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Mother’s Day – the what and when

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, New mum, Mother's Day, Family, Children
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Spring is here, and so Mother’s Day or Mothering Sunday has got to be close. Each year it is a different date, depending on where in the calendar Easter falls.  Mothering Sunday is the fourth Sunday in Lent, which in 2019 is March 31st. So, if the date of Mothering Sunday is dependent on Lent ...

Love

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Family, Children
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‘The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return’. David Bowie. I find these words from the late master of reinvention humbling. Someone can have ‘everything’, but, without love, it is nothing. As I sit here contemplating this, I am surrounded by tissues and various cold remedies, having succumb...

Feeling Closer to your Children

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Uncategorized, Parenting, Family, Children
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You might think it is a sign of progress that parents in the UK now spend more time with their children than they did 50 years ago, but, in fact, they actually feel an uneasy lack of closeness to them. And the children are more anxious. And everyone is feeling lonelier. So why? It’s always ...

Indoor fun for the family

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Family, Children
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How can we occupy our kids when they are stuck inside?   During the winter months, there’s no avoiding spending much more time indoors. It’s tempting to allow the kids to while away the time on devices or playing on their Xbox. But there are ways of keeping your kids off their screens and still having ...

Don’t let January be difficult!

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Wellbeing, Uncategorized, Parenting, Family
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So, if you trust the media, January is the most difficult month for us all to get through, culminating in the most difficult day of the year, Blue Monday on January 21st. It is understandable that January can feel a little bit of an underwhelming month, when it’s neighbour on one side, December is the ...

What to do with your unwanted gifts

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Uncategorized, Parenting, Family
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The Christmas decorations have all been packed away and the New Year hangover is a distant memory, but you still have a small pile of gifts in the corner (or hidden in a cupboard) that just weren’t, how would we say it, ‘You’ this Christmas. The bright patterned jumper keeps winking at you, the aroma ...