Grandparents and family

How to motivate yourself in the morningin the morning

How to motivate yourself in the morning

Do you ever wish you had the get up and go attitude of your children? If your kids are anything like mine, they’re up and ready to explore the new day the second they wake. Parents, on the other hand, often need to hit the snooze button a few times before they’re ready to face

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Flexible hours that suit you

Many working parents want to work part-time hours and ones that ideally fit around the family; but acquiring decent paid part time work, with flexible hours that suit you can be rather tricky. With the increasing costs of childcare the majority of your hard earned cash can be swallowed up almost before you have even

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Balancing work and childcare costs

Balancing work and childcare costs

Childcare is expensive. Fact. Even if both parents earn a decent living wage the majority of one of these pay-checks will be sucked instantly from the bank account at the end of each month to pay the childminderor nursery. So what’s the point? How do you go about balancing work and childcare costs? Unless both

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Spending your time wisely and being successful

Spending your time wisely and being successful

‘I haven’t got the time!’ is a common refrain from many of us. When life is so full with work, kids, and home, the 24 hours in each day can seem to fly by in a blur. Where did that go? The key to spending your time wisely and being successful is to ensure you

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Self employed and pregnant

Self employed and pregnant

The appearance of the thin blue line on the pregnancy test kick-starts a whole new world of financial challenges. Those in employment can look to their company for maternity benefits – the law provides strict guidelines and most employment contracts are very clear on the policy to be applied. For self-employed women the process and

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summer childcare

Summer childcare

For family households where both parents work, the summer holidays present a massive childcare headache. Quality care for youngsters is at a premium, and places can be hard to find. Many parents find the issue so overwhelming they ignore it, and end up trading much-valued annual leave simply to be on hand for the kids.

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