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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 ...

The return to work and how to boost your relationship with your Manager

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, New mum, Career
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Those of us who have taken a period of months away from work will know that returning can be the hardest part. Most of us would also say that the relationship you have with your manager is paramount to the long-term success of your return to work. Building a strong relationship with your manager takes ...

Being a New Working Mum – tips and advice

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Work life balance, Parenting, New mum
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Being a new mum isn’t easy; being a new working mum is even harder so Parental Choice asked Luciana Andreoni, working mum at a leading cosmetics company, for her thoughts, tips and advice: “As I finished my last Zone visit before going on maternity leave, nothing felt easier than looking after a baby. The year leading ...

Stress and depression – how to help yourself

by ParentalChoice
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 ...

Congratulations you are pregnant!!! What’s next?

by ParentalChoice
in Uncategorized, Parenting, New mum, Children
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This article has been written for Parental Choice by Arezou Rezvani, a private midwife, with many years’ experience on helping mothers to be as well as new mothers in their first few weeks of motherhood.   Once your pregnancy is confirmed, you will need to see your GP to get a referral to the hospital ...

Born Too Soon

by ParentalChoice
in New mum, Children's health
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Each year Parental Choice chooses a charity to support with a Christmas donation and promotion. This year we asked our staff to suggest their favourite charities and one drew on her own personal experiences and nominated Born Too Soon. We all agreed that this charity deserved our support this year. This is their story: Born Too ...