The UK has one of the lowest rates of breastfeeding in the world, with just 34 per cent of babies receiving breast milk at six months of age, compared to 62 per cent in Sweden. For some mums, it is the work-life balance that puts an end to this or even prevents them from breastfeeding … Continue reading Breastfeeding And Ready To Return To Work
Juggling work and childcare is difficult at the best of times. But if you’ve just returned to work after a baby, it can be particularly tricky. Fitting back into your old role (let alone your work clothes) when you’re also coping with sleepless nights is stressful. And that’s when things are going smoothly. When your … Continue reading Tips For Working Mums – How To Request Flexible Working
Louise Deverell-Smith is the founder of The Daisy Chain, a flexible jobs matchmaker that puts talented parents in touch with family-friendly employers keen to find highly skilled individuals. She talks to PressMum about the transferable skills you develop being a mum. As a mother of three working in recruitment, I talk to a lot of mums. … Continue reading Skills You Have Now You Are A Mum
We can breathe a sigh of relief as researchers have shared today that being a working mum does not affect our children’s vocab and reasoning. Children from similar family backgrounds develop comparable vocabulary and reasoning abilities even if their mothers’ work histories in the first five years after birth are different. Dr Michael Kühhirt from the … Continue reading Being A Working Mum Does Not Affect Our Children’s Vocab
After a long wait, the Government finally announced its plans today with regards to the updated sex and relationships education (SRE) in schools. The new draft guidance says that health education and a new reformed Relationships Education in primary school and Relationships and Sex Education in secondary school will become compulsory in all schools across … Continue reading New Relationships And Health Education In Schools – What Parents Need To Know
The HPV vaccine which is currently offered through the school's immunisation programme to girls aged 12 to 13 could soon be offered to boys. The UK Government’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) announced today that a universal vaccination programme protecting boys against human papillomavirus (HPV) is cost effective. This decision paves the way … Continue reading Will The HPV Vaccine Be Made Available For Boys?
In the last few decades, we have witnessed a major disruption with the introduction of technology. One of the biggest changes we have seen is in the way we do banking and finances. Banking has become easier and quicker. However, individuals and families continuously have to adapt to these new changes in order to stay … Continue reading Developing Financially Savvy Kids – What Parents Need To Know