UK Kids

Parents Called Out For Sending Children To School With Cold McDonald's And Smarties For Lunch

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Parents

A headteacher has shamed parents who are sending their children to school with “worrying” packed lunches, including a day-old McDonald’s Happy M...

Duke and Duchess Of Cambridge Announce Where Prince George Will Be Going To School

The Huffington Post | Poorna Bell | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Parents

Late last year reports suggested the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had registered Prince George at the pre-prep Wetherby school, which had educated Pr...

The Last Summer Of Baby Swings

Kate Milner | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Parents
Kate Milner

It's so hard to write about this without resorting to cliché so I'll just embrace it instead. It goes so fast. Not when you're in the relentless drudge of sleep deprivation and days pass like weeks. But once they've started toddling away it speeds up like a John Lewis advert and you find yourself organising birthday parties with frightening regularity just so that you can add all those candle-blowing out shots to the turbo-charged montage.

The Rules Of Role Play For Parents of Toddlers

By Laura Kemp | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Parents

Toddlers learn through play. By playing with you they develop important social skills like concentration and cooperation, how to express themselves (o...

Dad Phrases

Tom Price | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Parents
Tom Price

And there it is. That first moment in the day when you hear your own dad come streaming out of your mouth like a song you long since thought you'd forgotten but in fact remember every single word to. That's right. Dad phrases are exactly like 'Never Ever' by the All Saints (try it - it's in there I guarantee).

BBC News Interrupted By Kids, As Dad Deals With The Perils Of Working From Home

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Parents

A live BBC news broadcast was interrupted by a couple of children who gatecrashed their dad’s office as he was giving an interview over Skype. Rober...

Why I Have No Life

Farida Ahmed | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Farida Ahmed

This is the story behind the teller. I work 7 days a week. I have four (and a half) jobs. I am an academic mentor at a Sixth Form College, a Private Tutor, a Nanny, a Blogger and a Postgrad Student all in one. Honestly, sometimes it feels like I literally have no life.

This 'Girlie Glue' Lets You Stick Flowers And Ribbons To Your Daughter's Head

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Parents

Parents! Ever desperately wanted to identify your baby as a girl by attaching a ribbon or flower to her skull, but just not had the right tools? We ha...

Kids Vs Plastic

Mary-Ann Ochota | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Parents
Mary-Ann Ochota

Plastic pollution is the hot new environmental catastrophe on everyone's timeline. But is it really as bad as the moaners make out? I had a chat with the brains behind the Kids Against Plastic campaign, Amy and Ella Meek.

Boy Gives Us All A Lesson In Racial Prejudice And Friendship

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Parents

We often wonder what the world looks like through the eyes of our children, and now one mum has the answer. Lydia Stith Rosebush, from the USA, had a ...

This Is Why The Kinder Surprise Toy Case Is Yellow

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Easter is approaching, egg-shaped confectionery is all around and we’ve got the answer to the question you never asked: why is the Kinder Surprise c...

Bad Parenting - It's Not What It Looks Like

Dr Amanda Gummer | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Parents
Dr Amanda Gummer

"Last night (or this morning, earlier, yesterday) I wasn't the parent I wanted to be because ... " Sounds familiar? Well it does happen - when we're ...

All Made Up

Kylie Barton | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Style
Kylie Barton

Young people wearing make-up has always been a topic of debate, but when one of the young carers I work with wrote a song about how it affects her for one of our choir sessions, I felt inspired to write about the issue.

World Book Day 2017: 15 Costume Ideas For Your Children

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Parents

World Book Day has snuck up on us and we’re frantically trying to find something in the house that we can fashion into a costume. It’s an annual e...

Little Girl Plays A Magic Trick On Her Brother, He Totally Regrets Playing Along

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Parents

A little girl managed to con her older brother into thinking she was doing a magic trick, when really it was more of a prank. While her dad was watchi...

Freddie Flintoff Admits 12-Year-Old Daughter Laughed At His 'Dad' Moves

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Parents

Freddie Flintoff might be a professional cricketer and boxer, but even he manages to embarrass his own daughter. The 39-year-old, who is dad to Holly,...

Kids Write Mum Adorable Apology Note After They Cut Up Her 'Magazens'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Parents

Two girls wrote their mum an adorable apology note after they’d cut out people in her magazines to have a “party” with their dolls. Talaylin Ka...

10 Things Your Toddler Will Play With More Than Any Toy You Buy

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Parents

“Mummy, can I have that? I NEEEDDDDD it.” The banshee cry all parents dread when their child clocks a shop window or that hypnotic advert pops up ...

This Girl Has Made A Prosthetic Arm That Shoots Glitter, And It Is The Coolest Thing Ever

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Parents

Stop the search, we have officially found the coolest 11-year-old in the world. Jordan Reeves, from Missouri, USA, was born without her left forearm -...

Best Toys 2017: These Are The Toys Your Child Will Want This Year

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Parents

Just as our bank balances are starting to recover from Christmas, the list of 2017’s most popular toys has landed. The UK’s annual Toy Fair, and a...

Screw The Time Suckers - How To Juggle Everything And Still Achieve What's Important To You....

Lucy Griffiths | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Parents
Lucy Griffiths

When I was growing up, we had a timetable of classes that we had to stick to, now we have a schedule that we supposedly create, but really are often at the mercy of our children and partner's plans. How can we put the things that we really want to do in the schedule and make sure that we have time for us?

Finding Fun For Kids In Merida, Mexico

Cassie Pearse | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Parents
Cassie Pearse

Actually, come to think of it, maybe it isn't them who has an eternal quest for good playgrounds, but their dad and me, well, maybe just me. I am completely obsessed with trying to find the best play options for them.

Toddler-Led Potty Training

Lyndsey Stoner | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Parents
Lyndsey Stoner

Lila is potty training herself; you've heard of baby led weaning? Well this is the toilet version. I'm not sure if this is an actual thing or if I am just breaking out of the muma-society mould here, I'm sure you'll let me know...

A-Z Of Wedding Planning

Christina Barker | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Barker

Planning your wedding can be really overwhelming. There are so many things to organise and plan, so I am giving you the lowdown on the A-Z of wedding planning to keep you calm. Relax, I have you covered!

Innocent Things We Let Our Toddlers Do - And Then Regret For a Very Long Time

By Chris Windle | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Parents

There are some things we all know will end in disaster, which is why most parents won’t let their kids play with the knife drawer. On the other hand...