Tag Archives: Balancing parenthood

Not having a break from your kids is bad for your health!

As a busy parent it will probably be no surprise to you that a recent survey conducted by Findababysitter.com and published today, revealed a public health concern for parents in London after discovering that 27% of parents in London are taking less than half of the ‘healthy amount’ of ‘time out’ from their children each week. The survey of London parents found that 27

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Child-proofing your relationship?

A vital part of being ‘More than a Mum’ and remembering that you are also a ‘woman’ is to safe guard and nurture your relationship with your partner.  A new report by the relationship charity OnePlusOne reveals this morning that nearly a quarter of parents in the UK are no longer with the partner they had their first child with.

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Mother’s Guilt Antidote

Yet again in the press this week a new study confirmed that modern mothers are constantly wracked by guilt.  Apparently this time, not earning enough money or being able to give the children the attention they crave top the list.  The research was commissioned by babycare company, NUK and Joanne Evans, their Head of marketing asserted that most of the

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Working Mum vs SAHM

A little while ago we were contacted by Studio Lambert, about a documentary they are researching for Channel 4 entitled “Should I go back to work”.  If you read our blog regularly, you will know that this is a topic we cover quite extensively and which we try to look at from all perspectives.  We have written and run stories

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Freelance Parents

Our flexible working Mums theme continues this Friday with a post from Rosalind at The Freelance Parent’s Network.  This is a post you will definitely want to read if you have dreams of working part-time, from home, around the kids, but without having to set up a business from scratch. You can see other options for flexible working here and

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Work life balance

We have come to the end of our series of Friday ‘Flexible working mums‘ posts.  To round the series off we thought it would be brilliant to hear from Elinor Wilde, the working mum coach.  She is a brilliant and down to earth lady with some fantastic ideas about how you can manage your commitments and get the most out

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Flexible working Mum: Part 5

We have been following @TJ_BraLady since very early on in our twitter-witterings.  She is a lovely lady with a great concept.  When she tweeted that she was looking for more “Bra-ladies” we thought she might be interested in telling us a bit about her business.  True to form, TJ put us in touch with one of her bra-ladies so that

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Flexible working: part 3

If you have been inspired by the stories of Emma and Erin in our flexible working series, but neither cooking nor jewllery are your thing, you may be interested in Jenny’s story.  She too is a Mum who looked for something different to fit around family life.  We met Jenny when we did a review of me&i products earlier in the

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