Today’s saccharine version is suffocating | Jennifer Zeven
In its early guises, Mothers’ Day was about fighting for a better world for women, not breakfast in bed

Jennifer Zeven

08, May, 2021 @8:00 PM

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‘A wonderful escape’: the rise of gaming parents – and grandparents
Video game popularity soared during the pandemic, as people sought distraction and ways to connect with loved ones

Lucy Campbell

07, May, 2021 @10:38 AM

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‘The process is shockingly void of communication’: how a graphic novel aims to illuminate IVF
Two-Week Wait is Luke and Kelly Jackson’s response to the challenges of fertility treatment – beyond the medical facts

Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen

06, May, 2021 @4:12 AM

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Our first child is due, and I’m already in the clutches of the baby-industrial complex | Arwa Mahdawi
Thanks to relentless marketing and advice our tiny apartment is already stuffed full of weird stuff, such as snot-suckers. But do I really need an AI-powered crib to be a good parent, asks Guardian columnist Arwa Mahdawi

Arwa Mahdawi

04, May, 2021 @12:00 PM

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