An Open Letter To My Childless Friends

Lauren Godfrey | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Parents
Lauren Godfrey

Please don't stop trying to reach out to new mums - I may not reply but continue to contact me on as many different forms of social media as possible and as often as you can. Despite being incredibly caught up in my own world of spit up, babble, lack of sleep and dirty nappies, I try to listen and hear what you're telling me about your life too - honest.

How To Organise A Hen Party That Won’t Piss Off All Your Friends

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Wedding season is upon us, and while we promise we are all completely over the moon for our friends who have managed to escape the tumbleweed-filled w...

Dad Watches Tearfully As His 12-Year-Old Daughter With Autism Makes Friends With A Stranger

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Parents

The moment a 12-year-old girl with autism found a connection with another child at a playground moved her father to tears. The dad, from New York, US,...

Friends Invite Complete Stranger On Holiday After Their Mate With The Same Name Dropped Out

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When Bristol-born Joe McGrath had to pull out of a holiday with friends, his resourceful pals decided not to let the ticket go to waste. Instead, they...

Does My Infertility Make You Uncomfortable?

Sharron Phillips | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sharron Phillips

I can honestly say, even though I did feel jealous, I was always happy for them. At first I would say, "Oh don't be silly, don't feel bad telling me! I am fine!" Finding myself comforting them through the experience of having to tell their defective friend they were getting their bundle of joy after only a couple of months of trying.

This Teen Invited His Disabled BFF To Prom And They Had An Amazing Time

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When Tahj Oliver was thinking about who to invite to prom, there was only one clear winner in his mind - his pal Evelyn Araujo. The pair attended prom...

Resolving Friendship Problems In The Classroom

Gemma Bailey | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Parents
Gemma Bailey

This attitude from the adults forced the children to get creative and formulate their own solutions to resolve their friendship problems. This was not only more empowering for the children, but it also provided them with the opportunity to build their own resources to deal effectively with similar problems on their own in the future.

Woman Explains Why The ‘Fat Friend’ Stereotype Is Utter Bullsh*t

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A body confidence coach has called time on stereotypes relating to our boy type, saying people should never make assumptions about someone based on th...

I Can't Stop My Friends From Dying - But I Will Help Them Live

Jackie Scully | Posted 02.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

We, none of us, know how long we have left. So, we owe it to ourselves, our loved ones and our friends to make every day special. I cannot stop from friends from dying. But, I vow to do whatever I can to help them achieve their dreams and smile through their days.

Keep The Meltdown On The Down Low

Darren Brady | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Darren Brady

Whenever I was troubled, down or moody rather than talk to a friend I had another way of dealing with it - silence and sleep. I often walked straight past colleges and headed into the local park where I would lie on a bench, fall asleep and wait for my fellow students to turn up at lunch time at our hangout spot wiping the sleep from my eyes.

Best Friends Stage Fake Engagement To Get Free Dessert In Restaurant

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Cati Domitrovich, 19, and Alex Nagle, 17, aren’t even dating, but that didn’t stop them from getting “engaged” recently. Last weekend, the bes...

Student's Sweet Birthday Gifts To Grieving Friends Who've Both Lost A Parent Leaves Everyone In Tears

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Vanessa Mendoza and Norma Bates have both had a tough couple of years, having both lost one of their parents. In May 2015, Bates’ mum died from canc...

Confessions Of A Rubbish Friend

Stephanie Kirsch | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Parents
Stephanie Kirsch

I want to tell you that I often see things that make me think of you. And every time I think of you I smile. I want you to know that I love you. I'm always here if you need me. You're always welcome in my home for a hug and a cup of lukewarm tea.

Girl And Her Best Friend Prove Friendship Comes In All Shapes And Sizes

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Parents

Any family who owns a pet know that the bond between animals and their owners is different to any human relationship. Now one family has shared an ado...

How Important Are Your Mama Friends?

Becky Clark | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Parents
Becky Clark

Sharing my pregnancy news with my friends was exciting but being the first one to take the plunge was scary. Like Christopher Columbus with boobs, I found myself venturing into uncharted waters. Having no idea what to expect or even the faintest idea how to change a nappy it came as a sigh of relief when a work colleague suggested I try an NCT antenatal course.

These Guys Went On A 'Homiemoon' When All Their Mates Started Getting Married

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Two guys have taken their bromance to the next level by heading off on a ‘homiemoon’ together. “While everyone else is getting married and havin...

Best Friends Respond To Body-Shamers By Showing They Give Zero F**ks About Dress Size

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Australian models Kate Wasley and Georgia Gibbs are best friends who just happen to have different body types - while Gibbs wears a UK size 6, Wasley ...

He Chose A Rickshaw Over Porsche

Ripu Daman Singh | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ripu Daman Singh

I was 28 and he was 50 at the time. He sported long, silvery hair that was always clasped into a thin ponytail. He looked like an active member of a retired rock band. His name was not Paul. But I'll call him that anyway to respect his desire for anonymity.

Why Long-Distance Friendships Are Worth Fighting For

Katie Teehan | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Teehan

This time two years ago, I was training for my first marathon and having a meltdown. The problem wasn't physical (although there were plenty of aches, pains and a stress fracture, oh joy), and I wasn't unduly stressed about the mammoth run I was about to undertake.

My Female Friendships Are Stronger Than Ever

Susie Weaver | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susie Weaver

I love this time in my life. Yes, we all berate the muffin top, saggy boobs and not being able to find much in Topshop these days, but, I love my life.

Goodbye Negativity And Welcome Home Hope

Sir Tim Smit KBE | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK
Sir Tim Smit KBE

Last month The Big Lunch patron HRH The Duchess of Cornwall hosted the launch of The Great Get-Together at Clarence House, announcing a weekend of com...

14 Tweets That Sum Up Living In A Shared Flat

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

For generation rent, the prospect of being able to afford your own house is about as likely as winning the lottery (which would be pretty handy right ...

Lincolnshire Schoolboy Carrying His Mate Over The Finish Line Is Peak Friendship Goals

SWNS | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Parents

The moment two schoolboys had a ‘Brownlee brothers’ moment - when one carried the other across the finish line at a cross country race - was captu...

10 Things To Say And Do When Your Friend Is Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

Mary Huckle | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mary Huckle

all women everywhere The 8th March marks International Women's Day, and I've been thinking about the different ways that women support each other during difficult times. I think back to how I drew strength from the women around me when I was first diagnosed with breast cancer.

More Than 90% Of Mums Feel Lonely After Having Children

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Parents

More than 90% of mums in the UK admit to feeling lonely since having children. In a survey of 2,025 mothers by video parenting site, 54...