Mum's life

Mum's life


Mum's depression shaped my life

My mother suffered from chronic, lifelong depression, and it affected me and my four siblings every day.

sleep deprivation

When will I feel like myself again?

New mothers repeat: Sleepness nights aren't forever. Pumping isn't forever. Nappies aren't forever.

Natalie Reynolds

Did age slow diagnosis?

Young mum battling cancer after late detection

Young mum, who had been suffering bleeding for five years, believes doctors 'glanced over bowel cancer' due to her youth.

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Living like a nun

From single mum to stepmum

Starting to date as a single mum was a daunting prospect for Rebecca, but she met the love of her life.

Mothers Grimm

Mothers Grimm

Remember the story of Hansel and Gretel? Author Danielle Wood transforms the dark woods into a childcare centre in her dark stories about motherhood.


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Relationships Divorce

Family after divorce

My husband and I had known for a few months that we were separating but we hadn't worked out when would be best to tell our kids.

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New partner over-stepping

My new partner has a problem with my ex. He doesn't approve of his parenting and looks for excuses for the kids not to see their dad.

TV & movies Boyhood

Epic work of art

REVIEW: Without question my Film of the Year So Far, Boyhood is a hugely affecting cinematic experience.

Downton Abbey

Downton to get steamy

According to a 60-second trailer for the new season, 'Downton is catching up with the times'.

Health ntm-kanga

Baby boogie shakes mum's world

Bernetta Billing wants to bring Kangatraining, a dance-based postnatal workout where mothers wear their baby, to New Zealand.

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Managing personal space

How can we balance our need for personal space with the needs of our children?

Work Abby Wilder

Dream comes true for author

If working part time and raising two children wasn't enough, Abby Wilder has self-published her debut novel.

kiran chug

How flexible hours really work

Kiran is two weeks into her new job - here's what she thinks so far about the work/home juggle.

Celebrities Prince George

Prince George takes first steps

A month shy of his first birthday, Prince George toddles off, pursued by his mother.


Shakira pregnant again

Colombian singer Shakira has confirmed she is pregnant with her second child.

Style Beauty

Eye creams to love

We have gathered together three creams that help the appearance of the delicate skin around the eyes.


Beauty secrets from an expert

Cult product curator Marianne Welch gives us the low-down on the best products for those with sensitive skin.

Mum's books Abby Wilder

Dream comes true for author

If working part time and raising two children wasn't enough, Abby Wilder has self-published her debut novel.

Judy Blume

The return of Judy Blume

If Deenie, Tiger Eyes and Are You There God, It's Me Margaret helped you through your tweens, rejoice - Judy Blume is putting pen to paper again.

Home strap

Clean your house in 30 minutes

There's a trick to keeping your house spotless and it doesn't involve spending the day with your mop and bucket.

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Having a clear out

It sounds like a free-for-all, but as they say 'One man's trash is another man's treasure' and it's amazing what goes.

Hobbies herb garden

Handy herbs to plant now

They'll save you money, make your house look good and you don't even need a garden. Win, win.

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Twins' elaborate hairstyles

One mum is going above and beyond with her twins' hair by creating elaborate hairstyles.

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