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I’ve made up for missing all my children’s and grandchildren’s births

May 28, 2020 3:01 pm

After my father died I instructed the household always to refer to me as the GP, which stood for ‘great provider’


Lockdown used to be the norm for new mothers

May 7, 2020 8:51 pm

I feared I might feel trapped when the lockdown began but in fact it has been quite liberating


It’s different for girls

April 10, 2020 4:32 pm

Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo reviewed


Christmas with my brother

December 24, 2019 7:22 am

Chris has been institutionalized since he was a teenager, either in hospitals or care homes


Tame family dramas

December 12, 2019 11:15 am

Christmas in Austin by Benjamin Markovits reviewed


Daddy issues: the fatherhood revolution has failed

October 23, 2019 8:22 pm

It would be hard to argue that today’s teenagers have emerged happier than the generation raised by distant dads


My profoundly impractical, unquenchably generous, thoroughly benevolent father

June 6, 2019 6:27 am

At his funeral in his village last week, it was touching to see how many people understood his truly liberal spirit

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Please don’t take your kids to Vegas

May 4, 2019 11:33 am

Sometimes the answer to the ever-present ‘is it kid-friendly?’ question should be ‘no, it’s really not’

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Thanksgiving advice for new boyfriends

November 21, 2018 4:54 pm

Thanksgiving comes but once a year, but every day is Dad’s day