Work life balance

4 Tips to Help You Succeed as a Mumpreneur

by ParentalChoice
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 ...

The Fast Route to Burnout

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Career
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Stress and burnout are key features of our society today, as individuals feel more strain and pulls in all areas of life than ever before.  It is vital that we take our welfare and wellbeing seriously as the consequences can lead to disengagement, poor performance and of course ultimately in business affects profits.  Our partn...

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 ...

Fathers – making the most of your time with your children

by ParentalChoice
in Working Dad, Work life balance, Parenting, Children
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Fathers have a powerful role to play in their children’s lives as they often provide very different input than mothers. Studies have shown that involved fathers have a positive effect on almost all areas of child development, including intellectual ability, educational achievement, psychological well-being, and social behaviour. W...

How to get a real holiday this year

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Nannies, Holidays, Childcare
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Holidays….relaxing, refreshing, taking a well-earned break…..words that perhaps can be associated with holidays but not when you have children!   Aren’t they simply the same old routines but in a different location and without your usual creature comforts (or washing machine!)?! But they don’t have to be! We all use some f...

Making a Successful Flexible Working Request

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Flexible working, Career
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It seems like women’s rights have never been so prominent in the workplace but one thing that is now definitely open to all employees and not just women or parents is the right to request flexible working. We asked Belinda Lester, owner and director of Lionshead Law for her guidance on what makes a successful flexible ...