Mum

Falling In Love With Mum - Dementia and Dying

Lisa Ives | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Ives

My mother died nearly six years ago, I haven't been able to write about it until now.

Mum Breastfeeds Her Baby In The Snow Like A Boss

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Parents

A mum is proving snow days as a parent aren’t just about playing in the snow, but carrying on with your daily duties, too. Kasey Kamna, from Portlan...

My Online Friends Make Me A Better Mum

Maddy Matthews | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Parents
Maddy Matthews

Scoff and smirk away. When I tell you I have online friends, I'm talking about my sisterhood, my village, my inspirations. I'm talking about two groups of women I don't know what I'd do without, because in every sense of the word, they're real friends.

Dad Documents Wife's Unexpected C-Section Birth Story With Facebook Videos

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Parents

Some people take photographs to document and remember the birth of their child. But dad blogger Stephen Skinner decided to go one step further and bro...

Mum Who Had A Stroke Just Before Giving Birth Makes Miraculous Recovery

SWNS | Poorna Bell | Posted 27.12.2016 | UK Parents

A mum who suffered a devastating stroke just days before giving birth to her first child has defied the odds to make a “miraculous” recovery.Nicol...

Nicole Kidman Teared Up As She Spoke About Fears Of Being An Older Mum

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Parents

Nicole Kidman teared up as she discussed the struggles of being an older mum. The 49-year-old, who adopted Isabella, 24, and Connor, 21, with her form...

Son Takes Mum On 20 Trips For The 20 Years She Spent Caring For His Dad

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An appreciative son has taken his mum on 20 adventures to thank her for the 20 years she spent caring for his father. Barton Brooks, 45, and his part...

How One Mum Found A Way To Give Other Mothers The Gift Of 'Me Time'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Parents

A mum who struggled to find time for herself when she became a parent came up with the perfect way to give other mothers some much deserved “me time...

5 Times Chrissy Teigen Made Us Feel Better About Being Parents

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Parents

Since the birth of her daughter Luna in May, model Chrissy Teigen’s been winning a whole new fan base of fellow mums. She’s funny, frank, taboo-bu...

Struggling With Negative Thoughts After Having A Baby?

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Parents

All new parents know that it can be hard to maintain a positive outlook in the first few months of parenthood - all that sleep deprivation and constan...

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.