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  • Please don’t feel like you have to apologise for your children
    Opinion

    Please don’t feel like you have to apologise for your children

  • Long Reads

    “Last year I froze my eggs, but now my life is frozen, too”

  • Sia
    People

    Sia’s message about her adopted sons serves as an important reminder about family

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Life

How Louis Theroux smashed taboos around maternal mental health

“For all its joys, new motherhood can be a time of extreme psychiatric difficulty.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Long Reads

“I just didn’t think it would happen to me”: one woman on having postnatal depression twice

Christina shares her story.

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Star Wars: Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia
Life

Star Wars fans, this is why 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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Long Reads

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

This Earth Day, the Birth Strike movement is continuing to go global.

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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“I was born into an ultra-strict Jewish community. This is how I escaped”

Just like Esty in Netflix's Unorthodox, Frieda Vizel fled the ultra-strict Jewish community she grew up in. Here's how.

Celebrating Mother's Day during coronavirus.
Life

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

Try these ideas to celebrate instead.

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Hollie Richardson
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Long Reads

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

One woman shares her coping mechanisms for getting through a difficult day.

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Catherine Renton
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Long Reads

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

Would you ever hand the reins of your life over to your mum...?

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Nicola Appleton
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Long Reads

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

One writer wasn’t sure she wanted to become a mother – until it actually happened.

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Lucy Fry
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Life

“I was single at 40, so I decided to become a solo parent 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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Long Reads

“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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Life

“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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People

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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Kayleigh Dray
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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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Drew Barrymore
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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Amy Swales
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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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This viral advert will genuinely make you want to hit the gym

We’re watching it on repeat.

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Nell Frizzell
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