UK Family

Story-telling in the Land of My Fathers

Wendy Jones | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Jones

Tracing family history always throws up stories because people make stories. It doesn't really matter that these people are related to you - I still maintain that - but mining your own family for stories is as good an option as any.

Perspective

Caroline White | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline White

Each child is an equal, with their own set of strengths and weaknesses and the best job any parent can do is nurture them as individuals and make sure they are fulfilled, happy, respectful and kind.

Are Child Free Flights the Answer for Grumpy Travellers?

Emma Rose Black | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Rose Black

We've all been there. Found ourselves stuck on a plane for x hours with a screaming baby nearby. It's not nice, in fact, it's downright unpleasant...but it happens.

Daniel Pelka Could Have Been Given a New Life With New Parents - But People Failed to Trust Their Instincts

Peter Wanless | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK
Peter Wanless

What really upsets me is so many good people would have given anything to provide Daniel Pelka with a fresh start, a new life with new parents. And a swift and decisive intervention at just the right time would mean he'd still be alive now... Instead, today, we have the grim task of poring through a Serious Case Review laying bare the failures that denied little Daniel this second chance.

Dog of the Week

Louise Glazebrook | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Glazebrook

He is a classic case of owners taking on a dog that was wrong for their lifestyles. They all seemed to think that they were going to be taking on a dog that was lazy. In fact they had a dog that loved to play, run, be exercised and be entertained.

Continuing the Good Fight for Dad

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Anders Lorenzen

At 34 years of age, I'm the eldest of the four kids he left behind and should feel privileged that I had him for the longest of all of us. But two weeks after his death and a week after his funeral, I am struggling to feel positive about anything at all.

Effective Genealogy Writing: Tips to Attract Family Members to Family History

Scott Phillips | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Phillips

While each family is unique and every writer has her/his favorite tips, I do believe there is an easy path to follow in order to attract more family members to our genealogy work: We need to write about our family histories by following my 'Four E's'.

A Comedian's Take on Parenting

Bytestories | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Bytestories

When it comes to parenting, there are numerous perils a father should be aware of. Answering the dreaded "where do babies come from" question and reading books to your kids when you are terrifically hung-over are two such perils which quickly come to mind.

London Voted 'Best Place to Raise a Family' in UK Mum Poll

Vikki Geary | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Vikki Geary

London has been voted the UK's 'best place to raise a family' in a recent parenting poll... "Many young families that we work with move to London to give their children the best possible work opportunities later on."

Waking Up Is So Very Hard to Do...

James Conmy | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Comedy
James Conmy

I roll over and look at my wife, she is staring hard at the ceiling, I recognise that look - unless I'm very much mistaken that's her "I've-just-tutted-to-wake-you-up" look. "Did you just tut?" Silence. "Are you okay?" "I'm FINE" *Tut* "Have I done something wrong?" She gets out of bed and starts stomping round the bedroom, viciously pulling the curtains open.

How to Write a Letter to Your Long Lost Family

Nina Koo-Seen-Lin | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Nina Koo-Seen-Lin

You are on a mission - an emotional journey - to find your long lost family member. The person you have wondered about all your life. You have done the research, built a family tree, asked relatives about what they know

It's Time to Fight the Parent Trap

Travelzoo UK | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Travelzoo UK

The way I see it, parents are being corralled into extortionate holiday prices - they can't take their children out of school and summer family deals are few and far between - it's something I call the Parent Trap.

The Wonderful 101 Offers Excellent Exuberant Game-Play For Families on Wii U

Andy Robertson | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Tech
Andy Robertson

Wonderful 101 may not seem like a hugely significant game to many outside the core gaming set. That it comes from Platinum games and is on the Wii U may be a headline for the gaming faithful but for families these things matter less.

The Three Critical C's of Collaboration: Concern, Care, and Comfort

Scott Phillips | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Phillips

In my genealogy work, when I have collaborated as a team, we have ended up with some of the finest outcomes we could have hoped for. Many of which would not have been possible without collaborating.

The Big Stitch-Up

David Holmes | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
David Holmes

For families on low incomes the annual back-to-school shop is a major financial burden. Never mind the latest trainers or clothing fashions - even providing for the basic every day costs of attending school are stretching the budgets of poorer parents.

The Lovely Monsters

Ezra Tafari Rose | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ezra Tafari Rose

As a grieving man I am no different to a storm chaser. Terrified but compelled to move in closer, to be intimately aligned with something I hope can heal me but that has the power to completely destroy me.

Boris, Dave, Gay Liberation and the Abolition of the Family

Mike Judge | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Judge

It struck me as unusual to see a Conservative politician marching for any radical group whose name ended with the words "...Liberation Front". It sparked my curiosity, and that's when I came across the manifesto.

'Traumatised' Family Agree To Destroy Rottweiler That Attacked Toddler

PA | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK

The traumatised family of a toddler who was severely injured in a Rottweiler attack have agreed to have their pet destroyed. The two-year-old, from...

Who's Breadwinning Now?

Ruth Sutherland | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Sutherland

One in three working mothers is now the main earner in their homes - this is an overwhelming 80% rise in the last 15 years. The report shows that maternal breadwinning has increased for all family types, for all age groups and across all income groups.

Does Nan Really Know Best?

Olivia Lee | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Comedy
Olivia Lee

I have to admit it - I was never really much of a feminist! If I'm being even more honest I spent most my twenties not really understanding the concept, nor even thinking about it for that matter. Like most flat chested high-pitched cocky young girls - I thought I had it ALL figured out, and when I needed advice I went to the people I could trust the most; my Mum and Grandma.

What Are Your Rights As A Grandparent

Susan Eskinazi | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Eskinazi

Often the reason for lack of access for Grandparents is divorce, where perhaps one parent is denying contact through no fault of the grandparent. Sometimes a family dispute or a disagreement over the child's upbringing can be the cause.

See Me, Not My Age

Beth Britton | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

It is perhaps no wonder that I often read comments from younger people vehemently arguing against getting older. They don't want to lose their money, independence, purpose or standard of living, nor do they want to need care or be the recipient of poor care. For all of us who possess youth rather than experience the time to change this culture is now.

Getting Through a Divorce - How to Survive the Five Stages of 'EX'

Margaret Manning | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Margaret Manning

It is time now to build a new life, shape a new career, make new friends, and even fall in love again. Don't worry if you fall along the way. Now, it's time to be fearless. Build courage one step at a time. Life is short.

What's in a Pet's Name?

Clare Williams | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Williams

However inconsequential for our pets, I do feel a dog's name serves an important function to owner rather than dog. My dog training clients are encouraged to use the name to mean 'look at me' (taught by saying the dog's name and giving a treat when they look at you). This way you can get the dog's attention before giving a command.

Royal Caribbean Cruise

Lucy Campbell | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Campbell

My son was hooked "when can we go back? It's all SO cool"....and it make me think, particularly as a single mum that a holiday onboard a ship with many activities to suit each individual child (and myself) might be the perfect answer to a successful family holiday.