Humour.

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?

Mum Bakes Vasectomy Cake For Her Son

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The prospect of any kind of surgery can be horrendously daunting and when your manhood is involved, this feeling increases tenfold. But for one ma...

The Big Sister's Guide to Having a Little Brother

Kate Chapman | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Parents
Kate Chapman

Ssssshhhh! I have taken over this blog while Mummy is busy watching some important 'news' program, or so she claims. I know she is fibbing, and really watching Homes Under the Hammer.

Mummy Friends: Ten Reasons You Need Them

Claire Kirby | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

Personally I think this parenting gig is a whole lot tougher if you don't have Mummy Friends. Whatever life stage you are at you tend to feel better when you have people you can turn to who get where you are coming from because they are in the same situation as you.

Four Ways My Husband Does Things Differently

Katy Wright | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Parents
Katy Wright

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. My husband leaves the toilet seat up, I don't. He knows how to park a car, I don't. I can cry in public for...

An Apology to My Neighbours

Kate Chapman | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Kate Chapman

I have two teeny tearaways in my charge I seem to have found the volume button and it's got a bit stuck - on the LOUD setting. In my defence, we have quite a large back garden.

The Toddler-o - A Mummy's Alternative to the Gruffalo

Claire Kirby | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

" A toddler-o! Why, didn't you know? He has a terrible temper, and terrible scream, He won't share things and he's really mean."

I See You!

Elaine Benton | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

The things people do when they assume no one is watching can be heart-warming, amusing, but occasionally just down right astonishing. I've often wondered what makes some men feel they can't be seen in the car.

Vegging: A Growing Phenomenon

Chris Sav | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Chris Sav

The term vegging is usually used to describe the act of relaxing or just sitting around, but there is a small community that are looking to reclaim the word and use it to talk about another, wholly different kind of activity.

Rules for Visiting a New Mum

Claire Kirby | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

I'm going to make a sweeping generalisation here, but most new mums I know are not ready to let their new little person out of their sight. Hell it's traumatic leaving them to go for a wee. We check them every two minutes to make sure they are still breathing. There's no way on this earth that you are taking my new-born baby out into the big wide world and away from me.

Periods... Bloody Hell!

Kat Treacy | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kat Treacy

I no longer hide my tampon box underneath my shopping. I recently made a very typically female purchase of tampons, white wine, paracetemol and a bag of salad. All that was missing was a box of chocolates!

Laughing at Anxiety - Or With It - Or Something

Neil Hughes | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK Comedy
Neil Hughes

I've spent the last couple of years getting to the bottom of my anxiety, finding the root causes of it, and developing a set of tools to handle it when it arises. Laughter is just one tool, but it's one of my favourites.

The Circus of Parenthood

Hannah Clarke | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Parents
Hannah Clarke

There are no sick days as a parent no matter how cruddy or sleep-deprived or manic you may feel. In said state of cruddy, sleep-deprived mania, I decided that being a parent is like being a one-man circus for both mums and dads. Here's why.

How to Get Wrinkles You'll Actually Want!

Katy Wright | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Parents
Katy Wright

It is no surprise that these days often come after you have been up ALL night because one of them wet the bed and the other one randomly burst into song at 4am. You may have been dealing with choppers coming through, unstoppable projectile vomit, raging temperatures or night terrors.

Drinking Caffeine After Quitting Caffeine: What I Learned

Harvey Wilks | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

After a full month of not drinking caffeine I've just been and had my first coffee - a tasty, bitter black Americano. Relishing the first, piping-hot sip in slow motion, I sat down to chat to a colleague about existential copywriter stuff and what stuff means and stuff.

The Least Important Blog You'll Ever Read

Ian Watson | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Ian Watson

On my second visit I was cheerily told that there was no bacon... or sausage... or eggs... or baguettes. It was 8:45 and they're meant to be serving this stuff till eleven. I left, annoyed, like a pup denied milk at his mother's teat.

Ten Short Girl Mummy Problems

Claire Kirby | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Kirby

It all starts off fine. You bring your little bundle of helpless joy home from the hospital in a state of awe and shock. You eventually emerge from the newborn fog and begin to feel like you have a handle on this. Then your baby gets clever.

Prison Break

Katy Wright | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Wright

Having recently watched Orange is the New Black on Netflix, I can honestly say that a stint in prison at this moment in time would do me the world of good. Here's why.

Having a Laugh in Advertising

Kyle O'Brien | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK
Kyle O'Brien

Deconstructing humour isn't funny. Certainly, no joke was ever made funnier by explaining it. "Let me tell you why that's funny," might even be a prelude to getting punched in the kisser at a pub.

Delusions of a Perfect Mothers Day

Claire Kirby | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Kirby

Replace the nice restaurant, well-behaved children and hot food, with a soft play centre, very noisy children and chicken in a basket, and you are a lot closer to reality. The truth is you are only going to have a happy mothers day if the kids are happy. And that means doing what they love.