PARENTING: New app Frolo celebrates and connects single parents

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Looking for a way to connect with and meet other single, LGBTQI+ parents? Enter Frolo… BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Single mum Zoë Desmond wanted to find a way to meet other single parents – so she made an app for it. Enter, Frolo, a brand new app for single parents designed so that they can connect [….]

Choosing a sperm donor: Basic or extended profile?

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“Remember that the choice is yours, and you should choose what feels right for you!” BY CRYOS INTERNATIONAL Increasingly more people are choosing to buy donor sperm from a sperm bank, and during the search for the right donor, the inevitable question of what kind of donor profile you would prefer will come up. But [….]

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 [….]

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 [….]

FILM REVIEW: They

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How do you raise a child as gender neutral? BY FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK Louisa Rechenbach’s short documentary They accompanies a young family who chose to keep the biological sex of their baby a secret in order to prevent people from having preconceived notions about their gender. The film has been selected to be shown [….]

Join the tribe: The LGBT Mummies

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“We set up The LGBT Mummies Tribe to educate, share and celebrate women and their families” BY THE LGBT MUMMIES TRIBE, ILLUSTRATION BY SKETCHMYTRIBE I’m Laura-Rose, a 33-year-old, married lesbian mother of two. My wife and I have been together for 12 years, married for eight.  We had IUI treatment through the The Centre For Reproductive [….]