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What’s going on in the teenage brain, how can we teach our children grit and resilience and how do we keep them safe online? These are just some of the questions two Suffolk women hope to help answer with the launch of a parenting support initiative they believe is long overdue. Sheena Grant found out more.

It’s name makes it sound a little ‘new age’ but hypnobirthing is becoming surprisingly mainstream and what’s more, say those in the know, it can take a lot of the pain away from giving birth. Suzanne Mildinhall, who trained as a hypnobirthing practitioner after using the technique during her daughter’s 2014 birth, told Sheena Grant more...

It takes a special kind of person to work as a live-in carer, says Sarah Van Niekerk, who has travelled half way round the world to find her vocation. She told Sheena Grant more.

Space is currently short on the window sills of my conservatory, writes Sheena Grant. And that’s because they are being taken over by an ever-increasing number of pots containing everything from runner bean seedlings to herbs, tomatoes, spinach and salad leaves.

Open water swimming is growing in popularity. But as well as being enjoyable, could immersing yourself in cold water in the great outdoors be good for your health? Sheena Grant reports

Plastic. It’s transformed many aspects of modern life for the better. But that transformation has come at a terrible cost, writes Sheena Grant.

Those trying to sell us something we don’t need are adept at knowing how to exploit our insecurities and expectations to get us to part with our hard-earned cash, writes Sheena Grant.

I have what can only be called a troubled history when it comes to growing my own veg, writes Sheena Grant.

I’d be prepared to hazard a guess that most people have never heard of ethylene, writes Sheena Grant.

Autum is often seen as the season of most fruitful foraging as shrubs and plants produce all manner of berries and nuts that helped get generations of our forebears through the dark days of winter, writes Sheena Grant.

Prince Harry’s brave admission that he came close to a breakdown after shutting down his emotions about the death of his mother, Princess Diana, have shone a powerful light on the stigma that still surrounds mental ill health. Sheena Grant reports on why his decision to speak out may make asking for support feel like a less terrifying step for others.

In my quest to live life a little less wastefully, I’m always on the lookout for inspiration from others, writes Sheena Grant.

It’s the start of the Easter holidays - two and a half weeks away from the confines of the classroom for our children and a chance for parents to spend more time with their offspring. But the break can be a drain when it comes to keeping youngsters entertained without spending a fortune, writes Sheena Grant.

The natural world is the friend of the thrifty, writes Sheena Grant as she continues her endeavour to life a less costly existence.

I like to think I’ve had some success since I’ve been trying to live more thriftily, writes Sheena Grant.

Taking a shower is just not the same since I wrote last week about calls for a worldwide ban on cosmetic firms using tiny plastic ‘microbeads’ to give body and abrasion to many products, including facial scrubs and bodywashes, writes Sheena Grant.

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