Mum's life

Mum's life


A mummy makeover

A busy mum of three, Penny felt like she'd been in a haze for eight years. This makeover


Fat shaming mums

The transition to motherhood is one of the biggest changes a woman can go though. The last thing anyone needs is a lecture about they way they look.

depressed woman

The question I wish I'd asked

My wife isn't depressed, she has depression, and it's taken us six years and two kids to know the difference. 

busy mum

Are you a yo-yo mum?

Do you sometimes find your mood changing from moment to moment? Welcome to the world of the yo-yo mum.

couple talking

Rekindling a romance

My ex and I got married and divorced very young. We're starting to get close again. We have a daughter. Should we get back together?


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Relationships Teen tech

Time for a custody change?

My ex and I have shared custody of our kids since we split five years ago, but now my daughter is sick of going back and forth between houses.


Video: Making new mum friends

This hilarious video shows how making new mum friends can be awkward - but reassures that it is possible.

TV & movies Boyhood

Epic work of art

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

Before I Go To Sleep

Before I Go to Sleep

This film has all the elements of a much better movie than it turns out to be.

Health Natalie Reynolds with her daughter Isobel Strong and partner Pete Strong

Did age slow diagnosis?

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


Hope and despair

Last year I was diagnosed with terminal cancer. The 'best case scenario' was I would see my eldest daughter graduate primary school.


Start a business on a shoestring

How do you start a business with pretty much nothing?

Milk, glass of milk

Breastmilk soap

Convinced of breast milk's healing powers, one mother has been using this so-called "liquid gold" to make organic soap.

Celebrities Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada: 'I'm a trusting mother'

Jada Pinkett Smith thinks we should have "more trust in our children".

january jones

January Jones the supermum

January Jones created a hybrid superhero costume, combining both Superman and Superwoman to celebrate her son Xander's third birthday.

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 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.

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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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.

elaborate hairstyles for twins

Twins' elaborate hairstyles

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

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