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

Entries by Amy Packham

A Week In The Life Of Dan Osborne And His Kids: Kisses, Makeovers, Cuddles And Minions

(0) Comments | Posted 31 July 2015 | (20:27)

Former TOWIE star Dan Osborne never shies away from sharing gorgeous photos of him and his two children, and the past week has been no different.

The 24-year-old has two children - one-year-old Teddy from a previous relationship with Megan Tomlin and five-month-old Ella...

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Baby Treated For Cancer After Mother Posted 'Reflective Eye' Photo On Facebook For Advice

(6) Comments | Posted 31 July 2015 | (17:51)

A mother was concerned about a strange reflection that showed in her five-month-old daughter's eye, so posted a photo to Facebook for some friendly advice.

Shortly after Vicky Ashall, 24, uploaded the photo a friend got in touch to say her own child had the same...

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Rebecca Adlington Brightens Everyone's Day By Sharing Smiling Photo Of Baby Summer

(1) Comments | Posted 31 July 2015 | (17:25)

Rebecca Adlington seems to be settling into motherhood well as she has shared an Instagram photo of eight-week-old Summer with a beaming smile.

It's one of the first close-up photos of Summer that Adlington has put on Instagram and it very clearly shows the...

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Mums Create 'No Touch' Sun Cream Applicator To Allow Teachers To Apply Suncream 'Safely'

(5) Comments | Posted 31 July 2015 | (16:45)

Solar Buddies is a new product deemed to be the "safe" way for teachers to put suncream on a child because it involves "no-touch".

The gadget has a roll-on sunscreen applicator so teachers are able to apply cream to children's skin without violating any...

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Grieving Mother's Facebook Plea After Hospital Bracelets Of Son Who Died Are Stolen

(0) Comments | Posted 31 July 2015 | (15:54)

A mother has made a desperate plea on Facebook after a thief stole her wallet which contained the hospital bracelets worn by her and her son who died in January.

Casey Kilcup's son Brison died when he was only four months old, after he...

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Fascinating 4D Pregnancy Scan Shows Baby Chewing, Sneezing And Rubbing Eyes

(0) Comments | Posted 31 July 2015 | (15:46)

A mother has shared a fascinating video of her 4D baby scan which shows her unborn son chewing, rubbing his eyes and sneezing in her belly.

Watching a baby in the womb and seeing them practising the behaviours they'll master once they're born is pretty incredible....

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Creative Pregnancy Announcement: Couple Reveal Baby News With Animated Time-Lapse Greeting Card

(1) Comments | Posted 31 July 2015 | (15:00)

Gone are the days when pregnancy announcements was simply a face-to-face conversation with those closest to you.

These days, couples all over the world pull out all the stops when they have a baby on the way and this couple have set the bar pretty high.

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Pregnant CBeebies Presenter Sarah-Jane Honeywell Poses Nearly Nude As 'Mother Earth'

(2) Comments | Posted 30 July 2015 | (22:17)

Former CBeebies host Sarah-Jane Honeywell has posed nearly nude as 'mother Earth' after teaming up with PETA to highlight the benefits of going vegan.

Honeywell, 41, is eight months pregnant and wore only nude pants with her bump painted as the Earth while standing...

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Kardashian Kids Collection's Latest Photos Show Your Kids Could Be Way More Stylish Than You

(0) Comments | Posted 30 July 2015 | (21:30)

When Kim, Kourtney and Khloé announced they were launching the Kardashian Kids collection in February 2014, no one was really sure what to expect.

Sure, they know a thing or two when it comes to fashion, but when Kim Kardashian's signature style includes a...

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You'll Kick Yourself When You Find Out What This Photo Really Shows

(2) Comments | Posted 30 July 2015 | (21:14)

We know exactly what you thought when you saw this photo. Ah, the wonderful world of the internet. And cropping.

Get your mind out of the gutter, this is actually a sweet family portrait.

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A man took...

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Parents Unknowingly Dress Children In Clothes With Crude And Offensive Slogans

(1) Comments | Posted 30 July 2015 | (17:33)

Children as young as eight are wearing t-shirts covered in crude phrases and expletives because their parents are unable to read English, according to Chinese website the Shanghaiist.

Phrases such as "too drunk to f***", "I'm a whore" and "$ex for money" have...

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Young Driver Launches Petition To Have Driving Lessons Included On School Curriculum

(8) Comments | Posted 30 July 2015 | (16:56)

A petition has been launched asking the government to "save lives" by introducing driving lessons and road safety into the school curriculum.

The petition was started by the Young Driver organisation, and has been signed by the RAC,

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'I Love You But I Don't Miss You' Parents Share Hilarious Letters Children Send Them From Camp

(0) Comments | Posted 30 July 2015 | (15:50)

Summer camp is a US phenomenon where children and teenagers spend their summer months away from home with other kids, tonnes of activities (and basically give their parents a break).

But it seems even when their children are miles away, they don't fail...

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Average Parent Problems On Instagram Captures The Rollercoaster Of Life With Kids

(0) Comments | Posted 30 July 2015 | (15:48)

Whether it's a screaming tantrum on the floor in the supermarket, or your child refusing to go to sleep, these photos of "average parent problems" will no doubt look familiar.

Mum blogger Ilana Wiles set up an Instagram account, called the account...

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Couple Create Emotional Video Tribute To Daughter Willa Rose Who Died In The Womb

(0) Comments | Posted 30 July 2015 | (15:00)

A couple have released a moving video as a tribute to their baby, Willa Rose, who died in the womb at 34 weeks.

Willa Rose's mother, Sara Brawner, said in the video: "An unborn baby is a baby and they have worth. It is a life....

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International Day Of Friendship: 10 Reasons Why Everyone Needs To Have Mum Friends

(0) Comments | Posted 30 July 2015 | (13:58)

Mummy friends. Mum friends. Friends with children. However you want to put it, those women get you through more than you realise.

They're the women who know exactly what you're feeling, offer you advice just when you need it, make you laugh when all...

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Chris O'Dowd Helps Heathrow Airport Adopt 'World's First' Imaginary Friend Policy

(0) Comments | Posted 29 July 2015 | (22:31)

Heathrow has introduced an imaginary friend policy to help children "feel at home" at the airport.

Airport staff have been taught how to interact with children's imaginary friends, through a six-minute instructional video (above), which is voiced by Bridesmaids actor Chris O'Dowd....

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Preparing Your Children For First Day Of School: Experts Reveal Tips And What You Should Already Know

(0) Comments | Posted 29 July 2015 | (20:54)

If your child is starting school in September, you might be wondering how it will pan out.

Although children don't legally have to attend school until the term they turn five, more parents are sending them full-time from the September before.

This means four-year-olds are learning...

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Pregnant Woman's Belly Shrinks When She Laughs (And Then She Can't Stop Laughing)

(0) Comments | Posted 29 July 2015 | (20:48)

Aside from, you know, giving birth, one mum-to-be has found a new way to shrink her baby bump.

It could just be her abs flexing. It could also be her baby cowering at the sound of her laugh.

Either way, it's fascinating stuff.

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Bugaboo Runner Advert Deemed 'Unrealistic' But 'Not Offensive' As Mums See Comical Side

(31) Comments | Posted 29 July 2015 | (19:48)

A promotional image shared by Bugaboo that showed a slim model in a bikini jogging with one of their prams sparked an online debate among mums.

The high-end buggy company shared the photo of model Ymre Stiekema pushing daughter Lymée in a...

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