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Cornwall named most child-friendly holiday destination

Forget foreign shores and theme parks – Cornwall has been named the most child-friendly holiday destination in the world. The south west tourist hotspot had more recommendations from the 2000 parents polled than anywhere else in the world thanks to its beautiful beaches, child-friendly restaurants and the short journey time to get there. Devon, Somerset, [...]


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Mums-to-be planning conception – around weather, weddings and work

Half of modern mums are meticulously planning the timing of their new arrival around weather, weddings and work commitments, a study has found. Researchers found the excitement of discovering a new baby is on the way has been replaced by an operation reminiscent of a military manoeuvre, involving times, dates and even locations. Among the [...]


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Families row just half an hour into car journeys

The first family row happens just 33 minutes into the average car journey, a new study has revealed. Researchers found that what music to listen to, who wins a game and the snacks on offer mean more than half of family car journeys feature at least one row. And the first crossed word is said [...]


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Once ‘exotic’ foods now family staples – because of mum

Modern mums are more adventurous with their family meals than their mothers ever were, new research has shown. The study of 2,000 mums found eight in ten were raised on a staple of British classics such as Shepherd’s Pie, Roast Lamb and Toad in the Hole with food from overseas a rarity. Nearly half of [...]


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40% of children have unhealthy diets – but parents are powerless to stop them

Four in ten parents admit their children have an unhealthy diet, but they have given up trying to improve it, a study has found. Researchers found a large number of mums and dads believe their offspring could do with eating more fruit, drinking more water or ditching fatty treats, but most are at a complete [...]


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Spring clean is swept under the carpet – as we’re too busy

The traditional spring clean is dead and buried – because we are simply too busy, a study has revealed. Researchers found instead of doing the once a year blitz on their home, Brits are now more likely to adopt a ‘Clean As You Go’ approach where they keep on top of their cleaning all year [...]


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Majority of pregnant brides still wear white wedding dresses

Six out of ten brides who were pregnant on their big day wore virginal white dresses, new research has revealed. A study into modern marriage trends found the traditional ‘no sex before marriage’ mantra is dead and buried despite it leaving them open to cheeky winks and nudges on their big day. It also emerged [...]


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93% with parents over 60 have no plans for their future care

Two thirds of adults worry about the future care of their parents, yet most refuse to discuss the topic with them – and even less have made any plans, a survey has revealed. Despite their concern, 66% of adults have never discussed the issue with their parents as either side may refuse to talk about [...]


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90% of mums don’t get enough ‘quality time’ with children

Seven out of ten mums reckon they ‘never get a day off’, new research has shown. A study found most mums endure hectic weekdays, combining everything the children need with the task of running a house and keeping family life shipshape. And that’s all accomplished alongside 31 hours of chores every week. Weekends are no [...]


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Grating vegetables into food and hanging clothes to save ironing – mum’s list of clever ‘cheats’

The average mum relies on a string of clever ‘cheats’ to get by – including passing off bought cakes as their own, spraying furniture polish when visitors are on their way and bribing the kids to get ready for school, it has been revealed. Other common cheats include freezing food for later use, grating vegetables [...]


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