Family

Games you can play at Christmas time with the whole family

by ParentalChoice
in Holidays, Family, Children
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Christmas is the best period of spending time with family playing games, talking and simply enjoying the company of loved ones.  Technology is of course everywhere around us, but there are things you can do which don’t involve TV or any other technology, only Christmas music in the background. For that, you will need games ...

Alzheimer Society’s Top Tips to help your loved one with dementia enjoy Christmas

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It is often easy to think that Christmas is all about children and whilst it is delightful to watch how excited they get, it is always worth sparing a thought for our more elderly relatives, especially if they are living with dementia. Here are the Alzheimer’s Society’s top tips this Christmas: While for most people, th...

Time Saving tips for working parents

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, New mum, Family
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As a working parent, one of the things you will feel most is that there aren’t enough hours in the day. I certainly felt that way when I went back to work after our first daughter. Suddenly I was working four days a week with a hour’s commute each way and the time I was ...

Why I’m Guilty as Charged

by ParentalChoice
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...

Let’s take the family glamping

by ParentalChoice
in Holidays, Family
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Obviously we’d all agree escaping the hustle and bustle of daily life for a well earned family holiday does wonders for the soul and family balance. There’s growing evidence that spending time out in a beautiful natural environment helps both mental and physical well being. A UK glamping holiday is a great option as a ...

Stress and depression – how to help yourself

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in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, New mum, Family
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Dr Clare Johnston Feeling fed up and stressed are common, and most people will experience it in their lives at some point. Most of the time these feelings are transient and go away with a rest, a moan with friends/family or a good holiday. However, stress can become chronic when the demands on an individual ...