Penny Lancaster Reveals Doula Taught Her To ‘Massage Perineum’ To Relieve Pain During Childbirth

Penny Lancaster didn’t hold back when she opted to speak about how her doula made the birth of her children “pleasurable”. The 45-year-old, who is mum to five-year-old Aiden and 10-year-old Alastair with her husband Rob Stewart, said her doula even gave her “euphoric highs”. “She taught me to massage my perineum [the area between…

Man Bought Kitten With ‘No Mummy’ To Comfort Wife Who Suffered A Miscarriage

A man whose wife recently suffered a miscarriage bought her a kitten with “no mummy” to comfort her.  Imgur user MrAeronautic shared the touching story along with a photo collage showing his wife’s reaction to her new pet.  “My wife recently had a miscarriage and after two months of trying to make her feel better with no success, I…

Good Housekeeping Investigates Safety Of Children’s Halloween Costumes And Reveals Findings

The safety of children’s Halloween costumes is a key concern for parents, chiefly around flammability.  Recently, Mark Gardiner, a product safety expert with the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, told The Huffington Post UK they are “especially concerned” about Halloween costumes because many are poor quality and they are popular at a time of year when people tend to…

Instagrammer Kerri Verna Hits Back At Bottom-Shaming Trolls Who Said Her ‘A** Was Too Big For White Shorts’

When Kerri Verra, a yoga Instagram star, posted a photo of herself wearing white shorts, she was cruelly targeted by a body-shaming Instagram troll who said her ass was “too big” to wear white shorts. Despite having almost one million followers and receiving thousands of likes on each photo, Verna is no more immune to…

New ‘Ladybird Books For Grown-Ups’ Series Includes A Guide To Grandparents And Pulling The Perfect Sickie

Last Christmas the ‘Ladybird Books For Grown-Ups’ left us all giggling with their humorous guides to dating, hipsters and mindfulness.  Now, everyone’s favourite pocket-sized guides are back with new adult-friendly themes.  This year’s batch includes a guide on being a grandparent, advice on pulling the perfect sickie and what you need to know about owning…

‘Parenting Like A Brit’ Photo Series Hilariously Captures What It Means To Be A British Mum Or Dad

A mum has collated photos that sum up life as a parent in Britain today, and it’s hilarious.  Lisa Williams, who runs parenting website TantrumXYZ, decided to bring Brits’ dry humour and expert manners to the forefront in the photo series.  “Us Brits get a bad press,” she told The Huffington Post UK. “Well ‘Au contraire,’…

Suicidal Pregnant Women And New Mums Reassured They’re Not Alone, By ‘Our Chance’ Charity Campaign

Mums have opened up about their mental health problems in a bid to save the lives of new mothers and pregnant women at risk of suicide. The charities Best Beginnings and Sands launched the above film, ‘My Mental Health Matters’, on Tuesday 15 November, with the support of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The video…

Mum Furious Nine-Year-Old Daughter Is Expected To Walk ‘Dangerous’ Route To School

A mum is furious at the muddy three-mile walk that council officials allegedly expect her nine-year-old daughter to take to her primary school.  Julie Hewitt, 39, from Cornwall, was previously entitled to a subsidy for her petrol money to drive daughter Connie to school because they live more than three miles away.  However she claims…

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