Kids

Working Parent Problems: Ten Things That Nearly Stopped Me From Getting to Work Today

Bernadette Ballantyne | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Parents
Bernadette Ballantyne

Although I work from home I regularly travel and meet people in London and elsewhere. But despite meticulous planning and a lot of (expensive) childcare it doesn't always go smoothly. Here are just 10 things that nearly stopped me from getting to work today:

Yes, the Kids Are Smarter Than Us...

Jill Hodges | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Tech
Jill Hodges

Young people are switched on - and are going to be the motor of the economy going forward. It's exciting and encouraging, sometimes inspirational. I for one couldn't be happier that they are smarter than us.

Little Girl's Lemonade Stand Raises Thousands To Rebuild Her Burnt Down House

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Parents

A 10-year-old girl who was made homeless by a fire has started to turn her luck around - by selling lemonade. Alyssa De La Sala, of Lutz, Florida, ...

Jamie Oliver: Teaching Kids About Food Can Help 'Change The World'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There were 43 million children under the age of five classed as overweight or obese in 2013. Jamie Oliver says that we're in the throws of a "globa...

Why Can't People Accept Women Who Don't Want Children?

Lisa Downs | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Parents
Lisa Downs

Children aren't for everyone, and I wish other people would accept that. I'm tired of being judged for not wanting children. Women's sole job in life isn't to have children. It's to give themselves the best life they can imagine, as we only have one shot at it.

Olympic Gold Medallist Removes His Daughter's Loose Tooth... With A Javelin

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Sport

Normally parents will attach a piece of string to their children's loose teeth and just give it a tug, but former Olympic decathlete Bryan Clay had so...

Herbie Hound Spreading His Specialness Around the Globe

Vicky Brook | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Parents
Vicky Brook

We work hard at school, get jobs and have children. We always look on the bright side of life and rarely spend time planning for the unthinkable scena...

Encourage Kids to Study by Building Their Own Study Corner

Patricia Evans | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Parents
Patricia Evans

If you want your child to be an achiever and be a stellar student, don't limit him to the walls of the classroom. Extend the learning to your home and turn a small space into a study area that is both vibrant and inspiring.

'Moving to Spain with Children' by Lisa Sadleir, a Review

Matthew Hirtes | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Parents
Matthew Hirtes

The book begins with a daunting contents section. Perhaps this is meant as a metaphor. As Sadleir advises any family planning on relocating to Spain to research, research, and then go and research some more.

This Kid's Dance Moves Are Off The Scale

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Every now and then something crops up online which makes us wholeheartedly glad the internet exists. Today, it's this little guy. We don't know...

Why This Brave Little Boy With Cystic Fibrosis Has Gone Viral

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A six-year-old with cystic fibrosis has become something of an internet sensation after a video of him bravely swallowing his tablets went viral. J...

Returning Soldier Adorably Photobombs Son's School Photo

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

School photos: if we remember correctly, they were the bane of our existence. But that certainly wasn't the case for this young chap. Eight-yea...

Grumpy Dad on the Equality of the Sexes

Ashley Beolens | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Parents
Ashley Beolens

I know the media rams this typical dad stereotype down our throats, almost all dads we see in adverts are incompetent, barely able to dress themselves let alone the kids, but we don't have to live up to them.

Adorable 5-Year-Old Sets Up Lemonade Stand, Raises $25K For Disabled Brother

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A kindhearted five-year-old girl from Toronto has touched the hearts of many after raising $25,000 for her disabled brother. Na'ama Uzan set up a l...

The Big Five Life Lessons to Pass to Your Kids

Lucy Griffin-Stiff | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Griffin-Stiff

I've been poorly this year, and it got me thinking: What if I can't be around for my daughter? Who is going to help her along life's journey? Life is so big and she is so small. I can't profess to have all the answers. I am still learning everyday myself.

Something Tells Us This Little Girl Doesn't Want A Baby Brother

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Parents

What part of the "no baby brother" memo did her parents not get? SEE ALSO: Dad Enlists Two Adorable Daughters To Propose To Their Mum, She Obvi...

Eclipse: A Magical Moment Obscured by Bureaucracy.

Jackie Kemp | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Kemp

How sad. An eclipse is a special thing; it's a moment to celebrate the great celestial coincidence that the sun is exactly 400 times the size of the moon and it's 400 times further away, creating the necessary conditions for the great blazing light to be eclipsed by a candle.

To Baby or Not to Baby and How Do You Know If You Want One?

Louis McIntosh | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louis McIntosh

People espousing being child free as a choice and not by circumstance are somewhat missing the grand point. Which is this: the childless person making that decision is completely different to the person they' d become if they were to have one.

You Know You Are a Mum of Boys When.........

Kerry Gibb | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Gibb

You are forever stopping prying little eyes trying to look behind you as you have a wee as they try to fathom how you can possibly do that when you have no willy! You stop waxing your bikini line in an attempt to cover your bits from the above investigation!

It's British Science Week, So Get Experimenting!

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Tech

British Science Week is here, and for 10 days the scientific community is going big on education and awareness on science, technology, engineering and...

Keeping Kids Entertained at Your Wedding...

Simon Glazin | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Glazin

Let's be honest, when it comes to the issue of kids at your wedding (with the exception of your own...at a push), every bride dreads the possibility that they may have to endure screams throughout the all-important ceremony, or food fights during the speeches.

The Day We Lost a Child (For Five Minutes)

Natasha Batsford | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK
Natasha Batsford

There was no traffic, there were no men with large nets and child catcher wagons, in fact, looking around me the worst hazard I could identify was the frightening amount of sugar that was on sale.

Life Lessons From My Four-Year-Old. #1 Let It Go!

Victoria Ward | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ward

Somewhere along the way of growing up, we lose that special talent of not taking things personally and we get so serious about any little offence. We don't let other people off the hook with forgiveness easily, and we harbour ill feelings for a long, often unhealthy, amount of time.

Childbirth: The No Bullshit Advice All Mums Should Know

Olivia Siegl | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

We have all been there fit to bursting, rubbing our fast expanding tummy and hanging off every last detail from a mum painting the story of her birth ...

How Grandparents Are the Unlikely Lifeline for Working Parents - But at What Cost to Them in Their Golden Years?

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Tetteh

Grandparents are supposed to have the pleasure of playing with their grandkids, then handing them back. But these days, with the rising cost of childcare, it's like they are being parents all over again.