Career

Why is the take up of shared parental leave so low?

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Flexible working, Family Friendly Companies, Career
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Shared Parental Leave (or SPL) was introduced by the UK government in April 2015 and was set to dramatically change the legal landscape so that caring for children became a joint responsibility rather than one exclusively assigned to mothers. A framework that allowed women to return to the workplace more quickly, without compromisin...

Why I’m Guilty as Charged

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in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Parenting, Healthy eating, Family, Children's health, Children, Career
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Thanks go to Suzy Glaskie of Peppermint Wellness for this insightful article I was rudely awoken this morning by much screeching from downstairs in the kitchen. It quickly became apparent that I had done something terrible last night to my 11-year-old daughter who, having just started secondary school, has recently taken possessio...

National Work / Life Week

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in Work life balance, Family Friendly Companies, Career
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With thanks to Working Families, who are championing the National Work / Life Week: Monday 2nd October heralds the start of National Work Life Week, our annual campaign to get both employers and employees talking about wellbeing at work and work life fit. It’s an opportunity for employers to show their employees, and potential can...

Mum’s not the word: Men want flexible working too

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in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Flexible working, Career
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Karen Mattison MBE, Joint CEO of Timewise, on the new research that’s busting the mum-myth once and for all. Here’s a question for all you parents out there. What groups of people work flexibly, or want to? If you’re thinking ‘Mostly mums, some dads, a few people with elderly parents’, I won’t be too surprised; ...

5 Tips for Successfully Changing Careers

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With the days growing shorter and signs of autumn slowly beginning to spread through the trees, your kids are gearing up to go back to school. You’ve stocked up on new shoes and uniforms that they’ll outgrow in mere months, along with every type of pencil, crayon and notebook possible. Now your children are quivering ...

4 Tips to Help You Succeed as a Mumpreneur

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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 ...