Articles written by Catherine Stern

returning to work after maternity leave

Returning to work after maternity leave

Many mothers consider returning to work after maternity leave for financial reasons. There are certain rights that employers must adhere to when you are returning to work following maternity leave. If you understand exactly what you are entitled to, it might make the transition to a working parent easier. Statutory Maternity Leave There are two

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common baby ailments and how to deal with them

Common baby ailments and how to deal with them

Whether it’s your first baby or you already have older children, when they become ill it can be distressing for everyone. With babies it’s hard to understand what’s wrong or know how to help. There are some common aliments that babies will suffer from and here we look at ways in which you can deal

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encouraging children to try different food

Encouraging children to try different foods

As adults we all know what a healthy and balanced diet should look like. However, encouraging children to try different foods is not always easy. Some are just naturally picky, while others can be scared of trying new tastes. Here are a few simple tips that should make mealtimes a more pleasant experience. Make it

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My child is struggling at school

My child is struggling at school

With the start of the new school year, now is the perfect time to get into a new homework routine. This is often an area of contention in many households, but there are ways you can support your child if they are struggling. As children settle into their new classroom and adapt to a different

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Childcrae grants

Childcare grant

After you’ve had children your priorities in life can change, especially regarding your choice of career. Sometimes your previous job might not be practical any longer or you could be looking to retrain in a completely new area. For those considering returning to education once you have children, the costs and availability of childcare can

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Are you having problems paying your mortgage

Are you having problems paying your mortgage

The country as a whole might be over the worst of the economic crisis, but that doesn’t mean that everyone has money to spare. For lots of families it can still be hard to balance the monthly figures. The biggest regular expense for most households is their mortgage, which can put a strain on finances.

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