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Life Matters

A selection of thoughtful articles that confront common problems and issues that we all experience.
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The perfect status update

2 Dec | 2013

If you’ve got Facebook status anxiety, here are our dos and don’ts for the perfect update.

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The ‘No Freak Out’ Christmas

2 Oct | 2013

Its only 3 months till Christmas but don't panic; here are some handy budget tips.

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The dark art of phubbing

1 Oct | 2013

Ingrid Barratt on the international pandemic that is phone snubbing.

Family meal time

Family mealtimes

6 May | 2013

A study by the Families Commission reports that taking time to share a family meal has far-reaching health and wellbeing benefits for young people.

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Have fun as a family

29 Apr | 2013

... without wearing ourselves out on more activities.

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Over sharing online

29 Apr | 2013

How do you know if you're an online over-sharer?

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Write to your MP

27 Feb | 2013

Your MP will only know your opinion if you tell them.

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Bringing faith home

30 Aug | 2012

Are we exculsively outsourcing our children's faith to churches? asks Alastair Kendrew.

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Parental role models

21 Aug | 2012

The biggest reality check for new parents is realising it’s not about ‘me’ anymore.