Working Dad

Christmas cooking with kids

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Parenting, Christmas, Children
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Christmas Cooking Inspiration Parental Choice has asked Families Magazine for some ideas for getting the kids cooking this Christmas.  Claire Winter has discovered three great recipes. The festive season is a great time to get cooking in the kitchen. Families has talked to chefs, food influencers and readers across the country to g...

From Babies with Love

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, New mum, Family Friendly Companies, Employee Benefits, Charity, Career
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This year, Parental Choice discovered ‘From Babies with Love’, a social enterprise which is making a big difference to babies and children around the world.  It is doing this in a unique way and engaging way by working with HR teams in the UK to reward new parents and ensure they don’t feel forgotten when on mat...

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 ...

Why being a working mother is vital for diversity in the workplace.

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Family Friendly Companies, Career
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“I recently read that there are more CEOs named John than there are women CEOs. I’m changing my name to John.”   (Overheard at ‘She Runs It’ – Working Mother of the Year Awards, 2017) Seven years ago, I had my first child. I was in my early 30s, and I had worked in the City ...

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 ...

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 ...