We need to redefine what having it all means

As a freelance working mother, I technically may have achieved what is rather unhelpfully known as “having it all”. But I’ve got to be honest, although I feel very lucky in my current situation, I…

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How to survive snowmageddon with kids

The end is nigh, it’s snowmageddon out there and the entire country has ground to a halt. There only needs to be a whisper that a snowflake might be about to fall over the Scottish…

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The eye-watering cost of childcare

There are two things that are absolutely certain with kids. One, they are going to keep you awake at night. Two, they are going to cost you a LOT of money. But as parents we…

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Hello 2018, goodbye maternity leave

The approaching New Year’s Day 2018 will be more than just an occasion for nursing a hangover while chasing my toddler round on her new bike she got for Christmas. Nope, the first day of…

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5 positive thoughts for mums returning to work

Mummy guilt about returning to work can be an absolute nightmare and clouds our view of the entire process. I am by no means immune to the working mum guilts, however I plan to approach…

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13 steps to settling-in your baby or toddler at nursery

Worried, overwhelmed and, that old mum classic, guilty may be just some of the things you are feeling at the prospect of sending your child to nursery. Whatever their age, it’s hard to let go.…

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NEWS: 30 hours of free childcare will cause bills to soar

Parents may face more expensive childcare bills after the 30 hours free care scheme launches next month, an education charity has warned. A survey by the Pre-school Learning Alliance (PLA) found 74 per cent of…

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30 hours free childcare won’t be what it says on the tin

The pledge to offer 30 hours of free childcare a week to working parents was music to the ears of many forced to choose between a career they love and being able to pay the…

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