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Five Symptoms of Edinburgh Festival Participant Leftover Bodily Function Syndrome

Helen Sorren | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Comedy
Helen Sorren

The Festival has ended but you can't quite seem to get it out of your system. Here are five common symptoms to watch out for when suffering from Edinburgh Festival Participant Leftover Bodily Functions Syndrome.

Why Parents Should Not Have Their Wisdom Teeth Removed

Claire Kirby | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

By the time the painless bit of the appointment is done, my eyes are streaming, I am a hot sweaty mess, and it is down to sheer luck that I am not covered in my own regurgitated breakfast. My dentist tells me I am not his worst patient. I'm not entirely sure I believe him.

Leaving My Mark

Elaine Benton | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

Making a good first impression and leaving your mark is important, but sometimes circumstances dictate an outcome different from what you had hoped for. A particular incident that happened to me a number of years ago comes to mind. I don't think I left the desired impression, but I'll let you be the judge of that...

Back to School: The Nine Traumatic Steps

Katy Wright | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Parents
Katy Wright

Despite reaching your limits entertaining the kids day in and day out for six straight weeks (and feeling great comfort in knowing that this period is finally coming to an end), you realise that you have no idea whatsoever when school actually starts back. You know that it's sometime in early September... but that's about it.

Resistance Is Futile - Tips on Dealing With the Sleep Thieves

Katrina Bruni | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Parents
Katrina Bruni

This is it now, you know what's coming; you need to dig deep and find the strength within you to get through the night. But to help you, here are a few little reminders/tips on how to cope when the chips are down.

Eight Times Having a Toddler Was Like 'Lord of the Flies'

Lucy Gaskin | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Gaskin

Hands up who's read Lord of the Flies? (Hand down, Dad, I read your school copy of the book: two pages of the whole book were annotated.) Those who did read the whole book: has anyone noticed their house has gone just a little bit Lord of the Flies since having a toddler?

Does Your Diet Suffer For Your Kids?

Jess Paterson | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents
Jess Paterson

A good diet was hard enough to achieve before I had a baby, what with working long hours, drunken 2am cheese and peanut butter toastfests (try it, it's amazing), and hungover scoffing. But as soon as I fell pregnant, the assault on my good intentions and dubious resolve began.

Mummy Injuries

Claire Kirby | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

The little one is 16 Months old.  Not a tiny baby anymore, yet not quite a toddler.  He's at that precarious in-between stage.  Climbing without knowing the consequences, running when he's not yet got enough miles under the belt walking.  There are bumps and bruises a plenty. Mainly mine.

The Tantrum Cross Code

Helen Wallen | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

Toddler tantrums are no rare occurrence, but there's no doubt every tantrum is different... Here's the five levels of toddler rage every parent should know about:

Rockets and Humour: Three Amusing Anecdotes

Thomas Moorton | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Tech
Thomas Moorton

"A good rule for rocket experimenters to follow is this: always assume it will explode." - Letter to the Editors of Astronautics, 1937 I'm sure tha...

Playing the Game of 'Shh'

Lucy Gaskin | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Gaskin

Silly Mummy is miming rooting around in the invisible bag: 'Look, The Toddler, what's this Mummy has here? Mummy has something here for you. Let Mummy just find it...ah, yes, here it is! Look: it's SHH!' Silly Mummy pulls the 'shh' finger out of the bag.

The Baby and Toddler Combo Holiday Commandments

Helen Wallen | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

Holidaying with a baby/toddler combo is a bit like entering into a psychological experiment to see how long you can remain married in 40 degrees of heat without functioning Wifi... along with a toddler who only eats crisps, drinks pool water and insists on wearing Elsa armbands out to dinner each night.

Ten Ways to Bring on Labour - A Not So Helpful Lowdown

Claire Kirby | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

It is said to be sods law that if you are wearing your best knickers your waters will break. That's if you can bend down in the first place to get them on, and that they still fit over your expanded arse.

What the Baby Books Don't Tell You

Claire Kirby | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

I've just found out that a friend of mine is expecting her first birthday. Cue lots of girly squeals of delight and weeping tears of joy. Now as you know as soon as you have a baby on board the whole world and their dog and flippin cat have advice for you. Not one to miss a bandwagon, here is my advice friend...

16 Essentials Every Parent Should Pack on Holiday

Kerry Wood | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Parents
Kerry Wood

Now, there are many articles telling you the essentials to pack for baby; the must have holiday items for trendy young things; the ultimate beachside reads...but what about us parents? What must we remember?

The Adventures of Basil The Cylinder

John Dredge | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Comedy
John Dredge

Once upon a time in the not particularly magical land of Completely-Weird-on-Sea, Basil the Cylinder was sitting around doing nothing. 'Oh dear,' h...

Play a Game of Guess What Film the Toddler Is Talking About

Lucy Gaskin | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Gaskin

The Toddler has taken a sudden interest in watching films. She has not, however, taken an interest in what films are actually called. The Toddler has developed a couple of alternative methods for identifying the film she wants to watch.

Five and a Half Things the Baby Has Learnt From the Toddler

Lucy Gaskin | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Gaskin

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a toddler in possession of a coaster must be in want of a baby's head to put it on.* The Baby has learnt that a wide variety of objects will be placed on her head and declared a 'hat'.

12 Things I've Learnt During My Kid's First Year at School

Claire Kirby | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

Summer Holidays are around the corner and it's been 9 months since I said my first goodbye to my son with a lump in my throat at the classroom door. Whilst he has undoubtedly learnt so much, it's fair to say it's been a pretty steep learning curve for Mummy too!

The Wit of Will: Clown, Comedy, and the Ha-ha of Shakespeare

Ben Crystal | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ben Crystal

Whether we're into Funny Ha-Ha or Funny Peculiar, there's an almost tangible resistance with Shakespeare's jesting, perhaps that has been genetically handed down from school, bad memories of bad jokes, badly told.

Date Night - The Before and After Kids Comparison

Helen Wallen | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

'Date Night' is a completely different prospect once you have children. And don't worry - this post isn't going to be some cringey attempt at advising you on a happy marriage once small people rule your life. As we all already know... a happy marriage is what you had before your uterus squeezed out a HUMAN-BEING. TWICE.

Humour

Jo Haigh | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK
Jo Haigh

I find that humour is a much underestimated skill, in life generally and most definitely in business.

The Alternative A to Z of Motherhood

Kate Chapman | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Parents
Kate Chapman

U is for Unexplained marks - everywhere - on your windows, carpets, furniture, clothes you name it, if you've got kids in the house then no surface will remain unblemished as long as there are sticky fingers and runny noses about.

The Seven Stages of Separation Anxiety

Claire Kirby | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

I'm not talking babies breaking their hearts and becoming a wet mess of tears and snot if heaven forbid you need to leave the room for a wee. I'm talking the gut wrenching separation anxiety that happens to mum's when they leave their small people overnight...

Five Things That Suck About Wine

Lucy Griffin-Stiff | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Griffin-Stiff

Calories in wine can be anything from 100 to 300 calories per glass depending on the wine, and the size of your glass. So let's say an average of about 200 calories for your usual glass of deliciousness. I mean who even drinks a small glass of wine anyway? What would be the point?