Kids

Butlins to Berlin: A Glimpse at the Future of Affordable Family Entertainment and Travel‏

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Tetteh

Butlins in Bognor Regis I have to say kept us on our toes and our little man was skipping his naps to get in as much as possible of the entertainment. With family budgets not being what they were, less people are going abroad and are now enjoying a holiday in the UK.

Baking With Small Children

Natasha Batsford | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Batsford

It's a testament to my optimistic nature, the triumph of imagination over reality, but somehow I forget that baking with a two year old is a really stupid idea.

Finding Love in a Wheelie-Bin Full of Sick

Jeff Brazier | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

Coming in to a pre-packaged family is nothing short of a tightrope act but for those that do stick around long enough and apply themselves generously to the 'added extras', the benefits are there waiting, you just have to see them.

The Scourge of the Working Parent

Jason Bartholomew | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jason Bartholomew

Are you a working parent like me? Then you will know that I don't have time to write this piece. And you really don't have time to read this piece. Seriously, go away and do something on your endless mental or written list of things-to-do. Still here? Ok, let's peer in to what your daily life might look like...

Finding Bugs In The Garden Is Better Than Homework

Saskia Lee Stewart | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Saskia Lee Stewart

Do we want our young ones to grow up with strong and independent minds... or do we want them to be brainwashed by 'The Regime', ending up lacking control of who they are?

Video Game Culture and Play

Pete Low | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Tech
Pete Low

Despite the parameters we put in place at home, and despite the archaic primary school they go to with less technology than my grandparents' house, video games are a vibrant and significant part of our children's culture and mindset in every aspect of their lives.

'My Kids Suck': Angry Dad Puts Trampoline Up For Sale In Hilarious Craigslist Advert

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Comedy

Meanwhile, somewhere in the Boston area, one dad isn't happy. Yes, we think this listing he placed on Craigslist will strike a chord for many paren...

Get Active With Warburtons Half & Half-Term Games

Jonathan Brownlee | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Sport
Jonathan Brownlee

The school holidays were always an exciting time in the Brownlee household. This was the opportunity for my brother Alistair and I to escape from the classroom and enjoy the great outdoors.

Your Kid Is Fat? That's Your Fault

Xavier Toby | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

Aussie kids are apparently some of the fattest in the world. The 'Active Healthy Kids Australia' report card recently graded Auusie kids a 'D-'. Barely above a fail, and certainly nowhere near fridge-worthy...

Guide to Keeping Kids and Yummy Mummies Entertained This Half-term‏

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Tetteh

As a child I was told I could never have pets... My dad, from Ghana, said he'd eat them. Fair play. Still don't know if he was joking or not. So now I'm faced with the dilemma of whether or not to join the 13million households in the UK with a pet, after my tot has fallen in love with his Grandmother's cat.

The Day I Went to See Arsenal Train

Jeff Brazier | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

If you are anything like me you would have grown up idolising your footballing hero's, my first was Kerry Dixon, then Glenn Hoddle, Paul Gascoigne and Gary Lineker. To have met any of those at a young age would have felt no less like meeting a God... The simple pleasure received from meeting someone you really look up to is something you don't actually ever forget.The Sports Connection Foundation asked me if I would accompany a young lad, Tomas Mayer, who has (DMD) Duchene Muscular Dystrophy and is confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his short life. Having DMD means all his body and organs are basically shutting down.

Everyone Can Cook!

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

This week we welcomed 'A Girl Called Jack' (Monroe) to the Food Tube family. Jack made her name as a cash-strapped single mum living in Southend. With her immense resourcefulness, she tightened her apron strings and threw flour in the face of adversity. Check out her Food Tube debut

Publish and Be Damned: Do We Have a Right to Talk About Our Children Online?

Christina Franks | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Tech
Christina Franks

Some days, I think, I blog therefore I am. It is my reason for getting up in the middle of the night. It is my link to the outside world. It is a way to connect with strangers, to exorcise my demons, to mull over my thoughts and stash them away for posterity...

Seven Tips For a Happier Life

Mark Boustead | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Boustead

I have made some pretty big changes in my life recently and, as a result, I like myself a heck of a lot more. I don't take things so seriously all the time and there is a lot more fun and laughter in my life.

After Generation Y...Generation Tech

Duncan Higgins | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Duncan Higgins

How do we become adults? Is it by quietly learning, from our books, teachers and parents, until we have enough knowledge to go out into the world? Or is it by writing our own rules, taking risks and trying new ways of doing things?

Easy Banana Berry Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

What's that saying? Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper. I'm not sure we have time in our house to breakfast like kings, we're mostly too busy locating book bags, brushing teeth and discussing the all-important question of which shoe goes on which foot.

For Goodness Sake- Let Toys Be Toys

Jack Fletcher | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK
Jack Fletcher

Gender labelling is unnecessary and needs to be addressed. Society has many problems, but it is an accumulation of small but damaging concepts that need to change for the better.

My Daughter, the Anti-Princess

Claire Gillespie | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Gillespie

Does it bother me that my daughter doesn't join in when the other little girls are playing house? Not for a second. She's over with the boys, running faster and jumping higher than she ever would with Cinderella slippers on. In any case, she'll always be a princess in my eyes. A tangled-haired, grubby-faced, puddle-stomping, world-conquering princess.

How Can Parents Get 'Screen Time' Right for Their Children?

Pete Low | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Tech
Pete Low

"Screen time" is a term bandied around our house on a daily basis. "Is it screen time day daddy?" "Can we have screen time if we behave?" There's a lot of concern about the impact that screen time, and gaming in particular, is having on children today.

So Just How Do We Get Our Kids Eating Healthier?

Rob Blakeman | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

If we really want to know how we can correct our children's eating habits we need to understand that it isn't the kids who are at fault, it's our assumptions about the kids that have brought us to this point.

Kids Say the Freakiest Things

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

Anna first freaked us out when she was about 20 months old. We had been staying with friends in London for a couple of days during the Olympics. As we were leaving we were all stood in own friends bedroom collecting up our stuff...

'Frozen' Is Almost Perfect, Except for These Two Things...

Mia Freedman | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mia Freedman

Brave's glorious Princess Merida walked that talk by rejecting the idea that a bunch of strangers should compete with each other to marry her. Instead, she competed with them to win her independence. Which she did. Go Merida. That's some impressive feminist ideology right there.

What's The Secret To A Happy Relationship?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Having children is meant to be one of the most fulfilling aspects of life, but what's the real price of parenting when it comes to your relationship? ...

Money, Kids and the 'Sales-Frenzy'

Anita Naik | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anita Naik

Interestingly my seven year old made two good points while being dragged round The Sales with me last week. She wisely asked, "Why do you need it now if you didn't need it when it was full price?" And followed it up with the annoying "Shouldn't you be delaying gratification Mum?"

Parents and Presents for Their Kids

Mike Collins | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Collins

It's the age old question that parents have to face up to every year: will my kid(s) have enough presents to open on Christmas Day. How much is enough we ponder? And will they like them? We try to get that balance right between fun toys and educational toys. As the cash registers tick over we will be tempted to throw caution to the wind heading home with bags full of goodies.