Monthly Archives: July 2007



A recent survey, by Glade Flameless Candles of all people, suggests that over three-quarters of mums would sacrifice their favourite purse, mobile phone, or chocolate bar, if it meant that they could have a few moments alone in their “Me Zone”. The “Me Zone” is not only about creating time […]

76% of mothers will sacrifice purse, phone, or chocolate, for ...


On July 21st, thousands of children in American hospitals undergoing life-saving treatment, including chemotherapy and bone marrow transplants, will be treated to the final instalment of Harry Potter. The Hope for Henry Foundation will deliver thousands of print and CD versions of the book, as well as hosting Harry Potter […]

Final Harry Potter book to be sent to hundreds of ...



New software from UK-based Visionsoft called “Mom Says No” is set to allow parents to easily control how much time their children spend on the Internet, whilst reducing confrontation by taking out some of the human element (parent nagging) and replacing with an automated countdown timer. “We developed this product […]

“Mom Says No” software allows parental control over children’s online ...


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Today in Austin, MommyMixer will host its 42nd mixer to date, uniting college students looking for sitter jobs with local families that value an exclusive network of quality part-time sitters. Once again, the RSVP-only event has sold out with moms, dads and sitters anxious to get a jump on the […]

Austin, Texas based MommyMixer unites student babysitters with families


According to research, only 18% of parents of premature or ill babies in special care know how to recognise their babies distress signals, and are able to comfort them. Today sees the launch of the 1 in 8 campaign – supported by Fairy Non Bio, and BLISS, the premature baby […]

1 in 8 campaign launches to bring parents and premature ...



A 22-month-old boy and 11-month-old girl were found severely malnourished and near death in the home of a Nevada couple who were so engrossed in a Dungeons and Dragons video game that they neglected to feed and care for them. Doctors treated the boy for starvation and a genital infection. […]

D&D video game couple neglects children


This may sound obvious to some, but a new study suggests that the rate of relational and marital breakup was higher amongst those whose parents had divorced. The study looked at other factors, such as genetics or parental substance abuse, but found that divorce itself was a key factor that […]

Parental divorce is key factor in break-ups amongst their children


The Californian Association of Marriage and Family Therapists has put together a list of six things parents can do to help with the burden of peer pressure: Talk about drinking, drugs, and other harmful behaviour, maintaining open communication and understanding your children’s opinions. Talk about your children’s concerns and pressures. […]

Back to school tips for helping your child manage peer ...




New data released by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics suggests that, in 2005, births to unmarried mothers accounted for over one-third of the total births in the United States, at 37%. However, pregnancy amongst teenagers fell, thanks to reduced sexual activity, or the increased use of […]

Over one-third of US births to unmarried mothers, survey suggests