Modern Family

21 Realities Of Two Under Two

Allex Parlato | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Parents
Allex Parlato

#20 You can't have anything nice -at least for the next 18 years. Anything nice, precious, expensive or special will get destroyed. Babies, especially toddlers have a sixth sense for objects of importance and make it their sole mission to break, stain or demolish anything you love.

I Went On Strike At Home

Michelle Lowbridge | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Lowbridge

On a normal day I dropped the kids at school, came home, and did all the jobs waiting for me. By the time I sat down to do any work the day was half gone, I was fed up and frustrated and had lost my motivation for doing any work on my business.

Reusable Nappies - The Perfect Choice For The Modern Family

Anna Barker | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Parents
Anna Barker

Every parent I speak to wants the best for their baby, I mean, that's human instinct right? Then surely every modern parent knows about why reusable nappies are the perfect choice? I wish they did, but it seems to be jolly hard getting the message out there.

Civil Partnership - Any Point?

Katie Spooner | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Spooner

So what if there were children involved, would that change my view? I don't think so. I think our cohabitation law needs reform to recognise and protect the financially vulnerable parent out of wedlock but again, even with children, if people want to cement their relationship or give it "recognition" and/or "protection", they can marry.

Why Do We Choose To Have Children?

Lauren Vaknine | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Parents
Lauren Vaknine

I don't disagree with my husband that there probably is within us a subconscious, animalistic desire to procreate. I think there is much more to it than that, and only after having a baby myself and going through that first tumultuous year of parenthood can I understand the real driving force behind why we choose to have children.

'Modern Family' Introduces Trans Child Actor, Jackson Millarker

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Entertainment

‘Modern Family’ will introduce a character played by transgender child actor, Jackson Millarker, in an upcoming episode. The eighth series of the ...

What's Mine Is Not Yours: A Lesson For The Millennials

Frances Sieber | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Frances Sieber

Today's millennials look at their parents with envy as the generation who had it easy. While no one would deny that young people today face a tougher struggle to reach the first rung of the housing ladder then previous generations, there is now the presumption that parents will help

I'm a Mother and I Choose to Work

Jude Coy | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Parents
Jude Coy

thriving families.jpg Being a parent is a huge responsibility and one that as women instead of mercilessly judging and 'mother bashing' one another, we need to work together to be more sympathetic of. I'm not ashamed to publicly out myself as a 'happy' working mother. It's my choice and one I hope to continue with.

What to Say and Do When Someone You Know Adopts

Nic Williams | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Parents
Nic Williams

When someone announces a pregnancy, congratulations frequently come easily and naturally. On the other hand, an adoption announcement doesn't always get the same reaction. I speak from experience; my two children are adopted. My son came to us when he was 3.5 years, and our daughter came to us when she was 10 months.

Our Adoption Journey - for LGBT Adopt and Foster Week

Nick King | Posted 11.03.2017 | UK Parents
Nick King

Families come in all shapes and sizes these days. Those with two Mums or two Dads are increasingly familiar. We have met with nothing but kindness, tolerance, support and, sometimes, admiration. The number of children needing new, loving, strong, stable 'Forever Families' grows daily.

My Husband Does Everything!

Annie Vasconcelos | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Parents
Annie Vasconcelos

It's not fair that he gets branded as being lazy, messy and childish just because he has dangly bits, when he is none of these things. In fact he is the complete opposite. Without him being the cleaner, the caregiver, the accountant, the shopper, the handyman, the daddy or the lover our household would fall down in a crumbling mess.

7 Good Reasons To Stay In Every Night This Autumn

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Entertainment

We may have waved goodbye to the last of the warm weather but autumn brings its own joys - and we're not talking about mists and mellow fruitfulness. ...

Yvette Cooper Interview: Part Two

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 05.09.2015 | UK Politics

Yvette Cooper believes it's not over 'til it's over. As the Labour leadership race enters its final week, can she pull off a surprise win? Here's the ...

Modern Family's Ariel Winter Opens Up On Breast Reduction Surgery Decision

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Modern Family star, Ariel Winter, has opened up about her decision to undergo breast reduction surgery after she became sick of being objectified, str...

Beckhams Voted The Most 'Modern Family' - Do You Agree?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Parents

The Beckhams are now seen as the best representation of the modern family, according to a new survey. One in five people said they consider David a...

We Celebrate Sofia Vergara In These 26 Glorious GIFs

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Entertainment

Sofia Vergara saw her romantic dreams come true on Sunday evening, when she tied the knot with actor Joe Manganiello in a stunning ceremony on Florida...

Is It Right to Estrange Yourself From a Family Member?

Becca Bland | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Becca Bland

The hard reality is that for the many people who do the walking away, breaking out and living alone is often safer than the culture of abuse that came before it. Exposure to an antagonistic or rejecting 'close' relationship has a negative impact on physical and mental wellbeing, which is a fact that has been well researched and documented.

'Follower, I Married Him': Our Modern Marriage Obsession

Eloise Hendy | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Eloise Hendy

We have more options than ever before; the world is getting smaller by the day. Rather than attempting to fit ourselves into wedding-gift boxes, maybe we should be questioning why the gift-wrap still holds so much allure. Maybe it's time to blow the bloody doors off.

'Modern Family' Star Dies Aged 55

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

Elizabeth Pena, an actress whose credits include ‘Modern Family’ and ‘The Incredibles’, has died at the age of 55. Her manager Gina Rugolo...

Treat Fathers Like Idiots...

Soozi Baggs | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Soozi Baggs

There has been a lot of speculation about how men won't take up the opportunity of shared parental leave because the money is not enough for them or because childcare is not seen as a man's job. These are valid concerns but I think it goes even deeper than that.

Benedict Leads Brits In Emmys Nominations (FULL LIST)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

In less than 12 hours, we'll know who's walked off with this year's Emmy Awards - and, for a whole host of British television stars including Benedict...

How Does Today's Technology Bring Families Back Together?

Andrew Denham | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Denham

This week (26th May to 1st June) marks National Family Week. Backed by all major political parties and over 200 national and thousands of non-for-profit organisations, National Family Week is designed to bring families together through a programme of fun activities.

Celebrating Families - International Families Day, May 15 2014

Sigrid Daniel | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sigrid Daniel

What has changed most for you in the last 20 years? Chances are, it's to do with family: maybe you have started one, or you are caring for one. Maybe you have gained new family members or you have suffered a loss? It's possible you are in a blended family situation, a single parent one, or your family has a dual income.

Fathers Need Longer Paternity Leave

Torsten Klaus | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Torsten Klaus

Here is the contradiction: Society wants men to spend more time with their kids and families (believe me, at least once a week I get a comment like "Oh it's good to see daddy being in charge" when in public), but employers and government do next to nothing to support them. I believe we need some fundamental changes here...

The Complexities of Gender Roles in 2013

Jay Nadarajah | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jay Nadarajah

Why, in this modern age, is it still sometimes hard to replicate this same transition as easily on the home front? To this day, it's still common to grow up in a family where mum is the one predominantly wearing the apron and dad brings home more of the pennies.