Family Life

Parenting And The Modern Man

Hattie Harrison | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Parents
Hattie Harrison

bmm banner.jpg But what about the men? I mean, sure, there are established dad bloggers and networks but let's face it is not enough to reflect the fact that the times they are a - changing. Women are still more likely than men to be the main stay at home parent but with each year that goes by the smattering of dads at the school gates is increasing, and rightly so.

The 19 Point Guide To Domestic Bliss

John L. Adams | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Parents
John L. Adams

A missing school shoe at eight o'clock in the morning can snowball into a major crisis when we end up leaving the house late. This type of thing happened once too often and I learned the importance of preparing the morning before.

Photophillia: What Our Reactions to a Family Photograph Say About Men and Care

Esmée Hanna | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Parents
Esmée Hanna

Men care, and cherish and nurture, just as women do. This is what Heather Whitten's photo of her husband shows; a man caring for an ill small child. The fact that his child was unwell does not make this exceptional; caring happens in big and small ways each and every day, because loving others means wanting and doing the best for them.

Why Having A Pet Is Good For Your Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Parents

Your kid may have spent the better part of this year convincing you to own a pet, but here's some compelling evidence to take it seriously. Accord...

Abbey Clancy On Her Post-Baby Body: 'My Boobs Went'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Parents

Abbey Clancy has debuted her post-baby body and opened up about family life, just 12 weeks after giving birth to her second daughter. The 29-year-...

Just Give Me Some Space!

Tara Mestre | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tara Mestre

I consider myself a strong woman and lately have met other women just like me, mamas who are trying to continue their development whilst doing a million other things. It's hard. I know I chose to have a child but I did not know how all consuming it would be and that part of me would grieve the freedom I used to have in abundance.

Casey Stoney: 'A Family Is A Family - Whether That's A Single Parent Or Two Mums'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Parents

Casey Stoney has opened up about how having twins and becoming a mum has given her a new-found perspective on life and her career. The 33-year-old ...

The Journey Within

Tara Mestre | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tara Mestre

Maintaining a yoga practice whilst on the road and being mama to a little toddler is not easy to say the least but it is possible. Just like that impossible yoga posture it requires patience, courage and a little bit of determination.

10 Photos That Capture The Intimate Bond Between Mums, Daughters And Sisters

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Parents

A photographer has captured the beautiful bond between female family members in a series of shots she's called "daughters". Samantha Conlon said he...

Planning on Getting a Family Puppy? Read This First

Bernadette Ballantyne | Posted 30.07.2016 | UK Parents
Bernadette Ballantyne

Having a family dog is a wonderful thing, but we learned the hard way that raising a puppy is not easy. From eating my son's birthday cake to getting a horse to charge at me, here are the most important things we have learned in the past two years of raising our Labrador puppy Mikey.

How To Introduce A Dog To A Newborn Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Parents

Your dog can be just as much part of the family as a child can be. Add a newborn baby into the mix and things could get a little confusing for you...

Stylist Rachel Zoe Makes Her Best Business Decision And It Involves Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Parents

You might not typically associate gentle and caring attributes towards celebrity stylist, Rachel Zoe, but her latest move could change your mind. T...

The Woman Who Inspired #NoMakeUpSelfie Has Twins After Beating Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Parents

Hundreds of us took part in the no make-up selfie trend last year but for one inspirational lady, it meant a whole lot more. Christina Djebah took...

Short Film Celebrates Birth Of #EveryBaby, Not Just Princess Charlotte

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Parents

While we're all in awe of the gorgeous bundle that is Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, there are a few newborns stealing the limelight. Pamper's...

Twelve Signs You Are Going Out Out - Mum Style

Emma Conway | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Parents
Emma Conway

You are rabid that five actual human beings made it out. Together. On the same night. AND ONE OF THEM IS CHILDFREE AND WILL HAVE ACTUAL STORIES TO TELL. You treat yourself to another rosé and take a selfie to put on FB to ensure everyone knows you still have a life.

Black Gay Dads On Instagram Star In Heartwarming Advert

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

You may or may not recall the heartwarming Instagram picture of two gay fathers doing their daughters' hair at 5.30am. If not, we'll fill you in - the...

The Teenage Guide to Instagram

Suzanne Whitton | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Tech
Suzanne Whitton

My youngest (and newly teenage) daughter, has recently developed a love affair with Instagram. Please don't judge my parenting skills, I fought diligently against any flirtation with social media until the required age, but as soon as she reached the magic '12', she was on it. As predicted, she's not been off it since.

Amicable Divorce Is Just as Damaging for Children

Sara Davison | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

Many divorcing parents struggle to identify the best approach for the children. It is a roller coaster at the best of times and when you throw children into the mix it becomes a minefield of emotional management.

Are You Part of a 'Beanpole' Family? Five Tips to Make It Work

Sigrid Daniel | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sigrid Daniel

The beanpole family is a 21st century version of the extended family: with a long thin structure, this family has strong ties but lives apart. It's no surprise to modern families that parenting and families are different these days - lone parent, blended, sandwich, nuclear, extended, beanpole and everything else in between are now the norm.

Back to the 1950s? The Impact of Technology on Family Life

Sian Breslin | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Tech
Sian Breslin

The one place I will not have technology is on the dinner table at family mealtimes. Someone recently asked me why this was and I couldn't immediately put my finger on it. I just knew in my heart it was wrong. Call me old fashioned, but I just think that 15 tech free minutes a day to engage in conversation is vital to a healthy family.

Why I'm Supporting the Divided Families Campaign

Michael Allen | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Michael Allen

The law essentially means that working class Brits are banned from marrying (non-EU) foreigners. Yes, you read that correctly. Almost half of the UK population has been stripped of its right to family life.

They *uck You Up, Your Mum and Dad

Holly Seddon | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Seddon

I've come across so many people in their thirties and forties who are still defined - or at least affected - by their childhood and family experiences. But I'm always mind-blown when I overhear my children slating me or my decisions. My mum and dad did everything deliberately, right?

Talking About the iGeneration

Hillary Graves | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Hillary Graves

The recent news reports about the launch of a mobile phone for four-year-olds have caused a real stir in the media and raise questions around the role of technology in family life. Is there really a need for a four-year-old to have his or her own mobile phone?

Captivated by Kefalonia

Emily Stacey | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Stacey

Unlike any other place I have visited, Kefalonia has stolen my heart hook, line and sinker. But I'm not the only one. Year after year, you see the same faces arriving at the airport heading back to their favourite spot for another few weeks in paradise.

Career or Family: Why Do Women Have to Make a Choice?

Jane Scott Paul | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Scott Paul

Throughout every employee's working life there will come a time when they need to work in a more flexible way - this could be anything from raising a child to compassionate leave. It isn't just new mothers that need and benefit from working differently.