Motherhood

What's My Mummy Style?

Hannah Clarke | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Parents
Hannah Clarke

The most important bit, though, is that I'm realising that my style is not one image, one type of trouser or top or dress which defines me as a whole, but rather an array of clothes which are suitable for the different versions of 'me'.

An Open Letter to a Recently-Bereaved Mother

Leigh Kendall | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Parents
Leigh Kendall

I am not going to tell you what to do, how to grieve. I cannot do those things, because while we may share a similar experience in common our individual journeys are so very personal. I felt so alone after my son died, and I hope this letter offers even a tiny bit of comfort to you.

When Helpful Advice Isn't Very Helpful

Reneé Davis | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Parents
Reneé Davis

I'm sad. That my husband and I have to be the perfect parents 24/7 otherwise all hell breaks loose. And it does. On a regular basis. Because we can barely be good enough parents most days on this little sleep and this much stress. In my darkest moments I wonder if my marriage is strong enough to survive autism.

Jade Jagger Opens Up About Becoming A Grandmother And A Mum Again - At The Same Time

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Parents

Mum of three Jade Jagger talks candidly to Tess Daly about motherhood, revealing that becoming a young mum didn't change her life, "it just became my ...

Style Lessons I've Learnt as a New Mum

Dhanya Nair | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Parents
Dhanya Nair

It is natural and all too common to forget about yourself and your needs when you are busy taking care of a tiny person, going about in life and handling zillion other things. However, style is not just about vanity it is also about confidence. Hence, as a new mum it is important to honour some of your needs.

Dear Partner, Thank You

Zara Walker | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Parents
Zara Walker

I don't want to say thank you for parenting, it's a job we both accepted the minute the pregnancy test turned positive, in fact it's something we committed to by disposing of the contraceptives. I want to thank you for the things you have done for me since we have become parents.

One In, One Out

Sophia Walker | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Parents
Sophia Walker

While I whole-heartedly appreciate that for some women the necessity of just getting out of the house and meeting someone is crucial, for me enjoying someone's company is just as important.

First Year Survival Tips for Twin Parents

Stella Olojola | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Parents
Stella Olojola

The first year with the babies was quite tricky. There was so much to be done in so little time so I had to come up with a survival plan to cope during the early days, when I was left on my own for the first time to care for them.

A Proud Mother of Boys

Vicki Psarias | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Parents
Vicki Psarias

My boys don't conform to stereotypes, they have long hair which they both love and don't want to cut, they love bold clothes, are both fiercely bright and fun, funny and thoughtful and love to pick wildflowers and brush my hair (and tell me I'm a princess), as much as they enjoy running outside, kicking balls and climbing trees.

Mummy Speed Dating

Elfa Wilmot | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Parents
Elfa Wilmot

It's a bit tedious going to playgroups and meeting mums at school and having to spend months figuring out who you want in your gang. Mummy Speed Dating would make life a lot easier. If you had four minutes with each mum, what would you look for? This is how I would suss out my mummy friend soul mate.

Today I Paraded a Poo Around My House

Olivia Siegl | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Parents
Olivia Siegl

Never EVER did I think I would be so excited about another human taking a dump, but my oh my the sound of poo hitting plastic has made this potty training mums year!

The Six Phases of Motherhood

Suzanne Whitton | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Parents
Suzanne Whitton

What no one realises (at this stage of blissful naivety) is that the gorgeous, defenceless, newborn bundle will one day become a demanding toddler, opinionated five-year-old, unreasonable tween, and finally... stroppy teenager.

"It's everything... it's my whole life:" Jo Whiley opens up about motherhood

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Parents

Radio DJ and television presenter Jo Whiley talks candidly to Tess Daly about her life as a hectic mum-of-four, juggling her career with child-rearing...

A Night in a Hotel With Kids: The Dream Versus the Reality

Emma Conway | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Parents
Emma Conway

You get an invitation. It may be to a wedding. Or you may have to stay over somewhere the night before a flight. Or perhaps you throw caution into the wind and decide to take your small children away for a mini-break. Yeah sure in the past being confined in a hotel room overnight with two tots was pure hell on earth. But this time. This time? It will be different...

Mediocre Mum

Jennifer Hill | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Parents
Jennifer Hill

There's a bit of a trend at the moment about being open and honest when it comes to parenting. Brags about things we don't do with our kids or epic parenting fails are becoming more common than the wonderful things we all do.

Things I'd Tell My Daughter (If I Had One)

Lisa Edwards | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

I'm childfree-by-choice, but as my life fills with young female friends, I find myself thinking about what I want to pass on to them - in a wise-woman way. If I'd had a daughter when I was thirty, she would be eighteen now. So these are the things I'd like to say to her, and weirdly, lots of them are things my mother said to me...

Who Is Judging Who?

Reneé Davis | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Parents
Reneé Davis

Judgement. I've heard this word so much since becoming a mum, and have often felt that other women think I'm judging them. That they think I'm some kind of supermum who has it all sorted, and by default that means I look down at what they do.

Primark Security Guard 'Physically Removed Baby From Nursing Mother'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Primark Deny Allegations Nursing Mother's Child Was Snatched From Her Breast Discount clothing store Primark is investigating allegations a...

How Women Around Britain Are Redefining What Being A Mum Means

Poorna Bell | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Parents
Poorna Bell

Here to make sense of Millennial motherhood, our guest editors Rochelle Humes and Tess Daly will be taking over HuffPost UK Parents for the day. Beyond their editorship, Tess and Rochelle are also fronting our new AOL Original series Being Mum, where they interview other celebrity mums on the challenges they face. The ladies chat to Emma Bunton about her fertility scare, Alesha Dixon on why she felt she had to hide her pregnancy from Britain's Got Talent bosses and Jade Jagger's scary school car run crash.

8 Tales From The Frontline Of Motherhood

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents

Things change when you become a mum. This is so obvious you may think it goes without saying, but no matter how prepared you are for this inevitab...

Alesha Dixon: 'I Kept My Pregnancy Secret From Simon Cowell For Six Months'

The Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents

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Emma Bunton Opens Up About Her Fertility Fears

The Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents

Emma Bunton has revealed that at the age of 25 she was told there was a 50/50 chance she wouldn't be able to have children. "It broke my heart, it...

The Future Needs Creative People - Fostering Creativity in My Son

Annie Vasconcelos | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Parents
Annie Vasconcelos

At university I heavily studied creativity and whether it can be taught or if it is a skill you are born with. I constantly look for creativity within my pupils of my Performing Arts business and I have a thirst for finding new ways to stimulate them in their creative journeys. But where does creativity fit in to my Motherhood? How to I foster that within my boy? How do I inspire him to be creative?

Dating - The 90s Way!

Emma Conway | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Conway

I'm a little bit sad there isn't a bit more photographic evidence of my late teens and early 20s as I was four stone lighter and often went out without a bra on without them flapping around my knees. But I am glad that no one will ever get to witness the time I was was left stood crushed in New Street Station, dumped, weeping under the departures board. Braless and thin.

Six Signs Your House Is Ruled By a TODDLER TYRANT!

Zeena Moolla | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Parents
Zeena Moolla

Has your home become toddler-occupied territory? Do you live within no-go zones changeable on a daily basis? Are orders frequently barked at you? "Don't sing!" "Stop talking!" No laughing!" Well, you are not alone - and in the spirit of misery loving some company, here are six signs you are living under a toddler tyranny...