Housework

The Benefits Of Getting Your Child To Do Chores - Raising a Successful Child, Part 1

Shola Alabi | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Parents
Shola Alabi

The fact is, it is not even the weight of the workload on your child that matters. What matters is that they learn that this thing is their job and they have to do it daily or weekly. When you look all these benefits of doing chores at home, it is easy to see how doing chores can help your child develop habits and qualities that will cause them excel in academic, business and career pursuits in later life.

The New Hero Of The Smart Home

Rob Wells | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Tech
Rob Wells

The connected home is on the rise, with nearly 30 million households in the US projected to add more smart home technology over the next year. And whilst the US is leading the way in smart home adoption, the UK market is also growing and is expected to increase more than sevenfold between 2015 and 2020.

Mine Own Weak Merits

Helen Keeler | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Comedy
Helen Keeler

Well, contrary to all expectations (mainly mine) I am entertaining a gentleman. Not right now; I'm using both hands to type with. I mean currently, ...

10 Household Chores You Only Need To Do Once A Year

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you loath spending your weekends doing housework, listen up. Experts at the Good Housekeeping Institute have revealed the 10 chores you only need t...

The 19 Point Guide To Domestic Bliss

John L. Adams | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Parents
John L. Adams

A missing school shoe at eight o'clock in the morning can snowball into a major crisis when we end up leaving the house late. This type of thing happened once too often and I learned the importance of preparing the morning before.

The Alternative Guide to Parenting

Anne Marshall | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Parents
Anne Marshall

Being a mother of four is not always easy, but it has taught me a few things.

This Could Be The Secret To Having More Sex

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you want to up the amount of sex in your relationship, splitting the housework equally with your partner may be the key. A study of different gende...

How Fair Is Your Home?

Lucy Jameson | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Jameson

It might not be a question that's ever occurred to you, especially if you're not the one that shoulders the burden, but whilst we're all focused on equality in leadership positions or the gender pay gap (both hugely important issues), we may be losing sight of a root cause of the problem.

This Is The Secret To A Better Sex Life (Apparently)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If your sex life is dwindling, you might want to look at how often you do the dishes. A new study has found that couples who make an equal contribu...

Quest to the Bottom of the Basket

Mark Bryce | Posted 30.07.2016 | UK Parents
Mark Bryce

On a recent quest to the bottom of the washing basket, I made a remarkable discovery. Not only could I carbon date my housework from within the mountain of clothes, but also my life.

Travels Across the States to Wind Up in a State of Hocus Pocus

Orlagh McCarron | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Orlagh McCarron

A heatwave had descended on Portland and the irony that I left NYC to escape its steaming sidewalks did not elude me. But here we were with a real bed to sleep in, a kitchen in which to cook our 89 cent broccoli rice and a shower heaving under the weight of copious bottles of shampoo and conditioner..score!

Tory MP Unimpressed The EU Is Telling Men To Do Half Of The Housework

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK

The European Union is being asked to make sure men do at least half of the household chores as part of a “strategy for equality”. A committee o...

Good Mums Have Sticky Floors!

Kerry Gibb | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK Parents
Kerry Gibb

Yes it may look a bit messy when you pop round for a cuppa but that isn't because I have sat on my backside watching day time tv all day. It is because I have spent time playing with my kids, helping them with their homework, or preparing a family meal for us all to sit round the table and eat later.

Who Really Does More Housework, Men Or Women?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Despite the fact that the majority of women in the UK now work, ladies still do way more housework than men. A new survey has found women devote w...

Why Couples Break Up Over Dirty Dishes

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

Housework is one of those necessary evils. It has to be done even if the amount is negotiable. So negotiate about it. Argue about it. Decide on what you are and are not willing to put up with, for your sake and for the sake of the relationship. It should be the level you can take without resentment.

The Five Ways To Make Your Bed Including The 'Chimney Sweep'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most days, tucking the corners of our duvet covers in is just too much to handle before a long day at work. But this morning, we made a special ef...

Is Instagram the Modern Mother's Little Helper?

Natasha Batsford | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Batsford

When I was young, if we wanted to share the moment that our babies took their first faltering steps across the lounge floor, we had to stick our heads out of the front door and shout at Peggy across the road to stop hanging out her washing and come see.

Kirstie Allsop Says Household Chores Keep Mums Sane

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Kirstie Allsopp landed herself in very hot washing up water this week, by claiming that she and fellow mums find household chores 'therapeutic'. Th...

Santa Baby, Please Don't Get Me a New Steam Iron for Xmas

Sian Hughes | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Sian Hughes

So perhaps what I'm trying to say is this, folks. If you happen to be one of those people who irons a lot, but especially if you ever iron hankies, socks, sheets, duvet covers, or for chrissakes, your leggings, you are basically dead to me.

Experts Say Housework Doesn't Count As Exercise (As Much As We'd Like It To)

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

People who count housework as exercise could be fooling themselves, research has suggested. Including gardening, DIY, vacuuming or cleaning in a ta...

More Women Than Ever Are Breadwinners Yet Still End Up Scrubbing The Floors

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

When the term 'having it all' first broke ground, it's safe to say that didn't include picking up dirty towels. Yet although more than a third of ...

The Week That Was: Who Wears the Trousers?

Carla Buzasi | Posted 04.04.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

Headline news this week: in relationships where men do more housework, couples tend to have less sex. That was the groundbreaking insight from experts at the University of Washington, and later published in the American Sociological Review. Having spent three years nursing large volumes of Shakespeare (and the odd hangover) around my university, coming out at the end with essentially a degree in reading, it's always interesting to read what spurious statistics come out of the 'serious' part of college campuses.

More Housework Could Mean Less Sex For Modern Husbands

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Model husbands who cook, clean and generally help around the house may be missing out in bed, according to researchers. Married men are likely to h...

What They Really, Really Want? Divorce 'Penalty' for Women's Success At Work and Home

Fiona Wood | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Wood

Sometimes women find it difficult to accept that courts do not take into account housework and childcare - what has been described by some as "marital minutiae" - when deciding what a fair settlement would be.

Spotless Homes Don't Help Prevent Allergies

PA | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A rise in allergies is not caused by being too clean but by losing touch with mostly harmless organisms which scientists call "old friends", a study h...