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A Letter To The Mama Who Wonders Where Her 'Me' Went

Claire Sheehan | Posted 30.07.2017 | UK
Claire Sheehan

The truth is mama, as our child grows so can our confidence and trust in who we are now. Because you can forge a new truth for yourself. A new "you" with the best bits of the "old" and the "new". With things you've not even considered so far.

Freelance Life (AKA Doing Everything)

Lisa Francesca Nand | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Francesca Nand

Working for yourself from home, in charge of your time, no daily commute, answering to no-one, jetting off abroad as often as possible... sounds good doesn't it? But what we don't advertise about freelance life is the amount of work that goes into, well, generating work in the first place.

'Mother' Means Hope

Amy Dear | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Parents
Amy Dear

Having a mental illness does not make you less or a parent, and it doesn't mean you are wrong. It might mean that you need a little extra support, a little more time, or treatment - but it's an illness. And one for which recovery is possible. Please speak to someone if you feel the same. Please don't hide. You are not alone.

To The Baby I Will Never Have

Catherine Jones | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Parents
Catherine Jones

I can't wait to get to know you, my hopes say. I can't wait to see your little legs kicking - I can't wait to try and decipher the messages your eyes are sending me. I feel your fingers tightening around my own - don't worry - I am here. I am always here. Just be patient.

The Truth About Heartbreak And Becoming A Single Mum

Sarah Caldwell | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Caldwell

I've written this because I am feeling it, right now. I am in the process of picking up all the pieces of our shattered life. I'm also writing it because I know how comforting it is to know that you aren't the first person to go through it.

Young Mum Love - Because You Deserve It

Lianne Freeman | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Parents
Lianne Freeman

I'm not a young mum myself as I had our first, Archie, when I was 31. My mum was a young mum - she had me at 19 - and also my nan had my mum at 18. As a mum you make so many sacrifices and put things on hold until your little ones grow up.

20 Times My Toddler Out-Diva'd Mariah

Lyndsey Stoner | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Parents
Lyndsey Stoner

Let's face it, Lila just can't find the staff these days. I pander to her whims based on a battle to battle evaluation; The bottom line being how prepared I am to deal with a mini-person literally melting onto the carpet.

Blood Donors Gave Me The Chance To Be A Mum

Charlotte Wise | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Parents
Charlotte Wise

I had slumped down in a chair and was unaware of the commotion, as a swarm of doctors and midwives surrounded me and hoisted me up onto a bed. A short time later, I opened my eyes to find myself breathing through an oxygen mask and shaking uncontrollably. All I could hear repeatedly were the words, 'We need blood!'

Debbie Reynolds And Carrie Fisher: Their Legendary Mother-Daughter Moments

Jay McCarthy | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jay McCarthy

The mother-daughter dynamic between Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher was both hilarious and heart-rending. We've all had those toe-curling "Mom, noooooooo!" moments, but Debbie took it to a whole new level when it came to embarrassing her daughter.

A Gift Of Empowerment - Using Children's Yoga To Reduce Anxiety And Help Navigate A Modern World

Anne Marshall | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Parents
Anne Marshall

A proactive approach for children navigating through the stresses of modern childhood, and the anxieties it can bring is to empower them as much as we can. Incorporating an understanding of yoga in to a child's day, gives them a tool with which they can begin to understand their own mind and body

Welcome To Parenthood

Tom McIlvenny-Cox | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Parents
Tom McIlvenny-Cox

My two best friends are having a baby and I couldn't be more happy for them. I even cried when I saw the first signs of a bump. They are girls and we are boys but we are so similar, maybe that's why we get on so well.

9 Things Women Wish They Had Known Before Becoming A Mother

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Parents

The many ways in which becoming a mum changes your life cannot be overstated and knowing what to expect before your baby arrives definitely gives you ...

My Body Secret? An Eating Disorder

Vicki Cockerill | Posted 12.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Cockerill

The impact of words must never be underestimated. A mother's job is to love their child no matter what and show them unconditional love. This is why I will always put my son first. All it takes is one small world to plant a seed, and that turns into something deep rooted and ugly.

Confession; I Don't Like Being Pregnant

Lauren Derrett | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Parents
Lauren Derrett

This is not some weird attempt at a pregnancy announcement, it's a reflection of my pregnant self. I hated it. There I said it. I hated being given th...

Attention, Please Get Your Breasts Out for Inspection!

Michelle Tan | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Parents
Michelle Tan

Inspired by Jamie's attempts at "unpacking" breastfeeding data and launching a much needed campaign to support women all around the world in the correct use of their mammary glands, a group of hard nosed Breastfeeding Militants have come together to form the "Breastfeeding Boobs Squad" (BBS).

Mother Furious After Tube Worker 'Refused To Help Carry Pushchair' At Station

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK

A mother has lashed out at "disgraceful" Transport for London staff after claiming she was refused help taking her pushchair down a flight of stairs. ...

Do I Look Invisible in This?

Sophia Walker | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Parents
Sophia Walker

That's one person in a sea of thousands of promoters. And of course, it was for 'Mummy's gone a bit parental' a one-Mum-stand-up show. (Coincidently I went, she was great, funny and very tolerant of heckling from the youngest person in her audience - sorry about that)

I Had to Walk the Great Wall of China Before I Could Face My Mother's Death

Linzi Marks | Posted 21.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Linzi Marks

Looking back I realised that if I hadn't joined the challenge and stood there at that point in time, I might never have addressed all of the built-up pain and emotion that was eating away inside me. It gave me the safe space I needed to open up and really start healing.

Best Mum in the World

Martyn Sibley | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

Can you imagine when my parents found out I had Spinal Muscular Atrophy? Especially after hearing the bollocks that the doctors (and the media) say about the condition. Forget about me never playing football, I'd apparently be lucky to do anything. My parents must have been distraught!

It's International Women's Week, so Here's to Mothers - The Minions of the World

Vanessa Olorenshaw | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK
Vanessa Olorenshaw

So, where does that leave a mother who wishes to stay at home and raise her family? Between a party who loathes them, a party who patronises them and a party who ignores them.

Why Being a Mummy Really is the Best Job in the World

Jane Newman | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Newman

Every day is different, brings with it new challenges, as well as happy memories and laughter. Each child is very different, with their own little personalities. It's funny to see bits of myself and my husband in each of them.

Finished! Twelve Words That Change Their Meaning After Kids

Jess Paterson | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Paterson

Everything changes when you have children. You enter a whole new world with a whole new vocabulary. Baby-wearing, perineal massage, Bugaboo - yours is a new language. But parenthood also twists the words in your very mouth too.

The Accidental Cougar

Jess Paterson | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Paterson

It started innocuously enough. After an abs session at the gym, I happened to fall into conversation with the new fitness coach, Tom. He asked me about my exercise routine and goals, I said I wanted to drink wine and eat chocolate guilt-free.

Flexible Working: Let's Make It Mainstream

Jayne Morris | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

A recent study by Robert Half UK, revealed that nearly a third of UK HR directors cite 'inability to balance personal and professional commitments' as the primary reason for employee burnout. Could the new UK government legislation offering flexible working rights for all help make a difference?

Why God Matters and On Being an Orphan

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

God, that nebulous being without a face, has confused mankind forever. Either you are with him or against him. I recently took confession and the priest, locked behind a screen, ordered me to say to God that I was sorry for offending him.