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Ellen's son is learning baby sign language

Although my son and I have known each other for almost eight months now, we have yet to have a proper conversation, writes mother-of-three Ellen Widdup.

Ellen's youngest son

My husband says I am “achingly middle-class”, says Ellen Widdup, as she admits she has a cleaner, a coffee machine and childcare.

Ellen and her children

Should I have a third child? Lots of mums of two ask me this like I can give a simple “yes” or “no” answer, writes Ellen Widdup

Ellen's family

This week Ellen Widdup looks at relationships - romantic, platonic and familial.

Prince George on Princess Charlotte's Christening day. Picture: Matthew Usher.

For most children, starting school is big deal, writes Ellen Widdup.

health & fitness

placenta capsules

Coleen Rooney’s done it. So has Alicia Silverstone and Kim Kardashian.

Sharon Morrison and family

I turned 60 this year and, apart from the occasional “How did THAT happen?” I feel good, says Sharon Morrison. 
Now, just in case you think I’m smug, out-of-touch or plain clueless about what it’s like to “feel bad”, I need to turn the clock back to 2004 when I was fat, frumpy and nearly 50.

Is it time we took a long, hard look at our relationship with alcohol?

Something to celebrate? Pop open some bubbles. Bad news? Take comfort in the bottle.

Abdominal training with Kate Neudecker at Anytime Fitness in Ipswich

Watch our video with trainer Kate Neudecker and find out how to plank and tone up those tummies.

Dan Ford, of Live Well Suffolk, says: 'Small, manageable chunks. People may say

Shed a stone in a week? That’s daft! Small steps are what we need

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Lynne cleaned her over while grandson George tried to knock holes in the wall

Do you like your sausages well done? If so, how well done? asks Lynne Mortimer.

Lynne Mortimer likes eating

I love food, writes Lynne Mortimer. Eating has always been in my top ten list of things I enjoy doing.

Chicken Pox have hit

George has chickenpox, writes Lynne Mortimer. This seems harsh for a three and a half year old who likes being with his nursery friends.

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Superdad's Fathers' Day haul

Superdad Will Lodge reflects on Fathers’ Day.

Superdad Will Lodge

Superdad Will Lodge thinks about exploring different worlds.

Finley and Mila Lodge - proving it can be hard for parents to get into their own bed

Superdad Will Lodge learns the hard way not to rely on a one-year-old.

thrifty living

The human race likes to give names to virtually everything, including eras, writes Sheena Grant, who is attempting to live a thriftier existence.

The credit card is 50 years old

There’s an anniversary this year that has probably passed most people by, which is ironic when you consider the impact it has had on almost all of our lives, writes Sheena Grant.

Tesco Clubcard Vouchers can make a day out at the Tower of London more affordable

London offers untold opportunities from sight-seeing to theatre experiences and tours but getting there from Suffolk can be costly.

A game with just one real winner

Monday, June 6, 2016
Sheena Grant is hoping to win a holiday in a crisp packet promotion but suspects there might be a catch....

Did you know that crisps and lottery scratchcards have a lot in common?

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