Family issues for women in midlife are distinct from the earlier challenges. Parenting teens brings a host of concerns, ranging from wrangling your almost-adult into doing chores to more serious problems like eating disorders and self-harming. And we often care for older family members as well. You’ll find stories and advice here that relate to the real problems we experience now.
Understanding my father after his death
Meriel Schindler was alienated from her father, who died penniless. In researching a book, she began to understand him.
Thinking about splitting up? Divorce advice for midlife
When you're contemplating divorce, it's vital to think ahead. This dating advice from someone who's done it will help.
Noon expert: Lucy Love Coach
Love in midlife can be complicated. Our expert helps you navigate it no matter your situation
Noon Icon: Melinda Gates
Melinda Gates had an impressive career in tech before her life as a philanthropist and campaigner. Now is her next stage.
Saying goodbye to the family home
After the pandemic, Jane Green and her husband were left with an empty family home. Here's how she moved on
Sibling advocacy: How I learned to speak up for my brother
Speaking up for disabled siblings is an important role that women in midlife assume more and more often. Kate Spicer tells her story
The reality of coping with anorexia
One mother reveals what the unvarnished truth of parenting a child with anorexia
How to talk to children about consent
Get advice from parenting expert Alicia Drummond on how to talk to children and teens about consent
My mad life: Caring for an autistic teenager
Midlife for Sarah Shackleton revolves around the needs of her autistic son
What mums can't do (according to their daughters)
You've heard of U and non-U. As the mother of a teen, you should know about Mum and Non-Mum
The joy of lockdown with teenagers (really)
A year of lockdown with children was difficult -- but it provided unexpected benefits for Clover Stroud and her teenager