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Mum's Genius Wine Hack Sticks Two Fingers Up At Dry January

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

For those of you not doing Dry January, one woman has a top tip to getting sloshed on the cheap before a big night out. Because there is no poorer tim...

13 Dads Who Are The Ultimate Masters Of Photobombing

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Dads around the world have mastered the art of photobombing, so much so, that Twitter recently created a Twitter Moment on the phenomenon. In honour ...

7 Celebrities Who Have Opened Up About Postnatal Depression

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Parents

Postnatal depression affects between 10-15% of all new mothers in the UK, making women feel low and experience difficult bonding with their newborn ba...

Boy With Rare Sleeping Disorder Spends First Xmas Awake In Four Years

Press Association | Poorna Bell | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Parents

A 12-year-old boy who sleeps for three and a half months at a time has celebrated his first Christmas awake in four years. Connor Prince, from Toton,...

A Couple Kept Their Pregnancy A Secret, Then Surprised Their Family With Their Newborn Baby

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Parents

A couple kept their pregnancy a secret from their whole family and decided to surprise them with their newborn daughter as an early Christmas present....

Nicole Kidman Teared Up As She Spoke About Fears Of Being An Older Mum

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Parents

Nicole Kidman teared up as she discussed the struggles of being an older mum. The 49-year-old, who adopted Isabella, 24, and Connor, 21, with her form...

12 Last Day Elf On The Shelf Ideas For Christmas Eve

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Parents

If you are anything like us, as December draws to a close, you’re really starting to grasp at straws for Elf On The Shelf ideas. So whether you’r...

What Is A Balanced Diet For Children?

Sarah West | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah West

As free childcare is extended, nurseries and pre-school settings provide an increasingly vital route to help get children off to the best start with food and nutrition. So what should hot meals and packed lunches be specifically based around, and which guidelines should parents and nurseries follow?

Here's What A Slug, A Mum Of Two And Christmas Have In Common

Jo Carrigan | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

They’re often depicted as slimy, unlovable creatures – but the winner of Amazon’s Christmas story competition tells the tale of a remarkable lik...

Differences Between Christmas Before and After Becoming A Parent

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Parents

Everyone talks about the magic of family at Christmas, but to be honest we sort of preferred it when it was just us and a bottle of eggnog. Now we ha...

The Real Reasons Why Your Toddler Is Beautifully Behaved At Nursery - And Not At Home

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Parents

At nursery pick-up time, it’s always reassuring to hear your toddler has been playing nicely, eating well, sharing toys and generally being angelic....

The 13 Most Adorable Children’s Letters To Father Christmas

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Parents

One of the most magical parts about Christmas as a child is believing there is a jolly old man living in the North Pole who will bring you whatever yo...

How To Get Through Christmas Day Without Your Kids

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Parents

Christmas is the time of year when the focus is all on family and while that is great for lots of reasons, it does also make it much harder for those ...

15 Pictures That Prove Elf On The Shelf Is Actually Creepy As Hell

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Parents

You might appreciate that he keeps your kids in check for the next 24 days, but all sensible adults know that the elf on the shelf is actually totally...

Parenting, Grand Parenting And Turning 50!

Lisa Ives | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Parents
Lisa Ives

In one week I will be 50 years old, half a century.Old! It's not surprising then that I'm reflecting on my life right now. There is this sense that the occasion should be marked in some way, and I don't mean a party.

Dad Text Daughter Story Of How He Fell In Love With Her Mother And It’s Too Much To Handle

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When a teen asked her dad to help her with an essay for school, she didn’t expect his answer to make her (and the rest of the internet) cry. Sydney ...

24 Elf On The Shelf Ideas That You Haven't Seen Before

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Parents

The first week of December, you are full of imaginative Pinterest-worthy ideas for your Elf on the Shelf. But by week two you’re just hoping they h...

Struggling With Negative Thoughts After Having A Baby?

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Parents

All new parents know that it can be hard to maintain a positive outlook in the first few months of parenthood - all that sleep deprivation and constan...

Elf On The Shelf: 9 Ways Your Elf Is Actually Making Parenting Easier

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Parents

If you feel elf on the shelf is just another thing designed to make parenting a competition (and one you’re constantly losing), then you’re not al...

11 Excuses For Why Your Elf On The Shelf Hasn’t Moved

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Parents

Forgetting to move your elf to a different shelf happens to the best of us. So just in case you might need to explain to your (soon-to-be disappointe...

Thousands Of Teens Drink, Smoke And Miss School Because They Are Neglected By Parents

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

One in seven teenagers are neglected by their parents, leading to poor health, risky behaviour and drinking, a report by the Children’s Society has ...

16 Stages Of Picking A Baby Name

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Parents

It is a truth universally acknowledged that picking a baby name is easy, that is until you have to do it for yourself. All of a sudden parents-to-be ...

Parents Can Now 'Meet' Their Unborn Babies In Virtual Reality

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Tech

Groundbreaking technology is being used to create 3D models of unborn babies, that parents can interact with using virtual reality headsets. The rese...

School Kids' Mannequin Challenge Fail Is The Cutest Thing On The Internet

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Parents

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will no doubt have seen the latest viral video doing the rounds online - the mannequin challenge. Everyo...

How To Make Injections Less Traumatic For Your Child (And You)

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Parents

No one loves having an injection, but vaccinations are a crucially important part of maintaining your child’s health. If you are anxious about takin...