Motherhood

Why My Daughter Is My Idol

Emma Porcelli | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Parents
Emma Porcelli

I know people say girls are hard work in their teenage years so I am going to enjoy these years with my 'idol'. I know children can drive us insane, but when you look at the person you now are, you realise they are worth it.

I Hope You Know I Love You

Emma Conway | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Parents
Emma Conway

I more than anything wish I was always there at your beck and call. Reading when you wanted me to. And not washing up. Always willing to watch Peppa with you. And not tidying up Lego. Saying "OK!" to every chocolate bar and every time you begged to stay up late?

The Five Categories of Mummy-Hangover All of Us Should Know About...

Helen Wallen | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

Right now feeding your infant would be like sticking a giant gin nipple in their face and syphoning off last night's post-3am Jaeger-Bombs... You've thrown up in your own hair and made the decision just to 'brush it in', and for the first hour you were awake this morning you couldn't remember how many children you actually had...

The Ten Types of Breastfeeding Mother I Was

Lucy Tomlinson | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Tomlinson

It's never straightforward, I was never just one type of breastfeeder. In exactly the same way I'm not just one type of mother or one type of person. I'm lots, all at once sometimes. Like everyone else. Phew, think I need a lie down.

New Mum Sheds Nine Stone On Maternity Leave

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

For most mothers, finding the energy to do even the simplest of tasks can be hard enough after bringing a newborn baby home. But Nichola Porter had...

Does Your Diet Suffer For Your Kids?

Jess Paterson | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents
Jess Paterson

A good diet was hard enough to achieve before I had a baby, what with working long hours, drunken 2am cheese and peanut butter toastfests (try it, it's amazing), and hungover scoffing. But as soon as I fell pregnant, the assault on my good intentions and dubious resolve began.

Do Only Children Make Good Parents?

Polly Walker | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents
Polly Walker

I consider myself lucky to be raising my girls in a generation where we are encouraged to talk about the difficulties of parenting, to share the tough days as well as the momentous and jubilant times beyond our partners and the family home.

'I Think It's A Subject That Women Don't Like To Talk About'

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

Mum of three Rebecca Ferguson opens up about what it's like to have a partner leave you during pregnancy, which happened when she was expecting her t...

The Good, the Bad and the Sandy: What Holidays Are REALLY Like When You Have Kids

Helen Thorn | Posted 23.08.2015 | UK Parents
Helen Thorn

Now I have small children, a 'holiday' rarely involves two minutes of peace. Although it does seem involve the same amount of alcohol - just with less bikinis on a boat and more PJs on plastic furniture. So here's what summer holidays mean, now that I am a Scummy Mummy.

Ten Lessons That Motherhood Has Taught Me

Laura Powell-Corbett | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Parents
Laura Powell-Corbett

Toddlers have selective hearing, they will not hear you bellowing their name telling them TO COME BACK HERE RIGHT NOW. NO I AM NOT JOKING. I AM COUNTING TO THREE..... ONE, TWO..... TWO AND A HALF... but they will hear you from three rooms away when you try to sneak a piece of chocolate.

An Important Message for New Mums

Nicola Bonn | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Parents
Nicola Bonn

Today I wanted to speak out to all those new mums who at this moment are feeling tearful, lonely, beyond exhausted and perhaps slightly scared that they're going to get post-natal depression and I wanted to reassure you that what you're feeling is normal and that it will pass.

Is First Time Motherhood Wasted On First Time Mums?

Reneé Davis | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Parents
Reneé Davis

I loved being a mum, and was so ready for it, but looking back it feels like I frittered that precious time away. I hated our old flat and we were always out - doing stuff, going places, meeting people. No wonder P was a demanding baby, she was probably over stimulated half the time.

Mum Leaves Hilarious Notes For 27-Year-Old Son House-Sitting For Her

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A mum has gone to extreme lengths to make sure her son behaves himself while she's away on holiday. The son in question is 27 years old. Martyn ...

The Summer We Said Yes

Kiran Chug | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Parents
Kiran Chug

We said yes to breaking the rules, to late nights, to doing whatever we felt like despite the long list of errands that piled up. They might have been small acts of rebellion - going out on cool mornings without socks, walks in the rain without umbrellas, frivolous presents bought on a whim with little thought of our family budget.

16 Things All New Mums Should Know

Jessica Brown | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Parents
Jessica Brown

Nothing can really prepare you for becoming a parent, books don't give you the low down on what really goes on. You get a whole new identity, a new name, a new body (yeah, thanks for that) and you just have to deal with it.

Practicing Self Care

Natasha Batsford | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Parents
Natasha Batsford

My children do not require me to spend every waking moment supporting their optimal development. Choosing to do something for myself rather than them does not make me a bad mother; it makes me a sensible human.

'It's Literally You And Them And Every Minute Of Every Day Is Just Living To Keep Them Alive'

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Parents

New mum Kimberley Walsh has spoken out about how overwhelming she found those early days of parenting son Bobby Jay, who turns one in September. "T...

The ULTIMATE Things You Need Mum List!

Emma Conway | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Parents
Emma Conway

Bar the time you drink A LOT of tea, Motherhood is also sponsored by gin. Often cracked open at 6:30pm on a braless Friday night sat in your living room tucking into a Chinese take away. And then this gin soaked theme is continued throughout the weekend. And maybe on a Wednesday. Just because.

Seven Signs You're a Mum in Need of a Holiday

Zeena Moolla | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Parents
Zeena Moolla

Since becoming a mum, is your idea of a break a solo trip to the loo and enough time to cut your toenails? Do you feel positively Mediterranean slinging a bit of feta in your shopping trolley, and having a siesta (or rather passing out from exhaustion), on the couch while the kids nap? It could be you are suffering from a well-known condition called MINOAH - Mum In Need Of A Holiday.

'I Felt Really Trapped Like I'm Going To Be Terrible, Like I'm Not Going To Be Able To Do This'

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Parents

Stacey Solomon speaks candidly about one of the most challenging issues facing new mothers: post-natal depression. The singer and presenter opened ...

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.