Outsourcing education to Clarks shoes: only a Tory could think of that

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The government’s proposal that shop workers should help kickstart children’s early development is laughableParents, we’ve all been there: a high-street shoe shop in early September. Everyone with a school-aged child has...

I’ve left my damaging childhood behind me, but why do I feel guilty?

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You must delve into your own past, Mariella Frostrup tells a social worker who has no contact with her own familyThe dilemma I’m 28 and was born and raised in a...

My husband left me and our kids and is now with another woman

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A new relationship will long outlive – and swiftly obscure – the heartache you’ve been through, says Mariella FrostrupThe dilemma Eighteen months ago, my husband left me and our children, who...

Tim Dowling: Why is an angry skier offloading on me?

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‘I’ll tell you what’s just happened,’ he says. ‘Someone’s taken my wife’s skis’It is Wednesday afternoon, and I am skiing through some trees in the French Alps. Because I am...

Why You Should Never Be Ashamed to Get a Divorce

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As a child of divorce, I grew up wanting a different life. I swore I would never have a family and put them through that mess. I would do whatever it took to...

The Difference Between Mom Brain and Man Brain

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About a week ago, I plopped myself down on the couch next to my seemingly lounging husband. The kids were playing nicely for once and I began chitchatting about a TV...

Why Is My Family So Mean to My Daughter?

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Care and Feeding is Slate’s parenting advice column. Dear Care and Feeding,I’m a single mom and my daughter is 4. She’s bright, funny, generous, and headstrong. Like most 4-year-olds, she occasionally cops...

I Don’t Want My Peanut-Allergic Son to Attend This Birthday Party

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Care and Feeding is Slate’s parenting advice column. Have a question for Care and Feeding? Email careandfeeding@slate.com or post it in the Slate Parenting Facebook group.Dear Care and Feeding,My 3-year-old was just invited to...

My Husband Wants to Hide Our Pregnancy From His Family

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Care and Feeding is Slate’s parenting advice column. Have a question for Care and Feeding? Email careandfeeding@slate.com or post it in the Slate Parenting Facebook group.Dear Care and Feeding,My husband is the kindest, sweetest...

Cocktail of the week: Bo Bech’s bittersweet ginseng

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Once you’ve acquired a taste for it, there’s no going backServes 130ml Kamm & Sons (see introduction)20ml red vermouth – I use Punt e Mes10ml orange curaçao liqueur – I use Giffard’s5ml CampariKamm & Sons is a...