Sue Gray describes how she became a doula and why she is passionate about helping mothers and newborns
2023-11-22T08:30:00+00:00By Jemimah Wright
More and more women are having babies in their 50s, Woman Alive deputy editor Jemimah Wright looks at what the Bible says about having a baby in ‘old’ age.
2023-10-23T17:41:00+01:00By Hope Virgo
Hope Virgo asserts that parents suffering from mental ill-health really need the Church to step up and provide support
2023-09-26T08:30:00+01:00By Cassandra Maria
It's difficult to know how to handle elderly relatives if they say something racist, here Cassandra Maria explains why it's important to speak up.
2023-09-20T08:30:00+01:00By Sophie Dianne
Sophie Dianne hoped for children but those dreams seemed over when she received a diagnosis in 2022. But then God stepped in to give her new hope.
2023-09-05T08:30:00+01:00By Rachel Allcock
Rachel Allcock reflects on her years as a primary school mum and the relationships she's built at the school gate.
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2023-09-01T10:27:00+01:00By Jane Knoop
Author, podcast host and founder of award-winning teen girls platform Girl Got Faith, Emma Borquaye, wife of rapper ‘Guvna B’ speaks with Jane Knoop about the highs and lows of motherhood, and the realities of being married to a famous rapper
2023-06-14T08:30:00+01:00By Funke Oham
Award-winning mentor and speaker Funke Oham had her life all mapped out, until she realised conceiving wouldn’t be as easy as she thought.
2023-05-15T08:30:00+01:00By Shannon Cramer
Shannon Cramer was devastated when she found out she couldn’t carry her own children but then another incredible family stepped in.
2023-05-09T08:30:00+01:00By Kate Orson
Christian writer Kate Orson explains why her past experiences with the new age mean that she would never try hypnosis and hypnobirthing.
2023-04-27T08:30:00+01:00By Sheridan Voysey
Writer, speaker and broadcaster Sheridan Voysey shares his experience of infertility and explains why we need to talk about the damage it can do to men as well as women.
2023-04-13T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Picking out the perfect name for your newborn child is a big decision. Here, journalist Lauren Windle shares a few options from the Bible.
2023-04-05T08:30:00+01:00By Chloe Edmonds
Midwife Chloe Edmonds explains why she would encourage her mothers to explore their mystical connection with Christ when giving birth.
2023-03-29T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Picking out the perfect name for your child is a big decision, journalist Lauren Windle helps out with a few options from the Bible.
2023-03-28T08:30:00+01:00By Rachel Pearce
New research suggests that 98% of women in the UK want to return to work after maternity leave, but only 13% make it back full time. The reasons? Sky-high childcare costs and inflexible employers…
2023-03-21T06:43:00+00:00By Jemimah Wright
After Carrie Jones had her first child, it was nine years until she had another successful pregnancy. She never imagined she would give birth to quintuplets – thanks to the determined prayers of her eldest
2023-03-17T09:30:00+00:00By Woman Alive contributor
Our contributor from fostering and adoption charity Home For Good shares her reflections on waiting to become a parent after being approved to adopt.
2023-03-17T09:30:00+00:00By Jules Middleton
Rev Jules Middleton shares the realities of being a 'ministry mum' this Mothering Sunday.
2023-03-10T09:30:00+00:00By Woman Alive reporter
Children’s charity Home for Good has launched an urgent appeal in response to an unprecedented shortage of homes for children who need them and a desperate need for more foster carers in the UK.
2023-02-27T12:16:42.15+00:00By Jane Knoop
A reader shares her and her husband Jeremy’s journey of adoption and what it showed them about the heart of God
2023-01-24T09:30:00+00:00By Gemma E Asafo-Adjei
Author Gemma E Asafo-Adjei explains that a woman doesn’t need a mother of her own to be an amazing parent.
2022-12-15T09:30:00+00:00By Chelsea Boes
We don’t know if Jesus was born without any pain to Mary, but the process of childbirth is not straightforward. Here Chelsea Boes explains how she realised she was suffering from trauma three years after having a baby
2022-11-14T09:30:00+00:00By Amy Ellison
Amy Ellison is the proud step-mother to her partner’s children. Here she explains the honour God has put on the role, even if at times it can feel like a struggle.
2022-11-11T18:42:00+00:00By Rosie Killick
Home for Good’s Rosie Killick explains the things she loves about the new John Lewis Christmas advert - the tale of a couple preparing to foster a teenage girl.
2022-11-09T09:30:00+00:00By Lucinda Smith
This World Adoption Day, writer Lucinda Smith, explains that we are all welcomed in and adopted by God and explores how that identity should help us break free from fear and anxiety.
2022-11-01T09:30:00+00:00By Anna Hill
Mum Anna’s oldest daughter is just seven years old but she’s already feeling the effects of technology as her friends are less interested in connecting and more interested in their phones.
2022-10-21T08:30:00+01:00By Sophie Bannister
For minister Sophie Bannister, every Sunday is “Bring Your Child to Work Day” which create some unique challenges. Here she reflects on her two vital callings; motherhood and ministry - and asks which comes first?
2022-09-12T08:30:00+01:00By Sarah Jones
Helping children understand death and grief is a challenge, but mum-of-two Sarah Jones, explains that the Queen’s death is an opportunity to speak to our children about God and Jesus and the promise of eternal life.
2022-09-07T08:30:00+01:00By Emily Beater
‘Single parenthood is one of the most precarious states’ says writer Emily Beater, who explains the trials she faces in a church environment and how we can all support single parents better.
2022-08-19T08:30:00+01:00By Sarah Hamaker
Plenty of parents post snaps of their children to social media. Here, leadership parenting coach, Sarah Hamaker, explains the things that you should think through before clicking ’upload’.
2022-08-17T08:30:00+01:00By Hilary Higgins
God isn’t afraid of difficult teens and even had one of his own in Samson. Here, author Hilary Higgins, explains why you should take heart if you’re struggling with your child’s adolescence as you have no idea what God will call them to.
2022-08-02T13:54:00+01:00By Angie Jones
Retired head teacher Angie Jones challenges Christian parents to check whether their priorities are based on God’s principles or our consumer-driven culture.
2022-08-02T08:30:00+01:00By Rachel Pearce
Breast may be best, but breastfeeding is no walk in the park, says mum-of-two Rachel Pearce. Here she shares her five top tips for feeding little ones.
2022-07-19T08:30:00+01:00By Louise Morse
This weekend brings World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. To mark the occasion Louise Morse from Pilgrims’ Friend Society explains why grandparents can play a vital role in the faith of our children.
2022-07-15T08:30:00+01:00By Victoria Hinton
Victoria Hinton co-parents her two sons Isaac, seven, and Arthur, five, with her ex partner Dave. The pair have managed to find a set up that works for them and their sons, and good communication is at the heart of it.
2022-06-30T08:30:00+01:00By Victoria Jennings
Victoria Jennings, founder of Bloom Baby Classes, suffered from post-natal depression after having her first child. Here she explains that it also affects ten per cent of men and what steps you can take if you suspect your partner needs support.
2022-06-24T08:30:00+01:00By Rachel Pearce
Rachel Pearce offers her top tips for holiday bliss as she prepares to travel abroad with two very little people and a happy-go-lucky husband. What could possibly go wrong?
2022-06-20T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Gaming addiction in young people increased drastically in recent years. Addiction specialist Lauren Windle explains how to spot the signs and what you can do if you’re concerned for your children.
2022-06-17T08:30:00+01:00By Andy Kind
Writer Andy Kind is the father to two young girls, here he explains what he hopes to teach his daughters as they venture into the world.
2022-06-06T08:30:00+01:00By Isabell Fisher
Children are often glued to a screen and getting them to put it down in favour of a book is a difficult task. Here Isabell Fisher, co-founder of Little Hands Learning, shares her three tips for getting your children excited about reading.
2022-04-28T08:30:00+01:00By Lucy Rycroft
Mum Lucy Rycroft was delighted when her talented son was picked for the local football team, until she realised that matches were on a Sunday morning. Here, she explains why she insists on church before activities for her children.
2022-04-27T08:30:00+01:00By Loretta Andrews
Speaking to children about race in an open and appropriate way can be a challenge. Loretta Andrews, author of Talking to Children about Race gives her five tips for tackling the tricky topic.
2022-04-25T08:30:00+01:00By Claire Musters
As GCSE, A level and general end-of-year exam season is nearly upon us, Claire Musters shares some practical ways to be there for the young people in your household who are sitting exams this term
2022-04-14T08:30:00+01:00By Rachel Pearce
Rachel Pearce was worried that telling her daughter about Jesus’ death might scar her for life. Little did she know that the Easter story was about to take a surprising turn…
Every stage of parenting poses its unique challenges. Each fortnight mum-of-babies Rachel Pearce and and mum-of-teens Claire Musters compare notes on the ups and downs of everyday life. This time: tackling the mess.
2022-04-13T08:30:00+01:00By Rachel Pearce
Whether you’ve experienced discrimination in the workplace since becoming pregnant or simply want to know what you’re entitled to, this guide from Rachel Pearce should help.
2022-04-12T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
The cost of everything is rising, so while we want to mark Easter and Jesus’ resurrection in a big way - many of us don’t have any cash to splash at the moment. Here are some ideas to keep costs down and fun high.
2022-04-04T08:30:00+01:00By Laura Grant
Laura Grant and her husband had planned to wait two years before trying for a baby until someone challenged her to ask God if and when he wanted their family to grow.
Every stage of parenting poses its unique challenges. Each fortnight mum-of-babies Rachel Pearce and and mum-of-teens Claire Musters compare notes on the ups and downs of everyday life. This time: date nights.
2022-03-23T09:30:00+00:00By Lauren Windle
Friends is having a comeback as a whole new batch of teens follow the exploits of the six main characters. Here writer Lauren Windle, explains why she thinks you should let your older children watch it and why you should watch it with them too.
2022-03-21T09:30:00+00:00By Woman Alive contributor
Smacking your child will be made illegal in Wales this week. While in England the government is encouraging people to call the police if they witness a parents smacking their child. We asked four women about their experiences of smacking and what they thought of the new rules.
2022-03-17T09:30:00+00:00By Steph Bryant
For those who’ve often dodged questions about science and faith, because it all seems too overwhelming and they’d like to get it right, Christian scientist Steph Bryant explains how to encourage your children to celebrate God through science.
2022-03-15T09:30:00+00:00By Katharine Hill
The pandemic saw a huge increase in our, and our children’s, screentime. Katherine Hill, author of book Left to Their Own Devices? explains how you can encourage your children to have safer screen time.
2022-03-11T09:30:00+00:00By Rachel Pearce
Avoid these five faux pas if you want to keep your pregnant friends, advises Rachel Pearce.
2022-03-03T09:30:00+00:00By Jade Reynolds
Mum-of-two Jade Reynolds explains that while being a parent is tough for us all, paralysis created big hurdles for her when it came to caring for her children.
2022-03-02T09:30:00+00:00By Lauren Windle
It’s the job of parents to protect and inform their children, which is easier said than done when it comes to a topic as horrific as war. Here Lauren Windle explores the experts’ advice for navigating the tough conversation.
2022-02-22T09:30:00+00:00By Rachel Pearce
*Guaranteed in the sense that even if they don’t fall asleep because of the song, they will – at some point, eventually, once all hope is lost – fall into a light slumber that lasts just long enough for you to nip to the loo.
2022-02-10T09:30:00+00:00By Clare Luther
Clare Luther made the counter-cultural decision not to have a smart phone when her children were young. Here she explains the benefits it had for her family.
2022-02-04T09:30:00+00:00By Rebecca Hunter-Kelm
The latest trend of ‘Conscious Parenting’ may sound like a passing craze to be ignored. But mum-of-three Rebecca Hunter-Kelm explains how doing it with Jesus can be transformational.
2022-01-05T09:30:00+00:00By Clare Luther
Despite the constant messages that mums need ’wine o’clock’ just to get by, as Christians we know Jesus offers a radically different perspective and dialogue, says author Clare Luther.
2022-01-03T09:35:00+00:00By Katharine Hill
Worried about how much time your children spend on their computers and their phones? Katherine Hill explains how to put healthy technology boundaries in place with your kids.
2021-12-23T09:30:00+00:00By Sarah Jones
Mum-of-three, Sarah Jones, always knew she wanted to stay home with her children and set up her family and finances so that she could. Now, six years in, she explains why, despite not being able to afford the insta-worthy house and regular manicures, she wouldn’t change a thing.
2021-11-27T08:07:00+00:00By Zoe Clark-Coates MBE
Singer Jessie J and Hollyoaks actress Jorgie Porter have both spoken out about the shock and overwhelming sadness they experienced due to a miscarriage, baby loss charity founder Zoe Clark-Coates MBE explained why it’s more important that we listen to people’s stories of loss than ever.
Catherine Etherington, the Head of Recovery for the UK-based Naked Truth Project, talks about their mission to free lives from the damaging impact of sexual addictions
2021-11-17T12:52:00+00:00By Kate Neal
Kate Neal says the growth of social media seems to have created a society in which bullying is more prevalent than ever before, with devastating and even life-altering effects
2021-11-10T10:10:00+00:00By Rachel Gardner
Rachel Gardner urges us to get over our embarrassment and fear of saying the wrong thing, because we have a vital role in helping to shape young people’s attitudes towards relationships and sex
2021-11-08T14:18:00+00:00By Lucy Colman
A new report from Home for Good highlights the benefits of support lodgings as a way for young people to receive support within a family environment. Lucy Colman explains how individuals and local churches can provide a vital safety net for teenagers in the care system
During National Fertility Awareness Week (1-5 November) we look at how employers are beginning to recognise the need to support those experiencing fertility issues – it is time the Church did the same
2021-10-21T12:54:00+01:00By Tania Bright
Tania Bright believes National Adoption Week (18-23 October) is a great time to alert society to the amazing opportunity we have to give vulnerable children a loving, safe and stable home
2021-10-15T11:06:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Lauren Windle shines the spotlight on Netflix’s new, extremely popular, show
To mark Baby Loss Awareness Week (9-15 October) Tammy Tunnah shares about her traumatic miscarriage and how mentally agonising her next pregnancy was, and we look at the place of art therapy in processing baby loss
2021-10-06T13:36:00+01:00By Bekah Legg
Reflecting on the excitement and heartache involved when our children head off to university
As Childhood Cancer Awareness month draws to a close Jess George shares how her faith was tested when her son had cancer
2021-09-21T13:24:00+01:00By Dr Kate Middleton
Dr Kate Middleton, psychologist and project lead for Headstrong – an online teen mental health and wellbeing site – responds to reports that Instagram may increase teen anxiety, depression and body image concerns.
CARE chief executive Nola Leach calls for age-check porn legislation
2021-07-26T11:21:00+01:00By Lucy Rycroft
Given the response we had to the piece on young people’s mental health in May’s issue*, we know that many of you have experienced huge highs and lows over the last 18 months in your families. Here, author Lucy Rycroft gives a snapshot of the impact of COVID-19 on children’s and parents’ mental health, and claims it was no mistake that God picked you to parent your kids
As we approach Father’s Day, Andy Frost thinks back to how his dad influenced his own Christian journey when he was younger. He also shares details of a great new resource to help fathers as they take their kids on an adventure of faith.
Shovorne Adams was judged for being a single mum at 17. But God never left her alone, providing love, protection and hope for her future
Sarah Everard's abduction and death have sparked conversations on the things women have to do to stay safe from male predators. Here we look at how boys can grow up with a healthy view of women and girls
2021-03-12T00:00:00+00:00By Claire Musters
As many children have gone back to school this week, Claire Musters takes a look at how parents have found the experience of home schooling