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Advice, tips and lifetsyle features aimed at parents, children and families.

Top tips for family meals out at a restaurant

Top tips for successfully eating out with the kids

With lockdown lifting slowly, opening up a variety of activities and experiences that we had all taken a little bit for granted before, Lizz Banks co-founder of the Parenting Daily explores the best way to take the kids out for a much needed meal without it turning into chaos!

"I don't know about you, but I am so excited about being able to go to restaurants again! The great British...

Playdate is the UK’s first dating app catering solely to single parents

Playdate: the new dating app for single parents

Playdate is the UK’s first dating app catering solely to single parents. The app is founded by single mum and marketing entrepreneur, Nevine Coutry, who knows how tough dating as a single parent can be. Frustrated at the lack of opportunities to meet like-minded single parents, she decided to launch her own app. Her vision with Playdate is to allow single parents to find meaningful...

Small acts of kindness really do brighten our day

Research reveals how small acts of kindness really help improve our mood

A new report by greetings card marketplace, thortful.com reveals that small acts of kindness really do brighten our day. They polled1 Brits and found that 84% agree that little gestures make a huge, positive difference to their day.

The results reveal just how much receiving a greetings card or another thoughtful form of contact can lift a person's mood. From a passer-by saying hello...

There’s nothing like a good song to get you and your special someone in the mood for love

New research reveals the songs people make babies to!

There’s nothing like a good song to get you and your special someone in the mood for love, and a new report1 by greetings card marketplace, thortful.com , reveals the songs people make babies to.

To create the list, thortful analysed live births data from the Office of National Statistics to reveal the most common dates babies were conceived. From this, they found the songs that were...

Some countries and cities are far more welcoming than others to LGBTQ community

Study reveals the top 10 LGBTQ+ friendly cities for workers

Travelling and working abroad might finally be possible again following the road out of lockdown. And while the world has long been viewed as progressive and inclusive for LGBTQ+ rights, some countries and cities are far more welcoming than others.

Small Business Prices have researched cities around the world and assessed them based on their legalities around civil partnership, same-...

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle odds shortened to name daughter after Prince Phillip

The recent passing of Prince Philip was a considerable blow to the British monarchy, but Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle could keep his memory alive by naming their daughter after the Duke of Edinburgh.

Prince Philip died on April 9 at the age of 99, but a tribute from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex could provide a fond link to the Queen’s late husband when the latter gives birth...

The favourite proposal spot is on holiday

Research reveals just 1% of Brits want to get engaged in a public place

Proposals are more popular than ever right now, with engagement ring sales increasing by 50% in the last 12 months, and thousands of couples committing to their love during lockdown.

To find out how Brits attitudes towards proposals have evolved, Steven Stone, surveyed 2,000 respondents to find out how they feel about traditions, dates, rings, and social media.

Here's what...

What Pet Owners Should Know About Heat Cycles

Dog owners must become educated about heat cycles and how they affect their female dogs. Most vets recommend spaying the dogs no earlier than six months, and most dog breeds will experience their first heat cycle around six months of age. When managing a female dog during a heat cycle, pet owners can use a few products to keep them more comfortable.

If the dog has its own bed, the...

10 Reasons to Remodel Bathrooms

There is nothing like a home renovation project to add new life to an older home. In fact, many homeowners update out-of-style or cramped areas instead of moving. Bathroom remodels are some of the most popular projects because they provide a lot of value for the cost. Upgrading one or more baths can help reduce energy use, correct problems, and increase property values. Many owners remodel to...

One in five Brits took up sewing or embroidery during lockdown

New survey reveals sewing is the nation’s favourite lockdown hobby

One in five Brits (21%) took up sewing or embroidery during lockdown, making it the nation’s favourite lockdown hobby.

According to the survey of 2,000 people conducted by Brother Sewing, more men aged 25-34 took up sewing than women in the same age group (23% compared to 21%).

One in three women aged 35 or over started sewing and/or embroidery during lockdown. While women...