New Mums

Shaking The Fear Of Breastfeeding In Public

Vanessa Christie | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Parents
Vanessa Christie

Breastfeeding out and about gets a pretty bad image in the news. All we tend to hear about are stories of mums being asked to leave shops, restaurants, swimming pools, libraries, public transport and so on.

A Letter To My Friend - I'm Sorry

Becky Clark | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Parents
Becky Clark

Dear Friend, I'm sorry that our friendship has changed. I was naive to believe that becoming a parent wouldn't change me. For a while you were concer...

Funny S**t New Mums Do

Amy Ransom | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Parents
Amy Ransom

The other day I found a diary that I barely remember writing. It's full of entries to my first-born documenting our first year together. It's going to be serialised. Oh, hang on a minute, no it's not... because it's the DULLEST READ EVER. Full of crazy s**t I did and how much I loved her.

Postnatal Depression - That Mother Of An Illness!

Amy Smith | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Parents
Amy Smith

It doesn't come with spots, a high temperature, a rash or swelling, nothing that lets people know that you're ill. Oh look she's got the PND rash, she could probably do with some help or a listening ear. Nope! It hides away, so only you know.

With Motherhood, A New Me

Michelle Gant | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Parents
Michelle Gant

'Starting to look like me again,' I said as aesthetically I took control with straighteners and eyeliner and mascara. But even the successful donning - albeit with effort - of a once favoured pair of jeans, rediscovered after nine months without wear, didn't bring me back. The person I saw in the mirror, staring intently as if searching for recognition, was a stranger.

Five Mum Types You'll Definitely Meet In The Playground

Georgia James | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Parents

From the way you handle explosive-poo situations to your attitude to sleep routines, nothing puts your character in the spotlight quite like being a n...

5 New Mum Hacks That Change Everything

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Parents

The first weeks and months with a baby can be a little overwhelming. You’re new to your baby, learning to read the signs when your baby is hungry/wi...

Wanna Be In My Gang?

Lorna Hayward | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Parents
Lorna Hayward

Physically I was able to try and pull on those times of rest, but my mind (as will be the story of my bloody life and no doubt this blog) kept overflowing with endless lists of what once again, I should and could be doing with my 'free time' (LOL)

What I Wasn't Told About Breastfeeding!

Gemma Jade | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Parents
Gemma Jade

Looking back, I wish I had known these things to help make me feel "normal" instead of having people tell me to stop and give up because I wasn't giving my baby what he needed when in fact he put on lots of weight very quickly and is a healthy and happy baby!

Pregnant Women And New Mums Who Feel Suicidal Need To Know They're Not Alone

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Parents

Mums have opened up about their mental health problems in a bid to save the lives of new mothers and pregnant women at risk of suicide. The charities ...

What's Wrong With The New Breastfeeding Emoji?

Jay McCarthy | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Parents
Jay McCarthy

Don't get me wrong, I and millions of other women will be happy to have one breastfeeding emoji at least. Big thanks to Rachel Lee and Joshua Jones - the design may not be perfect but we owe them our gratitude for getting this far.

8 Things You Shouldn't Say To A Breastfeeding Mum

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Parents

Once you have a baby, your parenting choices seem to become public property that everyone feels completely entitled to have an opinion on. That’s j...

How You Can Support Maternal Mental Health Day

Gemma Devaney | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Parents
Gemma Devaney

Was there a time when you were pregnant, or after you gave birth, that you felt so horrendously sh*t and just wanted someone to talk too? But you were either too afraid to say what was on your mind or no one asked you how you were really feeling? If you're nodding yes, you really aren't the only one.

Marriage After Children: The Real Life Tale

Gemma Devaney | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Parents
Gemma Devaney

I blame Disney, Twilight and 50 Shades of Grey for my warped vision of perfect relationships after kids. Those books and movies filled me with an unrealistic view of relationships. Like how Mr Disney made me believe I needed to grow up to find my Prince Charming in order to live happily ever after.

First Time Busy Mums Guide to a Baby: Week Four

Olga Levancuka | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Parents
Olga Levancuka

Arrange for your partner, husband or a reliable friend to look after your child for just an hour approximately. Feed your child, change their nappy and head out of the door to the nearest coffee shop. Enjoy a hot drink of your choice in peace.

Why New Mums Will Always Break My Heart

Laura Clark | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Parents
Laura Clark

It's been more than three years since I had my son but every time I hear a new mum talk about the incredible, instant bond she has with her newborn, or how she's never been happier or how she feels more fulfilled than ever before it's like a tiny stab to my chest.

Kim Kardashian Ate Her Placenta And This Is What She Thought

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Parents

Kim Kardashian has shared her experience of eating her own placenta after the birth of Saint West. The mum-of-two tweeted a photo of her "amazing ...

Six New Baby Gifts You Should Probably Stop Buying

Katie Gregory | Posted 04.12.2016 | UK Parents
Katie Gregory

When I had my first baby I realised pretty quickly that every new baby gift I'd ever bought for friends was useless. Save yourself the time and money - don't buy any of these. Ever...

What a Mum Really Wants for Christmas

Lisa Roberts | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Parents
Lisa Roberts

So what do you buy a new mum for Christmas? Or mum to be? As I work with a team of mums with a mission to delight them at every given opportunity, I believe that all present buying for such special people should be thoughtfully considered.

Eight Home Truths I'd Go Back and Tell Myself as a New Mum

Katie Gregory | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Parents
Katie Gregory

In short, I was an idiot. And three years on - sat on the same sofa while my kids take a rare nap at the same time - I can't help but wish someone had taken me aside to explain a few home truths. Granted, I probably wouldn't have listened. But here's what I wish I could go back and tell that new mum on the sofa...

The Mummy Movement That Is Beating Loneliness and Isolation

Josie Barron | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Parents
Josie Barron

Online support is great, when you are up at 3am knowing that someone else is too makes it better. But does our online world solve isolation and loneliness? No it doesn't. To solve the problem we need a real life support network.

An Open Letter to New Mums

Amy Ransom | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Parents
Amy Ransom

You will sleep again. You will. The baby will grow and as she grows, she'll become more satisfied and wake less for milk. You'll find ways to comfort her and settle her for sleep. Maybe you'll rock her. Maybe she'll self-soothe. It doesn't really matter right now.

An Important Message for New Mums

Nicola Bonn | Posted 21.08.2016 | UK Parents
Nicola Bonn

Today I wanted to speak out to all those new mums who at this moment are feeling tearful, lonely, beyond exhausted and perhaps slightly scared that they're going to get post-natal depression and I wanted to reassure you that what you're feeling is normal and that it will pass.

How to Rescue Your New Mum Sex Life

Jessica Brown | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Parents
Jessica Brown

Endless research claims having a baby ruins your love life. It may be temporary but post-childbirth you ain't gonna feel at your sexual peak. Scientific boffs reveal mums are worn out (yep), a few pounds over weight (sob) and stuck in a 'bed is for catching up on sleep' rut (hell yeah).

'Milksharing' Is Becoming Increasingly Popular Among Breastfeeding Mums

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Parents

Mums who are unable to breastfeed are turning to "milksharing" sites to ensure their babies are getting the best start in life, according to a new stu...