maternity

Post partum surprises…

by ParentalChoice
in New mum
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So you’ve had a baby and you have that lovely new Mum glow about you (ok, actually you look exhausted) and you’re falling in love with your little one but then you realise that things are happening to your body that you didn’t expect. You might get some of these or all of these, the ...

The birds and the bees….

by ParentalChoice
in Children
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A couple of weeks ago my colleague posted a status on our corporate Facebook page asking people when they thought children should be told about the birds and the bees. I had a little chortle to myself completely unaware that my six year old daughter was about to hit me with a series of questions ...

Sleep deprivation in working parents

by ParentalChoice
in Family, Children
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It’s a few years since I  had a small baby in the house but I remember the feeling that a lack of sleep creates like it was yesterday. On the odd occasions that my children wake me up at night now I’m like a walking zombie the next day so how the hell I coped ...

Maternity Nurses

by ParentalChoice
in Family, Children
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As a new mother it’s often quite disheartening to see celebrity mums or corporate heavy hitters back on their feet and running their lives  only a couple of weeks after giving birth. Like me, you must wonder how they do it. Well one possibility is that they have hired a maternity nurse. Differing from a nanny ...

Life after Maternity, Part 2…

by ParentalChoice
in Flexible working, Childcare
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Nicola Semple is back with part 2 of her “Life after Maternity” series   Nicola Semple is the owner of Life After Maternity Leave, a service dedicated to supporting new or ‘new again’ parents as they make decisions about their life ‘after maternity leave’.  Whether that be returning to work after maternity ...

Parental Choice

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Parental Choice is the essential “one stop shop” to help you make the right decision on your childcare needs. All the senior staff at Parental Choice are parents and we live the good, the bad and the ugly of trying to combine work and family just like you....