The Living Hell of Pregnancy Sickness

Lisa Williams - 18 Jul 17

A friend of mine feels sick every time she hears cricket commentary on the radio, so strong is the association between what her dad used to listen to while driving, and how carsick she felt as a child. I’ve had the same problem recently....

Feeding is a feminist issue

Laura Starkey - 17 Jul 17

A few weeks ago, I shared my ‘Formula is not toxic‘ blog post here on Selfish Mother. I was overwhelmed by the response to it. As always, though, the mere mention of infant feeding proved divisive. Days later this site’s founder, Molly Gunn –...

Everything I Know About Anxiety

Clemmie Telford - 10 Jul 17

I published a version of this list some time ago. For the last couple of years, I’ve largely had my anxiety under control. Or rather it hasn’t managed to control me. But this week it came back with a vengeance. Probably something to do...

Seven things I love about McDonald’s

Georgina Fuller - 6 Jul 17

I know, I know, no self-respecting, half-decent parent who worries about their children getting their obligatory five a day, would ever admit to being partial to a Mc Donald’s or taking their kids there on a regular basis, would they? I don’t think my...

The Loaded Question

Mamamelie - 25 Jun 17

Is he good? A question that I have been asked countless times- usually by well-meaning old biddies who stop me in the middle of Knowle high street so that they can coo over Jacob whilst I smile and nod, wondering how best to respond,...

Living a Life Less Enviously….

Gemma Capocci - 2 Jun 17

No one likes to admit they’re feeling envious. Fact. An ugly emotion often associated to mean girls, who bitch behind your back and smile to your face. But unbeknown to the likes of Instagram and other shiny social media channels, I would guess the...

Beating the ‘Broody’

Sarah Jarman - 15 Jun 17

Every now and then my life experiences a ‘baby boom’. A length of time where it appears as though everyone I know is announcing a pregnancy or introducing a teeny, tiny human to the world. My Facebook wall becomes graffitied with photos of chubby...

10 Things NOT to say to a new Mum

Anniki Sommerville - 27 Jun 17

When I was a new Mum I found there were always certain key comments that came up. Some from complete strangers. Some from other Mums. Or family. I’ve compiled a short, easy to use list…feel free to add your own THINGS to AVOID too....

How to parent like its the summer of 1986

Jeni Dibley-Rouse - 26 Jun 17

Ahh the 80’s, my childhood, I don’t remember endless day trips, we just hung out in the park, did DIY bonfire nights and renditions of various musicals, so here are my top tips on how to parent like the 80’s. Head to the park...

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...

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...

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...

Formula is not toxic

Laura Starkey - 28 Jun 17

Ask me about the greatest sadnesses of my life so far, and – right up there with the deaths of several people dear to...

10 Things NOT to say to a new Mum

Anniki Sommerville - 27 Jun 17

When I was a new Mum I found there were always certain key comments that came up. Some from complete strangers. Some from other...

THE GREAT AND THE GOOD

Cruel, Cruel Summer

Vicki Rendall - 17 Jul 17

Being pregnant in the summer is the pits, big sweaty armpits that have made...

HOW TO SURVIVE A HOLIDAY

On Our Holidays

Helen Ugwu - 27 Oct 15

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

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Formula is not toxic

Laura Starkey - 28 Jun 17

Ask me about the greatest sadnesses of my life so far, and – right...

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...

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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...

“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...

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...

Embracing The Mess

Julia Thompson - 10 Jun 17

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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