Motherhood

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The Duchess star Katherine Ryan: “Single motherhood is nothing to be ashamed of”

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Helen Bownass
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    “How can I keep my energy levels up with a new baby?”

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    Sheridan Smith’s “heartfelt” show on maternal mental health has got everyone talking

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    Paloma Faith explains how self-pressure made her postnatal depression worse

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Gloria Steinhem
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Gloria Steinem challenges the assumption she is an “unfulfilled” child-free woman

“I just discovered that I was happy as I am…”

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Hollie Richardson
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Charlize Theron
People

Charlize Theron’s discussion with her daughters about “dating herself” is a refreshing listen

The actor spoke on the InCharge with DVF podcast.

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Hollie Richardson
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Tiffany Haddish
People

Tiffany Haddish explains why racism has made her scared to have children

“I would hate to give birth to someone that looks like me, knowing that they’re going to be hunted or killed.”

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Lauren Geall
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The Secret She Keeps on BBC One
Life

Watch the compelling new BBC thriller that shatters the myth of the perfect life

The Secrets She Keeps is here for anyone ready to get lost in a new psychological drama.

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Helen Bownass
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Saima Mir
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Please don’t feel like you have to apologise for your children

Stop making mothers feel bad when their children interrupt their meetings during lockdown

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

One woman who froze her eggs before losing her job due to the pandemic discusses how she's having to adapt her plans.

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Georgina Hinds
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Sia
People

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

We’re not crying, you’re crying.

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Kayleigh Dray
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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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“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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Stylist Team
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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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childfree
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“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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Jennifer Lipman
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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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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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“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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“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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“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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Laura Dern
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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.”

childfree-woman
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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