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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Top Ten Hacks for First Time Mothers

Rebecca Maberly - 11 Apr 17

Don’t Bother to Wash New Baby Clothes If you are buying new baby clothes- guess what? They are already clean! You do NOT need...

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....

THE GREAT AND THE GOOD

Our Breastfeeding Journey

Rebecca Roskell-Thomas - 21 Apr 17

Firstly this is not a ‘breastfeeding is best’ post. Formula feeding mothers and breastfeeding...

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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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...

You can’t catch them

Mary-Ellen Krause - 25 Mar 17

Last week a very dear friend commented favourably on the quiet nature of my...

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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...

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...

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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 - 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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