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How does Shared Parental Leave work?

On April 5 2015, a new law about shared parental leave came into force to help parents arrange their work-life balance so that both partners can take time off work. This infographic by Citrix GoToMeeting illustrates how employees can benefit from this new legislation. Read More »

How to Choose the Right Pet for Your Family

Pets and children go well together, but before you rush out and buy a new friend for your kids, you need to think about whether a) you have room in your life for a pet and b) you can afford the bills associated with having pets. So assuming that the answer to both questions is “yes” here is a list ... Read More »

Keeping The Kids Busy This Summer

In just a few short weeks school will be out for summer, and they will relish their freedom. For many parents who work from home this is a wonderful time of year, being finally able to spend time with their little ones. For parents who work away from home and whose calendars are organised by the school routine, it can ... Read More »

Sensible Storage Ideas For Kids’ Rooms

It is an unexpected truth of parenting that children really do need space, because they accumulate so much stuff. Nappies, blankets bottle feeding equipment right through to hand-me-down clothes from older siblings, to drawings,  art supplies, and old school materials, to gifts from adoring relatives – it can be hard to make it all fit! However, with a few tips ... Read More »

Gardening With Your Children

Teaching your kids to garden is not only a great way to introduce them to plants and fruit and vegetables, but it can encourage them to eat the healthy produce that they have a hand in growing while also allowing the two of you to spend some time together. Children love to mimic parents, and they can’t help but learn ... Read More »

How Indoor Play Places Keep Children Happy and Healthy

Healthy children are happy children, so keep your kids active and engaged even in the summer months. Heed the American Heart Association‘s suggestion that kids should get at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity each day. One of the many ways to get exercise is to set up an indoor playground.  Sometimes it’s just too hot to play ... Read More »

Why You Should Go to a Live Comedy Show

As the weekend approaches the debate about what to do in the evening begins: should you go watch movies, drink and party at a bar, or maybe do something different for a change?  A live comedy show may not be on most people’s radar, but it definitely should be. Why? Basically, it’s because people love laughing and it’s even scientifically proven ... Read More »