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Mum’s not the word: Men want flexible working too

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Flexible working, Career
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Karen Mattison MBE, Joint CEO of Timewise, on the new research that’s busting the mum-myth once and for all. Here’s a question for all you parents out there. What groups of people work flexibly, or want to? If you’re thinking ‘Mostly mums, some dads, a few people with elderly parents’, I won’t be too surprised; ...

Creating a year-round work/life balance culture

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Family Friendly Companies
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National Work Life Balance Week, 2-6th October 2017, is a great reminder to re-focus on the importance of getting this right for working parents. However, it will take more than putting on a few events to give working parents what they really need for longer-term sustainability: a culture that feels family-friendly on a day-to-day ...

5 Tips for Successfully Changing Careers

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Career
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With the days growing shorter and signs of autumn slowly beginning to spread through the trees, your kids are gearing up to go back to school. You’ve stocked up on new shoes and uniforms that they’ll outgrow in mere months, along with every type of pencil, crayon and notebook possible. Now your children are quivering ...

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 ...

Tax Free Childcare – what does it mean for me?

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Financial Planning, Childcare
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Since April 2017 the Government has launched a new system called Tax Free Childcare offering a new form of childcare vouchers and also increased free childcare hours. With so many questions from our clients about the new system, we have decided to look at them in more detail and provide you with a list of ...