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Children’s Activities – how much should we schedule for them?

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Family, Children
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Last week as I was rushing from a dance pick up to a football drop off all with a toddler in tow, I thought about all the activities that my children undertake and whether all this is really beneficial for them (for all of us!)? We contacted Dr Annika and Dr Natalie, child psychologists at ...

The giggle factor….

by ParentalChoice
in Children, Childcare
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Our guest blogger Claire Maskell is back this week talking about the benefits of really laughing with your kids! Let’s admit it, as much as we love our children, they can really know how to push our buttons! It can leave us stressed, agitated and often at the end our tether!! That is why at least once ...

Childcare – more for less

by ParentalChoice
in Childcare
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When I was originally asked to write this article on the theme of “doing more with less”, the first thing that sprang to mind, given that I am a mother of three children, was getting the most you can where childcare is concerned. It’s never been more relevant than now when most families are feeling ...

Making a Successful Flexible Working Request

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Flexible working, Career
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It seems like women’s rights have never been so prominent in the workplace but one thing that is now definitely open to all employees and not just women or parents is the right to request flexible working. We asked Belinda Lester, owner and director of Lionshead Law for her guidance on what makes a successful flexible ...

Work at Home Mums

by ParentalChoice
in Flexible working, Childcare, Career
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I work from home and before I started it sounded like a perfectly easy and wonderful way to manage my commitments. It is great and I’m very lucky to have this option however, actually getting to a point where I use all my time effectively has taken some practice and I really wish I’d read these ...

Congratulations you are pregnant!!! What’s next?

by ParentalChoice
in Uncategorized, Parenting, New mum, Children
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This article has been written for Parental Choice by Arezou Rezvani, a private midwife, with many years’ experience on helping mothers to be as well as new mothers in their first few weeks of motherhood.   Once your pregnancy is confirmed, you will need to see your GP to get a referral to the hospital ...