UK Family

'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.

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 16.06.2014 | 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.