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Celebrating Mother's Day during coronavirus.

Why you shouldn’t feel guilty about not seeing your mum on Mother’s Day

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Hollie Richardson
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    How to cope with Mother’s Day if you don’t have a mum

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    “What happened when I let my mum take over as my life coach for a week”

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    “I was terrified of becoming a mum – until my son was born”

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“I was single at 40, so I decided to become a single mum through IVF”

There has been a sharp rise in single women having babies through IVF in the UK.

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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“I make £10,000 a month running online courses – here’s how you can do the same”

Annie Ridout’s online courses are so successful that her husband has quit his job to support her business.

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Annie Ridout
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“Don’t limit yourself”: read Laura Dern’s beautiful letter to her daughter

“Life is scary, and it’s glorious. You’re never going to get it all right.”

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Laura Dern
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“I’m childfree, not childless – here’s why that difference matters”

One writer on how our everyday language shames women who choose not to have children.

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Tracy King
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Kayleigh Dray
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Guess why people are mad at Meghan this time? (Hint: it involves Archie)

The latest Meghan backlash has underlined a sexist double standard.

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Books

In praise of being a (very) slow reader

Feeling stressed and suffering from burnout? Try mindful reading.

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Christina Quaine
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Life

This landmark divorce case could change things for working women who start a family

A woman has won compensation for pausing her career.

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Hollie Richardson
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“I’m not having children because I want to save the planet”

“Our increasing population is putting pressure on the environment and if it keeps going the way it is, then we will destroy the earth.”

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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People

Drew Barrymore is here to remind us that Instagram is not real life

“It takes so much for me to look decent.”

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Jessica Rapana
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Life

Brexit distracted us from an important breastfeeding photo that is inspiring change

Female MPs could soon be breastfeeding in the commons.

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Hollie Richardson
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“Having a miscarriage is traumatic, so why don’t we talk about the loss?”

"As long as pregnancy loss remains little spoken about, the isolation, secrecy, shame and guilt of those who experience it will not ease."

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Amy Swales
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Nell Frizzell
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This viral advert will genuinely make you want to hit the gym

We’re watching it on repeat.

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“My postpartum psychosis made me believe I was Cameron Diaz”

"I looked at my husband thinking, 'You lucky bastard. You get to have sex with Cameron Diaz.'”

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Jen Wight
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People

Celine Dion just gave a powerful speech about grief

The Canadian singer paid tribute to her late mother during her Miami show on Friday, and fans were visibly moved.

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Harriet Marsden
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“I’m not having children, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have a family”

The proportion of childfree women in the UK has doubled in a decade. Isn’t it about time we redefined what we mean by family?

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Kiran Sidhu
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“Being pregnant at Christmas doesn’t mean my body becomes public property”

“The most wonderful time of the year soon became the most judgmental time, too”

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Emma Ledger
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Star Wars is coming to an end – but Princess Leia’s feminist legacy will never die

“Leia inspired countless earth-bound little girls everywhere to shoot for the moon,” says Stylist’s Kayleigh Dray.

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Kayleigh Dray
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“I’m starting IVF but I’m not sure if I really want children”

“Why should I give up a career or downgrade for a part-time job because we, as a couple, decide to have a child?”

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Lyndsey Hunt-Slade
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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Pregnant then fired: women share shocking stories of maternity discrimination at work

Every year, 54,000 women lose their jobs for getting pregnant. This has got to end.

How it feels to be pregnant after having miscarriages.
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“Pregnant again after five miscarriages, and I’m scared”

“It’s hard to enjoy a pregnancy while checking for blood every single time you go to the toilet.”

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Amy Swales
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