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...

Much To Do With Hate (But More With Love...)

Caragh Little | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Tech
Caragh Little

We all have those things about, which our opinions are best summed up as meh. We don't love them - we don't hate them. And you don't really want to feel meh about someone you're dating, or want them to feel like that about you. Meh is the antithesis of passion and passion's meant to be there when you like someone or even fall in love.

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...