Family Life

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 06.10.2015 | 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 14.09.2015 | 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 27.08.2015 | 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 30.07.2015 | 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.

Working With Your Spouse...A Recipe for Disaster?

Michelle Stonehill | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Stonehill

Running a business is difficult and, let's face it, marriage is difficult. Put the two together and it's not hard to see how for some the scenario might seem virtually masochistic. Working together definitely needs handling with care.

Is Gen Y Ready to Rule the World?

Marcus Middleton | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Marcus Middleton

With Generation Z now here, there is no longer any choice, it's time for the old farts to give Generations X and Y the keys and let us drive. They should sit down and grab a cup of tea because it's time for us to run the show.

Teach Kids About Dangers of Porn, But Don't Let the Sex Ed Crowd Do It

Mike Judge | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Mike Judge

If mums and dads knew the half of what is really taught in sex education, they'd be horrified. Which is why I don't trust them to teach the risks of porn to 10-year-olds.