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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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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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The Mum-line – women spend two months of their life chatting to mum on the phone

The average woman will spend the equivalent of two months of her life chatting on the phone – to her mum, a new study and infographic has revealed. Researchers found that women make an average of three calls a week to their mum, with each conversation lasting just over 16 minutes. That’s a total of [...]


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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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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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Mum Memory – 26 ‘little jobs’ on mum’s checklist every morning (Infographic)

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The average busy mum’s morning regularly involves remembering 26 tasks – including  school dinner money, brushing the kids’ teeth and keeping medical appointments, research has revealed. A study found the typical mother also has to be on top of everything from organising drinks and snacks, to packing PE kit and ensuring homework is delivered on [...]


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Mum’s the word – for a daughter’s beauty tips

Women steal up to two dozen style and beauty tips – from their mums, it has been revealed. Researchers found mum is the major style influence for millions of women, who take on board hints, tips and habits passed on to them over the years. Among the most common pieces of advice women take on [...]


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First time mums make 16 doctors trips in baby’s first year

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Nervy first-time mums make an average of 16 trips to the doctors in their child’s first year, research has shown. Research revealed millions of mums admit ‘panicking’ and taking baby to the doctors’ surgery during their first year, only be to be told they were suffering from minor ailments. The study revealed as many as [...]


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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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New Mums- 4 months and 23 days to get used to being a parent

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It takes new mums four months and 23 days before they feel able to cope with being a mum, it has been revealed. Researchers found the first few months with a new member of the family to take care of passes by in a flash of incomprehensible confusion for the 2,000 mums studied. But, after [...]


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