UK Family

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.

What Kind of Online Parent Are You?

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gabrielle Leimon

With the media and social networking sites in full Royal Baby frenzy now seems as good a time as any to think about parenting. I find myself at that age where more and more of my friends are becoming parents. After a while you begin to notice patterns in parenting emerging based on how people discuss and portray their family life online.

Tips for Families Travelling This Summer

Travelzoo UK | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Travelzoo UK

As families across the UK get ready for a summer getaway, our Family Deals Expert Chris Webber has put together a list of top tips on how to make a holiday with little ones as stress free as possible.

Love Alive in Art: Creative Love in Our DNA

Ana Tzarev | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ana Tzarev

As we gaze upon records of art history, we find that this phenomenon - the drive to create being coded into sisters, brothers, fathers, and mothers - is more common than one would imagine! In the Renaissance and Baroque periods, art families were scattered over Europe, as 'artist' was viewed as a trade like any other.

Kicking the Habit of Sibling Rivalry

Sonja Lewis | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sonja Lewis

Modern day sibs might give bad behaviour a second thought if consequences followed. If that isn't enough, health hazards should be. Worse, I'd say for all those who continue to commit offences, that they are the ones living with heavy hearts and over active minds, both recipes for disastrous health.

Upload Your Photo Of The Woman Who Most Inspires You

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

To celebrate Bodyform's sponsorship of HuffPost UK's Women section we want you to tell us which woman in your life inspires you most. Whether it's...

Five Things to Do When You Are Having a Mummy Meltdown!

Susie McBeth | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Susie McBeth

Frustration is a word that all parents are very familiar with and being a paragon of patience and cuddly understanding on days like these can stretch that word to its fullest. It is also on days like these that I am just grateful that I can keep smiling and not end up rocking backwards and forwards while sobbing in the corner.

Tracey Emin Says She Wouldn't Have Had Same Success If She'd Had Kids

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Controversial artist Tracey Emin said she does not think she would have had the same success if she had had a family. Emin, who turned 50 last week...

August Wilson's Fences in the West End

Naana Orleans-Amissah | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Naana Orleans-Amissah

How do you begin to review a play that deserves a thesis of its own? August Wilson's 1983 play, Fences, is weighty work. In its current two hours and forty minutes iteration it seems to question, almost exhaustively, the range of universal themes.

My Mum, Myself and The Tea Making Competition Only I Was Aware Of

Henry Fosdike | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Comedy
Henry Fosdike

During a discussion with my flatmates recently, I told everyone in attendance that no matter what happens when I go home, she'll always end up making pretty much all the cups of tea for everybody else because she loves making sure everyone is properly fed and watered. I even went so far as to predict that even if I tried, she'd still end up making more cups of tea than me when I next visit.

Family Die In 'Murder-Suicide' in Spain

Posted 27.06.2013 | UK

An apparent murder-suicide involving a family of three in Spain may be linked to the daughter's disability, it is understood. It is believed a note...

Massive Novelty Buttocks

James Conmy | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Comedy
James Conmy

Second only to bubblewrap, puddles have a strange hold over children, my two-year-old daughter is no exception: she is literally incapable of walking past one without jumping into it's centre and going all Flashdance.

Why Only Children Are Not 'Better'

Tania Sullivan | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tania Sullivan

There are children who were raised as only children who were happy to be so, and others who were desperately miserable. Likewise, there are children raised with siblings, maybe just one or perhaps more, who absolutely loved it, and others who look back on their childhoods less enthusiastically. Only children, two children, ten children - there are advantages and disadvantages to each.

REVEALED: The Main Reasons For Falling Out With Your Family

PA | PA | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Money, jealousy and choice of lover are the most key causes of family fallouts, according to new research, and you're twice as likely to have had a fa...

Is Trash Media Responsible for a Lack of Positive Role Models?

Tania Sullivan | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tania Sullivan

We do need to be careful about what our children are exposed to. No, we cannot protect them from everything all the time but we do need to be aware of what they see because children are sponges and they soak it all in - the good and the bad. Unfortunately, good role models and positive influences in modern media are rare.

When Kate and I were BFF's - My Soulful Momma Advice to Catherine Duchess of Cambridge

Alice Grist | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Last night I dreamt that Kate Middleton was my next door neighbour and that she and Wills had their baby. It was a boy in case you were wondering, and...

Breakthroughs Designed to Make IVF a More Natural Process Should Be Welcomed

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Geeta Nargund

This week saw the news that the world's first baby had been born following the use of a naturally occurring hormone called kisspeptin. This hormone helps to induce egg development allowing women to avoid using the traditional IVF drugs.

I'm Not Just a Dad, I'm a Dad

Adrian Millar | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Millar

I'm not just a dad. I'm a dad. I change the world, like all dads and mums. The Obamas know that. And so does Neven. Do you? I hope so.

Berating Men and Fathers Is a Waste of Time

John L. Adams | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
John L. Adams

Speaking for myself, I see women, mothers and feminists as colleagues and friends. We can and should all work together to help dads become better parents and raise the profile of fatherhood. Anti-male blog-posts such as the one written by Louise Pennington create a wedge between the genders.

My Dad and Roy Kinnear: When Anoraks Collide

Catherine Lawson | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Lawson

A man came over to the bench and sighed deeply as he sat down next to us. Dad nudged me."He's wearing my anorak." Sure enough, he was wearing the same anorak as Dad, albeit a slightly less battered version. He nudged the man: "Nice anorak," he said. The man looked up and it was Roy Kinnear.

Things to Do in New York for Less Than $100

Andrew Matthews | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

The most exciting city in the world is also the 4th most expensive place to visit - based on the price of a night in a NY hotel. No mention of the free theatre, Public Rush Tickets at Carnegie Hall, free entry to lots of museums after 4pm, Broadway family nights, deli specials...

Dad's Going to Iceland

Dalia Ben-Galim | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Politics
Dalia Ben-Galim

It might not be a new pair of socks, or even a toolbox, but a 'daddy quota' could be long-lasting and the best Father's Day present he'll ever have. That way dad might even have time to go to Iceland.

Why Bruce Springsteen Will Always Be Cooler Than Facebook

Grant Feller | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Grant Feller

Who wants my precious spare ticket to this weekend's Bruce Springsteen gig? Really. Because I desperately need someone to tell me I'm not a boring, uncool, faded jeans, slightly-paunched, greying, 40-something rocker whose refusal to grow up is no longer charming but worrying.

Make This Sunday a Special Father's Day - Not a Farther Away Day

Peter Ryding | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Peter Ryding

You see time is the single biggest gift parents can give their children. As a business coach and mentor, I have seen how lack of time from their parents during childhood has caused major issues in the minds and behaviours of some of the most successful CEOs.