There are moments throughout the day where I’ll snap because it’s all just getting too much. And when it does happen, the guilt naturally follows.
When your parent dies young, it becomes a harbinger of your own death and I always feared I would not live past 30.
After we had our third child my husband would sometimes feel like a minor celebrity if he chose to walk down the street with all three children in tow.
I don’t dwell too much on ‘Asian’ or ‘Western’ parenting styles - I am a benefactor of both.
“Grief is not linear. It comes, and it goes, it can be all encompassing, it can be a fleeting moment…and it is different for every person.”
I looked at my beautiful baby and I cried about the unfairness of it all. Was I to blame? It should have been me who suffered, not him. Was this my punishment,...
Judgement is being cast upon such a tiny snapshot of their day, a fleeting moment in time.
On Dad’s side we were the youngest in a long line of cousins: loved, certainly, but tacked onto the end. At Nana and Pa’s, we were the centre of attention.
I have gone from being the one looked after (yes, even as a grown woman) to be the one to look after her.
I know first-hand what he’s going through and it makes it tough as a parent.
Some kids grow up in a family business and leave it behind, but for Amal Awad, her father’s video rental store sparked an enduring love of cinema.
Relying on his memory was something my grandpa had always taken for granted. I guess it is something most of us do, until we can’t.
At some point during one of the lockdown extension announcements, it dawned on me that life wasn’t waiting.
I identify as ethnically Polish. I speak the language. I went to Polish school, and have a large group of przyjaciele - my Polish friends. I love - love - the...
My father was married, in fact he still is, to a woman he once described as his “best friend” but this woman was not, is not, my mother.
The jewellery box was proof that my parents had raised themselves out of the poverty of their Greek rural roots.
His grave was a physical manifestation of my pain, but I didn’t realise it until I went.
In my four and a half years in this crazy job, I’ve found that being an active father means you’re involved and interested in your kids’ development, their...
Whether it’s rocks and leaves naturally shaped into love hearts, or the first to spot the arc of a rainbow, our children are the ones with eyes well trained to...
It’s been two years since I saw my dad, and five years since I saw my mum. As each year goes by, the distance between us weighs on my mind. The trip this year was...