motherhood

Mother’s Day 2019 – what does being a mother mean to you?

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting
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Mother’s Day 2019 is nearly upon us! With Mother’s Day 2019 on March 31st we’ve asked one mother what being a mother means to her. Once upon a time long long ago, back in the days of long Sunday lunches spent lounging over a pub table with a bunch of equally single and hedonistic young ...

Mother’s Day – the what and when

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, New mum, Mother's Day, Family, Children
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Spring is here, and so Mother’s Day or Mothering Sunday has got to be close. Each year it is a different date, depending on where in the calendar Easter falls.  Mothering Sunday is the fourth Sunday in Lent, which in 2019 is March 31st. So, if the date of Mothering Sunday is dependent on Lent ...

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 ...

Parenting Teenagers

by ParentalChoice
in Teenagers, Parenting, Family
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As our children grow up our relationship with them changes, as does the way we parent them. Some children move with relative ease through the ‘tween’ stage and into teenage years, others have a rockier ride.  How, as parents, can we help our children negotiate these transition years as smoothly as possible? Stay Connected The ...

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 ...

Shared Parental Leave, Time it happened or Waste of time?

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Parenting, Flexible working, Family, Career
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Last week, Jo Swinson, MP and the Minister for Employment Relations, confirmed that the Government’s plans for shared parental leave had come through consultation and were being included in the Children and Families Bill which will come into law in 2015. The aim of the legislation is to overhaul the current “Edwardian” (Nick C...