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4 Tips to Help You Succeed as a Mumpreneur

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Work life balance, Flexible working, Career
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Meet the Mumpreneur – she’s creative, fearless, a dedicated mum, and has something excellent to sell, whether it’s a service or a product. She also knows that there is no longer a reason to choose between motherhood and a career, and that she can have the best of both words. She’s able to set her ...

Top Tips for staying safe in the sun this summer

by ParentalChoice
in safety, Holidays, children's safety, Children's health, Children
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Your summer plans may include hitting the beach, or just spending more time outdoors with your children. However, the summer is a peak time for accidental injuries as children have more time unsupervised or are maybe looked after by a young babysitter or older sibling. Babyem have outlined their top tips for keeping children safe ...

Sensory Play: A Parent’s Responsibility

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Children
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It’s raining. Your little one is drenched. But her face is a picture of sheer delight and wonderment. With every energetic kick of the puddle, water sloshes over the tops of her wellies. She squeals as it trickles down inside her clothes. Do you wholeheartedly welcome this joy and fascination, or is your practical mind ...

Safety, Online Pressures and Unhappy Children

by ParentalChoice
in Screens, safety, Parenting, children's safety, Children, Childcare
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If you were asked to list items that make children unsafe, what would you say? Obviously, many parents would create an unending list of dangerous toys, strangers, bullies, and safety concerns hiding in our homes and flats. After all, we have read the dangers about choking hazards, toys made with lead paint, and unsafe children’s ...

Nannies are not Slaves

by ParentalChoice
in Nannies, Childcare
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The Oxford Dictionary defines a nanny as “a person, typically a woman, employed to look after a child in the employer’s own home.” The key word in this is “employed”. In every other area of life, when someone is employed they are paid according to their skills and qualifications, they have rights and obligations and ...

The Fast Route to Burnout

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Career
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Stress and burnout are key features of our society today, as individuals feel more strain and pulls in all areas of life than ever before.  It is vital that we take our welfare and wellbeing seriously as the consequences can lead to disengagement, poor performance and of course ultimately in business affects profits.  Our partn...