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Five Things I've Enjoyed About Motherhood That I Never Thought I Would

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

Not all Mums are negative automatons. It depends what type of day they're having. It just seems to me (as a Mum) that much of what I write (and read) covers more of the bummed out side of parenting. And all to often I speak to other parents and they seem to be complaining a lot too.

One Stocking Missing

Zoe Clark-Coates | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Clark-Coates

Children have always been the centre of Christmas and when you are longing for a child, Christmas can be one of the most heart breaking times of the year. Imagine this... A 9-month walk of hope and longing. At the end of the journey an empty crib.

The 12 Reasons Mums Should Love Christmas

Olivia Siegl | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

There is never an inappropriate time for a drink! Regardless of the day, the number of children you're in charge of or the fact it's before 9am, there is never an inappropriate time to be enjoying a tipple when it comes to the Christmas Period.

The World Is Responsible for Devastating Violence Against Children in 2014

Meliha Hayat | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK
Meliha Hayat

According to Unicef 2014 has been the worst year for millions of children across the world. With growing conflicts arising across the globe innocent children have been forcibly exposed to violence, kidnapped or targeted and forced in to warring groups.

Christmas Choices in a Broken World

Johan Eldebo | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK
Johan Eldebo

It's Christmas time. There's no need to be afraid, or so the Band Aid lyrics start. Sadly, in today's world they express more an aspirational desire than an actual reality. Syria, South Sudan, the Central African Republic and the Ebola outbreak give plenty of reason for fear.

Why Did This Eight-Year-Old Raise $1 Million For His Best Friend?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In what is probably the most wonderful story we've heard in a while, an eight-year-old boy has raised over $1million for his best friend who suffers f...

When Education Meets Catastrophe

Nikita Malik | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

Despite growing up in notoriously crime-ridden countries in Africa, I always felt safe at school. With time, it didn't make much difference that the school bus I rode to school in Johannesburg was bulletproof. I grew used to the barbed wire that surrounded the boundaries of my school in Tanzania.

Adorable Boy, 5, Selflessly Saves To Make Other Kids' Christmases

The Huffington Post UK/WGHP | Ryan Barrell | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK

Gabe Ortega scours his parents’ cars and sofas all year long looking for stray change so he can buy presents for less fortunate kids. He searches...

This Woman Gives Christmas Presents To The Children Who Need It Most

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Work occupies so much of our time it can seem hard to fit anything else in. But Kate Phillips shows how helping other people, particularly kids who co...

Mental Health Education in School Is a MUST Today

Mark Williams | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Williams

As we know the stigma and lack of education about mental health is better today than it was ten years ago. We still need to educate the next generation in all aspects of mental health to stamp it out for good.

Should I Get Back With My Ex For Christmas ?

Sara Davison | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

Christmas is traditionally a time for families to be together. This can heighten emotions, especially loneliness if you are single as the focus is on happy families at this time of year. It can really highlight the fact that you don't have that special someone to share it with and that can be hard to deal with.

How Much Can You Change in a Week?

Jeff Brazier | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

It's so important for parents, especially single parents, to have a strong and reliable support network around them, you can go through months without 'needing a friend' but when you do it's so reassuring to know that those positive role models are there waiting in the wings to come and be wonderful influence on the boys.

Christmas in the Capital With Kids

Shumailla Dar | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shumailla Dar

In the run up to Christmas most working parents will have already planned their Christmas leave, but taking time off is the easy part - what isn't so easy is making sure you have enough things planned that make the Christmas holidays fun for the whole family (especially if this year you're having a 'staycation'!)

This Is Why You Shouldn't Let Your Toddler Climb Into Bed With You

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Toddlers who climb into bed with their parents are more likely to suffer from asthma in later childhood, according to a new study. The same associa...

On Human Rights Day We Need to Look at Whether We Are Failing Children in England?

Paola Uccellari | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK
Paola Uccellari

Maybe Human Rights Day, 25 years after the promises in the UNCRC were made, is the time to reclaim children's human rights, when children need them.

South Sudan: Standing at a Crossroads After a Year of Conflict

Johan Eldebo | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK
Johan Eldebo

12 months ago, 10-year old Jonathan was woken up by a smattering of gunfire outside his home in South Sudan. His family fled the fighting, and eventually ended up taking shelter in a UN base. They expected to be there for a few weeks until the fighting stopped...

Are Grandparents Great Big Sugar Pushers?

Kim Chambers | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kim Chambers

The problems occur when children come home, bloodstreams pumping with sugar overload. When those sugar levels rapidly drop the tantrums and meltdowns begin, and mum and dad suffer through the fallout. This is what irks parents most: the fallout.

What Happens to Your Relationship When You Have a Child

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

I can't tell you what happens to everyone but I can tell you what happened to me. And I can offer some reassurances too. It does bring you together. Probably in the same way as two people being held hostage are brought together. But that wasn't how it worked from the start.

Six Steps to Successful Co-Parenting This Christmas

Penny Mansfield | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Penny Mansfield

For many, the initial months following a separation or divorce are some of the most painful and difficult they will experience. When you add children to the equation, it can be difficult to cope with day-to-day life, let alone the enormous task of orchestrating shared childcare arrangements...

To the Mom Struggling to Survive:

Sheila Hageman | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Hageman

It's ok to feel depressed. It's ok to say things to your kids you wish you could take back. You can take them back. You can ask for forgiveness. Y...

How to Avoid a Toy Graveyard This Christmas

Ellie Widdowson | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellie Widdowson

Consider these ideas for memorable, educational and long-lasting gifts for children. Here are some gifts that you won't be taking to landfill in six months' time.

Sainsbury's Ad Becomes Surprising Hit With Schools

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Brownrigg

Many teachers around the country are using the Sainsbury's Christmas Truce advert as a learning resource for WW1 commemorations.

The Rise of ADHD, Autism, Aspergers in Our Children

Anna Moody | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Moody

I've been investigating this phenomenon lately, asking teachers what barriers they face, parents what frustrations they encounter and generally observing so called 'problem children' in schools, homes and how they interact with others.

You're Not Alone If You Use Your Parents As Childcare

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're struggling to find childcare for your little 'un then why not make like the rest of the UK and call in the troops grandparents? According...

This Kid Cut Off Her Hair To Help A Sick Child With Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

After seeing a picture of a young girl who had lost her hair to cancer, three-year-old Ariana was at a complete loss as to why it had happened. Her...