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Work:Life Balance is important – fact!

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Parenting, Family Friendly Companies, Employee Benefits, Career
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Work:Life Balance is important – fact! Parental Choice consider employees to be the most valuable asset to any business. So, we were interested to read research published at the end of last year which indicated that nearly a quarter of employees in the UK are showing a low intent to stay in their current role. ...

What to do with your unwanted gifts

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Uncategorized, Parenting, Family
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The Christmas decorations have all been packed away and the New Year hangover is a distant memory, but you still have a small pile of gifts in the corner (or hidden in a cupboard) that just weren’t, how would we say it, ‘You’ this Christmas. The bright patterned jumper keeps winking at you, the aroma ...

New year, new parenting? Parental resolutions for 2019

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Parenting, Family
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New year, new parenting….is being a better parent on your list of resolutions?  At the start of each new year most of us make a set of resolutions which should have a positive impact on our lives. Who hasn’t signed up to a gym to fulfil that ‘be more healthy’ resolution, frantically tidied the house ...

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 ...