How Much Do You Measure Your Self Worth Against The Successes Of Your Children?

Jen Faulkner | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Parents
Jen Faulkner

Every child deserves to be given the same opportunities in life, the same chances to find their unique talent, to enjoy something for them, not because their parents push them into the limelight and then take credit for their achievements. As a parent we are biologically programmed to be proud of our children for any achievement.

School Nativities - What You Need To Know

Dr Sharon Parry | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Parents
Dr Sharon Parry

As I am past the stage of attending school nativity plays, it may be safe (just) for me to reflect on this hectic and stressful, yet utterly wonderful, event in the primary school calendar. I've put together my top 10, very tongue in cheek, observations of the school nativity.

The Beginners' Guide To Church At Christmas

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Comedy
Maggy Whitehouse

It is entirely possible that sometime in the next month or so you might venture into a church. It may be a concert that tempts you or a carol service ...

A 21st Century Nativity

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK
Maggy Whitehouse

It was a beautiful night with a New Moon in South Tawton, Devon, England. And the world was about to change forever... Okay, so it wasn't a star, but...

Nativity Children

Claire Kirby | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

"Never work with animals or children" is a well used phrase for good reason. Come performance day who knows what your little angel is going to do! Whether your child has the starring role or has been cast as a sand dancer (what's a bloody sand dancer?) no nativity is complete without the following children...

If Mary and Joseph Tried to Reach Bethlehem Today, They Would Get Stuck at an Israeli Checkpoint

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

'Tis the season of Nativity scenes. But here's a question to consider: would Joseph and Mary even have been able to reach Bethlehem if they were making that same journey today? hatever your view of Jesus or Muhammad, if you are a Palestinian resident of the West Bank you are a victim of the longest military occupation in the world.

Questions and Fairylights

Caragh Little | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

And so it came to pass that primary schools began to drop the traditional Nativity Play from their winter schedules, favouring instead a Winter Celebration which offended nobody and in which everyone got a part.

PHOTOS: 14 Pictures We Didn't Expect To See Of Pope Francis

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

After Pope Francis posed for a picture with a lamb wrapped around his shoulders, it got us thinking. He doesn't shy away from meeting the masses an...

A Guide to Celebrating the Royal Birth

Ben Dalton | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Dalton

Fellow country(wo)men, rejoice in the ceasing of all our woes! The blessed babe this day is born, joy to the world, etc. Here's the Tab guide to getting on a jolly that will rival that time there was a daddy longlegs in your McDonald's and you got a free six-pack of nuggets.

Harold the Geography Teacher, Shepherds and The MILF

Ed O'Meara | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Comedy
Ed O'Meara

Last weekend I performed 20 minutes of comedy in front of 400 odd festival-goers at the comedy tent of the Wychwood Festival, Cheltenham. After six years (on and off) of stand up, this was the first time they'd decided to come and see me. My mum had previously excused coming to see me on the basis that "What if it goes horribly wrong? I'd be so embarrassed." The stakes were high.

A Spanish Addition to the Nativity

Giulia Zecchini | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Giulia Zecchini

So if you feel like adding a humoristic touch to your Christmas nativity, look no further than the Spanish Christmas markets, from Plaza Mayor to the Royal Palace, you will find a Cagador in every stall!

For My Angels

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

From illness to wellness is a journey much like any other in life. It's a road you embark on alone, but if you are lucky enough you meet felllow travellers along the way. And like many journeys, not every traveller gets to see the final destination.

Christmas Traditions Around The World :Defecating Figurines, Burning Goats, and KFC

Huffington Post UK | Cosima Ungaro | Posted 23.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

The Victorians gave us the kind of Christmas we know today, reviving the tradition of carol singing, borrowing the practice of card giving from St. Va...

The Beckhams Star In Harrods Nativity Scene

MyDaily | Posted 19.02.2012 | UK Style

This afternoon we bring you a Christmas treat; Victoria and David Beckham starring as Mary and Joseph in their very own nativity scene, cooing over ba...

Video: Prince William And Kate Middleton Join Nativity Poopers

The Huffington Post UK | Simon Crisp | Posted 18.12.2011 | UK

It's a Spanish tradition that hidden in a nativity scene, there's a 'caganer' or 'pooper' -- a character bending down as though taking a poop. We're n...

Beatboxing Priest Gavin Tyte Raps The Story Of The Nativity (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alastair Plumb | Posted 12.12.2011 | UK Comedy

Meet Reverend Gavin Tyte, the beatboxing vicar who uses an altogether different technique to spread the good word: hip-hop and multimedia design. ...

Date With's 'Virgin Mary' Deemed 'Adult Content' By Ebay

Huffington Post | Alastair Plumb | Posted 07.12.2011 | UK Comedy is a dating website for good-looking people only. But that doesn't mean they aren't interested in raising money for charity, w...