Motherhood

Will This Elle Australia Cover Help To #NormaliseBreastfeeding?

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Parents

Nicole Trunfio has brought breastfeeding to the forefront again after being shot feeding her newborn on the cover of Elle Australia for their subscrib...

Four Ways My Husband Does Things Differently

Katy Wright | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Parents
Katy Wright

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. My husband leaves the toilet seat up, I don't. He knows how to park a car, I don't. I can cry in public for...

Why Dads Should Stop The Baby Talk

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Parents

Do dads spending time with their babies and toddlers use baby talk? The sort of coo-ing, sing-song, high-pitched voices that mothers put on? You mi...

Kids Parties - The Dream V The Reality

Emma Conway | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Parents
Emma Conway

When I was a kid there were two options. 1) you had a party at home. Non of the parents stayed. Overjoyed at two hours away from their children. You played crap games. Expected to get crap gifts and the party bags consisted of a balloon and a bit of squashed cake or 2) you had a McDonalds party. That. Was. It.

To My Shy Boy: It's Going to Be OK

Rachel Jeffcoat | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Parents
Rachel Jeffcoat

Little boy, you broke my heart today. We were at your very first classmate birthday party: a bouncy castle in the corner, cake and balloon plates ready on a table, preschooler shrieks echoing bat-like against the walls. You'd been talking about it for weeks. You fidgeted as we put on a shirt and jumper, and zipped ahead of me on your scooter as we walked down to the hall in the sunshine.

Why I Keep Measuring Myself Against the Perfect Mother

Kiran Chug | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Parents
Kiran Chug

The first time my one-year-old daughter rejected me made my eyes well up. The tears rose as quickly as my heart thudded to the ground. My daughter didn't want me. She wanted her grandmother.

Can I Love My Second Child as Much? Perhaps I Don't Need To

Lucy Unwin | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Unwin

Now my poor second daughter is, almost literally, banging on the door and ready to come into this world, and the billions of worldwide examples just can't stem my growing anxiety that I simply don't have enough love.

Five Questions I Ask Myself Before I Become a Mother

Ceri Gillett | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Parents
Ceri Gillett

I have been told some horrific labour stories. Tales of three days worth of pain, mystery medical problems, blood, guts and gore. Women love to share, particularly when it comes to sharing their birthing stories. So far I have found two camps.

Why Can't People Accept Women Who Don't Want Children?

Lisa Downs | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Parents
Lisa Downs

Children aren't for everyone, and I wish other people would accept that. I'm tired of being judged for not wanting children. Women's sole job in life isn't to have children. It's to give themselves the best life they can imagine, as we only have one shot at it.

All of This... Is Motherhood

Yvette Lamb | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Parents
Yvette Lamb

It is early rising and midnight waking, it is wiping noses... and bums. It is the park all year round; it is play dough, sand and crayons. It is travelling heavy and never 'nipping out'; it is laughter - so much laughter.

How Vlogging Mums Are Challenging the Fairytale of Motherhood

Charlotte Peach | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Parents
Charlotte Peach

I wish I could give a shout out to all the mum vloggers. But I would like to say to all of you, bravo. For having the guts to pick up a camera and offer advice and inspiration to other mums by sharing the good, the bad and the downright ugly of this crazy ride that is parenting.

Motherhood Choice

Alison Powell | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Parents
Alison Powell

The husbands, partners, ex's of these glorious, strong, intelligent women never seem to come under this scrutiny. They go to work and I suspect can get through days, weeks, months even when they are not quizzed about how they 'juggle' it all.

Mum, You're Not Wearing That!

Anna-Louise Dearden | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Parents
Anna-Louise Dearden

What is it with 10-year-old girls these days, or is it just mine? 'Er Mum, why are you trying so hard to be a teenager? You're 41!!! You are going to ...

Ten Things Our Children Will Sadly Not Experience

Emma Conway | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Parents
Emma Conway

OK so with hindsight our lives were a little bit more unhealthy and risky. But it makes me sad as we were free to be innocent. We could run around outside and eat crap and pretend to be Spuggy from Byker Grove, not some polished American beauty queen...

The Truth About Coming to Terms With a Post-Baby Body

Sara McCorquodale | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Parents
Sara McCorquodale

Women in my family had warned me, spouted about peaches becoming spaniel ears and what have you, but I thought maybe it wouldn't happen to me. Perhaps it was a generational thing that - like perms and home owning - would basically pass mine by.

The Rock's Emotional Picture Of His Mum Makes Us Want His Babies

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Parents

When Mother's Day comes around, many adored celebrities share inspirational pictures and happy stories about their mums. This year, Dwayne 'The Roc...

Top Tips on Keeping It in the Family When It Comes to Business

Lady Terry Robinson | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK
Lady Terry Robinson

The mother daughter relationship is a complex one but like any other, when the chemistry is right, it can make for a great partnership. We might be divided by the Atlantic Ocean (I'm in LA and Kate is in London) but we have some clear rules of engagement that make for a powerful dynamic.

Why Both Bad Mum and Perfect Mum Can F*** Off

Kirsty Smith | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Parents
Kirsty Smith

I get it - we like Bad Mum, she swears, she drinks, she reads her smartphone in the park while the kids face plant off the roundabout. On the surface that description does seem to fit my parenting style perfectly so you might imagine I'd be cheering Bad Mum on. But I'm not.

Elderly Women Share The Advice Their Mums Gave Them

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

No matter how old we get, we always remember good advice given to us by our mums. In the above video, six elderly women share the best piece of adv...

Victoria Beckham Writes Heartwarming Open Letter To Her Children

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Parents

Victoria Beckham has done something really unusual for a celebrity parent - she's opened up about her relationship with her children, and how she han...

A Baby Is Not a Chattel

Frank Furedi | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK
Frank Furedi

I was genuinely shocked and appalled to discover that a Judge had ruled that a one year old infant should be taken away from her mother and handed ove...

Meeting Miracle Babies Who Survived Earthquake in Nepal

Natalie Curtis | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Natalie Curtis

A few days ago in an earthquake survivor's camp, I met Shreya, who is eight months' pregnant. She told me that the earthquake shook her so hard that her baby moved into the wrong position. Thankfully her baby has moved back now, but she worries that there will be complications when she gives birth.

Motherhood, Anxiety and Castles

Hannah Parker | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Parents
Hannah Parker

As a southerner, I knew very little about Northumberland or the history of the area, and in a few short months we have travelled far and wide in this beautiful county, taking in hills and forests, coasts and national park.

My Dirty 'Mummy' Secrets

Emma Conway | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Parents
Emma Conway

There is that 5%, where I am so exhausted I can't think straight, that I have not been proud of. In fact? I'm downright embarrassed with myself. So I thought I would come clean. Offer other Mothers in similar shameful circumstances someone they can relate to. Reveal all My Dirty 'Mummy' Secrets.

11 Things I Would Say to My First Time Mother Self.......

Fiona Kennedy | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Parents
Fiona Kennedy

Looking back, there is so much I would do differently, so much I wish I'd known. Because there are things they don't tell you about in the antenatal classes, and things that nobody likes to talk about.