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.

Poems for midlife

Allie Esiri's collection A Poet for Every Day of the Year features poems for life's big and little moments. We excerpt ones for empty nest, hope, love and more

I became a mother of twins in my 50s

Linnet Cotterill decided she wanted children and embarked on a journey of egg-freezing, genetic testing, using donor eggs and finally becoming a mother...

Four generations of Oxford women

The women in Eleanor Mills's have been going to Oxford for 4 generations. It's important, but not for the obvious reasons, she reveals.

Porn for children is not the answer. Better sex Ed is

Teen girls think it is normal to be choked or throttled during a snog

The pornification of teenlife

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Teens and porn: School used to be about the three Rs – now it’s XXX

Teens are watching porn more than ever, changing their behaviour and identities in ways we need to address now.

Moongre: The Indian vegetable that reminds me of family

This vegetable that Minreet Kaur picked and ate in India connects her to her past

Understanding life without children

Julia Bueno understands the challenge of losing a child as well as grappling with feelings associated with a childfree life. Here, she gives her insight

Being Punjabi and divorced shouldn't define my life

Aged 40 and divorced, Minreet Kaur had to overcome ingrained prejudice to regain her independence

Why I'm childfree by choice

It's a less typical road to choose not to have children. But it's a path that can be embraced, says Kerensa Jennings.

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How to divorce with dignity

Divorcing with dignity is a choice, and will make any divorce better.

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How to repot your life: Part 1

Have that nagging feeling that your life isn't quite right? You may be potbound. Here's how to repot your life so you can flourish.

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