“My mummy likes wine”, “this food is disgusting” and “you have no hair” have emerged among the top ten of things kids say to embarrass their parents. A study* of 2,000 mums and dads shows 52 per cent are genuinely worried about what will come out of their child’s mouthRead More →

In 2004 Chanda Bell, from Atlanta Georgia, sat down for a cup of tea with her mum Carol and together they wrote a children’s story based on a family Christmas tradition called The Elf on the Shelf. Now throughout the world in December, children go to bed wondering where their ownRead More →

My daughter has decided it’s essential that we give her teacher a Christmas present, but it can’t just be something from the supermarket, oh no, we’ve got to give her a Christmas present we’ve made ourselves. She’s been looking through the craft section in the library to get ideas andRead More →

Singer Paloma Faith has released a Christmas single, Silent Night, in recognition of UK midwives and their tireless work around the festive period. Featuring the Pampers #ThankYouMidwife choir of influencers, her version is also the soundtrack to Pampers’ new Christmas TV ad. For every download £1 will be donated toRead More →

George Burns apparently said: “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family…in another city.” It’s the holiday season which is supposed to mean goodwill to everyone, a time to be jolly and enjoy all the other wonderful Christmassy shenanigans that go on. But what about the other side ofRead More →

Norovirus is the most common stomach bug in the UK. Infection can happen at any time of the year but is more common during the colder months – which is why it is often referred to as the winter vomiting bug. Norovirus infection can occur at any age and, becauseRead More →

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Cert PG Release date: Wednesday 12 December Spider-Man mentors a teenager from Brooklyn, N.Y., to become the next web-slinging superhero. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe withRead More →

Silent Night by Lara Hawthorne HB £10.99 published by Lincoln Children’s Books AGE 3+ Celebrate the magic of Christmas with this beautifully illustrated book, based on the world’s best-loved carol Silent Night. Rediscover the nativity story in all its glory – from quaking shepherds to heaven-sent angels – as the songRead More →