Sixteen Easy Ways to Annoy Pregnant Women

Caroline Thain | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Thain

Whenever we grow too exhausted to beat ourselves up with obligatory innate society-taught mummy guilt, we can be certain Another Mother will do it for us. My childless non-pregnant peers don't, nor do men. It's women with at least one kid.

Feeling the Fear of Public Speaking

Christina Robert | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Robert

I don't know how many of you have dabbled in self-help, but there is a niggling inconsistency to the general message of 'heal thyself' that has always thrown me. Is the pathway to fulfilment reached by following my bliss - or - by feeling the fear and doing it anyway?

My Mother. My Inspiration.

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK
Elizabeth Kucinich

It was the early 1990s. The recession had hit. Our house was in foreclosure, but mum was determined to make things work and to save our home. And she did! She established a healing practice and I watched the archetypal journey of the wounded healer unfold before me.

Mothers Day - How to Stay Calm With a MIL You Don't Get on With...

Cat Williams | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Williams

First of all, we need to recognise that our mother-in-law poses a uniquely powerful threat to our self-confidence and self-worth. She is a person who might come across as having 'been there done that' and so could potentially judge our 'success' as a wife, mother and woman.

We Wish Our Baby Pictures Looked Like This!

The Huffington Post UK Lifestyle | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When the baby pictures come out at that first cringe-worthy "meet the parents" evening most of us want to run a mile. But the children in these adorab...

The Mum Test: 10 Tell-Tale Signs You're Definitely a Mother

Hannah Beckerman | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Beckerman

This Sunday will be my second Mother's Day as a mum. Last year, with a five-month old who seemed to be under the impression that sleeping for more than 90 consecutive minutes (day or night) was overrated, I wasn't sure I was even human, let alone a mum.

10 Tips For A Great Mother's Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Comedy

From breakfast in bed to making her dinner, here's how to REALLY pamper your mum this Mothering Sunday... (Video made for HuffPost UK Comedy by Han...

What We Don't Tell Our Mothers, Usually, on Mother's Day (But Perhaps We Should)

Paula Coston | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Coston

With Mothers Day coming up, for various reasons I'm especially aware this year of the concealments of daughters like me, probably all over the world.

Worst Baby Shower Ever? Greedy Parent Demands Gifts From Invitees Unable To Attend

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There are two types of people in this world: those who throw baby showers and those who wince at invitations from mothers-to-be who are, frankly, expe...

Gift Ideas For Mother's Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Mother's Day is coming up this weekend but before you decide to resort to a soap and moisturiser gift set, how about trying something a little differe...

What My Mother Told Me

Donna Ida Thornton | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Donna Ida Thornton

Mother's Day is soon approaching and with International Women's Day last Saturday, suddenly everything seems to be about women, and Mums, and how much we really do learn from them. The people I look to for inspiration are all women, every single one of them.

Top Three Retreats for Pregnant Mums

Caroline Sylger Jones | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Sylger Jones

Are you pregnant and feeling scared, confused, sick, elated, a bit rubbish, amazing, possibly all of these? When I was pregnant I veered from being a manic, over-organising machine ordering too much baby gear to curling up like a grannie on my sofa with a blanket on my knees sipping endless cups of green tea.

Nigel Farage Proves That Sexism in the City Is Alive and Well

Polly Courtney | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics
Polly Courtney

Within weeks of joining the bank, I became aware of barriers to my progress that were simply not there for my male equivalents. Women weren't given a chance to prove themselves, men bonded in strip clubs, women were paid less than their male counterparts, sexist 'banter' ruled - and that was before I even noticed what was happening to the one other female executive in my department, who had just had a baby.

Kirstie Allsop Says Household Chores Keep Mums Sane

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Kirstie Allsopp landed herself in very hot washing up water this week, by claiming that she and fellow mums find household chores 'therapeutic'. Th...

Couvade, The Right of Passage for Fathers

Nick Clements | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

As someone who works with men and boys, these two descriptions of couvade, inspire and excite me. Our ancestors knew the importance of having the father bond with the baby as quickly and as thoroughly as possible. The reduction in testosterone shows how this is a biological and evolutionary imperative.

Is It Time to Take an iSiesta?

Steph Weller | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Weller

Seriously, Mr Cameron, can this be a law? I'm sure a siesta Bill can be passed. Let's look at the benefits for a moment: power naps = more productive brain activity, it makes us happier, healthier, reduces stress, which in turn is good for our cardiovascular systems - less strain on the NHS.

Is Society Pushing Motherhood Out?

Shohana Khan | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shohana Khan

Motherhood has always been an undying role in every society, crucial for the future of the human race. The question we need to ask ourselves today is,...

American Airlines Apologises To Breastfeeding Mother Following 'Nurse In' Protest

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

American Airlines has apologised to a woman who complained that a flight attendant told her to 'cover up' while breastfeeding her child on a flight, f...

The One With It All Over the Place

Georgy Jamieson | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Georgy Jamieson

I was still inwardly crying and screaming as the now clean boy snuggled next to me with his milk and stories and even later on in the evening when I poured a glass of wine and shuddered at what had happened.

Media Frenzy over British Monarchy's New Heir Sparks Hopes for World Where "All Babies Matter"

Democracy Now! | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK
Democracy Now!

Amidst a global media frenzy, Prince William and Kate Middleton welcomed a baby boy into the world on Monday. The lead up to the royal birth generated...

My Mum, Myself and The Tea Making Competition Only I Was Aware Of

Henry Fosdike | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Comedy
Henry Fosdike

During a discussion with my flatmates recently, I told everyone in attendance that no matter what happens when I go home, she'll always end up making pretty much all the cups of tea for everybody else because she loves making sure everyone is properly fed and watered. I even went so far as to predict that even if I tried, she'd still end up making more cups of tea than me when I next visit.

Don't Put Me in a Box

Charlie O'Brien | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie O'Brien

I'm completely used to people (usually men) assuming that I am a bimbo because I have blonde hair. Can I not have blonde hair AND a 1st Class Degree? Is it not possible that I may enjoy watching Keeping Up With the Kardashians AND Panorama?

Berating Men and Fathers Is a Waste of Time

John L. Adams | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
John L. Adams

Speaking for myself, I see women, mothers and feminists as colleagues and friends. We can and should all work together to help dads become better parents and raise the profile of fatherhood. Anti-male blog-posts such as the one written by Louise Pennington create a wedge between the genders.

One Million Children in the UK are Denied the Right of a Father - Are we Going to Question, Why?

Shohana Khan | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shohana Khan

One million children going without an adequate education would be unacceptable and a cause for considerable public anger to be directed towards the Government... But one million fathers are absent from the lives of their children. The presence and influence of a father is of far greater importance than a school teacher.

Buying a Father's Day Card for Your Stepfather

John L. Adams | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
John L. Adams

I often wonder who writes such gushing father's day tributes. They might be suitable for your natural father (although I frequently question this), but in my opinion you want something slightly more conservative for a stepfather.