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Good dads, bad dads 2 min read

Wondering what it takes to be a good father (or a bad one)? History—and nature—has some clues.

What it's like to be a stay-at-home dad 7 min read

When I decided to take over from my wife as primary carer for our son, I learned some important lessons in child-rearing.

10 simple exercises to do with your partner 1 min read

If you’re running low on date ideas, here’s one for you: a workout date!

Pregnant? Why you need to reduce your risk of contracting cytomegalovirus 2 min read

A lack of public awareness has meant that most pregnant women don’t know that taking a simple steps that could make a lot of difference to their unborn child.

Melissa Otto: Sweetness and light 2 min read

You’d be forgiven for thinking that Melissa spends her days stringing together daisy chains, haloed by heavenly sunshine, but up to her knees in nappies is probably more like it.

Giving my husband a "first" chance 5 min read

It was a beautiful winter’s evening, and I was on the couch in tears.

All I said was, “I don’t want children” 2 min read

With so many orphans needing a loving home, if I really wanted offspring, why shouldn’t I adopt instead of introducing a brand-new human being into the mix?

How to declutter your house 2 min read

If you—for you—want to step into the realm of minimalism, then the following ideas might help you out.

Mums, here's how to deal with loneliness 2 min read

You can be with other people and still feel lonely. And mums, despite having the company of their children and partners, can feel like the loneliest people of all.

Why African babies don’t cry 1 min read

What do African mums do to prevent their babies from crying—and does it really work?

Shauna’s on a mission to empower women around the world 2 min read

Last year, Shauna Ryan walked away from a steady job and with no savings in the bank to start a project inspiring women around the world.

How helping other people deepens your spirituality 4 min read

When working hard to establish a regular rhythm of prayer, study, yoga and cleansing diets (or whatever) it’s easy to forget the needs of other people.