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Real stories

Tanya’s story: struggling with relationships and other family pressures

Our Family Resilience report shows two in five parents say they have built stronger relationships with their children during the…

Heather’s Story: eating together as a family as lockdown restrictions ease

With the children back at school and with further changes to lockdown restrictions planned for the next few weeks, there is lots of talk…
Easter Eggs in a box

How Easter egg decorations brightened up my childhood

Every family celebrates Easter in their own way, but for mum Karin, it always reminds her of childhood in the…

David’s story: how cooking with his son brought his family closer together

Food has a way of connecting people and is often the focus of family or cultural celebrations like birthdays. Despite…

Danielle’s story: looking after a new baby as a single mother

Over the past year families have found themselves cut off from support networks of friends and family to differing degrees.…

Sarah-Jayne’s story: “Exhausting, relentless… and totally worth it” – a true tale of motherhood

Sarah-Jayne says she has always been a driven person, with a focus on the future that has led to an…

Karin’s story: A tale of two lockdowns

Most of us will have heard someone describe the past year as resembling “groundhog day”, with each day feeling much…

Michael’s story: how being close to nature keeps me positive in lockdown

With more time spent in and around our homes and gardens this year it’s not surprising many of us have…

Simon’s story: Discovering my love for food and cooking for others by becoming vegetarian

The decision to become a vegetarian is an increasingly common one and is reflected in the growing amount of vegetarian and…