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Parents to be begin the countdowns to shared parental leave

With about two weeks to go until mums and dads with babies due on or after 5 April can start sharing up to 50 weeks of parental leave, expectant parents need to have that all-important conversation with their employers. 285,000 working couples a year are expected to be eligible for Shared Parental Leave with parents giving their employer eight weeks’ notice of the pattern of leave they intend to take.

5 Top Sleep Tips for when the Clocks Change

Don’t forget the clocks spring forward on Sunday 29th March 2015, we lose an hour sleep but hey, British Summer Time is here! But for many parents the clock change and lighter evenings can present a myriad of problems where hard-won bedtime strategies can fall apart.

 

Shocking study reveals 1 in 5 kids has sent photos of themselves to strangers online

For many of us, our first experience with the internet involved a painfully excruciating noise while you waited half an hour for a photo to load (usually followed by “get off the internet, I need to make a phone call!”) For kids these days, though, things couldn’t be any more different.

Top 25 reasons to give up a diet

Boredom, will power and cost have been revealed to be among the main reasons women use to quit a diet.  New research has found that rather than sticking to a diet, millions of women will find any excuse to have a day off whilst on a diet, or even quit altogether, because they are finding it too difficult to stick to.  ‘I was eating out and couldn’t resist’, ‘I was in a bad mood with my partner’ and even ‘life is too short’ are also some of the defences used when stopping a diet.

Lie-ins, restaurants and nights-in with the other half – the things mums miss most after baby

Lying in bed, uninterrupted nights with the partner and eating out in restaurants are among the things new mums miss the most after giving birth, a study has revealed. Researchers found that while they surround themselves with their new baby in the first weeks, mums can’t help but miss parts of their ‘old’ life, with sleepless nights meaning simply lying in bed is the thing most new mums crave.