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Dads feel the pressure to bake ‘best in class’ birthday cakes for their kids

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The popularity of cooking shows like the Great British Bake-Off has triggered a wave of birthday cake wars, between competitive parents, a study has found. A survey of 1,500 parents has found almost three quarters of mums and dads confess they always aim to make the ‘best in class’ birthday cake for their children. But it [...]


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Posted by Grant Bailey

Two thirds of men would be happy to be a stay-at-home dad

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Two thirds of men would be happy to be a stay-at-home dad, a study has revealed. Despite mums traditionally dealing with the majority of childcare, three quarters of men say they would be happy to quit work during their son or daughter’s first year so that their partner can return to their job, instead of [...]


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Dad’s the ‘fun one’ – and mum doesn’t approve

Millions of mums reckon they get a raw deal – because dad gets a hero’s welcome as soon as he walks through the door, new research has shown. Researchers found a large percentage of mums are left down in the dumps when, after a long day caring for the kids and laying down the law, [...]


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Posted by Ben Harrow

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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Posted by Ben Harrow

The Christmas Checklist – mum does 24 jobs, dad just 5

Mums are responsible for 24 jobs over the Christmas period while dads get away with doing just five, a survey has revealed. Researchers found that mums take on everything from sorting gift lists and buying presents to decorating the tree and preparing Christmas dinner. Wrapping presents, writing cards, buying in the festive food and drink [...]


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Posted by Ben Harrow

Weekly shops with the kids top the list of stress triggers for mums

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Shopping with kids, bedtimes and long car journeys with youngsters in the back have emerged as a modern mums’ greatest stress triggers. The Top 20 also featured being constantly plagued by requests of ‘Can I have this?’, and tantrums mid-aisle when the answer is ‘no’ means supermarket shopping strikes fear into the heart of young [...]


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Posted by Ben Harrow

Embarrassing elders: children vote dads the most cringe-worthy parent

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Dads have officially been voted the most embarrassing parent – by their own kids. Researchers found that children are most likely to be left red-faced by their father thanks to their bad fashion sense, lack of style and even the car they drive.  In fact, youngsters admitted to being so embarrassed by their dad that [...]


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