Amy Packham
Lifestyle Writer at The Huffington Post UK covering parenting.

Entries by Amy Packham

Boy With Autism Asks Mum Difficult Question About The Tube, Hundreds Of Facebook Users Decide To Help Her Out

(0) Comments | Posted 2 September 2015 | (18:21)

A mother appealed to a Facebook group to help her train-obsessed son with autism who wanted to know how many platforms there were on each underground station.

Laura Flora posted on the group called Shit London - a group posting photos of "unintentional human...

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Bookworm Baby Breaks Down In Tears Every Time Mum Finishes Reading Book

(0) Comments | Posted 2 September 2015 | (17:47)

A love of books is something all parents would welcome for their children, but for this little bookworm the love is just too much.

When his mum is reading to him, the boy's face is transfixed throughout the whole story and it's pretty...

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Mother Who Feared Son Had 'Depression' Relieved After Growth Hormone Deficiency Diagnosis

(0) Comments | Posted 2 September 2015 | (17:28)

A mother who thought her baby was "depressed" has discovered his "grumpy behaviour" was due to a hormone deficiency.

Miranda Jones, 47, said her son Caspar spent his first year crying, clinging and looking upset.

However it wasn't until she measured him and realised he was smaller than...

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Woman Who Wanted To Give Birth In Sea With Dolphin As Midwife Appears On Katie Piper's Extraordinary Births Show

(0) Comments | Posted 2 September 2015 | (16:23)

Katie Piper met a mum-to-be who wants to give birth in the sea and use a dolphin as her midwife.

Piper met her as part of Channel 4's Extraordinary Births which airs on 2 September, where Dorina Rosin and her partner Maika Suneagle, from...

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Barber Travels Eight Hours To Cut Boy With Autism's Hair Because He Won't Let Anyone Else Cut It

(0) Comments | Posted 2 September 2015 | (16:18)

A barber who helped an eight-year-old boy with autism learn to love haircuts made an eight-hour drive to cut his hair after the boy moved house.

Michael Flores was consistently running away from the hairdressers until he found one barber, Freddy Tineo, who befriended the boy...

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David Beckham And Victoria Both Post Sweet Kissing Snaps To Mark Son Romeo's 13th Birthday

(0) Comments | Posted 2 September 2015 | (14:48)

David Beckham never shies away from posting family photo tributes on social media of late, and Romeo's birthday was no different.

For their second-born's 13th birthday, both David and Victoria Beckham posted photos of themselves to their Instagram accounts planting a big kiss on...

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Sandra Bullock Hits Back At Critics Over Adopted Son: 'I Am Tired Of Hearing He Is Not My Child'

(0) Comments | Posted 2 September 2015 | (14:01)

Update: We have now learned the below Facebook account was a fake account.

The page has since being advised by Facebook to change its name and description to reflect this - now named 'Sandra Bullock Fan Club'.

In a statement to HuffPost UK Parents, Sandra Bullock's publicist confirmed:...

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Sandra Bullock Adoption Story Posted Using Fake Facebook Account

(0) Comments | Posted 2 September 2015 | (13:59)

Sandra Bullock's name made headlines yesterday after quotes about her adoption allegedly from herself were posted on a Facebook page.

However, HuffPost UK Parents can confirm the Facebook account was a fake.

In a statement to HuffPost UK Parents, Sandra Bullock's publicist confirmed: "The Facebook...

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Announces She's Pregnant With Twins But Will 'Work Throughout'

(0) Comments | Posted 1 September 2015 | (22:02)

Yahoo's president and CEO Marissa Mayer has announced she's pregnant with twins in a sweet blog post on Yahoo's Tumblr account.

Under the title "happy personal news", Mayer said she was expecting twin girls in December 2015.

She wrote: "With great happiness,...

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How To Get Miley Cyrus's MTV VMA Dreadlock Hair Look In Five Steps

(0) Comments | Posted 1 September 2015 | (20:44)

Miley Cyrus' controversial 16 outfit changes were the talking point of the MTV VMAs, but while other people were focused on her clothes, we were fixed on her hair.

The 22-year-old known for her short platinum bob donned blonde dreadlocks down her back in...

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Dad Performs Spectacular Acrobatic Moves With Daughter On Beach

(0) Comments | Posted 1 September 2015 | (17:23)

Mums watching this might flinch, but the incredible performance this dad does with his young daughter deserves a round of applause.

His daughter finishes the move off perfectly with her steady landing and final pose.

We can only guess her mum wasn't around to watch...

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Weightlifter Sophie Guidolin Gives Birth To Twins, Racks Up 25,000 Instagram Followers For Them Overnight

(0) Comments | Posted 1 September 2015 | (17:19)

Weightlifter Sophie Guidolin, known for carrying on training until she was 34 weeks' pregnant, has given birth to twins.

The fitness guru garnered a large following after openly sharing and talking about her pregnancy workouts.

And just hours after twins...

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Father-Of-Two Dies Of Motor Neurone Disease While Mother Is In Remission For Throat Cancer

(26) Comments | Posted 1 September 2015 | (16:13)

A father with motor neurone disease has died three years after his wife was diagnosed with cancer.

Paul and Clare Coulston were forced to make arrangements in 2012 for their two children - Evelyn, seven, and son Finlay, nine - after both being told they had...

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Pregnant French Woman's Desperate Video Plea To Find Father Of Child She Met In Australia

(89) Comments | Posted 1 September 2015 | (15:55)

A pregnant French woman has made a YouTube video in a bid to find the father of her unborn child she met while partying in Australia.

Natalie Amyot was in Mooloolaba, Queensland three months ago where she met a guy.

However six weeks later...

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How To Resuscitate A Baby: Inspirational Mother Opens Up About 'Terrifying' Moment She Performed CPR On 'Lifeless' Newborn

(0) Comments | Posted 1 September 2015 | (09:00)

A mother-of-four and founder of Baby Resuscitation opened up about the "terrifying" moment she had to perform CPR on her youngest daughter.

Natasha Jones, 36, said she had just put Ava-Mai, then 11 weeks old, down for a nap but her son later told her she...

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Kathryn Parsons, Co-Founder Of Decoded On Her Email Ban And Why Tech Will Solve Our Digital Addictions

(0) Comments | Posted 28 August 2015 | (21:12)

As co-founder of Decoded, Kathryn Parsons' working day is inundated with tech, which was why it came as a shock when she openly admitted to coming off email.

Her multi-award winning company, founded in March 2011, went from a London start-up to the infamous place to learn to...

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Target Proves New Gender-Neutral Toy Policy Will Be A Hit With Latest Star Wars Campaign Ad

(1) Comments | Posted 28 August 2015 | (18:20)

American retailer Target announced early August they were adopting a new, non-gendered policy in their stores, and their latest ad proves it was a great decision.

The retailer announced on its blog, A Bullseye View, it will no longer have signs with 'boy' and 'girl' qualifiers...

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Kim Kardashian Opens Up About Struggle To Conceive Due To Placenta Accreta And Her Potential Hysterectomy

(1) Comments | Posted 28 August 2015 | (17:10)

Kim Kardashian has revealed the condition that affected her ability to conceive her second child, as well as admitting she might be forced to have a hysterectomy after birth.

She said in an interview with C Magazine: "I had this condition...

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Newborn's 'Butt Exploded' All Over Dad's Back In Photoshoot

(10) Comments | Posted 28 August 2015 | (16:29)

Newborn photoshoots are a sweet way to document the beginning of a baby's life, but these parents got a lot more than they bargained for when it came to "sweet" memories.

Mark and Shayna Resnick from Florida turned to photographer Gigi O'Dea to get...

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Brave Seven-Year-Old Celebrated After Helping Save Aunt's Life During Water Slide Accident

(4) Comments | Posted 28 August 2015 | (16:05)

A brave seven-year-old boy has been given recognition after using his instinct to save his aunt's life at a family trip to a water park.

Jenna Mama, her nephew Mason Farr and Mason's mum Karen Turner were all at the Jolly Roger Amusement Park...

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