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Make YOUR life easier. Time-saving tricks every stressed parent should know...

With piles of washing to do, kids to run around after and sometimes work on top, many mums feel they are pulled in so many different directions, they might snap. A survey funded by the Government’s Economic and Social Research Council found that almost one in three families has both parents in full-time jobs. While, according to the Office for National Statistics, there are some two million lone parents (91 per cent women) with dependent children in the UK. Being a mum has never been so demanding.

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Drinking in front of the kids…

Is it right or wrong? And how much is too much?

For many stressed mums wine is now overtaking tea as a way to relax during the day. Pubs are encouraging groups of mums to come together for Sunday lunch and a couple of alcoholic beverages by becoming more child-friendly and providing indoor and outdoor play areas. But should we drink alcohol in front of our children?

‘Alcohol can impair judgement,’ Joanna Simons, CEO of Alcohol Concern, says. ‘So if you do decide to drink, it’s best to stay within the limits, especially around children.’ 

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