Breastfeeding Uncovered: How I Went From An Embarrassed Young Mum To Breastfeeding Live On TV

Sophie Mei Lan | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Parents
Sophie Mei Lan

When the cameras turned to me... she pulled out my boob to get some milk. I have been overwhelmed with the reaction to our appearance, receiving lots of positive messages from other families who are pleased to see breastfeeding normalised. Nobody in the TV studio blinked an eyelid either. Of course I had a negative tweet from one lone man, but that was it!

I Am A Step-Child And I Refuse To Deny It

John L. Adams | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Parents
John L. Adams

Fact: I am a step child. Another fact: More than once in my life I have been told not to refer to myself in this way. Why is there an aversion to using this phrase? What is the problem with acknowledging I am a step child with step relatives? It is, after all, merely a statement of fact.

From Punk Rock Fashion to Activist: An Evening With Vivienne Westwood

Afton McKeith | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Afton McKeith

I'm a normal teenager, but I do go to star-studded events. On Friday night, I attended a wonderful evening with the world-renowned punk/rock fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood, with my mum Gillian McKeith and my sister Skylar. This evening left quite an impression on me.

Do Women Make Better Parents Than Men?

John L. Adams | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Parents
John L. Adams

In answer to the question, no women do not better parents than men. There are, of course, bad dads in the world and there are also bad mothers. I just don't think society gives men the opportunities to prove what great parents they can be. This is simply because the overwhelming responsibility for raising children almost always falls on women and this starts at birth.

How To Write A Blog Post: 9 Dos And Don'ts

Patric Morgan | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK
Patric Morgan

The one vivid memory I have of that interview was John looking me right in the eye and telling me that the best thing you can do is learn from others, whether it be friend or opposition. It was something that had helped him to succeed and something I've tried to implement in many aspects of my life since.

Blogger Writes Open Letter About Things Dads Are Praised For When Mums Are Criticised

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has written an open letter criticising the way people react differently to when a father looks after the children, rather than mothers. Constan...

Smoke, Mirrors and False Assumptions

Lisa Hoptroff | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Hoptroff

In a world filled with social media, filters, bloggers (hands up) and newspaper scandals, it's easy to assume that the edited versions we see of people a true reflection of reality. However smoke and mirrors can be deceiving...

Surprising Things I Miss From My Twin Pregnancy

Ursula Brunetti | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Parents
Ursula Brunetti

It's all down to looking after other people instead of looking after myself... and that brings me back to the subject of pregnancy. When your whole entire job is to look after yourself so you can nurture that little life (in my case lives) growing inside of you.

Separation Anxiety

Neil Ransome | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Parents
Neil Ransome

I have always been someone who was career driven, with clear work ethic and never shied away from hard work. It's was instilled in me growing up. I remember my dad telling me of when I was a baby, he had 2 jobs so at 5pm he'd finish work come home, eat, get a bus into Central London and then work into the early hours.

When The Cracks Appear

Lisa Hoptroff | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Hoptroff

Sometimes in life, shit happens. Relationships change, jobs come and go and kids grow up. That's just life, right? Ups and downs with no guarantee of what may be next. So what happens when the 'bad days' become something more serious?

When I Grow Up I Wannabe A....

Debz Aiken | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Debz Aiken

I always wonder what I will be when I grow up. I know at 33 that is a strange thing to wonder but I really don't feel like a grown up at all, so it is something that I do think about. Of course, top of the list is a Princess (if you didn't guess by the name of my blog) but I don't think Prince Harry is going to be looking for a chubby bride anytime soon!

Best Easy-To-Make Chocolate Muffins Recipe

Vicki Psarias | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Psarias

I usually make these muffins a couple of times a month on a weekend usually and often top these bad boys with melted dark chocolate or chocolate butter cream. The best thing about these muffins is that they are HONESTLY the quickest, easiest (self-proclaimed) BEST muffins to make in the entire world (probs)!

The Weaning Of Life

Neil Ransome | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Parents
Neil Ransome

After eight hours in the hospital jettisoned into the outside world, newborn in one hand, exhausted and stitched up fiancé in the other. The only other thing missing was an instruction manual.

London Fashion Serves up Films, Fraying and Fizz

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

Bags don't necessarily demand a live show or presentation, I guess, and a presenting a film is a chance to carefully control the branding of the erm, brand. Already stocked at Net-a-porter, Harrods, Selfridges amongst others, I bet they'll sell bags of bags!

How to Create Blog Titles That Bring You Traffic

Steve D. Shaw | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Tech
Steve D. Shaw

An effective blog title can be the difference between content that attracts traffic to your blog on an ongoing basis... and content that no one really...

Styling an All White Outfit

Ivy Ekong | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Style
Ivy Ekong

I have managed to get through a very busy weekend and I hope you all had a good one? While styling this all white outfit it occurred to me that I have been wearing an all white outfit quite frequently lately.

Life Lessons

Gracie Francesca | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Gracie Francesca

I've learned a lot about who I am, especially in the last year or so and I wanted to just be upfront about certain situations and lessons life has taught me. I am my own worst enemy and although I'm pretty confident, I struggle with acceptance and shame (I hate feeling exposed). Hindsight is a wonderful thing and upon reflection over the last few months, here are my 10 Important Life Lessons.

No Facebook, There Is Nothing 'Overtly Sexual' About Breast Cancer

Sophia Hyatt | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Tech
Sophia Hyatt

A warm welcome to the modern world - or if you prefer, the more anal one, in which the likes of Praxiteles would most likely commit suicide in. It is ...

First Post

William Shield | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
William Shield

Now. What to talk about? There's a lot going on up there in the messy closet of my mind. Should I be bitter? Should I be kind? Should I talk about war, love, life, and people? I want to express myself in the most inappropriate and offensive way, because now, I can.

Saudi Blogger 'Will Not Withstand' Second Public Flogging

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK

The second round of public flogging of a blogger convicted of "insulting" the Saudi state has been postponed, because his wounds from the first round ...

24 Things You Could Do After Maternity Leave

Soozi Baggs | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Soozi Baggs

Please don't stop at dreaming. Do something about it. There really are loads of opportunities out there which will help you to change your life for the better. I've distilled some of these ideas into a handy list for you. This is your 'what I could do after maternity leave' list. Read it, pick out a few, and develop them into your own ideas.

Wedding Planning SOS: Blogger Fashionista Barbie Tells All...

Simon Glazin | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Glazin

As well as sharing some lovely engagement stories (more coming up in the next couple of weeks), I thought it would be great to hear from some of my blogger friends, those who are already married and those just planning their wedding.

Blogging at the Notting Hill Carnival...

Kiesha Meikle | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kiesha Meikle

For those of you who missed out on the Notting Hill Carnival this year, you missed out on an absolute corker! There was the odd bit of trouble, drunken behaviour and an alarming number of butt cheeks on display - and I don't mean the performers.

The Right Way to Court a Blogger

Charly Lester | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Tech
Charly Lester

Blogging is big business. As media moves increasingly away from paper, and onto our screens, Google has empowered bloggers.

The Fashion Blogosphere: Rising Stars to Watch in 2014

Harriet Williamson | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Harriet Williamson

The fashion blogosphere is massive and there are so many amazing sites to search for style inspiration and DIY fashion tips, but I've narrowed my favourites down to two.