How Do We Live With The Guilt?

Sarah Pool | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Pool

We all know that being a parent comes with a mahoussive load of guilt. I remember being sat in my Ante Natal Class, pregnant with my first child and being told that when we bring our babies home we also bring home a big ol' bag of guilt.

How to Be a 'Good Enough' Parent

Ursula Brunetti | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Parents
Ursula Brunetti

We all worry about whether or not we're a good parent. You only have to go onto instagram to see the hoards of inspirational quotes proclaiming 'you're good enough', to realise we're a little bit obsessed. Are we doing enough? Are we giving them enough?

The Day I Stopped Feeling Guilty and Everybody Won

Katie Gregory | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Parents
Katie Gregory

This week, please, try it for yourself. Because if there's one thing I figured out last Friday, it's this: guilt doesn't change the end result one bit. It just makes the process of getting there a whole lot harder.

Guilt When You're a Special Needs Parent

Laura Rutherford | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Parents
Laura Rutherford

Being a parent isn't easy for anyone. Being a parent in our world - where you battle your way through some days (most likely sleep deprived), watching the most precious person go through some things that no child should go through - is bloody tough.

31 Ways to Say No

Karen Pine | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Pine

Becoming a people-pleaser may keep the peace - even win you friends - but is the personal cost really worth it? Often resentment, dissatisfaction and loss of self-esteem are the result of not being able to say No.

Working Mum or Stay at Home Mum?

Louise Gillett | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Parents
Louise Gillett

I do usually manage to fit in some writing during the day but it is sometimes hard to find the motivation as well as the time. So by last weekend, after a whole week of not writing, it was tempting to think that perhaps I should find a job and contribute to the family in a more measurable way - i.e. financially.

To the Mama of a Highly Functioning Autistic Child

Reneé Davis | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Parents
Reneé Davis

Sometimes you feel like a fraud, because your autistic child is high functioning, and you question whether you even have the right to complain when other families have it so much worse.

Mummy Guilt, Schmummy Guilt

Emma Porcelli | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Parents
Emma Porcelli

We choose to go to work to earn money for them, to give them more. For them to have more hobbies, a bigger house, more holidays in a year. If you look at what you do, ask yourself, "Is this for my child?" I bet most of the time it is. I hear people all the time feeling bad they miss children's assemblies, but it is because you are working for them.

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Feel Threatened By Your Partner Masturbating

Suzi Godson | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Couples rarely talk about private masturbation, but not talking about it doesn't mean its not happening. Most people do not stop masturbating when they're in a sexually satisfying relationship.

Five Guilt Trips to Expect on Becoming a Mother

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

You might already feel guilty just for getting pregnant if you're not married and you've been brought up by that type of family. Or for ditching your work without an adequate handover when you bugger off for maternity leave (because who cares when your pelvis is falling apart and you can't pull your pants up properly).

Grieving From a Distance: Another Perspective

Sonja Lewis | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sonja Lewis

Expat-living raises many questions... coping with loss from a distance is one of the most challenging aspects of expat-living.

Feeling like a Shit Mum? Welcome to the World of Mummy Guilt!

Olivia Siegl | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

We spend nine months trying to live like organic angels verging on born again virgins, doing everything we can to grow a healthy little human. Buying into every miracle cream, vitamin and birthing class and book going. What keeps us committed through all the dry parties, the charcoaled steaks and inedible non runny eggs?

Guilt Is Part Of The Job

Sheila Bayliss | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Bayliss

I haven't eradicated anxiety - and I still overreact to things sometimes. But instead of feeling guilty, I try to feel proud of myself. I share mindfulness with my son, so hopefully he'll be better equipped than I was as a child.

'Help Me, I'm Having an Affair'

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

There's a lot of people having or who have had affairs out there, if my sampling is anything to go by. It's curious that they choose to tell me because in my mind, what I am doing and what they are doing is completely opposite even if it involves the same amount of people.

Guilt - The Day the Dog Had His Bits Removed

Mr Pickwick | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Mr Pickwick

Dudley, the Pickwick family dog has his crown jewels removed early this week. The decision to do this was driven by advice from the local vet who said that there was a 20 per cent risk of testicular cancer if he retained them.

How to Cope With Difficult Emotions on Mother's Day

Karin Sieger | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Some say that the antidote to those very understandable and human difficulties is the willingness to love, forgive and to let go of the past. All too easily can we get stuck in the past, concede control and power of our lives to what has or could have been. With that frame of mind, perspective on life, and heavy heart it is difficult to move on.

Ten Things Women Should Stop Feeling Guilty About

Ellen Stewart | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellen Stewart

While some believe woman inherently feeling guilty about X,Y and Z has "become lazy journalism folklore - like how men can't multitask and women can't park a car" research suggests it might actually be true. Which is flippin' great for us, right girls?

Do You Constantly Feel Guilty?

Louise Presley-Turner | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Presley-Turner

It sounds obvious, but maybe you were a child who picked at scabs. You know you shouldn't spend time with those individuals who deplete your energy and leave you feeling guilt ridden - so stop doing it! Chose your friendships wisely and mix with those of a sunny disposition.

Second Child Guilt

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

Mesmerised by the second child and totally drawn in. And I didn't love Anna any less. Phew! There isn't a finite amount of emotion in me. Or at least I hadn't reached the limit yet. I'm pretty apathetic about most things so it's quite possible I have some saved up over the years.


Jeff Brazier | Posted 08.02.2013 | Home
Jeff Brazier

Simply put, I feel like I'm letting them down. I'm not there to pack them of to school or to tuck them into bed and that niggles me... Bringing up kids in modern times is a full time job in itself and then we want to go and have another full time job at the same time?! Working parents/professional jugglers? Same thing.

Children Should Be Seen and Not Heard

Mags Waterhouse | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK Politics
Mags Waterhouse

If we are to challenge a culture of abuse, we must listen to our children. We must also create a society where all are listened to, regardless of gender, class or race. Only then might such systematic abuses become a thing of the past.

Get Real, Gwyneth: Why Working Mums Don't Need Any More Guilt, Thanks

Michelle Beckett | Posted 06.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Beckett

Thanks Gwyneth. I was having a bad day ANYWAY, until you made me feel even worse. Guilt rears its ugly head enough for us full time working mums, without you wading in to the fray telling us we need to "compromise" to be a mother and run a successful family.