Category: family

I’M WRITING A BOOK!

I’m delighted to be writing The First Breath, a popular medicine book/memoir about fetal and neonatal care, for Pan Macmillan. Click here to read a little story in The Bookseller about my book in progress. Please contact my agent Cathryn Summerhayes at Curtis Brown with any enquiries about my book. I’m taking a break from most […]

PLEASE LIKE ME! — Psychologies

Do you still feel a sting when you’re left off a guest list? It’s natural, says Olivia Gordon, but as she discovers, real popularity is about something else altogether. To read the full feature, buy December’s Psychologies…  

MOTHER’S PRIDE — Oxford Times

With my workload increasing, this autumn it was time to say goodbye to my parenting column in my local paper, The Oxford Times, after nearly two years. Here’s my final column – on the joys of mushrooming.      

MOTHER’S PRIDE — The Oxford Times

For my October column I wrote about the Orinoco Scrapstore and how a new life has dawned…a Frozen life.

HOW BOYS ARE SMASHING THE BALLET STEREOTYPE — Mail on Sunday YOU magazine

Olivia Gordon catches up with some of the other young boys breaking every stereotype to change the face of British ballet This was such a lovely feature to research and write.

COHOUSING: THE BRITISH FAMILIES EMBRACING COMMUNAL LIVING — The Guardian

With their emphasis on shared meals and parenting, cohousing communities offer an antidote to the isolation of modern life, writes Olivia Gordon  

‘WE LAUGH AND SHARE STORIES – WHY EATING TOGETHER AS A FAMILY IS MAKING A COMEBACK — The Guardian

I have recently taken the decision to try to instigate family meals as much as possible. From when they were tiny, my children – now six and three – have always adored my parents’ Jewish Friday night family dinners. And it’s not just because Granny makes delicious roast chicken. It’s because of the ritual of […]

MOTHER’S PRIDE — Oxford Times

For the September column, I covered two fun ways to kayak in Oxfordshire, as well as the wonderful charity Level Water, which teaches children with disabilities to swim for free.

MOTHER’S PRIDE — The Oxford Times

In my August family column I wrote about the joys of punting and tried out a Little Kickers class.

MOTHER’S PRIDE — The Oxford Times

For the June issue, a column about the life lessons I hope my children will learn which took me too long, and a rather disastrous first trip to the ballet for my daughter

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