Joanna Moorhead

Joanna Moorhead is a journalist and mother to four children

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Caring and sharing is not abuse, Professor Dawkins

What Mass, I asked my children yesterday, shall we go to at Christmas? Will it be midnight, that most magical of times? Will it be the 9.30am, when children are dressed as angels? Or will it be the 11am, when the choir fills the church with carols?

Sex addiction is a modern phenomenon on the increase in both men and women

Sex addiction: The truth about a modern phenomenon

It affects women as well as men, and it starts young. Joanna Moorhead on a secret that's ruining more and more lives

The curious case of the boys who live backwards

Leukodystrophy is a rare genetic disease affecting Matthew and Michael Clark. It means they grow more childlike every day

It's love, not convention, that makes a family

Iain Duncan Smith is lamenting the lack of conventional two-parent households, but since when did stable, loving familes fit a single mold?

Why seeing double is always twice the fun

As a Lincolnshire school aims for the record books with the number of twins on roll, Joanna Moorhead considers our delight at the sight of matching siblings

Together and apart: a scene from 'Hope Springs'

The real secret of staying married

As we live longer, 'til death us do part' is getting to be tall order. Now relationship experts believe it's time we redrew the rules on monogamy.

Smile, please: Joanna Moorhead, second from left, and family pose for posterity

A family snap makes a moment last a lifetime

Relatives long gone live on as babes in arms or as octagenarians in the family photo album. Joanna Moorhead turns the pages of a unique history book

Gold standard: Laura Trott, in the Adidas photo booth with her medals, is a real role model for girls

Joanna Moorhead: It's not your looks that count, it's giving your heart and soul

The Olympics have given our celebrity-obsessed teenagers a glimpse into another world, where talent, hard work and dedication pay off

Joanna Moorhead: Adele has the right idea - have children young

I loved Adele from the first time I heard her earthy voice pulsing out those sassy lyrics. When I discovered she'd been a pupil at the comp on my road, and worked out that she must have been one of those teens-with-attitude around whom I had to swerve my buggy, my affection notched up further. (It's not what you'd call the capital's most sought-after school; the girl really has "done good".)

Three generations of the O'Kane fathers

Father's Day: The changing face of fatherhood

From hands-off to hands-on, through the traumas of divorce and coming out, three generations of dads from two families talk to Joanna Moorhead about their very different experiences as a man's role in family life evolves

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Despite billions spent on weapons, the US has not been able to counter Isis's gruesome tactics, says Patrick Cockburn
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'The day I was shot by the Taliban'

Private Davey Graham was shot five times during an ambush in 2007 - it was the first, controversial photograph to show the dangers our soldiers faced in Helmand province
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Many flyers are failing to claim compensation to which they are entitled, a new survey has found
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From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions
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Disaster looming? Now you know where to head...

Which British city has become the first to be awarded special 'resilience' status by the UN?
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The joys of 'thinkering'

Professor Danielle George on why we have to nurture tomorrow's scientists today
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Their outrageousness and originality makes the world a bit more interesting, says Ellen E Jones
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Good taste? It's all a matter of timing...

It has been hard to form generally accepted cultural standards since the middle of the 19th century – and the disintegration is only going to accelerate, says DJ Taylor
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How we met

Olivia Jacobs and Ben Caplan
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Bill Granger's healthy breakfasts

Our chef's healthy recipes are perfect if you've overindulged during the festive season
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Who does your club need in the transfer window?

Most Premier League sides are after a striker, but here's a full run down of the ins and outs that could happen over the next month
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Michael Calvin's Last Word

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