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[ 6 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

Online safety for children and young people is more pertinent than ever and is increasingly becoming a minefield for parents and guardians. A former sexual health worker, who exposed the Rochdale child-abuse scandal, has teamed up with a tech expert, to offer top tips for parents to collaborate with children, to enjoy the online experience and offer peace of mind.
Sara Rowbotham, the Rochdale whistle blower and Matt Haworth, the co-founder of Reason Digital, a tech social enterprise which works with children’s charities, have developed guidelines for parents and guardians to …

days out, Headline »

[ 6 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

The Edinburgh Science Festival powered by EDF Energy kicks off its 31st edition today! This year’s programme, inspired by the 50th anniversary of Moon landing, is themed around Frontiers as it explores the uncharted territories of our life on Earth and beyond.
The Festival lasts until 21 April and presents over 270 events across 31 venues in and around Edinburgh for people of all ages! Edinburgh University’s Pleasance becomes the new Festival Hub, hosting a variety of science shows, hands-on events, debates, discussions and workshops.
The Science Festival programme sets out …

divorce, Headline, house and home »

[ 2 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

WARNING: It is NOT easy to have a good divorce – but it is possible.
There is a good reason that it is known as the 2nd most traumatic experience in life after death of a loved one. It is an emotional rollercoaster and has a huge ripple effect across your entire world. It will affect your mental and physical health, lifestyle, daily routine, children, work life, friends and family.
We see the ‘Conscious Uncoupling’ celebrities who release amicable and loving statements on Twitter – and frankly I admire them for this. …

days out, house and home »

[ 1 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

This Easter, Southbank Centre hosts an array of unmissable events for the whole family including a number of free events and performances, spanning the school holiday weeks and into the Bank Holiday weekend celebrations; from 6-22 April 2019.
Family events are at the heart of Easter this year. Tabby McTat (QEH, 6-13 April), a magical piece of children’s theatre featuring original songs, based on the book written by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler and presented by Freckle Productions will play for fifteen performances in Queen Elizabeth Hall. Soundpit (RFH, …

business mums news, childcare, Headline »

[ 28 Mar 2019 | No Comment ]

Tax-Free Childcare is a government scheme that helps working parents with childcare costs. This includes the self-employed. If you are eligible,  as a self-employed parent you could get up to £2,000 per child, per year to spend on childcare. To find out if you are eligible and see what help you could get, go to Childcare Choices and use the Childcare Calculator. It’s easy to use and should take around 5 minutes to complete.

house and home »

[ 28 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

A home should be the one place away from the hubbub of modern life where you can relax and feel in control. But it’s not always easy. With a whole family living under one roof, it can often be hard to control the chaos. It’s no wonder you ask yourself if your busy home will ever have a sense of order.
With the warm February sunshine suggesting that spring has sprung early this year, could there be a chance to take a fresh look at your home? It doesn’t even have …

education »

[ 25 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

As a parent, it’s quite normal for you to constantly put the needs of your child or children first. You are constantly worrying and considering what is best for them and their future, which means your own needs often get pushed aside. If you have been feeling like you wish you could advance in your career, or even make a career change but just don’t have the educational background to make it happen, then it may be time to think of going back to school. And here’s the really surprising …

holidays »

[ 25 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

Holidays are important in families.  It gives you all the chance to bond and enjoy some quality time together and get away from everyday stresses and strains. Because of this, there can then sometimes be added pressure to make everything perfect, from booking the right hotel – to making sure the correct swimming costumes have been packed.  We’ve put a list of some top tips that could help you have the perfect holiday.
Think about the Kind of Holiday you Would Like
What kind of holiday would you like as a family? …

business, business mums news, Headline, house and home »

[ 20 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

February may have been grey and gloomy and we are all looking forward to Spring, but  new research has revealed how lighting can have direct impact on mood and wellbeing at home and in the workplace. A survey of 1,000 UK adults carried out by lighting supplier LED Hut, as part of the Brighter Britain report, found that 1 in 3 feel lighting – both natural and artificial – plays a crucial role in how they feel, encouraging feelings of comfort, security, and happiness.
More than 1 in 3 (31%) believe …

education »

[ 20 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

Considering stepping back into the educational ring with aspirations of fighting your way to the top of the career ladder? Wondering whether to study online via distance learning or at a bricks and mortar university?
You’re not alone.  
While there’s a certain attraction to studying for a degree as you lounge around in your underwear eating chips and glancing over your shoulder at Bargain Hunt or Countdown, it requires as much dedication (if not more) to succeed when compared to a traditional campus-based degree.
Both online and traditional learning have …