How Glastonbury Is Like Life With Toddlers

Rachel McDougall | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Parents
Rachel McDougall

Up all night, covered in filth, ears constantly ringing... When you think about it, a weekend at Glastonbury is pretty damn close to life at home with toddlers.

Date Night - The Before and After Kids Comparison

Helen Wallen | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

'Date Night' is a completely different prospect once you have children. And don't worry - this post isn't going to be some cringey attempt at advising you on a happy marriage once small people rule your life. As we all already know... a happy marriage is what you had before your uterus squeezed out a HUMAN-BEING. TWICE.

The 13 Parenting Laws of Sod

Emma Conway | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Parents
Emma Conway

I have decided to make a list of the parenting laws of sod. If I was very clever I would do it to the tune of Ironic. But I am now in my third week of chicken pox. So? I will just tiredly list them, moaning to myself as I go...

Toddlers Swearing Shouldn't Be Funny... But It Is

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Parents

We know we shouldn't laugh, (it only encourages them to do it more) but toddlers swearing is funny. Hearing the f-word or the s-word (we're being d...

Can You Decode The Baby Talk In This Super Cute Video?

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Parents

Even though we can't understand a word she's saying, we love this video of a toddler chatting to her grandma on the phone. There's nothing quite as...

The Ten Personalities of Toddler Group

Yvette Lamb | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Parents
Yvette Lamb

There's the morning of stimulation and energy burning for the tots, a chance for adult conversation (or at least attempting one in between play-related emergencies), plus a cup of tea and even a biscuit if you get there in time. And all for a pound - I'm in!

What Mummy Really Means

Kirsty Smith | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Parents
Kirsty Smith

As a mum I'm aware that most of the things I say to my children are lies. Not big fat lies like that time I told my daughter it's illegal for children to have their own packet of crisps, just small untruths, things that don't mean exactly what they say.

The Unwritten Rules of Toddler Dinner Time

Helen Wallen | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

Family dinner time is always such a calming, rewarding and frankly beautiful experience... SAID NO EXHAUSTED PARENT OF A TODDLER EVER. Perhaps, all we need is for a pre-schooler to break it down in an easy step-by-step guide for other toddlers looking to get the most from mealtimes while their mums and dads cry... (Or drink wine. Or something...)

9 Ways To Wean Your Baby Off The Dummy

Parentdish UK | Georgia James | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Parents

You swear you're not going to resort to using a dummy... then the crying starts. Before you know it, your baby and his treasured little dummy ar...

8 Badges Of Honour Earned By Parents Of Toddlers

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Parents

Before you became a parent there were certain situations you probably never thought you would encounter. Catching sick in your hands, fishing a po...

This Kid Is Cramping My Style

Charlotte Peach | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Parents
Charlotte Peach

As I sit typing amongst an army of plastic fantastic (the majority of which I might add I have actually paid good money for) I realise the extent to which our stylish pad has become a giant toy box of garish monstrosity.

Coolest Parents Ever Create Cardboard Movie Scenes

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Parents

All parents want to be cool, but these parents are SERIOUSLY cool. Leon and Lily Mackie, and their two-year-old son Orson have had the internet in...

All of This... Is Motherhood

Yvette Lamb | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Parents
Yvette Lamb

It is early rising and midnight waking, it is wiping noses... and bums. It is the park all year round; it is play dough, sand and crayons. It is travelling heavy and never 'nipping out'; it is laughter - so much laughter.

The Toddler-o - A Mummy's Alternative to the Gruffalo

Claire Kirby | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

" A toddler-o! Why, didn't you know? He has a terrible temper, and terrible scream, He won't share things and he's really mean."

How To Tie Your Child's Shoelace In Two Seconds Like A Boss

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Parents

You've got them washed, dressed, down the stairs and now you face the final frontier - getting them to stand still while you tie their shoelaces. ...

Two Young Children Talking In Sign Language Is Beyond Adorable

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Parents

There's just something so enticing about watching young children interact, but this video tops the scale. While in the back of the car, these two ...

Your Baby At 12 Months

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Parents

Your baby's first birthday is approaching, and there is much to celebrate. It's amazing to think how much he's changed from the newborn you took him l...

A Toddlers' Guide to the Perfect Tantrum

Katie Kirby | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Parents
Katie Kirby

If you are tired, bored, sick of everyone around you or just feeling inherently evil for no reason whatsoever you NEED to make your feelings known. They don't call it the 'Terrible Twos' for nothing - follow my simple guide to making this year horrific...

The Truth Behind Milestone Emails

Natasha Batsford | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Parents
Natasha Batsford

It has to be true, there was a very slick looking email with pictures and information that told me so. I was on the verge of deleting it because it scares me to think that she's nearly two ... TWO!! ... but I put on my big girl pants and opened the email under the misguided idea that it might be fun to see if she's on target to reach all her development milestones.

When The Common Cold Strikes

Natasha Batsford | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Parents
Natasha Batsford

After she had lovingly shared her germs with me, she degenerated to a point where she couldn't breathe lying down and I couldn't hear myself think over the beating of my own pulse. But God loves a trier so I scooped up my mucus covered volcano baby and tried to arrange us both in bed.

The Circus of Parenthood

Hannah Clarke | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Parents
Hannah Clarke

There are no sick days as a parent no matter how cruddy or sleep-deprived or manic you may feel. In said state of cruddy, sleep-deprived mania, I decided that being a parent is like being a one-man circus for both mums and dads. Here's why.

Did Bruce Lee play Barbies?

Allison Martin | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Parents
Allison Martin

Why shouldn't girls climb trees which can promote courage and the ability to take risks? But, equally, why shouldn't little boys play games that bring to the fore no-less important qualities such as empathy and kindness?

These Toddlers Think Their Parents Are Assholes For Absolutely No Reason

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Parents

Toddlers lives are made difficult by parents who are - quite frankly - unreasonable in their demands. You feed them 'broken' food, refuse to take r...

Prison Break

Katy Wright | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Wright

Having recently watched Orange is the New Black on Netflix, I can honestly say that a stint in prison at this moment in time would do me the world of good. Here's why.

Something Tells Us This Little Girl Doesn't Want A Baby Brother

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Parents

What part of the "no baby brother" memo did her parents not get? SEE ALSO: Dad Enlists Two Adorable Daughters To Propose To Their Mum, She Obvi...