Lessons for Life

Kerry Thomson - 18 Jan 17

Like me, you’re probably sick of hearing how dreadful 2016 was. An annus horribilis on a monumental scale. A gargantuan grim reaper who snatched from us our childhood heroes, our European Union and our BBC Bake Off and left us with a giant orange oompa loompa...

How to kick the school run’s arse

Amy Ransom - 9 Jan 17

Since starting reception earlier this month, lots of bewildered first time school parents have come up to me and pleaded, ‘PLEASE TELL ME IT GETS EASIER! WE’RE EXHAUSTED.’ I think the look on my face has pretty much answered that question. But anyway. As...

There ain’t no party like a school mums’ party!

Rowan Clarke - 5 Jan 17

“My friends who are mums are the worst,” said my friend K. She was talking about partying, and when she said ‘worst’, she could have said ‘best’; it all depends which way you look at it. When it comes to letting our hair down,...

A kid free wedding?! Why going child-free is fun for parents

Celine Bell - 3 Jan 17

Our thoughtful friends asked us if we wanted to bring our kids to their wedding.  Most of their friends are child-free, so they didn’t care either way about upping the numbers by two.  I think they were a little shocked by our vehement negative...

The mother’s walk of shame

Jude Peppis - 4 Jan 17

When I was at university, I stumbled home one Sunday morning with bags under my eyes and spilled cider and black down my (cream) top after a heavy night ended by crashing on my gay best friend’s sofa. It was my first “walk of...

If time is a healer, when will I be healed?

Eeesa - 20 Oct 16

Time. We measure our lives in units of time. Past, present and future. If life is going well, we pray for time to linger, pause, slow down. If life is hard or painful (or we are simply stuck in a dull meeting) we urge...

Confession: I am a rubbish friend

Stephanie Kirsch - 12 Aug 16

My name is Stephanie. And I am a rubbish friend. There. I’ve said it out loud. A thought which has been on my mind a lot at the moment. Today I replied to a friend’s text message. She’d originally texted me two days ago....

Here’s To The ‘Bad Mum Revolution’

Cherry Healey - 17 Nov 16

When I became pregnant I was under the impression that my former self would have to be removed like a gnarly wart. Goodbye to the piercings, the hip hop, the leather trousers and hello to the Laura Ashley mid-length skirt and alice-band. And I...

Going digital Cold Turkey…

#BadParent - 17 Jan 17

I need to break my kids addiction to YouTube, in a bid to stop the daily mass fall out that happens when we don’t...

Roots and Wings

Helen Chandler - 13 Jan 17

My younger daughter started pre-school last week and, after a few days of settling her in, today is the first day I’ve left her on...

THE GREAT AND THE GOOD

The Witching Hour

Sarah Jarman - 13 Jan 17

As we start to get into the new year swing I find myself, as...

The Things I Know

Tetyana Denford - 5 Jan 17

I’ve learned a fair few things after having three kids, although none of which was by...

NEW YEAR NEW YOU?

A F*ck-It List for 2017

Rebellious Mum - 1 Jan 17

I’ve decided: 2017 is going to be different. After a long hard look at...

Happy, Healthy, Kind

Fin O'Driscoll - 28 Dec 16

I recently went swimming with my 4 year old daughter. Winter is definitely the...

No Resolutions No Regrets

Sarah Jarman - 28 Dec 16

As the world waves goodbye to yet more famous icons it seems everyone is...

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Grandmother missing

Helen Ugwu - 9 Jan 17

I have come to the conclusion that without your mum there is no truly...

A Tribute to Early Risers

Anniki Sommerville - 5 Jan 17

What time counts as ‘early morning’ in your family? Four am? Five? What time...

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The Curse of Mealtimes

Molly Gunn - 24 Mar 15

I feel exactly like the woman in the picture above. I’m not sure how I’ve...

Being A Mum Without A Mum

Georgina Fuller - 15 Oct 14

My mum was the kind of mother that everyone wanted. She was immense fun...

ALL TIME CLASSICS

When new mums get angry

Steph Douglas - 16 Aug 16

When you’re pregnant, advice is pointed at you from every direction and the phrase...

“MUM” As a Diss

Lauren Laverne - 3 Jan 16

Bad news, ladyparents. “Mum” is making its way on to the long and terrible...

The Curse of Mealtimes

Molly Gunn - 24 Mar 15

I feel exactly like the woman in the picture above. I’m not sure how I’ve...

How I Got My Mojo Back

Melanie Rickey - 17 Sep 14

Melanie Rickey thought she was well set for motherhood, but no amount of reading...

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Mums On the Razz

HurrahforGin - 28 Oct 16

*** Please note that ALL characters and events in this story are completely fictional and any similarities to real life is COMPLETELY coincidental ***...

Why Mum Must Come First (Sometimes)

Gemma Capocci - 13 Dec 16

Depression is a dick. I know this because it has featured in my family’s life in some form or another since I was seven...

How to kick the school run’s arse

Amy Ransom - 9 Jan 17

Since starting reception earlier this month, lots of bewildered first time school parents have come up to me and pleaded, ‘PLEASE TELL ME IT...

“MUM” As a Diss

Lauren Laverne - 3 Jan 16

Bad news, ladyparents. “Mum” is making its way on to the long and terrible list of gender-specific terms of abuse. It’s the thin end...

Parenting Crimes I Have Committed

Peckham_Mamma - 30 Sep 16

Before you have a kid you look at people with kids and think ‘i’ll never be like them’. Then you have one and it...

MINDLESS DAYS

Georgina Fuller - 2 Mar 15

So the other day l was driving back from seeing a friend l usually see at least once a week in a town l...

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