Cynthia Lawrence

Cynthia Lawrence

Bio

A born- and- bred Londoner, Cynthia Lawrence is a freelance journalist and editor. She began her media journey as a production assistant at the news hub of MTV Networks Europe before making the transition to music journalism. She eventually broke into the world of feature writing and editing for women's lifestyle magazines. She now spends her time writing for Huffington Post, Bella, Chat UK magazines amongst others, and currently sub-edits for The Sun Online, Britain’s best-selling newspaper.   Bizarre career moments have been plentiful, but nothing beats the night Mariah Carey attempted to get her drunk during an interview, an impromptu serenade by Terrence Howard, and important marriage advice from Toni Braxton (“trim those hedges!”).  She lives in Kent, England with her long-suffering hubby, and their Marvel superheroes obsessed 4-year-old son.

Cynthia Lawrence Articles

"Selfish" or not, why should I feel pressured or bad about not wanting another baby right now?

Stop Making Me Feel Bad For Only Having One Child (Coming From An Only Child Herself)

"When is there going to be baby number two?" It's a familiar question to those who opt to have an only child. But it's no one else's business whether or not I have another child.

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This lady? Future leader.

5 Things Extroverts Can Learn From Introverts

Far from being shy and retiring wallflowers, introverts can be just as successful, (Bill Gates, J.K. Rowling), proving that you don’t have to be the loudest, abrasive, or most domineering to stand out from the crowd!

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Office party antics.

8 Tips For Surviving The Office Holiday Party

1. Don’t go wild at the free bar — Yes it’s a party, you’re having fun and the drinks are overflowing but that’s no excuse to get ridiculously drunk. You probably won’t even realize your glass being constantly refilled, so pace yourself!

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Workaholic? Who? Me?

15 Signs That You Are Definitely A Workaholic

"1. The staff at all four branches of Starbucks around your office know you on a first name basis, and have your “usual” ready for you the minute you arrive."

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Wedding Guest Etiquette: 10 Dos And Don'ts This Wedding Season

Don’t: Overindulge at the free bar. Open bars can be a recipe for disaster if abused.

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only child.

7 Things You Should Know About Only Children

2. We are not used to sharing. Growing up, I was aware of how fortunate I was. I had my own bedroom with my own things, and the added bonus of knowing that all the gifts under the Christmas tree were all mine! So the concept of sharing my space or possessions was a big deal.

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It's not as fun as it looks.

10 Truths About Hosting A Child’s Birthday Party

2. Searching for an anti-allergen birthday cake. Back in the day, there was only one birthday cake (usually homemade). All the kids would eat it problem-free, and the only emergency would be little Jack vomiting on a chair. But with today’s abundance of nut, gluten, wheat, egg and you-name-it allergies, vomiting is the least of your worries. Now, your mission is to find a cake (or several) that will not require antihistamines afterwards.

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Just don't do it.

4 Reasons To Stop Asking, "When Are You Going To Have A Baby?"

Just because a couple decides to marry doesn’t automatically mean that they want kids. Many couples in loving relationships simply want to share a life together — without any children. There is no rule to say they should.

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After Divorce: Who Keeps The Friends?

"So what happens when the split is acrimonious and your friends end up dumping you, too? Suddenly you’re treated as an outcast, and when you bump into them in the street, they pretend they haven’t seen you, even when you’re standing in the next line in Costco!"

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What’s wrong with eating heart-shaped chocolates any other day of the year?

7 Reasons I Hate Valentine's Day

Before we’ve even had time to digest the festive season (and the last of the mulled wine), the overwhelming abundance of red hearts, teddy bears, and all things contrived come out to taunt us. They’re everywhere. From the zillion greeting cards, custom chocolates, gift ideas, sex toys, you name it — all in the name of a dude called Cupid.

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