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Two thirds of parents feel ‘under pressure’ to hit baby milestones

Millions of British mums feel under pressure to ensure their child reaches certain milestones ‘on time’, new research has shown. Treasured moments such as baby’s first steps and words can prove to be a time of anxiety for mums amid pressure from their peers not to be seen to be ‘behind’. It also emerged other [...]


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Posted by Ben Harrow

Using Google, connecting to WiFi and mastering online banking named the modern day ‘essential’ skills

Connecting to WiFi, using a self-service checkout and touch-typing have been named among modern life’s essential skills. Mastering online banking, searching the internet and being able to sort household rubbish into the correct bins also made the list of life’s top 50 most important and useful skills. Other skills which were deemed ‘essential’ in the [...]


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A different generation- modern mums missing traditional skill-set

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Traditional household skills – like making pastry, baking and sewing buttons – are dying out, because modern mums are too busy to learn them, as researchers found millions of mothers struggle with a string of skills their own mums would have carried out with ease. Knitting, baking cakes, making jam and altering clothes also made [...]


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Men prefer mum’s cooking

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More than half of men prefer their mum’s cooking to their wife’s, a survey revealed yesterday. Research found blokes favour their mother’s culinary skills because they rustle up more traditional, hearty dishes than their missus. The study also found mums rarely serve up ready meals, have a wider repertoire of meals and always cook something [...]


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Posted by James Coleman

Traditional skills are dying out

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Traditional household skills – like making pastry and sewing buttons are dying out – because modern mums are too busy to learn them, it emerged today. Researchers found millions of mothers struggle with a string of skills their own mums would have carried out with ease. Knitting, baking cakes, making jam and altering clothes also [...]


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Posted by James Coleman

Painting by mouth

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This amazing collection of art has been painted by artists who have one thing in common – they paint with their mouths. The incredible artworks, which include landscapes of Tower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament have all been lovingly created by a group of disabled artists. All of who are members of the Mouth [...]


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Posted by James Coleman

Mums make better drivers

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It’s official – mums are better than dads at driving, according to a poll of the nation’s kids. A whopping 80 per cent of 1,000 youngsters, aged six to 16, said they felt happier and more relaxed with mum behind the wheel. Kids said dads were too aggressive, drove too fast and lost their tempers [...]


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Men duck DIY duties

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Four out of ten blokes would rather employ a tradesman than attempt basic DIY jobs, it was revealed yesterday. The study of 2,000 men found most lack the ability to carry out straightforward tasks such as tiling walls, fitting a carpet or changing taps. Incredibly, 47 per cent of men admitted they didn’t know how [...]


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Posted by Dan Drage

Mums push kids to reach milestones

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MORE than half of new mums feel pressure to help their children achieve significant milestones early on in their lives – to prevent other mothers from ‘judging them’, a report has revealed. The study found millions of mums push their kids to reach certain milestones as quickly as possible in a bid to fend off what [...]


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No holiday respite for mums

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As schools go back it transpires that mums end up being just as busy on holiday as they are when they’re at home a study found yesterday. Four out of ten find the annual family holiday stressful with mums still taking the responsibility for unpacking, doing washing and preparing meals for their family. Instead of relaxing [...]


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