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The Truth About Heartbreak And Becoming A Single Mum

Sarah Caldwell | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Caldwell

I've written this because I am feeling it, right now. I am in the process of picking up all the pieces of our shattered life. I'm also writing it because I know how comforting it is to know that you aren't the first person to go through it.

Hardcore Sexit

Rebekah Smith | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Parents
Rebekah Smith

I wish I could remember when it happened; the moment I was switched off and I lost all desire to do 'IT' anymore. I definitely wanted to do it the day I conceived my first child, so at least that is somewhere to start...

Young Mum Love - Because You Deserve It

Lianne Freeman | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Parents
Lianne Freeman

I'm not a young mum myself as I had our first, Archie, when I was 31. My mum was a young mum - she had me at 19 - and also my nan had my mum at 18. As a mum you make so many sacrifices and put things on hold until your little ones grow up.

Being Step Mum - The Biggest Privilege Of My Life

Tina McGuff | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Parents
Tina McGuff

To date raising all the children is the most rewarding thing I've ever done. It's been an honour for me to have raised them the best I could. I can honestly say hand on heart I've given it my best shot - also to watch them become happy adults has been everything I had hoped for.

Helping Your Newly Single Mum Friend

Rebekah Smith | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Parents
Rebekah Smith

Friendship: A chance meeting that develops into fun, memories and a million WhatsApp messages. Your only agenda for being there is because you want to be, it's a bond built on pure appreciation of a particular person. Maybe that's why a friends pain can sometimes feel like a personal attack.

Who Let The Dads Out? The Annoying Thing About Equality

Celine Bell | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Parents
Celine Bell

Honestly, I'm sick of it. The praise heaped on my husband for being such a super dad. When did he use his vagina to bring life to the world? When did he scoop baby puke out of his cleavage? Does he know where the kids' swimming stuff is? Or the details of their vaccination schedule?

What Happens Before 7am? The Secret Life Of Parents

Celine Bell | Posted 17.04.2017 | UK Parents
Celine Bell

Let me tell you. It isn't good. Nothing good happens before 7am (similar to my rule of parties in my twenties - nothing good happens after 2am. Go home at 2am. If I'm up at 2am now it is for very different reasons. Rarely featuring tequila.)

Mum-Of-Six Still Finds The Time To Be Funniest Woman On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Parents

Every parent knows that it only takes one child in your house to make you feel like your life is going into complete meltdown, you’ll never be in co...

Social Media Isn't Always A True Reflection of Life - Why Do We Have To Be So Controversial

Bev Ridyard | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Parents
Bev Ridyard

So here's to the next 1,180 days. I've come too far to let the side down now. Whatever stage of parenthood you are at, it's never too late to up your game. And I know your kids will thank you...

My Mum Story - 1,180 'Ordinary And Everyday' Photos By Mother's Day

Bev Ridyard | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Parents
Bev Ridyard

On Thursday 2nd January 2014, when we had our twelve week scan for our first baby, I decided to take a photo every day. That's right. Every day. This new, wonderful chapter that I had dreamed of was about to happen and I was not going to let it pass me by. I'm not a massive fan of getting in photos but I knew that if I didn't do this, I couldn't turn the clock back.

A Mum's Experience Of Abuse

Jennifer Gilmour | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Parents
Jennifer Gilmour

Having children changes your life in so many ways, not least because you acquire a protective instinct that makes you want to protect them from harm or hurt. I remember feeling this protectiveness instantly when my first child was born.

This Guy's Mum Hasn't Quite Got The Hang Of Whatsapp And The Internet Thinks It's Hilarious

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Technology can be baffling for the best of us. But when it comes to parents, there’s an entirely new level of confusion. One mum has adorably proven...

12 Mother’s Day Quotes That Will Make You Want To Call Your Mum

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Granted we are often guilty of forgetting to tell our nearest and dearest just how much we love them (even when they drive us up the wall), but Mother...

I Understand Not Wanting Children

J.J. Barnes | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Parents
J.J. Barnes

I'll hasten to point out that I don't in any way regret my decision to be a mother.  This is not a "what a mistake" type thought.  Indeed, I truly wouldn't have it any other way and if I went back in time I'd still have sex with my idiot ex-husband at the same time on the same day to make sure that the exact same little human was produced from that union.  That doesn't take away my understanding however.

How Do You Tell Your Children You Have A Mental Illness

Tina McGuff | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Parents
Tina McGuff

It took many years to become 'normal', whatever that is. Once I had finished therapy, inpatient and outpatient treatments, ending all mediations, I felt I was finally mentally fit and ready to take on the world.

Leaving Memories

J.J. Barnes | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
J.J. Barnes

I have a mirror that my grandmother made, books that were my mothers, a cardigan knitted by my aunt. I have trinkets and jewellery, bits and pieces about the place, some with material value and others just sentimental, all of which serve to remind me of my past and where I came from, things which I keep mainly for their worth just to me.

Every Day My Daughter Dies - Parenting With Anxiety

J.J. Barnes | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Parents
J.J. Barnes

I don't know if this is specific to my own type of anxiety, if it's common amongst those who suffer in general, or if it's just standard in even the most calm natured of mothers, but every day I have to process my daughter's death.

Mum Stages Photoshoot To Show Daughter She Is More Beautiful Than Frozen's Elsa

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Parents

For any parent, building their children’s confidence is an important part of helping them grow up, but that doesn’t mean it is always easy. Now on...

I'm Back! A Little Explanation For My Relative Silence!

Claire Lynch | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Lynch

So you'll probably all have noticed that I haven't been around for a while; or perhaps you hadn't noticed but now I come to mention it... but I'm going to indulge myself and pretend that you had all most definitely noticed my absence, even if you hadn't missed my ramblings.

Same-Sex Couple Take Turns Breastfeeding Baby In Touching Photos

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Parents

A same-sex couple have been photographed both breastfeeding their four-week-old daughter in a bid to raise awareness of LGBT families. Claire Eden-McI...

I Met My Birth Partner On Instagram

Vicki Cockerill | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Parents
Vicki Cockerill

Yes, I will be having my partner and someone I met on the internet attend the birth of my second child. But I am happy with this, so that's all that matters.

Instagram Fitness Star Shares Proud Photo Of 'Loose Skin' Six Months Postpartum

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Parents

A fitness guru and Instagram sensation has shared a “proud” photo of her stomach showing loose skin. Australia-based Tammy Hembrow, who has an imp...

Kids Really Do Change You

Ruth Kudzi | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Parents
Ruth Kudzi

To an extent this was true, although the music festivals now tend to be of the kid friendly variety, as do the restaurants and the holidays. I am happy about the changes but I would lie if I said it was an easy transition into parenthood. It is more like a seismic overnight shift.

Adele's Right... Why Doing What You Love When You're A Mum Helps You 'Come Back To Yourself'

Lucy Griffiths | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Parents
Lucy Griffiths

When munchkin was about 14 months old, I began going to yoga classes while my husband watched the baby, and it was such a relief to do something just for me. And yes, I could almost hear the strains of Adele singing.... "HELLOOOO" in my mind as I did my downward dog. Yes, Hello, I was back.

Danielle Lloyd Is Pregnant With Her Fourth Child, Announces It With Beyoncé-Inspired Shoot

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Parents

Danielle Lloyd is pregnant with her fourth child. The 33-year-old, who is already mum to Archie, six, Harry, five, and George, two, with her former pa...