Work life balance

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 ...

Tips from a Working Dad on Achieving the Impossible!

by ParentalChoice
in Working Dad, Work life balance, Children
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All too often it seems that the burden of juggling a family and work falls on mum alone and poor dad gets forgotten about. But fathers also struggle to achieve a work/life balance so Parental Choice spoke to one working father, Ian Walker, about his top ten tips to achieve the impossible! This one is ...

The ultimate Cityparent

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Flexible working, Career
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Balancing a job and a home life is difficult for most of us but throw in building an entire networking platform to help other parents trying to do the same thing and it makes the rest of us look like mere mortals! Louisa Symington-Mills had already  established a strong career in banking and finance, and become ...