Mums, Mental Health And Welsh Cakes

Carrie Ladd | Posted 27.11.2016 | UK Parents
Carrie Ladd

Consider this scenario: an anxious new mum, sat in those seats in the corner trying to settle her 6 week old colicky baby. Whilst half the waiting room coo over this new bundle-of-joy, she is feeling confused and holding back the tears. It may have taken significant courage to actually pick up the phone and book this appointment.

The Truth About Post-Birth

Meagan Jukes | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Parents
Meagan Jukes

But then I lost it. Where did the overwhelming rainbow feeling go? I lay in bed with my 2 day old son who keeps licking his lips at me. He doesn't love me. He doesn't know who I am. He just wants milk.

Dear Mum, It's Been A Year Since You Died

Naomi Barrow | Posted 23.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

The world is a little darker without you in it. A little duller. Your laugh no longer bounces off the walls of the house. Your arms no longer gather me into a hug when I walk through the door. Your smile doesn't greet me as I come up the drive.

Dear Friend Whose Mum Is Terminally Ill

Naomi Barrow | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

Your faith will be shaken. Whether it is faith in a higher power, in nature, in science, in people, or simply in good, it will be shaken because there is no rhyme or reason as to why this is happening. Eventually you will find faith in the little things again.

How Do We Live With The Guilt?

Sarah Pool | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Pool

We all know that being a parent comes with a mahoussive load of guilt. I remember being sat in my Ante Natal Class, pregnant with my first child and being told that when we bring our babies home we also bring home a big ol' bag of guilt.

8 Things You Totally Miss Now Your Child Is Back At School

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Parents

We may have moaned about having our children at home during the summer holidays - having to constantly entertain them and having even less time to our...

Who Am I?

Vikki Hammond | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Parents
Vikki Hammond

I am your voice, I do these things because I want the best for you. I want you here with me for as long as possible. Although what you have gone through is hard, and every day is a battle. I need you, here with me. Because without you I am nothing, I am no one. But with you I am your mum x

A Book Shop Has Been Praised For Its Unusual Breastfeeding Sign

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Parents

A book shop in Coventry has been praised for its invitation for women to breastfeed ‘ostentatiously’ in the store. The Big Comfy Bookshop put a ha...

From The Heart, A Letter To My Children

Vikki Hammond | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Parents
Vikki Hammond

Bailey summed it all up for me one day in the car.. "Mummy we are so lucky to have Kai, just think some people never get to experience someone like him. We are very lucky." With that sentence I felt my job was done, Kai has brought more joy into your life's than I could ever imagine.

Lily Allen Shares The Reality Of Getting 'Beach Ready' When You're A Mum

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Parents

Before becoming a mum, the preparation for a holiday was almost as important as the holiday itself: bikini shopping, pedicure, fake tan. But once you...

Blogger Writes Open Letter About Things Dads Are Praised For When Mums Are Criticised

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has written an open letter criticising the way people react differently to when a father looks after the children, rather than mothers. Constan...

Mum's Appeal To Find Daughter's Favourite T-Shirt Works A Little Too Well

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support she received from strangers after appealing for help to replace her daughter’s favourite t-s...

Mum Pumps Breast Milk In Hotel Lobby To Prove A Point About Breastfeeding

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Parents

A disgruntled mum decided to make a stand and pump breast milk in a busy hotel lobby after being refused a private space by hotel employees. Lynda Maz...

Mum Posed Naked To Get People Talking About Public Breastfeeding

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has shared a photo of herself breastfeeding her baby while completely naked to make a point about a mother’s right to breastfeed in public. Ju...

I've Lost My Anchor

Naomi Barrow | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

I'm floating around. Bouncing backwards and forwards like a ball stuck in a pinball machine. I feel like I'm flying away and losing control and there is nobody to catch me and bring me back. I try to communicate things, but my words get stuck and lost and float away, unheard.

37 Seconds Inside a Parent's Head

Lucy Tobin | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Parents
Lucy Tobin

THE SCENE: playing in tiny man's bedroom; books and miscellaneous items he has picked up in the last ten-minutes (reel of sellotape, single work shoe of husband that husband will shout at wife for losing, car key that I will later hunt down for 15 minutes, kitchen wooden spoon).

World Breastfeeding Week: Top Five Controversial Moments

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Parents

As World Breastfeeding Week is marked all over the globe, we take a look at some of the controversial moments that have started a conversation across ...

Mum Warns Of Heatwave Danger After Toddler Badly Burned By Park Apparatus

SWNS | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Parents

A toddler suffered painful burns when she placed her hands on a metal playground ramp that had hit a scorching 51C during the recent heatwave. Eva Car...

'Selfish Mother' Founder On Why She Felt Motherhood Needed A Makeover

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Parents

No parent can be fully prepared for the chaos that can unfold when they bring a baby into the world. No matter how many prenatal classes you go to, nu...

Surprising Things I Miss From My Twin Pregnancy

Ursula Brunetti | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Parents
Ursula Brunetti

It's all down to looking after other people instead of looking after myself... and that brings me back to the subject of pregnancy. When your whole entire job is to look after yourself so you can nurture that little life (in my case lives) growing inside of you.

How Can You Justify the UK's Spending on Aid?

Jo Yirrell | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK
Jo Yirrell

I was always proud of my eldest son Harry, never more so than when he swapped working at a building site in Leighton Buzzard to volunteer in a small v...

To My Son, The Heart Warrior

Vicki Moore | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Parents
Vicki Moore

I know I could have been a better mother, that I could have made the effort and see people, that I could have taken you out more. I was so worried Elijah, so worried I would lose you.

Transgender Teddy Teaches Kids That Everyone's Story Deserves To Be Told

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Parents

When Jessica Walton's wife fell pregnant, she made it her mission to find books with diverse characters and storylines to teach her new arrival about ...

Smart Phone, (Not So) Smart Idea

Sarah Pool | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Pool

We all know that we are, or are fast becoming a generation addicted to our phone or device and I have little doubt that there are a plethora of posts ...

Mum Explains Why It's Crucial Her Sons Are Fed Every Two Hours

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Parents

Update: The Traves family have requested we remove the Facebook embeds that were previously in this feature. A mum whose two sons need to eat every t...