At recent family trip to a water park, mom blogger Jill Robbins felt shy, insecure, and not so hot when it was time to jump into the pool.
Easter is just around the corner – but there is still time to book a great family holiday. We’ve tracked down some of the best deals, both in the UK and abroad, for everything from day trips to week-long stays.
Arriving Sept 2017,” the family confirmed that the UK’s biggest family was about to get even bigger. In news that could mark the end of the traditional 2.4 children, Britain is now home to more families containing four or more children since the early 1970s.
Lauren Blank’s grandfather wrote about all the days they spent together from when she was 2 to 5. If you had the pleasure of growing up with a loving grandfather, this story will have you reaching for the tissues. Texas teen Lauren Blank was gifted with a series of journals from her grandpa, who wrote down a daily account of their times together from the time she was 2 until she was 5, on her 16th birthday last week.
Last week, a mom from Louisville, Ky. went viral after she posted a sweet exchange with her 5-year-old son on Facebook. In it, she shared how her son Jax wanted to shave his head so he could look just like his best friend Reddy. “He said he couldn’t wait to go to school on Monday with his hair like Reddy’s so that his teacher wouldn’t be able to tell them apart.
Forget pink or blue onesies and flowery headbands, Girlie Glue has a solution. According to the site, CEO Katie Hydrick was fed up with other fussy accessories and her daughter didn’t have enough hair for clips.
Amanda Diesen and Todd Krieg just released what might be the best pregnancy announcement we’ve ever seen. The hilarious announcement photo features Diesen holding a sonogram photo and Krieg, a paraplegic, sticking his tongue out and giving a thumbs up with the words “It still works!” above him.
Johanna Watkins hasn’t hugged or kissed her husband in a year. The disorder affects her immune system and renders her allergic to hundreds of things including food, chemicals, dust, sunlight and even the scent of her husband Scott.
The likes of Kanye West, Jay Z and Ben Affleck have all spent thousands (sometimes even millions) on diamond rings. Kim Kardashian was rewarded with a rare tiger-striped ring worth £600,000 on the birth of daughter North while Beyonce was given a 10 carat blue diamond after having Blue Ivy in 2012. Similarly, Jennifer Garner received a £500,000 ring from then husband Ben Affleck on the birth of their first child.
It’s a fact that Aly Brothers, a single mum of two young boys, knows all too well. Posting a tearful selfie, Aly detailed how what should have been a straightforward supermarket visit left her crying at the checkout. After explaining how her two toddlers “were not so angelic” in the supermarket aisles, Aly commented on the (somewhat disappointing) reactions of the other shoppers: “Everyone’s eyes were on me as if to say “can’t you control your own children?” They don’t know me.
In news that will surprise precisely no one, new research has found that women suffer much higher levels of stress in the workplace than their male colleagues. According to official figures from the Health and Safety Executive, women aged 35-44 feel the pressure the most. Psychiatrist Dr Judith Mohring stated that sexism, a lack of support and the difficulty of balancing work and personal life can put women at an increased risk of anxiety and depression.
Twin brothers Everett and Sawyer Shay will have an amazing story to tell for years to come regarding their New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day birthday. Sawyer was born 11 minutes before his brother, while it was still 2016, and his younger brother was born just one minute after 2017 was officially ushered in. Little Everett was the first Arizona baby born in 2017 at the Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Ariz. His big brother couldn’t wait, so his birth record will read Dec. 31, 2016, and Everett’s will read Jan. 1, 2017, although they’re still technically twins.
Christmas is the most expensive time of the year. It’s statistically proven with the average family spending around £800 in the festive period.