Did you know that 25 percent of UK expecting mothers feel that they are discriminated at work? This is something that can have a huge impact on the decision to have a baby as there is a feeling that the career will be affected. However, there are moments in which it is far more important for the woman to have a baby than to continue on the career path. The Baby Versus Career infographic aims to help women decide between the two, making the choice a lot easier. Take a look at it, see the stats presented, the expenses that are listed and...

Winter is here and most kids are excited to get outside and start enjoying all the winter weather activities that they have been missing all summer long. Parents are often happy to let their kids play in the snow outside, but there are some exceptions. Sometimes it is too cold or the weather is just too harsh to let the kids play outside. Parents then have to create some great entertainment indoors for their kids on winter days. There are a lot of ways to distract kids from the fact that they cannot go outside in productive and positive...

Buying Christmas presents for the kids is never easy. You can ask them to write a list for Father Christmas, but usually what you get back is a combination of “that’s never going to happen” and “is that all?”. And that’s if they’ll even let you look at their list. Plus, even if your kids have a list as long as your arm, you want to get them something you’ve chosen too. They might be asking for all the latest fad toys, but maybe you want to get them something a bit more interesting. You could...

Is your kid’s birthday coming up? There are plenty of ways you can make your kid’s party extra special this year. Adults sometimes forget what it’s like to be young. When you’re a child, everything is fascinating and fun. Creating a party that is fun for your child is easier than it sounds. Forget having a normal party, where some kids play musical chairs and dance. Instead, create a party that your child will remember forever. Here are some awesome ways to make your kid’s party special. Image from Flickr Make...

Thanks to Jenny for the image. As a mum in the local community, you’ll know that your kid’s school could always use more money. There are no shortcuts when it comes to your child’s education and wellbeing. Sometimes, there just isn’t enough money in the budget to upgrade the gym. Whatever your school or community needs, fundraising might just be the answer. Local communities often come together and help raise money for a good cause. When raising money for your kid’s school, you’ll want to get the children involved. It’s all...

Potty training can be exhausting for any parent. Demanding that a child uses the toilet can be tough. After all, this is entirely new to them. Night times can be the time that most problems are presented. In short, potty training is a nightmare. It doesn’t have to be. Teaching your toddler to use the potty need not be a difficult task. In fact, it can be made a lot simpler should you choose to use these tips. Don’t Force Potty Training While you may be keen to ditch the nappy for good, your child may not be ready. Many children have...

Source Dogs make great family pets. These creatures can be playful, loyal and gentle. However, welcoming a canine companion into your home is a major commitment and it’s not something you should rush into. When things go wrong, dogs and owners can both suffer. According to a study conducted by the veterinary charity PDSA, over one million dogs across the UK are displaying behaviour problems. In many cases, this may be because owners are ill-equipped to deal with their animals. If you’re thinking about getting a pooch, it’s worth...

Fancy dress parties are possibly the best kind of party. Everybody gets to pretend to be somebody else for a few hours: whether that’s their favourite celebrity, somebody in the news at the moment, or a legendary public figure. Creating a costume that makes people realise who you are dressed up as can be very rewarding, and let’s not forget that they make great photo opportunities! The following points will tell you everything you need to throw a fancy dress extravaganza party: Great Costumes If you want this to be a great party, everybody...

Finding out that your child has eczema, a chronic dry skin condition, can be life changing. If the condition goes unmanaged, your child can experience immense irritation, pain and even infections. It’s important to enter them into a care routine as soon as possible, particularly if their condition is severe. You can manage eczema in a variety of ways, from using topical creams prescribed by your doctor to avoiding anything that might trigger a flare up. Each child will respond differently to different treatments and management techniques. Flickr...

As your child grows, you will need to change the way you secure them in the car. The law in the UK now requires that children stay in a car seat until they are either 12 years old or 135cm tall. This means that some children could be in a child’s car seat throughout primary school. But car seats can be incredibly confusing, especially as you have to keep replacing them as your child grows out of them. You can determine your child’s car seat through their weight and age. Although it may seem complicated, you can look at it as...

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