Kids

Willies, Bits, Boobs and Testi-Whats?!

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

When Anna was three I remember getting out of the shower as she opened the bathroom door and strolled in (privacy being something I lost in 2010). She looked at me and pointed. "Wow Daddy, that looks like one of the Muppets!" It took me a minute to realise that she was comparing me to Gonzo.

Ping Pong

Lisa Edwards | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

I'm childfree-by-choice, as it happens, and my life is often like that Ping Pong night, complete with a continous rolling sidebar of questions from friends and strangers, although they get less frequent as I get older and out of the baby-making zone.

The Heart Stopping Moments of Parenting

Claire Kirby | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Kirby

What I wasn't prepared for was the fear. When I say fear, I mean heart simultaneously stopping, dropping down to your stomach, then, bouncing back up into your mouth fear. The kind of fear that leaves you momentarily frozen to the spot and unsure as to whether you might poo your pants or throw up in your mouth.

24 Things No Parent Wants to Hear

Sinéad Fox | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sinéad Fox

They all talk all the time (no idea where they got that from). I love the chats and the sweet singing, but there are some sounds that send me over the edge, that make my heart sink, my head hang or my shouting commence. These things more than others are triggers for me, especially when I'm tired.

Book Review: 'Oliver Twist for Kids'

Alix Long | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Alix Long

Overall, 'Oliver Twist for Kids' was another resounding success for Playing with Plays, and it fulfilled its purpose of creating plays from 'tricky' classics that were enjoyable and accessible for kids to perform, allowing them to enjoy the literature that adults are often guilty of thinking too advanced for them.

This Mum Uses Her Two Kids As Fitness Props

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

While some parents might use their children as an excuse not to workout, one mother sees her little ones as more of a help than a hinderance. Jorda...

Why 'Britain's First Gay School' is a Terrible Idea

Josh Marshall | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK
Josh Marshall

Being gay is not different, it is not wrong , it is not 'alien' - It is perfectly normal and just another wonderful colour on the spectrum of love.

Black Gay Dads On Instagram Star In Heartwarming Advert

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

You may or may not recall the heartwarming Instagram picture of two gay fathers doing their daughters' hair at 5.30am. If not, we'll fill you in - the...

Finished! Twelve Words That Change Their Meaning After Kids

Jess Paterson | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Paterson

Everything changes when you have children. You enter a whole new world with a whole new vocabulary. Baby-wearing, perineal massage, Bugaboo - yours is a new language. But parenthood also twists the words in your very mouth too.

Kids Eat Snails And React Pretty Much As You'd Expect

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Comedy

Ah, what would we do without YouTubers forcing children to eat horrible things for our amusement? One little girl even has the cutest existential c...

Things You Should Know About a Playdate With Us

Jude Hurrell | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jude Hurrell

So apparently, sending out invites for Play Dates is a thing now. A card would save me the cringe-fest of saying the phrase out loud, I suppose, which totally makes my teeth itch. So twee! And it smacks of a type of hyper-scheduled, Alpha-parenting I'll never achieve.

The Crazy Things Kids Say

Vicki Marinker | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Marinker

I have two amazing, bright, funny, gorgeous boys,. One is eight and the other is six. Over the years they've said some weird and hilarious things - as I'm sure all kids do. Not being on social media yet, they won't have noticed that I've been documenting all of these conversations...

Why It's Okay to Be a Wimpy Parent Some of the Time

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

When I think back to my own parents, they were following Berman's advice years ago. They were never scared to toss me over their shoulder, head home and send me straight to bed if I misbehaved. I remember feeling totally humiliated especially if other people were around.

Disney's Gaston Gets His Ass Whooped In Arm Wrestle

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We still haven't forgiven Gaston for the way he treated Belle in Beauty and the Beast. And, as a result, we were pleased to see that after being da...

'Why I Still Breastfeed My Six-Year-Old Child'

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Last week, when The Mirror ran a story about mum of two Denise Sumpter who still breastfed her six-year-old, it didn't create much of a murmur. Bu...

Eight Things I've Learnt About Christmas Since Having Kids

Andrea Mara | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Mara

Before kids, I was adamant that Christmas shouldn't start until December - the second week would be just fine thank you very much. Jingle Bells on the...

Why Did This Eight-Year-Old Raise $1 Million For His Best Friend?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In what is probably the most wonderful story we've heard in a while, an eight-year-old boy has raised over $1million for his best friend who suffers f...

Adorable Boy, 5, Selflessly Saves To Make Other Kids' Christmases

The Huffington Post UK/WGHP | Ryan Barrell | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK

Gabe Ortega scours his parents’ cars and sofas all year long looking for stray change so he can buy presents for less fortunate kids. He searches...

This Nine-Year-Old's Passive Aggressive Note To The Tooth Fairy Is Hilarious

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

This letter acts as a valid warning to tooth fairies out there - be vigilant, don't miss tooth collection opportunities and if you do, run for the hil...

Play Ideas to Help Kids Become Less Shy

Patricia Evans | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Patricia Evans

Children nowadays face a lot of societal pressures. We expect them to be achievers in school or sports, have many friends and be better than the next kid. Parents tend to push their children to mingle with other kids, putting them in the spotlight. However, this does not only increase your kid's shyness, it also makes them feel insufficient and affects their overall confidence level.

Four Ways to Accidentally Rock at Children's Parties

Natasha Batsford | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Batsford

I don't often get called effortless: In fact in a stand up contest with a one legged emu I reckon I would still come off looking more awkward. It's a natural gift of mine, my hair is never tidy, my clothes are always creased and I never, ever look like I have my shit together. This is especially true of birthday parties...

Never Work With Children or Animals Unless It's at London Zoo

Yolanda Copes-Stepney | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Yolanda Copes-Stepney

It was late and Lucifer would not stop his roaring - a little obnoxious - but he is the king of the zoo and clearly needs to remind everybody. He's noisy once he gets going and it was going to be hard enough getting some sleep among the giant orb spiders, cave crickets, and leaf cutting ants.

Overprotective Parents Are Becoming More Common in Today's World, Is It Right?

Kieran Goodwin | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kieran Goodwin

I have grown up with both my parents and still live with them today, I have always been allowed to go out with friends and even trips up London without my parents for almost 5 years, but why is it that so many parents are so protective over their children. Is it because they're worried that their child may get kidnapped? Murdered?

Parenting Is Disgusting

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

Before Carolyn had really had time to open her eyes Iris vomited all over her. It was pretty good timing. And it was as I was laying in bed mopping vomit off my wife's chest that I thought to myself... this parenting stuff can be really quite rank.

The Mum-Hub: An Exclusive Parental Social Club

Simon Ragoonanan | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Ragoonanan

I have never seen any dads in the hub. Not even partners. The hub is usually a child-free zone too, a place of mothers in conversation while their children fend for themselves. This day there were lots of crying and distressed pre-school children who needed the attention of scattered lone parents, before their actual parent in the hub noticed.