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The safety of children’s Halloween costumes is a key concern for parents, chiefly around flammability.  Recently, Mark Gardiner, a product safety expert with the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, told The Huffington Post UK they are “especially concerned” about Halloween costumes because many are poor quality and they are popular at a time of year when people tend to […]

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It’s that time of year again, when you need to start thinking about shopping for school supplies. Shopping for school uniform during the summer holidays may be viewed by children as a form of cruel and unusual punishment. Shop online for as much as you can to make the process as painless as possible, and […]

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In preparation for her aunt’s wedding, a six-year-old girl penned the most adorable to-do list to make sure she was ready for the big day. Niamh Heneghan, from Castlebar in Ireland, gave herself tasks from Monday to Friday including fitness workouts and practising walking down the aisle. Other reminders included asking her mum how to […]

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A two-year-old who has a facial birthmark had the best response when a group of kids started whispering when they saw her at pre-school. On Lydia’s first day at pre-school she had “fresh bruising” on her face due to treatment to keep the birthmark healthy. Lydia noticed some of her new classmates staring and whispering about […]

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When children head to Fuller Cut barber shop, their parents can get a discount simply by reading a book out loud to their hairdresser. Ryan Griffin, who works at the barbers in Ypsilanti, a working-class town in Michigan, US, gives kids the options to pick the book they want to read. “Any help these kids […]

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A couple shunned traditional school education for their children and instead opted for a life-time trip around the world.  Since they began their alternative lifestyle in February 2015, Paul, 39, and Caroline King, 35, have travelled to 26 countries with their two children, Winston, six and Henry, four,.  “This year has been amazing, we’ve seen so […]

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Mark Wahlberg might be a Hollywood actor, but he can still embarrass his kids just like the rest of us.  The 45-year-old recently made his 13-year-old daughter, Ella Rae, cringe when he took her up on the offer to rap live on ‘The Dan Patrick Show’.  It started as a joke when Ella was given a […]

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Nothing divides a family quite like central heating. While some family members (usually the bill payers) think it’s acceptable to live in an igloo, others just want to feel cosy.  To ensure the temperature is always kept at a degree to suit her, Autumn Brandon left an oh-so-sassy note to her loved ones specifying when it […]

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It is a parenting debate as old as ‘breast is best’, and it seems the working mum versus stay-at-home mum argument is rearing its head yet again; and this time, working mums come out on top.  According to new research by LSE and Oxford University, the young children of working mums have a better grasp […]

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More than 50% of parents with a perinatal mental illness  contemplated taking their own lives while they were ill, a charity report has found. On top of this, 80% of the 1,047 parents who had experienced a mental illness during pregnancy or after birth surveyed by PANDAS Foundation (Pre And Postnatal Depression Advice and Support)  believe there is not enough […]

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