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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 Researchers found the excitement of discovering a new baby is on the way has been replaced by an operation reminiscent of a military manoeuvre, involving times, dates and even locations.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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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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Repeat visits – holidaymakers visit favourite resort six times in a lifetime

Millions of Brits admit to staying in their travel comfort zone, visiting the same holiday destination year after year, a survey has revealed. Researchers, who carried out a detailed study, found despite the incredible array of holidays on offer around the globe a large percentage of us stick with what, and where, we know. The [...]


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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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Fearne Cotton named best-loved celebrity mum

Fearne Cotton has been revealed as the nation’s best-loved celebrity mum. The Radio 1 presenter beat Titanic actress Kate Winslet to claim the 2014 Bounty Celebrity Stork Award as voted for by close to 4,000 British mums. Blonde Fearne, 32 was hailed for taking eight months off work to ‘bond’ with her young son Rex, [...]


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£2,537 – monthly outgoings for the average modern family

The average family’s monthly outgoings now top £2,500 – including £100 on petrol and over £100 takeaways and eating out, a new financial report has revealed. The post-budget report examined every aspect of a typical family’s monthly expenditure, including everything from groceries to kids’ pocket money. And the results show that realistically it now costs [...]


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