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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 17.02.2016 | 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 09.02.2016 | 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 04.12.2015 | 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 01.12.2015 | 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 03.11.2015 | 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 14.09.2015 | 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 08.09.2015 | 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 21.08.2015 | 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 19.08.2015 | 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...

16 Things All New Mums Should Know

Jessica Brown | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Parents
Jessica Brown

Nothing can really prepare you for becoming a parent, books don't give you the low down on what really goes on. You get a whole new identity, a new name, a new body (yeah, thanks for that) and you just have to deal with it.

How Much Should You Exercise While Pregnant?

The Huffington Post UK | q | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents

There is much debate that goes into what to do, what not to do and how to do it when it comes to working out during pregnancy. For some women, it's...

Why I Refuse To Be Ashamed Of My Postnatal Body

BabyCentre UK | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Parents
BabyCentre UK

You know what? I was proud. I was proud to show off a bump that was mine, that had grown one baby and was trying to keep another safely tucked up. After every discharge I felt relief that my body was doing the right thing and keeping my boy in until he was ready. It felt miraculous in a way.

How Do I Make Friends Without Facebook?

Sarah Campbell | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Campbell

Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how cute he's being) I had my son during my second year of university and while he may have saved my liver from another two years of cocktails served in pitchers, I was immediately ostracised from my old social life and the majority of my 'friends' disappeared.

"I DON'T Want to Go Back to Work and I DON'T Care Who Knows!"

Olivia Siegl | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

I guess what myself and my mummy tantrum are trying to say is that rather than being strong and brave through it all, wouldn't it sometimes be a refreshing relief to admit how hard all parenting decisions are and how we bloody dread having to make them?

Diary of a New-Mum: The Fourth Trimester

Louisa Mallejacq Flynn | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Mallejacq Flynn

It just goes to show that while all the theories about Optimal Foetal Positioning are surely well founded (and I believe a mother should diligently try to influence positive outcomes), really, at the end of the day, a baby does what it wants.

Mums As Leaders

Catherine Davies | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Davies

All women want to be a great mum. Maybe a perfect mum? I did. I think my mum friends did. I definitely wanted to do things The Right Way and not The Wrong Way. Who would argue with that?

New baby? 14 tips to make life easier

Anna Tyzack | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Tyzack

New motherhood can be stifling: you're always with your baby. Time to yourself is such a healer. Leave your baby with the person you trust most (partner, mother?) and go for a quick tea/ walk/ shopping trip on your own.

Postnatal Depression: A Survivor's Story

Rachel Thomson-Glover | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Thomson-Glover

By now I hadn't slept for two months apart from the odd hour or two with sleeping pills. There seemed to be so many news stories about the importance of sleep; I convinced myself that I was going to die from exhaustion (really).

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

Olivia Siegl | Posted 06.07.2015 | 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 06.07.2015 | UK Parents
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.