Mum

I Had to Walk the Great Wall of China Before I Could Face My Mother's Death

Linzi Marks | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Linzi Marks

Looking back I realised that if I hadn't joined the challenge and stood there at that point in time, I might never have addressed all of the built-up pain and emotion that was eating away inside me. It gave me the safe space I needed to open up and really start healing.

Mum Dies After Her Cervical Cancer Symptoms Were Mistaken For Pregnancy Complications

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Parents

A mother whose cancer symptoms were initially dismissed by doctors as pregnancy complications has died at the age of 29. Samantha Beaven, from Brig...

An Open Letter to a Kind Stranger

Aby Moore | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Parents
Aby Moore

You were kind and you didn't judge. You took the time out of your day to empathise and notice someone who was on the edge and offer help to them; for that I thank you from the bottom of my heart. The world needs more people like you

Best Mum in the World

Martyn Sibley | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

Can you imagine when my parents found out I had Spinal Muscular Atrophy? Especially after hearing the bollocks that the doctors (and the media) say about the condition. Forget about me never playing football, I'd apparently be lucky to do anything. My parents must have been distraught!

It's Difficult Being a M-U-M in a M-O-M Town

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Should this absence of a letter irritate me? No, and perhaps "irritate" is too strong a word, but the pedant in me can't help myself. My twin boys, at the tender age of three, didn't really need to know the complexities of this global language.

The Great Mumpreneur Divide

Jo Gifford | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Gifford

They will be dealing with school letters, bake sales, dress up days, poorly small people sent home, packed lunches, homework and after school clubs as well as taxes, accounts, sales, marketing, outsourcers, coworkers - oh, and the actual work that you charge for.

Kids TV Programmes - Friend or Foe? The Love-Hate Relationship Between Parents and Kids TV

Olivia Siegl | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

This may sound a little harsh, but if I have to endure any more of the tinkle tinkle sounds, bright colours and annoying voices of children's TV screeching through my consciousness I am going to lose my bloody mind!

The Battle of the Boob and Poor Professionalism

Zion Lights | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zion Lights

The exact words printed in the magazine, in quotation marks to show that they were being reprinted verbatim, were: 'Breast milk boosts a baby's immune system, but only for the first six months. After that, it has no effect.

Expert Insights - Justine Roberts From Mumsnet.com

Mac Attram | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mac Attram

Justine Roberts is the Founder of Mumsnet.com. She created the site in 1999 as a forum for parents to swap ideas and views. It is now the UK's biggest network for parents, generating 55 million page views and 10 million visits per month. I caught up Justine to talk about how she manages to run such a successful site, whilst juggling family life.

Is Surrogacy for You?

Susan Eskinazi | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Eskinazi

Although surrogacy has provided a great opportunity for many same sex couples to have children, is it something you should consider and is it right for you?

How Not to Deal With Overwhelm!

Claire Mitchell | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Mitchell

Spreading yourself too thin and saying 'yes' to everything is bound to catch up with you sooner or later - right when you least expect it and when you could REALLY do with it not happening. So what can you do when it happens? And how can you stop it happening again.

The Past... But Here Comes My Superhero!

Catriona Weir | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Catriona Weir

It's funny how one situation can bring back memories of something painful... I've had this happen over the last few months, it's been hard to not ge...

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.

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.

Beyoncé Bounces Back: Celebrity Pressures and Baby Weight Miracles!

Marc Marchant | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Marchant

Beyoncé has appeared in public looking incredibly slim, and showing little sign of her recent pregnancy. She only gave birth to Blue Ivy Carter six weeks ago, and fake-bump rumours aside, she looks incredible!

Are You Suffering From End Of Term Exhaustion?

www.parentdish.co.uk | Posted 10.09.2011 | UK Lifestyle

It's a fair bet that in playgrounds up and down the land end-of-term rituals are being played out by frantic mothers and sometimes hysterical children...