We’re ready for the inconvenient truths about breastfeeding

Lisa Williams - 23 Mar 17

Ask any mother about her breastfeeding experience and she’ll tell you. You’ll hear about cracked nipples, lonely night-feeds and how excruciating mastitis can be. She’ll tell you about low milk supply and leaking breasts and being too tired to remember how many heavy nappies...

Flipping the Narrative on Scary Birth Stories

Rachel Murray - 20 Mar 17

Four am. As I stumbled around my flat in Scotland, it took a while for my sleep induced brain to realise what was going on – my waters had broken. I breathed deeply and felt adrenaline kicking in. Within half an hour I could...

Don’t Be Scared to Show Your Flaws

StyleMeSunday - 15 Mar 17

I used to be a midwife before I started my fashion blog 5 years ago. ‘Style Me Sunday,’ is a fashion blog for mums. What makes it different is that I don’t just stand there and talk about the latest must-have item. I want to...

Blogging. Why Bother?

Clemmie Telford - 10 Mar 17

Blogging is a funny old game. I still cringe introducing myself as a blogger. But then again my brother, who is a musician, feels embarrassed about carrying a guitar about. Maybe it’s the same thing? Or just a classic case of imposter syndrome. Anyway...

The Sleepover: A Parent’s Worst Nightmare

Fiona Pennell - 8 Mar 17

‘Can come for a sleepover, please! Pretty pleeeeeeeeeeease!’ As my two boys get older, I’m beginning to hear this a lot. And I get it. I get that they want to act all grown up and stay up late, turn their...

The Swan Effect

Michelle Thomason - 1 Jun 15

Holly Willoughby recently declared that motherhood for the third time has been more difficult than for her previous two children. In her interview for The Mirror, she thought “it would be like falling off a log” having had two children before. Talking about problems...

Walking the terrifying cliff edge of pregnancy after loss

Michelle Cottle - 23 Feb 17

As I edge ever closer to the third trimester, I feel just about ready to write something more about pregnancy after loss.  Although I have written smaller pieces via Instagram, there has been something of a block between that and getting something more thorough...

Not Alone

Fiona Behl - 25 Jan 17

I tend to moan a bit about being a stay at home mum.  I wonder also if my blogs are a bit on the negative side.  I don’t think it’s ever crossed my mind to write about lovely days out we’ve spent as a...

Social media baby: How Much Do You Share?

Louise Thomason - 10 Feb 17

How many times have you opened social media to find you’ve been tagged in a photo and you wished you hadn’t? I sometimes wonder how the babies of today will feel when they discover the internet. And specifically, their faces all over it. As is boringly...

How We Survived Financial Crisis. Just.

Clemmie Telford - 5 Feb 17

I’ve made a few references to 2016 being a shitty year. The universal reasons hardly need mentioning: politics going tits up. The loss of so many amazing creatives. And of course Bake Off. But for my family and I we also went through a...

The 5 Bummers of Being an Older Mum

Anniki Sommerville - 26 Jan 17

It was never my intention to wait until I was forty to have my first child. That’s possibly the problem. I didn’t have any intentions and then suddenly I was in my late thirties and it all turned into a panic. I won’t go...

For the love of Scout

Kerry Thomson - 3 Mar 17

I have four babies. My eldest is going to be seven in April. She loves running in the fresh air and can quite easily...

Now you’re just somebody that I used to know…

Emma Wakefield - 28 Feb 17

I’ve changed a lot since I became a Mum. I’m sure my 21 year old self would shudder at the sight of me. In...


To stop, or not to stop?

Helen Chandler - 16 Mar 17

Nearly nine years ago I was pregnant with my first child. My community midwife...

In sickness

Emma Wakefield - 8 Mar 17

You’re lying in bed covered in sweat and you can’t move because if you...


On Our Holidays

Helen Ugwu - 27 Oct 15

We have just returned from the magical world of Center Parcs where we spent...


Breast is just Breast

Vicki Shenkin Kerr - 18 Mar 17

Written at 5am post second feeding of the night. Tiredness level 6. It’s taken...

On having boys

Alison Riggott - 17 Mar 17

It was an innocent enough question I suppose, but maybe it was because I’d...

It’s Not Just You

HurrahforGin - 6 Mar 17

When you first have a baby it can be really magical. Everyone is so excited...

‘Just’ the one…

1derful - 24 Feb 17

Ever heard ‘just the one then’, ‘oh you just have to have another, it’s...


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...


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...


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...

“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

Clemmie Telford - 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...


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...

Embracing The Mess

Julia Thompson - 21 Jul 16

I’ve never been on the shortlist (or anywhere near it in fact) for World’s Tidiest House – living with a self-confessed hoarder makes tidiness...

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