Feral Hormones

Helen Chandler - 22 May 17

Since my periods returned after having my youngest child, 2.5 years ago, one week every month is absolute hell. My experience of PMT previously had been feeling a bit snappish or tearful for a couple of days before my period; nothing that a hot...

Age of consent

Anna Whitehouse - 18 May 17

How do you feel about sharing photos of your kid/s on the internet? It’s a question I get asked at every turn – from glossy magazine journalists seeking a ‘I’m riddled with guilt’ response to kindly paisley print-swathed aunties in rural Bucks whose subtext...

Not tonight darling

About Mother - 14 May 17

Sex changes after having a kid. I was aware of this fact before I became a Mum but only superficially, I had no real clue of the depth of why this might be.  After I had my daughter I stepped into a new reality,...

Panic & Anxiety: Welcome to Hell.

Jess Helicopter - 11 May 17

As it’s Mental Health Awareness Week here in the UK, I thought I’d write a bit about my experience of anxiety and panic attacks. I know that when I was in the height of my panic disorder it was a great comfort to me...

Trying To Thrive

Helen Bashford - 9 May 17

I didn’t find childhood the easiest, and I grew up in a family dotted with undiagnosed mental health problems. As a result I’ve always felt a little on the back foot with mental ill health; that it’s possibly lurking just around the corner and I’d...

Mum Launches Storybook To Help Children See Past Gender Stereotypes

Cheryl Rickman - 8 May 17

By Cheryl Rickman http://www.CherylRickman.co.uk Ever since my daughter was 3 years old and chose to play with cars, footballs and dinosaurs; shops, adverts, the media and other people told her they were “for boys” and, therefore, not for her. We certainly struggled to find that stuff...

Why Having Kids is Great for Your Career

Clemmie Telford - 1 May 17

I am really passionate about being a Working Mum. Not suprising really when it’s how I spend 40 hours a week. So here it is ‘Why Having Kids is Great for Your Career’: – Having kids has accelerated my career. – Yup that’s right....

Why I don’t want my daughter to be a ‘Mumpreneur’ when she grows up 

Cat & EJ - 23 Mar 17

or… Stop calling me a Mumprenuer, I’m an Entrepreneur just like you. For the past four years I have worked alongside my business partner day and night to establish my own company. Our business, Smalls, has won several awards and counts Harrods and Selfridges...

I Don’t Know What I’m Doing

HurrahforGin - 7 Apr 17

This post is a chapter from Katie Kirby’s book Hurrah For Gin (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hurrah-Gin-perfectly-imperfect-parents/dp/1473639603) and it’s all about celebrating mums and the absolutely amazing job they do…’ ‘Ok you’re good to go!’ said the doctor. We’d been sitting around for hours waiting for the forms to be filled...

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...

Bootcamp Baby!

Vicki Rendall - 24 Apr 17

I’m going to be honest and admit that I have been finding pregnancy number two a little more, shall we say, challenging, than my first. Physically there is nothing wrong with me: all my blood tests have been A+, my scans have caused no...

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...

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...

A Powerful Message from My Teen Girl to all Teen Girls

Lauren Derrett - 21 Apr 17

So, I run this thing called This Girl is Enough. It’s a non-profit, women only movement that encourages women to shine their light into the world and challenges them to love themselves and other women a little more. I spent most of my life...

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...

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...

Breast cancer gave me a new confidence

Jo Thorpe - 15 May 17

I’ll never forget the cocktail of emotions I felt in those first few weeks after diagnosis; anger, pain, disbelief and embarrassment.  It felt like...

Trying To Thrive

Helen Bashford - 9 May 17

I didn’t find childhood the easiest, and I grew up in a family dotted with undiagnosed mental health problems. As a result I’ve always...


Surviving solo parenting

Alison Riggott - 22 May 17

I’m writing this four days into what’s proving to be a long week of...

School Run ‘Chums’

Sarah Jarman - 17 May 17

A childless friend of mine accompanied me on the school run recently. She found...

Miscarriage in White

Rebecca Parfitt - 17 May 17

It just so happened on the day I miscarried I chose to wear white....

Not tonight darling

About Mother - 14 May 17

Sex changes after having a kid. I was aware of this fact before I...



Camilla Hill - 30 Aug 16

“Hmmm…that was fantastic.” A man in his late 30s scoops his arms around my...


Grace Timothy - 14 Dec 14

We were blessed with a super relaxed, downright lazy newborn. She slept for weeks...


The Curse of Mealtimes

Molly Gunn - 24 May 17

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

Binge Friend-ing

UnbalancedWoman - 2 May 17

Just like drinking, these days I don’t see my friends as often as I...

Being A Mum Without A Mum

Georgina Fuller - 15 Apr 17

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


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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