Parenting

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. ...

Indoor fun for the family

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Family, Children
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How can we occupy our kids when they are stuck inside?   During the winter months, there’s no avoiding spending much more time indoors. It’s tempting to allow the kids to while away the time on devices or playing on their Xbox. But there are ways of keeping your kids off their screens and still having ...

Don’t let January be difficult!

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Wellbeing, Uncategorized, Parenting, Family
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So, if you trust the media, January is the most difficult month for us all to get through, culminating in the most difficult day of the year, Blue Monday on January 21st. It is understandable that January can feel a little bit of an underwhelming month, when it’s neighbour on one side, December is the ...

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 ...

Relocating to Hong Kong as a nanny

by ParentalChoice
in Relocation, Parenting, Nannies, Hong Kong, Global Mobility, Childcare, Career
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I first relocated to Hong Kong as a professional nanny 11 years ago, and I cannot express how fast that time has passed. Never in my wildest dreams would I have ever thought my life would bring me here from the US and that I would end up calling HK home. And while life here ...