Taiwanese government offering £20,000 cash prize for best slogan to make people want to make babies
With the birth rate rapidly falling in Taiwan, a competition has been launched in a bid to boost the number of babies born each year. For the chance to win a cash prize of one million Taiwanese dollars (around £20,763) the winner will have to come up with a creative slogan ... Continue reading
Mum-of-two Stacey McBride-Irby talks about the new mixed race Barbie dolls and what it takes to be a doll designer
Barbie has had a busy 50 years. Not content with flying to the moon before Neil Armstrong, and being everything from a racing car driver to a paratrooper, the glossy haired doll has had many different guises over her quarter of a century. From Malibu to chav, Babs has a reputation ... Continue reading
Ads and posters will target sports players and fans appealing for sperm donations
A new campaign targeting sports players and fans has been launched to boost sperm donations.
Leaflets and poster brandishing slogans such as “Strong swimmers wanted”, and posing the question “Sperm donation – have you got the balls?” have been sent to sports clubs and venues in the Manchester area as a pilot ... Continue reading
Fathers will be allowed to stay overnight on wards with their partners after the birth of their baby
The days when dads had to leave their partners and new babies at the end of hospital visiting hours will soon be over.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown has revealed that fathers are to be given the opportunity to stay overnight on maternity wards following the birth of their babies.
In an online chat ... Continue reading
Two is better than one, a study has found – but only if you stop after the second!
Becoming a mum or dad reduces the risk of wealth and health risks, according to research. However, the benefits are only reaped if you become a parent twice.
The research by British and Norwegian researchers found that those who only had one child, or none at all, increased their chances of death ... Continue reading
Feel extra good this Mother’s Day by sponsoring a mum-to-be in India
Not all mums have the luxury of putting their feet up on Mother’s Day. For some mums, providing their family with basic necessities is a daily struggle.Now you can make a real difference by giving a Mother’s Day gift that will put a smile on more than one mum’s ... Continue reading
Department for Transportation consultation paper flags up the issue of buggies on buses, and how they affect other public transport users.
Parents who take up wheelchair space on buses with their child’s buggy have been mentioned alongside passengers who drink and smoke in a consultation paper by the Department for Transport (DfT), reports the BBC.
The consultation paper – amongst other things - asks for views on how significant a problem it is ... Continue reading
Restaurant in America warned by health officials over unusual menu
A chef in New York has been questioned by health officials after he offered his customers the chance to try a cheese dish made from his wife’s breast milk!
Daniel Angerer co-owns Klee Brasserie in Manhattan with his wife, Lori, and said he started experimenting with his wife’s breast milk in recipes ... Continue reading
We want to hear what you think politicians should be offering you and your family. Tell us what you think for a chance to win a bumper book prize
Do you think stay-at-home mums should be paid? Should mums have the legal right to breastfeed when and where they want? Should dads have the chance to take 6 months paternity leave? We want to hear what changes you want politicians to propose for you and your family in the run-up ... Continue reading
Our pick of the best gifts for expectant mums this Mother's Day
Every mum-to-be deserves to be pampered so make sure you're treated to something special this Mother's Day! We're sure there are already dozens of lovely gifts on your wish list but we've picked out a few of our favourites and think you'll love them too. Just because you haven't met your ... Continue reading
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