Category: family

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.

I’M WRITING A BOOK!

April 2017 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. I’m currently taking a break from most of my freelance journalism in order to write the book, but am […]

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

MOTHER’S PRIDE — The Oxford Times

In the past 24 hours alone, my children have asked me questions including: “What is bone made of?”, “What do octopuses do?”, “Why is the sky blue?” and “What is the sound barrier?” To my shame, I find it hard to answer such questions – but luckily there’s a new children’s class which bridges the […]

WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE GIVEN A KIDNEY — Healthy

  For the latest issue of Healthy, I spoke to a kidney donor and recipient, as well as a consultant transplant surgeon. Please click on the link below to read a PDF of the piece. 82-83_H133_WhatItFeelsLikeFIN    

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