Mum's life

Mum's life


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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.

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Managing personal space

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


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.

Sleeping woman

'I was so tired I crashed the car'

It was early morning when I jumped into the car with my 12-week-old daughter and 2-year-old son. I was exhausted but had promised the great-grandparents a visit.

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'.


No need for a pregnant pause

If you're a mum-to-be bent on keeping up your workout routine, the trick is to consult your doctor, know your limit and have a plan for each trimester.

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Feeling drained

Having a baby is a wonderful thing but it sure can put your whole system out of whack.

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.

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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 anna guy

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.


The intervention

The other day my mum staged an intervention. Not because of drugs or alcohol - because of my messy house.

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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