Is Blood Really Thicker Than Water?

Jenna Newell | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jenna Newell

After that incident, I finally wiped my hands of them both. When I announced that I was pregnant, I knew it would only be a matter of time before she tried to get in touch with me and I was right, I had Facebook messages sent to me, the majority of which were ignored and most of the content I don't wish to divulge.

Five Things NOT To Say When Someone Has A Family Member With Cancer

Rochelle Bugg | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rochelle Bugg

How do you comfort someone whose world is in the process of spinning off its axis? You want to be supportive but when you open your mouth you realise you have NO IDEA what to say so just blurt something out and hope for the best but worry the whole drive home that you offended them.

Woman's Best Friend Goes Undercover To Make Sure Her Date Goes Well

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A teenager came up with a hilarious way to check her best mate’s date was going to plan by hiding at the back of the restaurant in costume. Dawsyn E...

Actor Mourns Death Of 89-Year-Old Neighbour Who He Invited To Live With Him

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

An actor who invited his 89-year-old terminally ill neighbour to move in with him has revealed that she has sadly passed away. Big-hearted Chris Salv...

What Chronic Illness Looks Like Behind Closed Doors

Amani Omejer | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amani Omejer

Living with chronic illness is lonely as fuck. I spend so much time on my own -- more time than I ever expected to spend on my own, or have ever wanted to. There is so, so, much of my life that people don't see.

Friendships That Last The Test of time

Susie Hawes | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Parents
Susie Hawes

It was lovely to see everyone, but I came away from it feeling sort of sad. We only had a couple of hours together. There were four couples and six kids between us. The amount of one on one chat time I got with my friends wasn't long enough.

Does Depression Make Me A Bad Friend?

India Benjamin | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
India Benjamin

It makes me irritable, and unforgiving. I live in this state of agitation, pushing people away because I can't stand to listen to them. I avoid eye contact when I'm talking so no one can read my thoughts. I 'mm' my way through conversations because I have no attention span.

Can Special Relationships Survive Political Differences?

Sabina Frediani | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Politics
Sabina Frediani

Choosing friends who are like-minded doesn't mean protecting yourself in a bubble and refusing to listen to other perspectives. But I'm not surprised that all around me, I see people forming tribes, just as politicians do. I believe that we need to get out of our comfort zones, to keep persuading others but right now, when the darkest of forces have won this round, it feels safer to stick with those who are on our side.

My Online Mummy Squad

Lianne Freeman | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Parents
Lianne Freeman

I speak to these ladies everyday in some shape or form. We share our highs and lows without judgement.  They are my go to ladies with just about everything. There is always one of us there day or night to help celebrate or a shoulder to cry on or talk things over.

Dear Hens, I'm So Glad I Got You Up At 6am On A Sunday

Jackie Scully | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

Because, on that cold Sunday morning, I learned something about friendship that I think I would have never discovered tucked away in some remote cottage sipping a bit too much Champagne out of rather oddly-shaped male straws.

Mum Watches As Her Surrogate, And Best Friend Of 20 Years, Gives Birth To Her Baby

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Parents

A mother, whose best friend offered to be her surrogate, has had the birth of her baby captured in a series of beautiful photos. Calie Fletcher, 45, ...

'Grateful' Pit Bull Can't Stop Spooning The Woman Who Adopted Him

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Today in absolutely adorable news, a pit bull is melting hearts everywhere after photos of him emerged spooning the woman who adopted him. Russ the fo...

Legendary Single Woman Throws Herself Into Wedding Guest Duties, With Hilarious Results

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When you’re single and at a wedding, the only way to get through the day is to laugh (and drink a lot). Janessa James is a pro, having been a brides...

My Love Letter

Hattie Harrison | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Parents
Hattie Harrison

You are busy, responsible working people with full and exciting lives and serious jobs, and yet you come into my living room and make up dances with my 5 year old as if it is the most important performance in the world. If you're not in them then you've watched them. Countless times. You jigged my firstborn around for me. You jigged my second born around for me. You jig my baby around for me.

Widower Inundated With Offers Of Friendship After Posting Ad Looking For Fishing Buddy

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A 75-year-old grandfather has received endless requests after he posted an advert online looking for a fishing buddy. Ray Johnstone was left feeling e...

Defensive, Who Me?

Christina Robert | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Robert

Between Brexit, Trump and the Oscars, there is a lot to think about these days. Top of my list is how do I deal with the fact that after years of working on my inner peace and unity conscience I discover that there are people out there I really want to punch in the nose?

Valentine's Day: How To Breathe Love Back Into An Increasingly Commercialised Day

Sara Griffiths | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Griffiths

Like it or loathe it, Valentine's Day is on its way. So, how can we make Valentine's Day mean something more to us than the gauche red gifts and love hearts we see on sale in the run up to this heavily commercialised day?

Acts Of Unity Pulled Me Through...

Alice Sydney | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Sydney

The following day I was in hospital for tests and then transferred to another hospital. All the time with a member of family by my side. I organised deferring exams from my hospital bed and got friends to tell the others who needed to know.

Stepmums: Signs You May Need To Call Time On Befriending Your Partner's Ex

Corinne Foote | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Parents
Corinne Foote

Now, when I mention the word 'befriend', I don't mean that there is a level of expectation that you need to suggest nights out or shopping trips with the ex. However, perhaps you have made several attempts to reach out to her but things seem to be going awry.

Guy Invites 89-Year-Old Neighbour To Live With Him, They Become Best Friends

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A 31-year-old has struck up an unlikely friendship with his 89-year-old neighbour after inviting her to move in with him. Actor Chris Salvatore has li...

When Sorry Will Never Be Enough

Vicki Cockerill | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Parents
Vicki Cockerill

I remember the day we found out we were both pregnant, we began making plans for the future. We soon settled into being the best of pregnancy friends. It was our little secret, a bond between us, as women, as mothers.

To The Playground Mum Who Asked If I'll Have More Kids: Please Don't

Ursula Tavender | Posted 15.01.2017 | UK Parents
Ursula Tavender

When you meet someone and it becomes obvious it's starting to get serious, the relentless quizzing begins: "Are you going to put a ring on her finger, then?" The engagement announcement goes out and everyone wants to know urgently when the wedding is going to be. On the wedding day the question shifts to when the first child is going to make an appearance.

Anyone Who's Single Will Relate To This Guest At Her Friend's Wedding

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When you’re single, weddings are good for one thing and one thing only - getting sloshed. One woman who attended her friend’s wedding decided to e...

Why It's OK To Say 'I'm Happy'

Katie Teehan | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Teehan

I rarely vocalise this. That's not to say I'm an outwardly gloomy person - I'd like to think I'm cheerful enough most of the time. I just don't ever feel that it's appropriate to bang on to my friends or colleagues about the great things in my life.

Ten Ways To Enhance Your Wellbeing In 2017

Dr. Barbara Mariposa | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Barbara Mariposa

Most people these days can reel off a list of things we need to do to stay healthy - exercise, nutrition, water, sleep etc. The elements of what I call the Outer Game of Health. But how often do we follow our own good advice?