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Being a Mumpreneur….is it for you?

by ParentalChoice
in Flexible working, Childcare
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Carrying on our flexile working theme our guest blogger today is Inge Woudstra, an expert on working mums and founder of the web portal Mum & Career. She’s offering advice on the realities of setting up your own business. Starting a business – is it for you? What does it take to start a business? ...

Flexible Working Week

by ParentalChoice
in Flexible working, Childcare
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It’s flexible working week here at Parental Choice. What is flexible working, you may ask. In simple terms it’s the ability to change your normal working hours, location or other conditions to allow you to fit your work commitments in with your family responsibilities. For me, this means that I mostly work from home or ...

My mobile office….

by ParentalChoice
in Flexible working
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We talk a lot about flexible working.  As women, or men, trying to combine parenthood and careers it’s the holy grail but even if you do manage to convince your employer that allowing you flexible working options is not only viable but mutually beneficial  how do you really put it together in a practical sense, ...

Combining a Career with Children

by ParentalChoice
in Flexible working, Childcare
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Before the birth of my two litttle darlings, my career path all seemed clear and easy and combining it with children would be a breeze. I was a senior associate in a law firm and clearly the next step up in my mind was partnership. Obviously if I had children then it would take me ...

Don’t cry Mummy, I’m only going to nursery…

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, nursery, Children
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Our guest blogger Clair Maskell is back. Next week is going to be the biggest test for me since my daughter was born. At two years and two months old, she will be starting pre-school two mornings a week. It is something lots of parents are dealing with at this time of year, and it ...

Pint size Superheroes

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Moving house, Children
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I’ve always thought that my kids are pretty special (don’t we all) but this week I realised that I have actually bred bona fide superheroes! In the last seven days my two chilren (who are both under 6) have moved countries, said farewell to their Dad for the next 8 weeks, coped with serious jetlag ...