This Mum Charges Her 5-Year-Old 'Rent'

You can't have missed the bonkers story doing the rounds on social media about the mother in the USA who charges her five-year-old rent. The Independent reports: A mother has sparked a debate among parents by revealing that she charges her five-year-old daughter rent out of her weekly allowance. Essence Evans, a mother from Georgia,…

Is This Discouraging Children's Career Aspirations?

Today is 'My World of Work Day', incase you didn't know. But more surprising than that is the news that a school has banned kids from turning up to its celebrations dressed as stars from the world of sports or pop music. They've also put a ban on kids dressing like their favourite YouTubers for…

New Research Reveals The Top Ten Concerns Of New Parents

If you're expecting a baby in 2018, you're probably all too aware that kids can be costly. But new research has revealed that the expense starts before the baby is even born, with one in ten adults spending £1,500 preparing for their first child. Self-storage provider Space Station conducted a study of over 1,000 parents…

Superdrug Ditches Online 'Mother & Baby' Section

Superdrug is to make its website "more inclusive" after a dad took to social media to complain about the wording of the 'Mother & Baby' section of the site. The Huffington Post reports: A single dad called out Superdrug for the gendered way they promote baby products, after he was unable to find a parenting…

It's Two Weeks Since National Babymaking Day...

More women will find out they are pregnant tomorrow, Wednesday January 17th, than at any other time of year, a study has found. The date falls just over two weeks after National Babymaking Day on January 2nd, which is the most common day of the year for couples to try to conceive. Experts believe more…

Have You Quit Your Resolution Yet?!

Well, have you? Given that today is officially Blue Monday – supposedly the most depressing day of the year – I'm sorry to say that I have dispiriting news – over 20% of Brits quit their new year’s resolutions within the first six months, according to new research. Interested specifically in health, Nuyoo.co surveyed 1,428…

Smyths Toys Launches Big Kids Aisle for Adults

Have you ever bought a toy that you owned when you were little, purely for nostalgia? C'mon, 'fess up. I bet you've bought something for your child that's a replica of a toy you owned as a child. Millions of Brits have taken trip down memory lane by buying toys they owned as kids, according…

Where To Buy Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) In UK

Wondering where to buy the Mini Super Nintendo Classics Console (SNES Mini) in the UK? It was released on the 29th September 2017 but is already selling out everywhere! If you want one then you need to order it NOW! We give you the lowdown on where to get yours from: Available to Buy Nintendo…

Should Parents Face Fines If Kids Are Late?

How would you feel if you faced a fixed penalty fine if your kids were consistently late for school? That day might not be far off – Staffordshire County Council has outlined new guidelines which will see parents fined if kids are persistently late. Getting the kids to school on time is a challenge, there's…

Would You Pay £2.50 For Cauliflower 'Steak'?

*EDITED TO ADD* Marks and Spencer has now ditched its cauliflower steak, according to

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Plans To Ban Smacking In Wales

Plans To Ban Smacking In Wales

A public consultation on banning smacking in Wales begins today. BBC News reports: Plans to outlaw smacking children in Wales are going out to a three-month consultation. Ministers said removing the defence of reasonable punishment would make it clear smacking was "no longer acceptable". Charities including the NSPCC said this would bring Wales in line…

What's The Best Kids' TV Show Of All Time?

If you were a kid in the 1980's, it probably won't surprise you to learn that telly shows from that golden era have topped a poll of the best children's TV programmes of all time. The Daily Mail reports: A Radio Times panel ruled that, despite not being the time when many shows launched, it…

Would You Pay For a Private Hospital Room After Giving Birth?

Welcoming my first child into the world was undoubtedly one of the most wonderful moments of my life – but lying awake for hours on end in a noisy hospital ward with a ceaselessly crying baby that night was definitely one of the worst. So it doesn't surprise me to learn that new mums are…

Kensington Palace Shares New Photographs Of Princess Charlotte On Her First Day At Nursery

It's a big day for Princess Charlotte – she started nursery school this morning! Kensington Palace previously announced that Princess Charlotte would be attending Willcocks Nursery from this month, then shared these adorable snaps on Twitter just now, writing: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share two photographs of Princess Charlotte…

The zabablom 1p Saving Challenge

Needing to save but don't have the money to spare? The average household in the UK is said to have £20 worth of pennies lying around in clothes, bags and around the house. The zabablom 1p Saving Challenge demonstrates just how much you can tuck away by saving the odd spare penny. In a year…

Get Free Pampers Nappies From Emma's Diary

If you haven't already signed up to join parenting website Emma's Diary, now is a good time to do so. Why? I hear you cry. Because they're currently giving away free nappies to all parents in Britain that sign up to the site. The Mirror reports: When you sign up (it's free to join), you'll…

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EasyHotel Sale Ends Sunday!

EasyHotel Sale Ends Sunday!

Whoop, the easyHotel seasonal sale of 3,000 rooms starting from just £9.99 closes this Sunday, 7th January! Fancy a family mini-break? Ah, January. The time of the year when we all feel a bit strapped for cash and yet find ourselves dreaming of a wee mini break. All those pics in the papers of stars…

Slimming World Free Foods List

Doing Slimming World? You need our Slimming World Free Foods List to keep on the straight and narrow. Beef Chicken Duck Goat Minced Beef (must be labelled at 5% or less fat) Minced Pork (must be labelled at 5% or less fat) Ham Lamb Pastrami Pork Rabbit Turkey Turkey or Chicken Mince (must be labelled…

Jamie Oliver Calls For Age Limits On Energy Drinks

EDIT 19/01/18: Both Asda and Aldi have announced they will stop selling energy drinks to under 16s. Asda's age limit will apply to 84 different high-caffeine drinks from 5 March. Aldi will apply the age limit to soft drinks containing 150mg of caffeine per litre from 1 March. If your kids aren't yet of an…

Limit Kids To Two 100-Calorie Snacks

Brace yourself if you're not a fan of those news reports that seem designed to make mums and dads feel like they're failing. This one's a cracker. According to the latest 'expert' advice, children should consume no more than two 100-calorie snacks per day. Sky News reports: Public Health England (PHE) has warned that on…