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#Brelfies: Are Breastfeeding Selfies A Celebration Or Parading Our Kids?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

#Brelfies are taking social media by storm after a young mother was banned from a Facebook group for posting a picture of her breastfeeding son. Ka...

Woman Makes Placenta Smoothie, Puts Us Off Juicing For Life

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A new mother has opted to repurpose her placenta by blending it into some kind of Sweeney-Todd-inspired smoothie. Kati, who starred in last night's...

An Open Letter to the Neonatal Unit Staff Who Cared for My Premature Baby

Leigh Kendall | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leigh Kendall

You did everything you could to help us, especially as we were in a hospital far away from home. We knew you were always there for all of us. We knew you loved Hugo nearly as much as we did. We knew you wanted us to be able to take Hugo home as much as we did.

Mums Are Rallying Against The Threat Dinosaurs Pose To Their Children

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An over-protective mother has been banned from Mumsnet after a religiously fueled rant about dinosaurs. CADministry, a user on the popular online p...

Nine Stupid Things People Say to New Moms

Jo Eden | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Eden

I've just been thinking about some ridiculous sayings people say to you when you become a Mom. I didn't realise how stupid some of these sayings were until I've stopped to think about them. Comment and add your own if you can think of any that I've missed.

'Our Child Deserves The Right To Be Happy': Mum On Son's Transgender Journey

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An inspiring video charting a nine-year-old's transgender journey has gone viral after hitting a chord with parents and the transgender community alik...

Have a Heart - In Support of Tiny Tickers Heart Week

Vicki Marinker | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Marinker

We were told that he had a hole in his heart which was dangerously close to a valve and that there was a chance the hole would close as he grew, but that we should come in for scans every 3 months.

Why Woman Expecting 12th Child Would Rather Be A Single Mum

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who is expecting her twelfth child has said that she would rather be a single mum on benefits than stay with her cheating husband. Cheryl P...

Why It's Okay to Be a Wimpy Parent Some of the Time

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

When I think back to my own parents, they were following Berman's advice years ago. They were never scared to toss me over their shoulder, head home and send me straight to bed if I misbehaved. I remember feeling totally humiliated especially if other people were around.

Five Things I've Enjoyed About Motherhood That I Never Thought I Would

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

Not all Mums are negative automatons. It depends what type of day they're having. It just seems to me (as a Mum) that much of what I write (and read) covers more of the bummed out side of parenting. And all to often I speak to other parents and they seem to be complaining a lot too.

What Happens to Your Relationship When You Have a Child

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

I can't tell you what happens to everyone but I can tell you what happened to me. And I can offer some reassurances too. It does bring you together. Probably in the same way as two people being held hostage are brought together. But that wasn't how it worked from the start.

Losing Yourself in Motherhood

Helen Louise Moores | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Louise Moores

The reality of motherhood can be very lonely - something I never contemplated before I had my son. Your time is so limited when you're a parent that one of the first things to go is your social life and this ultimately makes the loneliness that much worse.

Has Feminism Gone Too Far? Or Will We No Longer Have a Place For Mothers in Society?

Olga Levancuka | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

Feminism and the fight for women's equality rights has never backfired as much as during the last decade. Where men demand from women to be what they want, i.e. equal. And rightly so.

Six Signs You Were Raised by a Narcissistic Mother

Alexandra Massey | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

But people who were raised by a narcissistic Mother are depleted of these traits and, as adults, are left with a legacy of difficulties which manifest themselves in all areas of life but particularly in relationships.

Eight Signs You Were Raised in a Dysfunctional Family

Alexandra Massey | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

What is a dysfunctional family? Well, there is a huge span when it comes to the term 'dysfunctional'. It ranges from mildly dysfunctional to completely nuts. There is really no guide when it comes to determining how dysfunctional a family is but, for the purposes of this article, we are leaning towards the 'completely nuts' end of the spectrum.

The Mum-Hub: An Exclusive Parental Social Club

Simon Ragoonanan | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Ragoonanan

I have never seen any dads in the hub. Not even partners. The hub is usually a child-free zone too, a place of mothers in conversation while their children fend for themselves. This day there were lots of crying and distressed pre-school children who needed the attention of scattered lone parents, before their actual parent in the hub noticed.

Motherhood - The Importance of Grabbing the Good Days by the Balls!

Olivia Siegl | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

For once the feed schedule you have tirelessly tried and beaten yourself up over when it failed, has started to stick giving your day some kind of shape. For once you feel like you have some control back. That your day is not just one long feeding session and that you have finally took a step towards some form of routine.

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.

When I Started to Feel Like a Grown Up

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

I am a grown up. I guess there is no escaping that now. And I've realised that although others may look at you as being a grown up it can take quite a long time to acknowledge it yourself. And potentially there is 'the moment' when you suddenly realise that it has happened.

Is It Possible to Enjoy the 'Good' Days When You Have Post Natal Depression?

Olivia Siegl | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

You tentatively get out of bed and as you take each ritual step into the nursery you realise that your steps are a little lighter and the quick sand you feel yourself walking through most days is now more like a muddy puddle. Your head feels, dare you say it "clearer" and the morning routine not as daunting.

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 Beauty of Rearing Children in the Hardest of Times

Adrian Millar | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Millar

My wife rings me. "I've been shopping, and we've only 200 Euros left to do us till my pay comes in a week from now." "What? 200?" I'm in shock. I leave my friend's house and return home. I check the fridge to see how much food we have and how much we'll need.

Learning to Love Myself

Malminder Gill | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

By learning each day to take care of yourself, you will start to be an example to your colleagues, friends and family. Many of us are more motivated to do something positive when we realise the potential impact it can have on others.

It Takes a Village to Breastfeed a Baby

Jessica Shortall | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Shortall

I'm ready to stop because I work full-time, which means I have to make time to pump breast milk during every single work day, and this is not easy. In the past year, I've been on a dozen business trips, which involve incredible planning and logistics to leave enough milk at home, and to pump and travel with dozens of ounces of milk.