Kids Are Hard - Marriage After Kids Is Harder

Nicole Thomas | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Parents
Nicole Thomas

Baby arrived and our expert exchanges rapidly turned to shit. It was frightening how quickly it deteriorated into utter chaos. You're pre-warned about how it changes everything - the usual guff about no sleep, no social life, etc. However, we just weren't prepared for how it fundamentally changed us as people.

How Do I Prepare My Children for the Fact That Some People May Never Accept Them?

Sumbel Gilani | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Parents
Sumbel Gilani

As a mother I want to prepare my children for any obstacles they may encounter. I want to encourage them to work hard, treat others with respect and kindness, be good citizens and contribute to society in a positive manner. But how do I prepare their innocent young minds for possible racism when they see everyone as the same as them?

Baby Sign Language - Yes or No?

Jessica Brown | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Parents
Jessica Brown

I started chatting to other mums about baby signing, it really appealed to me as I listened to stories of how they communicate with their babies/ toddlers. The idea of being able to understand (even on a very basic level) what my daughter needs/ wants excited me.

Fighting Cancer While Pregnant: Mothers Deserve Quality Care

Peter Wallroth | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK
Peter Wallroth

Finding out that my wife Mair had breast cancer was a huge shock for all of us who loved her. At 41, she was vibrant, full of energy and had shown no...

A Letter to my Darling Firstborn

Reneé Davis | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Parents
Reneé Davis

If I've learnt nothing else, it's that life whizzes by at a blink and you'll miss it rate. Never was there a more apt phrase for parenthood than 'the days are long, but the years are short'.

The 10 Month Itch

Adele Armstrong | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Parents
Adele Armstrong

My husband told me the other day that's it's not my personality to get down on the floor and play with her but it suits him (so she wont be so deprived after all!). I think I'm more of a "teacher" than a "player", I really look forward to her reading, painting, cooking with me etc over the coming years.

How Do You Do It - the Most Common Question Asked of Working Mums

Vicki Psarias | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Parents
Vicki Psarias

When we get to the crux of it, the context of the questioning is pretty anti-feminist and shoddy really (society/media's fault and the inequality of the workforce for mothers are to blame rather than the enquirer)...

Are You an Awkward Over-Sharer?

Helen Thorn | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Comedy
Helen Thorn

Hello. My name is Helen, and I am an over-sharer. To put it in technical terms, I suffer from Awkward Sharer Syndrome (ASS). Yes, I am the person at the party who misjudges the flow of the conversation, and tells an embarrassing story that creates a fog of discomfort, silencing the room.

Mummy Guilt, Schmummy Guilt

Emma Porcelli | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Parents
Emma Porcelli

We choose to go to work to earn money for them, to give them more. For them to have more hobbies, a bigger house, more holidays in a year. If you look at what you do, ask yourself, "Is this for my child?" I bet most of the time it is. I hear people all the time feeling bad they miss children's assemblies, but it is because you are working for them.

How Not to Do a Wet School Run

Emma Conway | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Parents
Emma Conway

This week was the first time it rained on my daughters school run. She has just started reception and to be honest? I wasn't ready. I am a rooky. It beat me. It made me crumble, have a little weep and taught me some valuable life lessons which I will share with you now. Ignore them at your peril...

The Grass Is Rarely Greener on the Other Side of the Fence

Reneé Davis | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Reneé Davis

I'd be lying if I said that a small part of me didn't feel envious when Facebook informs me that my friends are painting the town red, but I console myself with the knowledge that I truly lived life to the max before I had my children.

Appreciate These Days With Your Kids - The Look That Says it All

Aimee Foster | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Parents
Aimee Foster

It's the look that says, I remember the days when my house was full of dirty dishes, toys, children's artwork, muddy footprints, clutter and mess. I remember the noise being at such a level that I couldn't hear myself think.

Do I Look Invisible in This?

Sophia Walker | Posted 23.09.2015 | 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)

'Being Mum Is The Great Leveller Because We're All Coming From The Same Place - We Just Want The Best For Our Children'

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Parents

Tess Daly and Rochelle Humes chat about their favourite thing: motherhood, as part of AOL Original Series, Being Mum. "Talking babies, or about bei...

Have I Made a Big Mistake Having Kids in My Twenties?

Christina Franks | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Parents
Christina Franks

Aged nearly 35, with my youngest daughter turning seven tomorrow, it hasn't escaped my notice that many of my other friends from uni are embarking on their first pregnancy. And it's sparked something of an existential crisis.

Kim Cattrall Makes a Good Point - You're Not 'Less' If You're Happy

Ben Johns | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ben Johns

I know that I won't be less of a person if I don't have children. But for women, the societal time limits which are in place for women are restrictive and not necessary. Its 2015, are we still valuing other people's happiness on if they are married or have children?

My Boy

Amanda Prowse | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Parents
Amanda Prowse

I didn't expect to feel like this. I thought I would be celebrating his wonderful achievement - but I don't feel like celebrating. I feel like crying and so I have. A lot. I've cried at the sight of his very own toaster nestling in its box.

24 Hours Pre-Baby Versus Now

Adele Armstrong | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Parents
Adele Armstrong

Wake up to the sound of a baby moaning, feed baby in bed and put her in between us with plenty of toys and hope she will play quietly so we can snooze, what actually happen is she "attacks " us, pulls our hair, screams (happy scramming but still screaming!), tries to leap off the bed etc.

'I'm Going To Keep Going Until The Doctor Says I Can't Have Anymore'

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Parents

While some parents feel a brood of two or three children is more than enough to keep their hands full, glamour model-turned-businesswoman Katie Price,...

The Alternative Baby Glossary... (Contains No Gloss and Lots of Disappointment)

Helen Wallen | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

Parenting is like an entirely new language... and unless you're already fluent in babbling your way through a baby-wearing growth-spurt with confused nipples then you'll probably need to read this. (with a gin.)

Being a Mum in 2015

Nicola Bonn | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Parents
Nicola Bonn

There's SO much information out there... online, in books, from friends and family and sometimes we feel really overwhelmed. It can make us feel neurotic and indecisive about what we're doing but we seek it out all the same.

An Open Letter to New Mums

Amy Ransom | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Parents
Amy Ransom

You will sleep again. You will. The baby will grow and as she grows, she'll become more satisfied and wake less for milk. You'll find ways to comfort her and settle her for sleep. Maybe you'll rock her. Maybe she'll self-soothe. It doesn't really matter right now.

New Parent - New Language

Sophia Walker | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Parents
Sophia Walker

In the space of a year, my life has changed thanks to the bundle of joy I created. I can suddenly appreciate why people say that having a child is their greatest achievement. It definitely puts my prior conquests (and I include meeting David Beckham) into perspective!

Mother Knows Best

Laura Lee | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Parents
Laura Lee

Motherhood is a bewildering time for even the most level headed; it brings a myriad of emotions that no baby book can prepare you for. Guilt, heart swelling pride, resentment and an over whelming desire to kill anyone who hurts your cub.

The Mummy-Uniform...

Helen Wallen | Posted 06.09.2015 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

It's a well known fact (it's not), that there are precisely eight types of 'Mummy-Uniform' that all mothers wear. And most of you will be wearing right now as you read this...