Tidy Toddler's Battle With Tennis Balls Proves Giving Up Is Never An Option

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Parents

A toddler's calm attempt to put away three tennis balls that continuously fall out their packaging has given us a little lesson about never giving up....

Restaurant Diners Leave Sarcastic Note For Mum With Screaming Child

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Parents

A mum claims that when she took her baby to a restaurant, she was left a note by fellow diners that accused her screaming son of ruining their meal. ...

How to Play Musical Beds

Laura Powell-Corbett | Posted 04.10.2015 | UK Parents
Laura Powell-Corbett

The Husband makes his way, slowly and creakily up the stairs, pops his head in and sees there is no space in the bed (I am sure that he welcomed that sight) with me in a strange yoga-like position across the middle due to the baby being attached to the boob and the toddler requiring my hair as a comfort blanket.

Is 'Expert' Parenting Advice Killing Our Common Sense?

Emily-Jane Clark | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Parents
Emily-Jane Clark

I felt my daughter needed to be close to me while she slept. My gut was telling me that she did not yet feel secure enough to sleep alone. But what the hell did my gut know? My gut hasn't got childcare qualifications or written a book. It doesn't have 68 million followers on Twitter or any 'scientific research' to back it up.

Which Airports and Airlines Provide Courtesy Strollers at the Airport?

Carrie Bradley | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Parents
Carrie Bradley

Family travel provides its own unique challenges, but some airports and airlines provide facilities which go a long way to ease some of the stress. Here are the airports and airlines that provide complimentary strollers for use and information on where to find them.

Job Advertisement: Parent

Sarah Turner | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Parents
Sarah Turner

The ideal candidate will have a degree in Patience, an NVQ Level 3 in CBeebies and the dexterity of an octopus on speed. You should possess a strong desire to be accompanied everywhere (including the toilet) and a high level of irritation tolerance for programmes like Peppa Pig and Twatsy and Tim.

An Open Letter to Mummy Pig #2

Zeena Moolla | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Parents
Zeena Moolla

Obviously as a big fat mummy-blogging bore it is my absolute right to condescend and judge in such a manner, but essentially, I just think you could do with a mate - a mate like me, Mummy Pig.

Fearne Cotton Hailed A 'Legend' After Letting Son Rex Do This

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Parents

Fearne Cotton has been called a "legend of a mother" after she let her son Rex complete his mission of touching her eyeball. The 34-year-old who ha...

This Toddler Gymnast Will Blow Your Mind

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Parents

Gymnastics can be mind-boggling at the best of times, but replace the adult doing backward somersaults with a two-year-old and it's even more staggeri...

Easy Vegetarian No-Meatballs Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

Serve with a simple tomato sauce made by heating chopped tomatoes with a tbsp of olive oil, a little salt, pepper and a teaspoon of sugar for 20 minutes. Add some dried oregano and you're done. These are delicious with any pasta and of course, rice too...

Toddler Screams As Dad Cuts Her Fingernails, But It's Not What You Think

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Parents

The task of cutting your toddler's fingernails can be a daunting one, trying to keep them still while you approach with clippers. But this clever g...

Why I Let My Five Year Old Daughter Wear Make Up

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Parents
Louisa Leontiades

I try and make it one of many expressions of herself. I say it's important to remember they are only masks and you can always take them off. And I tell her, it's far more important to know who she is beneath them because the only true friends you make are those with whom you don't have to wear any mask... at all.

Toddler In Tears After Dad Says She Doesn't Have A Boyfriend

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Parents

Dads probably assume the first argument they'll have with their daughter about dating will be when she reaches her teens. For this dad, it happened...

Cat Learns The Hard Way Not To Mess With Toddlers Trying To Walk

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Parents

As humans, we know full well a toddler who is just learning to walk will experience a fair few tumbles in the early stages. But the cat learns a so...

This Toddler's Reaction To Electric Garage Doors Is One Of A Kind

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Parents

Update: This video has now been removed by the YouTube user. One of the beauties of watching your kids grow up is seeing them experience things fo...

We're Loving Reese Witherspoon's Bananaphone Dubsmash Duet With Tennessee

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Parents

Reese Witherspoon has given the world an idea of what her and her toddler get up to on a Sunday afternoon, and we sort of want to join in. The 39-y...

Driver Nearby Blasts Music Near Playground, Kids Break Into Dance Moves

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Parents

A group of kids at nursery unveiled some seriously skilled dance moves after a car pulled up outside their playground and blasted music out. Before...

Aylan Kurdi: Let Cameron Sit On His Hands. Our Shoulders Will Turn The Wheel of Humanity.

Karl Davis | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK
Karl Davis

Prime Minister, I hope hope you hug your children a little tighter tonight too. They are beautiful little people, just as were Aylan and Galip, and the countless lives needlessly lost before them. Use the power you have, and make a change, but don't you dare tell me that we cannot afford to put our shoulders to the wheel of humanity.

Lost in Translation - Do You Speak Toddler?

Rachel McDougall | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Parents
Rachel McDougall

While both my kids have pretty good language skills for their ages, there are a few things that I'm still struggling to help them to understand. Perhaps I need to learn to speak toddler? Despite my best and most patient attempts, the following concepts are proving particularly tricky for them to comprehend.

The Parenting Rollercoaster

Sarah Turner | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Parents
Sarah Turner

Christ alive I've never known a rollercoaster of emotions quite like the last three and a half years. Gone are the 'good days' and 'bad days'. Days are less easy to emotionally rank now. Sometimes I encounter the full spectrum of emotions in the same day.

Eight Times Having a Toddler Was Like 'Lord of the Flies'

Lucy Gaskin | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Gaskin

Hands up who's read Lord of the Flies? (Hand down, Dad, I read your school copy of the book: two pages of the whole book were annotated.) Those who did read the whole book: has anyone noticed their house has gone just a little bit Lord of the Flies since having a toddler?

Getting Ready for Work Alongside the Toddler

Lisa Cornwell | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Parents
Lisa Cornwell

As a working mum, I have a specific time frame in the morning to get ready and out of the door in time to get the toddler to wherever he needs to be and me to the train station and into work on time.

Seven Signs You're a Mum in Need of a Holiday

Zeena Moolla | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Parents
Zeena Moolla

Since becoming a mum, is your idea of a break a solo trip to the loo and enough time to cut your toenails? Do you feel positively Mediterranean slinging a bit of feta in your shopping trolley, and having a siesta (or rather passing out from exhaustion), on the couch while the kids nap? It could be you are suffering from a well-known condition called MINOAH - Mum In Need Of A Holiday.

How the Toddler Uses Her Words to Help Her Baby Sister

Lucy Gaskin | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Gaskin

When The Baby's noises show an emotion, particularly a negative one, The Toddler will usually get involved. She will report The Baby's feelings to Mummy: 'The Baby is sad.' She will offer reassurance to The Baby: 'Don't worry, the Baby!'

Can Living the Dream Actually Be a Nightmare?

Tara Mestre | Posted 02.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tara Mestre

We bought the van, we spent the money on repairs, we packed up our goods, we said goodbye to family and we boarded a ferry to France. EEEEK! We've been away for a month now and it's only now that we are getting used to be being around each other 24/7. The first three weeks were HARD! And I mean really HARD!!