New Mums

The No B***S*** Advice All New Mums Should Know

Olivia Siegl | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

One thing that was not lost amongst the milk hazed chaos was how at certain points during those first intrepid weeks, me and my post baby self could have done with a list of new mum home truths that cut through the inertia of new mum bullshit and instead brought me and my over active worries back down to reality.

The Only 10 Tips You Need to Be a Great Parent - That No Parenting Expert Will Ever Share

Siobhan Freegard | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Siobhan Freegard

More and more, I believe parenting experts and childcare gurus are a scourge on modern mums, with a combination of one-size-fits all, conflicting advice that creates expectations that we - and certainly our babies - can never live up to. This leads to guilt, anxiety or, in my case, even depression as I felt I was failing at the most important job I have ever done.

Daddyhood - It's a Shit Fight for New Dads Too!

Olivia Siegl | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

No "Well dones you donated good genes", no "How are you feeling?" and no offers of advice on how to fathom out the bewildering world of fatherhood. Instead, they are left to figure it out for themselves, hope for the best and then get themselves back to work.

Post-Natal and Bipolar - Wearing Nappies in G-Strings

Kerry Hudson | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Hudson

Contrary to statistics that put me in the seventy percent chance of post-natal psychosis, I held my head firmly above water. It wasn't easy, at times the water stank, many times, in fact most of the time, but I wouldn't allow myself - now a mother - to go under.

Real Reasons New Mums Don't Breastfeed

Lorna Balfour | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lorna Balfour

I have a very hungry baby who drinks every single ounce of milk I feed him. So when I saw the reduction in the amount of milk after cutting back on my calories, I quickly realised I had to focus on weight loss after he wasn't solely reliant on milk. It wasn't fair on him. I now get why people formula feed their babies to get their bodies back.

Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Faye Jacobs | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Faye Jacobs

With a good friends baby shower just around the corner, I have been searching online for the perfect gift that since having 2 babies of my own, I truly believe will be useful to a new mum. So in no particular order, check out my tried and tested top gift ideas for stylish mums-to-be!

The Second Baby - Is Three a Crowd When It Comes to Baby Number Two?

Olivia Siegl | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

There, I've said it out loud and voiced it for the world to hear! How the hell will I be able to love another little person as much as my first little buddy? How is it possible that my heart will be big enough to love my 2nd baby as much as my 1st baby? And would it have been fairer to have just stuck to the one?

Does Your Vagina Need a Holiday? How to Regain the Trust of Your Vagina after Child Birth

Olivia Siegl | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

Your vagina would return to you like a long lost friend. Happy and excited to see you. Eager to catch up and no mention of the dreaded favour you once asked her to do in order for you to become a mother.

How to Survive Visiting Hours and Why It's Not Against the Law to Say no to Visitors Post Baby

Olivia Siegl | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

As heart-warming and as exciting showing off your amazing new bundle can be it can also verge on the exhausting and encroaching as you find yourselves overwhelmed trying to fit in everyone's visits whilst also wanting to cocoon yourselves in a world of just you, your partner and snuggles with the newest member of your family.

Post Traumatic Baby Syndrome; Why All New Mums Should Be in Therapy

Olivia Siegl | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

There is no woman out there who has gone through the life changing and shit scary ordeal of bringing a tiny human, kicking and screaming into the world that can hand on heart say they have not thought at least once that they are losing their mind whether it be the result of one of "those" days or the early signs of post natal illness.

The Unstoppable Rise of the Premium Push-Chair

Sarah Cawood | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Cawood

Why has the premium push-chair had such a meteoric rise to fame? When was the sea change? Yet again, in my humble opinion, it was probably back in the early noughties when the cult of celebrity took a TIGHT hold.

10 Empowering Things I Have Learned Since Having a Baby

Alice Grist | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Before you have a baby everyone has a story to share or a warning to give. You take it all in, some of it you disregard convinced it will be different for you. Other stuff, no one tells you, and perhaps it's best that way.

Maternity Debt Sending Mothers Back To Work

Posted 19.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Nearly a third of new mothers go into debt due to taking maternity leave, while one in 10 cut their time off short to ease financial pressures, a stud...

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!