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Janet Christie’s Mum’s the Word

Three days of freedom before reality calls again

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Janet Christie’s Mum’s the Word

Rabbit, rabbit falls on deaf ears

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Laura Ashley boss Khoo Kay Peng and his ex-wife Pauline Chai. Picture: PA Wire

Divorce court ruling a ‘victory’ for stay-at-home parents

A divorce court judge who awarded the ex-wife of a Laura Ashley boss £64 million struck a blow for stay-at-home parents who care for children, a lawyer says.

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JANET CHRISTIE ,  MAGAZINE WRITER

Janet Christie’s Mum’s the Word

A clean start

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David Walsh: Men have to step up to paternity leave

When it comes to men and parental leave, change is a long time coming, writes David Walsh

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Mum’s the Word

Relative success on the home front

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For many, drink is the quickest way to relieve stress, but its more symptom than solution. Picture: ThinkStock/Getty

Darren ‘Loki’ McGarvey: Scots suffering from high-pressure lifestyle

Stress is a natural part of life, but too many Scots live with unnatural levels of stress, writes Darren ‘Loki’ McGarvey

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The islands score highly in terms of employment rate, average earnings, spend per pupil on education and crime rates. Picture: PA

Orkney tops list of best places to live in Britain

With stunning scenery and a good choice of pubs, the Orkney Islands enjoy the best quality of life of any rural area in Britain, according to a survey.

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Knockhill offers high octane thrills. Picture: Contributed.

7 great family days out in Scotland

WITH the Easter holidays fast approaching, there’s no need to fret about where to go and what to do with the kids. There are plenty of places throughout Scotland tailored specifically for families. From racing tracks and heritage railways to spy missions and adventure playparks, we’ve taken the liberty to list seven of our favourites.

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Happiness is a place called Morningside. Sonya Angus, Tessa Henry, And Laura Woodham enjoy a coofee outside Maison Bleue Bistro. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Morningside tops Edinburgh happiness league

IT’S got the shops, it’s got the parks, it’s got the schools - and it’s got the buses into town.

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Mum’s the Word

A bit of parenting support is genius

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The billions spent on flowers dont say much about womens real status in the family. Picture: Getty/iStockphoto

Dani Garavelli: Mother’s Day can’t make up for the other 364

Before I start carping, I should point out that I like being a mother as much as the next person. As long as the next person is Medea. Only joking, kids. That’s the great thing about teenagers; they appreciate snark. The not-so-great thing is that, by the time you are reading this, my house will probably look like something out of Project X, due to a birthday party on Friday night to which I was not cordially invited.

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One in five of Scotland's children are living in poverty.

Shona Cardle: Sick children can cause extra hardship

Poverty’s devastating effect on the health of our youngest should come as no surprise. Across Scotland, families are often plunged into financial hardship as a direct consequence of a child’s ill health.

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Many mothers would be glad of time with their loved ones rather than cards and flowers

Nadine Pierce: Maybe mums would just like some family time

It’s that time of year where you’ve probably been bombarded with promotional emails with a Mother’s Day subject line, online adverts and pop-ups of a similar nature, not to mention posters plastered across the windows of every card store and signage throughout your local supermarket.

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Children are not being allowed to play outside until age 10. Picture: Contributed

Average age for allowing kids to play outside alone is 10

The average age for allowing children to “play out” alone is nearly 10.5 years – although parents with girls are more likely to let them play out alone at a slightly younger age than those with boys – a survey has revealed.

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Children are not being allowed to play outside until age 10. Picture: Contributed

Children not allowed to "play out" until age ten

The average age for allowing children to ‘play out’ alone is nearly 10.5 years - although parents with girls are more likely to let them play out alone at a slightly younger age than those with boys - a survey has revealed.

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More than two-thirds of parents worry about how they can save for costs which might occur. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

New baby costs a third of salary as parents pay £184 a week

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Nearly half of children believe they should be getting more pocket money. (PA Photo/thinkstockphotos)

Pocket money highest since 2007 - but children demand more

Pocket money is at its highest level since 2007 - but almost half of children think they should be getting more.

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JANET CHRISTIE ,  MAGAZINE WRITER

Mum’s the Word

Youngest and I make a data

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Apple trees and honey bees and anti-bacterial wipes

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