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Now hear this

June 8th, 2010 · 7 Comments · education, health, hearing, medical, oliver, parenting, speech

About a year ago I took Oliver to an ENT consultant about his hearing. The consultant said he may have “glue ear” and that he may grow out of it. Then a few months ago I noticed his hearing was definitely a problem. At night with his right ear on the pillow, I could talk […]

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Nothing’s gonna stop us now

June 4th, 2010 · 11 Comments · bike, biking, charity, Fatherhood Friday, hayley, health, illness, medical

Oliver and Lucy at the start, Mummy in background with bike and fellow riders. Being a Dad is not just about what we do ourselves, it is sometimes about supporting the rest of our family in what they want to do. And with that excuse, this Fatherhood Friday I am turning the spotlight on my […]

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Truly scary

April 30th, 2010 · 5 Comments · asthma, croup, health, illness, lucy, medical, sleep

Last night I was busily updating Hayley’s business website when I heard Lucy cry out from her bedroom next door. I listened after the first cry to see if she would settle or wake. After the second cry I went in to her. Immediately I heard her coughing a very dry cough, but more alarmingly […]

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Big stuff (it’s all relative)

April 1st, 2010 · 5 Comments · asthma, diary, health, illness, lucy, medical, sleep, stockport

A few things have happened in the last day or so that you might class as “big” events, though as you’ll see, size is always relative. (Apologies: this is going to put detail ahead of readability.) Yesterday morning we got the news of which school Oliver will go to. You select your first three choices. […]

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BBC NEWS | Health | Steep rise in Down’s pregnancies

October 27th, 2009 · No Comments · bbc, health, news, pregnancy

BBC NEWS | Health | Steep rise in Down's pregnancies It was back in January 2007 that we had a scan for Lucy to check for the likelihood of Downs Syndrome. My post at that time stirred up a reaction or two (misgiudeded and unjustified too, I might add). Hearing about this report on the […]

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BBC NEWS | Africa | Malawi: A mother’s race against time

October 26th, 2009 · No Comments · bbc, bike, biking, health, news, pregnancy

BBC NEWS | Africa | Malawi: A mother's race against time Several years ago when Hayley was pregnant with Oliver, we saw a fireman’s bike in a mini museum in Prague. I’m not sure how much real use it saw, perhaps none at all. But here is a genuinely life-saving bicycle, used as an ambulance […]

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BBC NEWS | Americas | Jail terms for faith healing pair

October 7th, 2009 · No Comments · bbc, death, health, news

BBC NEWS | Americas | Jail terms for faith healing pair I remember reading this case with horror. Perhaps giving them compulsory lessons in human biology would have been more appropriate. Asd there’s a joke about a man on a roof in a flood waiting for God to save him which, while apt, is probably […]

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BBC NEWS | Special Reports | Aid group in child mortality plea

October 5th, 2009 · No Comments · bbc, death, health, news

BBC NEWS | Special Reports | Aid group in child mortality plea

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BBC NEWS | Health | Daily sweets ‘linked to violence’

October 1st, 2009 · No Comments · bbc, health, news

BBC NEWS | Health | Daily sweets 'linked to violence' This report makes me feel somewhat vindicated (and less cruel) in pushing my kids to eat fruit rather than sweets and in telling them to wait close to mealtimes rather than snack (given the believed link to delayed gratification).

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BBC NEWS | Health | Working mums’ children ‘less fit’

September 29th, 2009 · No Comments · bbc, health, news

BBC NEWS | Health | Working mums' children 'less fit' It’s hard enough for a stay-at-home-Mum to do everything she’d like for her kids, so it doesn’t surprise me that it’s harder when working. And this report seems to be across all classes of families.

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