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What To Do When Your Toddler Is Impatient

Kylie Abreu | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK Parents
Kylie Abreu

When you first have a child it is human nature to put their needs above all else. I remember feeling like there was nothing more important than my baby. He needed feeding, I would feed on demand. He needed cuddling and comforting, I would drop everything and make sure he knew I was there.

Pregnancy Shaming

Vicki Cockerill | Posted 21.09.2017 | UK Parents
Vicki Cockerill

All we need is for someone to tell us we are doing great, we look okay and to give us cake. No shame, no stigma, but instead more support, more empowerment and most of all more cake is needed. After all growing a baby, carrying them for nine months and then giving birth is the biggest change in a women's life and she needs all the kindness, power and positivity around her she can get.

Mum Reveals She's Saving Up For Her Baby's Nose Job, And People Aren't Impressed

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK Parents

It’s a truth universally accepted that all parents think that their newborn child is flawlessly beautiful, or so we thought. That was until one ano...

This Girl Was Called Fat By Her Classmates, But She Knew Exactly What To Say

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Parents

For most parents, finding out your child has been called nasty names at school wouldn’t be described as a “parenting win” but for Alison Kimmey,...

Mum Can't Believe How Different Her Daughter Looks After Just One Day At Nursery

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK Parents

All parents know the feeling of dropping your child at school looking neat and tidy, and picking them up at the end of the day looking like they’ve ...

These Siblings Have The Best Reunion After Being Separated For One Day

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK Parents

We know siblings are born to annoy each other, but those rare moments when they get along really do make all the fights worthwhile. Now one brother a...

7 Things To Consider Before Taking Your Child To A Wedding

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Parents

Although weddings are meant to be about celebrating love, they too often bring up old family disagreements and differing opinions. And none is more co...

These Are The Most Ridiculous Questions Ever Asked In A Sex Education Class

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Everyone knows that sex education lessons at school can leave a lot to be desired, meaning most of the time we’re hopelessly uninformed and in fits ...

Why I Won't Make My Son Cut His Hair

Davina Taylor | Posted 20.08.2017 | UK Parents
Davina Taylor

I shouldn't have to defend my parenting while I stand up for my son and his god given right to have autonomy over what happens to his body. Amidst all this feminist ranting we are surrounded by on social media, it's interesting to me that very few people have looked at the other side of this.

The Day Breastfeeding Nearly Tore My Family Apart

Vicki Cockerill | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK
Vicki Cockerill

Anyone who is reading this, feeling like they cannot go on or feeling like they cannot cope and are feeling guilty about the alternatives, don't. As a parent, you have more than enough guilt to feel, do not add to it.

A Few Of My Worries Parenting A Disabled Child

Laura Rutherford | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Parents
Laura Rutherford

everybody banner Being a parent - and being a parent to a child with disabilities more so - scares me at times. I've always been a worrier, but these days I worry so much more. Because I love both of my children so much. And when it comes to my son Brody, I feel a never ending loss of control over so many things.

This Mum's Instagram Will Make You Feel Better About Being An 'Imperfect Parent'

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Parents

Parenting Instagram accounts can be a blessing or a curse. They can make you feel guilty about how messy your home is and confused as to how everyone ...

6 Weird Places That Women Have Given Birth

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Parents

For most pregnant women the location options for delivering your baby are fairly standard - hospital, midwifery unit, at home. And in fact, only 2.3% ...

14 Questions To Spark Conversations With Your Kids

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Parents

Despite spending more than eight hours a day with their children, most parents in the UK are only chatting to their kids for a grand total of 44 minut...

12 Thoughts Mums Have About Sex After Giving Birth

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Parents

After having a human come out of your body, the last thing that is on the agenda for many mums is having something put right back up there. And while ...

Chickenpox Jab Now Available On The High Street, But Should Parents Get It For Their Kids?

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Parents

Superdrug has become the first retailer on the British high street to offer a chickenpox vaccination. Currently the jab is not part of the NHS routine...

14 Things All Pregnant Women Are Tired Of Hearing

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Parents

Finding out you’re pregnant should be a time for celebrating, but many expectant mums have to deal with an influx of comments that are at best, irri...

7 Ways To Keep A Sleep Routine During School Holidays

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Parents

For parents one of the best things about holidays is catching up on much-needed rest. But for children, going to bed late and then sleeping in for hou...

7 Fool-Proof Ways To Ensure Your Children Never Get Head Lice, According To 'Expert Advice'

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Parents

If expert advice was anything to go by, you think that parents actively want their children to get head lice. With recommendations that essentially re...

Dad Confiscates His Daughter's Phone And Won't Let Her Forget About It

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Parents

There’s nothing like a good dad joke - toe curling, embarrassing and usually dad is the only one laughing. But now the internet has found a dad jok...

Why I No Longer Worry About My Mummy Tummy In Formal Wear And Have Embraced My Working Mumbod

Amelia Mustapha | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Parents
Amelia Mustapha

mum bod My working mum body is pure function. I no longer feel tiredness or pain in the same way (I can hold a wee through a two hour meeting whilst barely registering the discomfort) and any worries I had about my mummy tummy in formal work wear were long ago overtaken by those of leaking breasts and sneezing with a weakened pelvic floor.

Blake Lively And Ryan Reynolds Urge All New Parents To Learn This Life-Saving Skill

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Parents

Celebrity parents Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have urged all mums and dads to look into child and toddler CPR classes, after attending one this wee...

Parents Share Heartbreaking Story Of How Bullying Drove Son To Suicide

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Parents

A couple have opened up about their son who was driven to suicide due to bullies, in the hope to raise awareness of the impact of bullying. Mark and A...

Staying Sun Safe At School

Seena Seka | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Parents
Seena Seka

There has been lots of controversy in the media around whether teachers should implement the 'no touching rule' in schools and refrain from any physic...

There Are Now 40 New Barbie And Ken Dolls With Different Body Types, Hairstyles And Skin Tones

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Parents

Barbie and Ken have been remodelled to “redefine” what a doll looks like to the next generation of children. The 40 different doll options in Matt...