#WhichOneIsMummy: Baby is coming

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“Even though we’ve been here three times already, I’m still not sure on the best way to prepare for a new baby” BY KATY ROBSON-MALONE It was 8am on Boxing Day when Lynz declared Christmas to be officially over. This meant all “festive clutter” was to be cleared away, and the house completely cleaned. In [….]

Looking back on the festive season with #WhichOneIsMummy

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“There’s so much joy in seeing Christmas through your children’s eyes” BY KATY ROBSON-MALONE Wow! What a magical time of the year! And there’s so much joy in seeing it through your children’s eyes. Although I still regret getting that stupid elf thing that I always forget to move, but I do have the toddler [….]

#WhichOneIsMummy on surviving a half-term holiday with the little ones

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“Though jam-packed and tiring, it’s lovely to all be together away from the stresses of work and constraints of term-time” BY KATY ROBSON-MALONE Well, I wouldn’t have said we were the caravan holiday types but we have recently been on our second – yes, second – caravan holiday this year! After being invited to a [….]

Family FAQS: The ultimate guide to having children via sperm donor

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In this piece, aimed at those at the very beginning of their journey, clinic account manager Milagros Ruete answers a handful of the most frequently asked questions that the team at Cryos encounter, including the big one – just how to get fertility treatment in the UK through a clinic, and using donor sperm.

Choosing a sperm donor: Questions to ask yourself

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So, you’ve made the big decision – now what? BY CRYOS INTERNATIONAL So, you’ve made the big decision – that you want to start building your own little family and that you need a sperm donor to help you achieve this dream. What now? Where to start and what to consider? It can all seem [….]

How To Be Amazingly Happy!

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DIVA talks happiness, reinvention and childlessness with performer, theatre-maker and director Victoria Firth BY FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK After running the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield for 12 years, Victoria Firth has returned to her ambition to act. Her autobiographical solo show, How To Be Amazingly Happy!, deals with social and personal perceptions of childless [….]

Toys will be toys: Barbie brand releases first gender-neutral dolls

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“Knowing we’ve created something that makes [children] feel recognised, that’s a beautiful thing” BY FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK Barbie-brand Mattel has launched the first range of gender-neutral dolls under the name, Creatable World. On their website, the company states, “In our world, dolls are as limitless as the kids who play with them. Introducing Creatable [….]