Daughters

Motherhood - The Biggest Sacrifice

A. Dassu | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
A. Dassu

The moment I found out I was expecting my first child, my life changed forever. Nothing was going to be the same ever again. It couldn't be taken back and even if the pregnancy hadn't gone through, I still would have remained changed. This much I knew.

A Father of Girls - And That's Fine By Me!

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

This is something I have heard many times before. When people hear I have two girls they say something along the lines of "Oh, would you like to try for a boy?" or "Thats a shame, it would have been nice to have one of each." I have no idea why people say this.

The Best Mum in the World - Really?

Judy Reith | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Judy Reith

You would think I had asked them to tell the person next to them how often they have sex. Speaking up about your parenting ability is just not something parents find easy. Had I asked them to talk about what they get wrong as a parent, they would never shut up.

A Letter to My 18 Month Old on Women's Day

Zubin Madon | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK
Zubin Madon

Do not shackle yourself to gender centric paradigms of a hypocritical society; do not scuttle your dreams for ascendancy of your "natural role" (for want of a better euphemism) as a mother or a wife.

Wild Women

Lisa Edwards | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

It is always the plan. I know my mother wanted more for me than she had had herself, professionally, romantically, economically and everything-ally. And I have spent my life trying to make that happen, especially since she died sixteen years ago.

Will the Real Me Please Stand Up?

Melissa Benn | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Melissa Benn

So let's return to that young girl in the art gallery for I believe she can, symbolically speaking, help guide us through this tangled maze. Certainly, she provides us with our first important clue, about the many ways that adolescence itself turns so many confident outward- looking girls into anxious and uncertain young women.

Three Things I Am Glad My Mother Never Taught Me

Emily-Jane Clark | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily-Jane Clark

My mother never really wore make up when I was a child. She didn't spend hours in the morning putting her face on, straightening her hair or painting her nails. She never French plaited my hair, dressed me up in frilly clothes that I had to 'keep clean', threw me a mini-makeover party or bought me sparkly princess shoes.

How Being a Mother to Two Daughters Stirs the Feminist in Me

Jane Sarluis | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Sarluis

Feminism is a complex concept, and the lot of a parent is a guilty one. While I hope my daughters will never feel cheated of success because of their sex, I also hope they will embrace the sisterhood and wear their pinnies with pride - over their work clothes.

Father's Day's Best Kept Secret - Women's Sex Lives Are Profoundly Influenced by the Relationship With Their Fathers

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

A new series of remarkable psychology experiments is about to be published which reveals a powerful, yet hitherto unsuspected, influence on girls' sexuality, and it's right at the heart of family life.

Do Young Women of My Generation Need to 'Lean In' More?

Jessica Chan | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica Chan

However, I have noticed that much talk surrounding "Lean[ing] In" has centred mostly on women who already in the workplace. Whilst I have nothing against this, I feel as though younger women, girls of my own generation in the UK who are still in school, are, comparatively, missing out on this exciting 'buzz'.

The Sexist World of Parenting

John L. Adams | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
John L. Adams

I'm not some kind of jock-strap burning masculist and I am no fan of political correctness. I do, however, feel strongly that men should stand up and shout about the contribution they make as parents.

Mother's Menopause Age Could Explain Her Daughter's Fertility...

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A woman's potential fertility can be predicted from the age her mother went through the menopause, a study has shown. Ovarian reserve - the number ...

Live Review - Nas at The 100 Club for Converse 'Represent'

Carly Wilford | Posted 13.10.2012 | UK Entertainment
Carly Wilford

The Converse 'Represent' series has seen the likes of Plan B, Blur, Santigold and Paul Weller join in its incredible line up. Over the years the 100 C...

Parents Spending 50 Hours A Month As Children's 'Taxi Service'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.04.2012 | UK

Some parents are spending 50 hours a month driving their children to school and to social activities, according to a survey. A poll found acting as...

Children, Borders and the Law: The Growing Toll of International Relationship Breakdown

Louise Halford | Posted 03.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Halford

The increasing ease with which people can move abroad to live and work has led to a rise in relationships between individuals of different nationalities.

ON ... Contracting Onset 21 Year old Daughter (or son) Syndrome.

Martin Treanor | Posted 19.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Treanor

Now I've always considered myself a funky kinda chappie, not exactly mutton dressed as lamb, but I feel myself young for my age - casting derisory gla...