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 30.07.2015 | 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 16.07.2015 | 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...

11 Facts About Women You May Have Forgotten

Anna French | Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Anna French

It may seem that I am stating the obvious here, but judging by things I've heard recently a reminder may be in order.

Whether it's Chris Evans saying that women are much better at making beds than men or a woman's voice suddenly rising above the murmur on the bus, saying "well duuuh, all women love shoes", everyone seems to have an opinion on what women are like.

Dads Don't Do Housework

Rachel McClary | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel McClary

I have always been careful not to reinforce gender stereotypes with my girls.

Why it's Scientifically Impossible for my House to be Tidy

Emily Organ | Posted 17.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Organ

I once read that you can never have all the planes in the world on the ground at the same time because there isn't enough space in airports for them a...

Struggling As A Working Mother? Call In The ‘Team Mum' Helpers

Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 20.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Behind every working mum is a team of ten helpers dubbed, ‘Team Mum,’ a survey has revealed. Modern working mothers admit that they heavily le...

Will The Recession Have A Positive Impact On Our Relationships?

Simone Bienne | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Simone Bienne

The recession has been dubbed the Mancession because more men than women have been financially affected by it. But, despite the hardship, it may just ...

Oh Look! Oh No! It's a Gin-alo!

Mammasaurus | Posted 15.10.2011 | UK


I Hate Housework More with Each Passing day

Ellen Arnison | Posted 15.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Ellen Arnison

I hate housework more than I love communications technology. Please can those clever, creative people turn their brilliant minds to solving the housework problem forever.