Best Mum in the World

Martyn Sibley | Posted 16.03.2015 | 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 11.03.2015 | 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 10.03.2015 | 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.

'Digital Mother' Is The App-Connected Statue You Didn't Know You Needed

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Among all the interesting gadgets coming out of CES 2014, one of the weirdest in form, if not function, is this digital statue, which watches over you...

Let the Truth Be Told

Steph Mann | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Mann

Sometimes I think that being a mum is brilliant. Sometimes being a lesbian is brilliant. Combine the two however and life can get a little complex... sometimes I can't answer questions thrown at me by my own kids.

Baby Boy Rescued From Spanish Drain

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK

UPDATE Saved: Baby Boy Dumped In Spanish Drain 'Because Mother Couldn't Pay For Abortion' (PICTURES) A baby boy has been rescued after being dumped...

Obese Mothers Could 'Program' Children To Become Fat Adults

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The likelihood of adults developing obesity and many other health problems might be determined in the womb, according to a report published today. ...

Mother Teresa on Trial

Daniel Scott Lintott | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel Scott Lintott

Mother Teresa is a name synonymous with goodness, kindness and humility. Under scrutiny this image crumbles in the wake of someone who was surely a fraud who propagated the Catholic Church more than she did the relief of poverty.

WATCH: Deaf Woman Hears Son's Voice For First Time

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The above video may be nearly five minutes long but it is worth every second. Trust us. A heartwarming video of a deaf mother hearing her 6-year-ol...

Motherhood: It Gets You Coming and Going

Christina Robert | Posted 09.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Robert

I got a phone call from my doctor recently, telling me that a recent blood test showed that I was 'post-menopausal'. I didn't quite know how to respond to this news. I didn't feel post-menopausal. My body seemed to be still following somewhat familiar rhythms.

WATCH: Mum and Daughter Shoplifting Team

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A video released by appears to show a Chinese women working with a very young partner in crime. According to Shanghaiist, the CCTV foo...

High Court Gives Go Ahead For Boy's Cancer Treatment

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK

Seven-year-old Neon Roberts can have radiotherapy treatment, following surgery on a brain tumour, against his mother Sally's wishes, a High Court judg...

In Which I Defeat both Waitrose and My Mother

Lucy Karsten | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Karsten

My Mother is reasonably annoying. She's a lawyer, purportedly, but since we've all grown up and left home she's just 'had so much extra time' (which, ...

The Manipulative Mother

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

When I tell people I have had three scholarships in my life, 2 academic and 1 music they are impressed. When I tell them I studied piano for 12 years but stopped short of Grade 8 (the highest grade), they are impressed. When I say I won every form prize in my junior school, won competitions for speech and drama, poetry reading, the bishop chorister's award and played the lead 'Alice' in Alice in Wonderland, all before the age of 11, they ask me why I don't do any of it now? But of course I don't normally tell anyone these things. Because I didn't win them. My mother did.

10 Empowering Things I Have Learned Since Having a Baby

Alice Grist | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Before you have a baby everyone has a story to share or a warning to give. You take it all in, some of it you disregard convinced it will be different for you. Other stuff, no one tells you, and perhaps it's best that way.

Mother Murdered Baby Out Of A 'Craving For Attention'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.07.2012 | UK

A mother found guilty of poisoning her own baby with a powerful pain killer murdered out of a "craving for attention" according to the judge. Miche...

Work-Life Balance: Having It All?

Camilla Macpherson | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Camilla Macpherson

I'm a lawyer working in the City for a major law-firm. I have a husband, and a two-year-old daughter. Last month, my first novel was published by Random House. The question I was asked by everyone? "How on earth did you find the time?"

Extreme Weather - The Real Victims

Nickee Todd | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK Style
Nickee Todd

Stating the obvious but half-term was a wash out. In previous entries I have moaned about how the persistent rain has messed with my spring/summer wardrobe and that was at the beginning of May.

Mother Tells Of 'Shock' At Finding Daughter Dead In Her Bed

PA | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK

A mother spoke of her "complete and utter shock" at discovering her three-year-old daughter dead in her bed - six months after her young son also died...

My Baby Blessingway - An Alternative Baby Shower Report

Alice Grist | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

A Blessingway ticks many of the boxes of a baby shower. It's a gals event only. We all gather together under one roof, food and drink are partaken of and afterward much chatter and gossip indulged. The massive and most important difference however is that no gifts are requested or exchanged.

Mother Finds Baby Alive In Morgue, 12 Hours After Being Told It Was Dead

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK

An Argentinian mother has spoken of her shock after her stillborn baby was found alive in a morgue. Analia Bouter's fifth child was born at 26 week...