Working Dad

Childcare and Flexible Working

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Flexible working, Childcare, Career
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Finding the right childcare when working full time or flexibly can be like finding a needle in a haystack and if you do find that needle it is often diamond and gold-plated! Parents spend up to 45% of their disposable income on childcare and when it comes to a return to work, families (and in ...

Office Organisation Ideas for Busy Parents

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Flexible working
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Being a parent can be pretty stressful, but there’s one thing that shouldn’t be – your work environment. In order to be as productive as you can – be that at home, on-the-go, or at the office – it’s important to keep your workspace organised and clutter-free. Steph from Expert Home Tips is here to ...

A Dad’s Share

by ParentalChoice
in Working Dad, Shared Parental Leave., Childcare, Career
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Back in November 2014 my wife and I were overjoyed with the arrival of our daughter Beatrice. Being at home with her for those first two weeks was amazing and she was perfect in every way, but a month in to her life she was diagnosed with hip-dysplasia and we were told she would need ...

Summer Camps – a guide for separated parents on avoiding conflict

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Parenting, Holidays, Family, Children, Childcare
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Summer Camps are becoming an increasingly popular way of entertaining your children during these long summer breaks, and for good reason. In theory, your child will enjoy a week or two away from the sofa and their phones, and you can have a week or two without the constant worry of how you are going ...

The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Father

by ParentalChoice
in Working Dad, Shared Parental Leave., Parenting, Childcare, Career
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I’m a three-time stay-at-home dad of two: a seven-and-a-half-year-old daughter and a five-year-old son. That sentence has way too many hyphens in it. Where was I? My first stint as full-time carer for my daughter was by choice; I’d been freelancing in the marketing/PR field for a while and earning well, so when my wife’s ...

Grandparents providing Childcare

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Grandparents, Family, Childcare
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With many parents struggling to balance work and family life, grandparents are increasingly being asked to lend a helping hand. The vast majority of parents say that grandparents are their first choice of childcare, and 97% of families receive some kind of help, ranging from regular childcare for babies and toddlers, to dropping of...