Lydia Hawken, The Sun Newspaper

Lydia Hawken

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Past articles by Lydia:

Cheapskate mum shares hack to save thousands on your water bill by washing plates in the paddling pool

WE'LL admit it - there's nothing we find more satisfying than cutting back our monthly bills by reusing water where we can and always having a hot wat → Read More

I'm a parenting expert & bad habits like thumb sucking & toy throwing are good for your kids, here's why...

IT goes without saying that we absolutely adore our kids - but that doesn't mean they don't drive us up the wall each and every day.If they're not fol → Read More

I’m a perfume addict with hundreds of fragrances but there are only three men can’t resist & one’s a Superdrug bargain

OUT of all our everyday beauty products, perfume is by the far most personal - after all, nothing transports you back to a moment in time quite like y → Read More

I was teen mum & live in tiny house with 2 kids, trolls call me selfish & accuse me of letting them sleep in a wardrobe

A MUM has hit back at trolls who called her “selfish” and accused her of letting her kids sleep in a wardrobe. Helena Havens, 22, from New Jersey, has amassed more than 34,000 followers… → Read More

My body hurt so much I thought I had arthritis & I started forgetting people – it was the menopause, says Kate Thornton

TV presenter Kate Thornton has revealed that menopause left her too anxious to socialise as she was forgetting people.Here, she bravely opens up about → Read More

Teachers are sharing the worst packed lunches they’ve ever seen from a stomach-churning McDonald’s to a can of shandy

PACKING our kids' lunches is one of the last things we do before going to bed every night - so let's just say, they're not going to win any prizes for → Read More

People have only just realised what the three trays in a washing machine are for

CONFESSION time: even though it's one of our most-used home appliances, we're still not 100 per cent sure of all our washing machine's weird and wonde → Read More

I’m a personal stylist and I never wear this basic – it’s unflattering and doesn’t work on so many women...

A GOOD pair of jeans. A crisp white shirt. A well-fitting blazer. And of course, a basic tee.We're forever being told that these are the foundation pi → Read More

I’m a mum and made special bunk beds to split my daughters’ room in two so they can both have space & it was instant hit

WHEN you've got kids around a similar age, having them share a room is a nobrainer - but it's not quite as blissful as they enter their teenage years. → Read More

I’m a cleaning expert and you’ve been washing your swimsuits all wrong – it should never go in the washing machine

IN the UK, it feels like you could blink and miss the hot summer weather - so you can bet we're spending every second of the heatwave soaking up the s → Read More

I work in Superdrug and this £5 Collection product is an amazing dupe of Fenty Beauty’s £21 bronzers...

STAFF discounts, early access to all your favourite products and getting to play around with the latest launches - there's a lot of perks to working o → Read More

I’m 25 and my boyfriend is 50 – people mistake him for my dad but I don’t care, he’s my soul-mate...

WHEN you're in a happy and healthy relationship, it's only natural to want to post cute photos of your other half all over social media - right?Well f → Read More

My nightmare neighbours have BANNED me from playing music & complain when I brush my teeth – they’re making my life hell

YOU don't have to be best mates with your neighbours - but in an ideal world, it's a good idea to be able to ask them to take in your parcels or water → Read More

Fashion fans go wild for Primark’s £4 dupe of £500 Hermes sandals & they come in three trendy colours...

WE can't open Instagram at the moment without seeing a fashion blogger wearing the Hermes Oran sandals.Chic, lightweight and comfy - they're pretty mu → Read More

My nightmare neighbours keep throwing dirty nappies in the road- they’ve been out for over a week, it’s absolutely grim

ENDLESS cuddles, midnight feeds, seeing them experience the world for the first time - there are lots of things to love about those first few weeks wi → Read More

People praise bride’s beautiful wedding dress until they realise what’s really going on

LET'S be honest - most women (ourselves included) have spent their whole lives dreaming of their perfect wedding.But when the time comes to actually m → Read More

I’m a size 18 with big boobs and Matalan’s £20 gingham midi dress is perfect for bustier women – it’s so co...

If you click on a link in this story we may earn affiliate revenue. → Read More

I became a grandmother before my mum – I haven’t even got my first grey hair yet but I’m setting an example for her

LET'S be honest - no matter how old we get, we're always going to turn to our mums for advice.After all, she's older, wiser and probably has experienc → Read More

I’m a plus-sized fashion fan and this £10 Stacey Solomon dress is perfect for summer – it’s so flattering

ENDLESS BBQs. Spending an entire afternoon sunbathing in the garden. Going for a family picnic. These are just some of the things we absolutely love a → Read More

Mum shares ‘genius’ hack for getting toddler to eat her eggs every time – but people warn it’s incredibly dangerous

IF our kids had it their way, they'd happily live off a diet of chocolate, crisps and sweets - so we can't blame any parents for trying to liven up me → Read More