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Commuting Vs Parenting – Which is more gruelling?

Uncomfortable, time restricting, irrespective of personal space - parents have to tolerate a lot. Pity then the poor commuting parent, who must spend hours crushed into hot and sweaty commuter trains, which are frequently and inexplicably delayed rendering them late for their childcare pick-up.   The torture only doubles when they must take back responsibility for …

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Would Like To Meet – Choosing Childcare Online

Once again my daughter has introduced me to a strange new underworld. The last few weeks have seen me browsing the profiles of strangers on the internet, judging them on their photos and arranging to meet them alone in their homes. Not internet dating. Not booking an escort. But looking for a childminder. Various third …

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Seven Tasks That Make Me Want To Play With My Child Instead

Children are always getting under foot when you have more important things to be getting on with. Sticking their head between your legs while you’re trying to chop onions or wash up; pressing buttons on the computer when you're writing an important email; lining up an army of toys across the floor just as you …

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Royal Baby Special: The Secrets Behind A Glowing Post-Birth Photo

The hot topic of conversation with regard to the new royal baby has been less about what the little critter's name will be, and more about, "Poor Duchess Kate", being dragged out to pose for the cameras just hours after giving birth. Some feel this is a violation of women's rights, parading her like a …

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Keeping Up To Date

There's no denying it, becoming a parent definitely changes a person. Attitude, outlook, goals, ideals, dreams, expectations... creating a life just kicks your own into perspective. And the roles and responsibilities that come with rearing a child take up so much of your time and attention. But sometimes the impact of parenthood can cause you …

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