Humour.

Healing a Suicide Attempt: Cartooning My Experience

Amani Omejer | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amani Omejer

Life post-overdose had a different intensity to it - I couldn't run from my struggle anymore. I couldn't keep stuff shoved down and carry on regardless. I couldn't neglect my needs because saving myself after overdosing (I called the ambulance) was cementing a promise to myself - I was going to do this.

At Least No One Said You Were Pregnant, Mr Cleese

Kathryn Player | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Kathryn Player

I loved the razor-sharp wit of John Cleese this week. In retaliation for being scorned for his 'paunched belly', Mr Cleese has hit back by reminding the Daily Mail editor about his head start in the heart attack stakes (currently standing at 5-0). But, John, at least no one said you were pregnant.

Push Present: Hell Yes!

Claire Kirby | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

I don't readily applaud anything Kanye West does, in fact I think the guy is first class knob, but in the case of his push present for Kim after the birth of Saint, I whole heatedly approve.

Childbirth: Why Women Forget The Pain

Lucy Dukes | Posted 19.06.2016 | UK Parents
Lucy Dukes

The downright gorgeous Holly Willoughby has recently been quoted saying that she loves giving birth. She said that although birth was painful, it was a different kind of pain and it made her feel more alive that ever before - a feeling she has not gotten from anything else.

Why Did I Start Blogging?

Colin Taylor | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Colin Taylor

In 2011 I was dispatched from Exeter to my new beat on the staggeringly beautiful Isles of Scilly, where several decades previously a journalist coined the phrase "The Land that Crime Forgot". The wretched strap line got cut and paste into every brochure, features piece and blog about the islands.

My Colonic Irrigation Nightmare

Max Dickins | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Max Dickins

I was going to have gallons of water pumped into my colon, using a tube inserted into my rectum. In doing so 26 years of bum gunk would be disturbed and then flow out of my arse, down a transparent tube which would RUN PAST MY HEAD, like some sort of faecal Generation Game.

A Visit From the Parenting Police

Elaine Cogan | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Parents
Elaine Cogan

We also believe that ladies should keep a clean house, and allowing a toddler to throw food is a detriment to this end, as well as disrespectful to those in this world who sadly go without, and at the very least, extreme bad manners. We demand that this is rectified immediately.

12 Steps to Creating the Perfect Feminist Wedding

Emma Critchley | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Critchley

Who says you have to wait for the man to propose, get down on that knee and ask your fella. Perhaps even present him with a ring. However, if your man is a bit of a cave man and surprises you (how dare he) with an engagement ring then you graciously accept.

Family Friendly Hotels: Is There Such a Thing?

Claire Kirby | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

I can't be the only parent out there that thinks hotels 'Family Rooms' are more like 'Torture Parents Rooms'. After several overnight stays confined to the one room with the small people, I have decided that no, there is no such thing as a family friendly hotel.

Where Do Babies Come From?

Claire Kirby | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

I thought I would be a no nonsense mum when it came to the 'awkward' or 'embarrassing' things that my children would ask. The big questions. I admire those mums who use the correct words for body parts, I really do. But I can't say penis without giggling.

Ten Top Tips for Harmonious Holidays

Frances Taylor | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Parents
Frances Taylor

Before I went, I had a post in mind about travelling with two small children. It was going to be something wise and profound which would have people nodding sagely and thinking 'I learned something today'. Obviously I got more than I bargained for and so, much like the plane on the return journey, my foray into travel blogging didn't quite take off as intended.

DIY Before Kids vs DIY After Kids

Claire Kirby | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

The husband and I are complete opposites, and generally our differences compliment each other. We are yin to the others yang. Except when it comes to DIY. The Great Kitchen Tile of 2003 nearly ended in us getting divorced before we were actually married.

The 12 Months of the First Year of Baby

Helen Wallen | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

So small, so perfect, so fragile... Yes. Take a moment to remember your vagina the way it was. Then re-grow all your pubic hair to form a secret forest around it, destroy every handheld mirror in the land, and NEVER THINK ABOUT IT AGAIN.

Build A Ladder To The Stars...

Caragh Little | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

The school where I work is saying goodbye, this week, to another sixth form year group, as the class of 2016 head off into study leave, exam season an...

Five Things That Are Awful at Home but Awesome on Holiday

Katie Gregory | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Parents
Katie Gregory

Why is it that when you go away on holiday in the UK - whether that's to a caravan, campsite or cottage - all those boring, everyday things you do at home magically become fun? We took the kids to Yorkshire for a mid-week break last week, and we noticed a few things while we were there. Recognize any of these?

An Open Letter to the New Mayor of London From My Kids

Ian Burge | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Parents
Ian Burge

We're really excited that you're the new Mayor of London. Perhaps even more excited than you are judging by your campaigns. We're particularly pleased that you're the new Mayor because Lola's fifth birthday is soon and now Mr Johnson is freed up to come and do the entertainment. He seems like somebody who could make a really good balloon puppy.

Things I Don't Have Time for Now I Have Kids

Frances Taylor | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Parents
Frances Taylor

In a pre-child life, if someone were to ask me what I got up to at the weekend and I replied that I went swimming and to the supermarket all in one day, the person asking might look at me as if to say 'and...?'. With children, doing two different things in 24 hour period is something to be proud of. Medal-winning territory.

Pushchair Etiquette

Claire Kirby | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

When simple pushchair etiquette is not adhered to it makes me mad. And when I say mad, I mean I will be huffing and puffing, tutting and rolling my eyes, and muttering things about you under my breath. In general being very British about the whole thing. So to save me from looking slightly unhinged please follow these simple rules:

Boys Don't Cry?

Nick Harding | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Harding

I've not been privy to my own father's tears. I've seen him get worked into advance states of exuberance and dejection at West Ham football matches but I've never seen him have a proper sob. I'm not sure I'd want to. The awkwardness would hang in the air and embarrass us both.

Gratitude Photo Journals (And Other Pregnancy Projects)

Liz Lowe | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK Parents
Liz Lowe

It all felt a bit frivolous as it struck me that I should really be photographing our clean, running water, our solid roof, our well-stocked cupboards. We have so much more than so many will ever have

Anxiety and The Black Dog

Kathryn Berens | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Berens

I know it will pass - well, it always has in the past. A couple of weeks and my old mate "anxiety" will have retreated again, the filter will shift from my view of the world and I shall be back on the bandwagon of life, throwing myself into everyday activities with my usual gusto.

The Mother's Day Reality Check...

Helen Wallen | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

It's supposed to be a celebration of motherhood. But what it mostly is, is an opportunity for you to be crushed by immense disappointment at the point where you're most vulnerable... with wine. So here's some of the realities of Mothering Sunday for us all to cry and drink gin over.

How to Survive World Book Day - Next Year

Claire Kirby | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

The mention of World Book Day makes me break out into a cold sweat. I love getting lost in a good book. I love sharing books from my childhood with my children, and discovering new ones. I love the idea behind World Book Day.

The Nine Rules of Being a New Mum on Facebook

Katie Gregory | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Parents
Katie Gregory

I've done a lot of reading up on the subject (mostly vitriolic comments on other people's articles - who actually reads above-the-line these days anyway?) and I'm pleased to say I've got it all figured out. All we need to do us follow these nine simple rules and we'll have this Being A Mum On Facebook thing all sewn up.

How You Know You're a Parent in the Twenty-Teens...

Helen Wallen | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

If you're the parent to a toddler or pre-schooler right now, then you'll need this. Here's how to be a Mummy to babies born in the twenty-teens. You're welcome...