being a mum

Spread your wings little bird

by ParentalChoice
in starting pre-school, Parenting, nursery
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Given that it is the time of year when many children are starting nursery for the first time I wanted to write about how it feels for Mum (or Dad but I’m using Mum because I am one) watching their little bird spread their wings into a whole new world. In the name of research I ...

The giggle factor….

by ParentalChoice
in Children, Childcare
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Our guest blogger Claire Maskell is back this week talking about the benefits of really laughing with your kids! Let’s admit it, as much as we love our children, they can really know how to push our buttons! It can leave us stressed, agitated and often at the end our tether!! That is why at least once ...

Work at Home Mums

by ParentalChoice
in Flexible working, Childcare, Career
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I work from home and before I started it sounded like a perfectly easy and wonderful way to manage my commitments. It is great and I’m very lucky to have this option however, actually getting to a point where I use all my time effectively has taken some practice and I really wish I’d read these ...

Stranger Danger

by ParentalChoice
in safety, Parenting, children's safety, Children, Childcare
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Stranger danger is a strong term that means the same to all of us, the risk of harm to our children from people that they don’t know. Almost all of us teach it to our young in some way from an early age along with other obvious safety lessons such as fire can burn and ...

The Approach of the Tweens

by ParentalChoice
in Uncategorized
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I don’t have a teen and I don’t have a tween so you might be wondering why I’m writing a piece for this teen/tween themed newsletter. Well, what I do have is a seven year old daughter who is fast heading towards the tween stage so I thought I would share my fear of this ...

Living with Teens

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Family, Children
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Successful working Mum Fiona Severs of www.lexingtongray.co.uk tells us what it’s really like living with two teens and how she achieves a balance between career and family. Almost exactly fifteen years ago my life changed forever – I walked into hospital a career woman and I left a mother – with a tiny, snuffling newborn ...