Family

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.

My new chapter - novelist at 78

All her life Kirsteen Stewart had wanted to write. It's never too late...

Party girl to clean living mum

A chronic health condition forced Emma Nyman to reconsider her priorities

My menopause: not a journey but a full-on car crash

GPs only receive basic menopause training, so Kate Muir's doctors seemed to be in the dark

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The earthquake wrecked the life I'd built but saved my marriage

When the 2011 earthquake hit New Zealand, Emma and her husband lost everything. But there was a silver lining...

I had two kids, no parents, no husband and no idea how to pay the mortgage...

Tillie Harris on surviving a midlife meltdown

Clean living made me ill

Amy's obsession with healthy eating and exercise derailed her life. This is how she recovered.

Clean living made me ill

How to Help Teens Cope with Anxiety

Alicia Drummond explores the effects of the pandemic on our children, and what we can do to counter them

The doctor said my son, 3, wouldn't live beyond 20. My world fell apart

Emily Crossley's son was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, she refused to give up

I only learnt to speak up when I had a disabled child

Coming to terms with her daughter's autism was a catalyst for Jing's own transformation

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