UK Family

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.

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.