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...

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...