Working Mum

Finding your balance as an entrepreneurial parent

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Wellbeing, Parenting, Entrepreneur
0 comments

  You are a giver. You give your time and devotion to your family, to your customers and to those you hold dear. It’s important to you to prioritise your children and family life. You play a multitude of roles to support them and you ensure their wellbeing is at the heart of what you ...

Why is the take up of shared parental leave so low?

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Flexible working, Family Friendly Companies, Career
0 comments

Shared Parental Leave (or SPL) was introduced by the UK government in April 2015 and was set to dramatically change the legal landscape so that caring for children became a joint responsibility rather than one exclusively assigned to mothers. A framework that allowed women to return to the workplace more quickly, without compromisin...

Time Saving tips for working parents

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, New mum, Family
0 comments

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 I’m Guilty as Charged

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Parenting, Healthy eating, Family, Children's health, Children, Career
0 comments

Thanks go to Suzy Glaskie of Peppermint Wellness for this insightful article I was rudely awoken this morning by much screeching from downstairs in the kitchen. It quickly became apparent that I had done something terrible last night to my 11-year-old daughter who, having just started secondary school, has recently taken possessio...

Tax Free Childcare – what does it mean for me?

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Financial Planning, Childcare
0 comments

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 ...

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

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Flexible working, Career
0 comments

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; ...