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We should be applauding, not criticising, high-profile mums for sharing their honest experiences of motherhood

High-profile mums have an important role to play in busting the perfect parenting myth and should be encouraged, not discouraged, for doing just that.

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What it feels like when your superhero stumbles and falls

One of our all-time favourite mums explains what it was like to receive "that phone call" and she now has an important message she wants to share with all of us.

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In Your Hood - with Zelma Broadfoot, founder of The Postnatal Project

"I’m so grateful that I’ve reached a point in my recovery where I realise that Cadence is doing so well because of me and not in spite of me."

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When my baby laughed

When Cate Williams became a mother for the second time she "plummeted into a fairly scary bout of postnatal depression". Here, Cate - a singer/songwriter, speaker, blogger and founder of The Inspire Collective - bravely allows us to share her journey with PND. The Inspire Collective, which works to "inspire women to become their best selves" has been a huge supporter of The Hood. A percentage of our profits goes to COPE which supports new parents, including those experiencing postnatal depression and anxiety.

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I KNOW HOW LUCKY I AM TO BE A MUM BUT IT'S STILL BLOODY HARD

By Natasha Wells, mum to Edie, Avie and Bonnie and co-founder The Hood I once read an article by someone stating that women need to stop complaining about how hard it is to be a mum, and to be grateful for what they have. I think it goes without saying that most mothers know how very lucky they are; that they are blessed. I know how lucky I am, but I’ve always been open about how bloody hard I’ve found it. I had wanted to be a mother ever since I could remember. I’d see mums pushing prams and thought...

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