work-life balance

How can you get your kids off their screens during a family holiday?

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Holidays, Family, Children
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As a former teacher, mother of 4 and working as a parent educator for the last 16 years, the whole issue of managing screen time is one I get asked about an awful lot. Skiing over February half term was far and away one of the best bonding family holidays I can remember. In large ...

Making a Successful Flexible Working Request

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Flexible working, Career
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It seems like women’s rights have never been so prominent in the workplace but one thing that is now definitely open to all employees and not just women or parents is the right to request flexible working. We asked Belinda Lester, owner and director of Lionshead Law for her guidance on what makes a successful flexible ...

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 ...

The Juggling Games

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Uncategorized, Childcare, Career
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  I first met Laura Tenison, founder of JoJo Maman Bébé, the year in which she was awarded Veuve Cliquot Business Woman of the Year. What struck me was her outstanding energy and passion for what she did. What impressed me even more was that she was also a mother of two. She truly inspired me, ...

On-Line Networking with Carrie Longton, co-founder of Mumsnet

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Family, Career
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Networking takes place on so many different levels, with the greatest development now being on line. So what is online networking all about? Who better to ask than Carrie Longton, co-founder of Mumsnet. Over the last 16 years Mumsnet has become the UK’s busiest and most influential network for parents with over 14 million visits ...

Families Under Pressure

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Flexible working, Career
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Childcare is one of the key issues faced by families across the country. Finding the right childcare which is affordable is becoming increasingly difficult. As the Easter holidays start as well as the official launch of election campaign season, many families will be feeling the financial and time pressures that childcare involves. ...