Gaining New Qualifications with The Skills Network | AD

When I first became a parent I often felt that my career at the time didn’t really suit our lifestyle, that I had changed so much as a person since I started my job and that, as a parent, I had a lot of new skills that could also be transferred to the workplace. But, the skills we have as parents aren’t formal qualifications. Yes, we can multitask, we are…

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A Parent is Born | AD

Six and a half years ago I became a parent. The nine months before that I had focused on having a baby, getting to that point where our child was born. But, I hadn’t thought about much else beyond that point. I hadn’t thought about having a new little person to look after, about how it would effect the relationship between Dave and I, or how having a baby would…

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Trying Something New and Feeling Good with Heart | AD

Music has always been the soundtrack to my life. I love music and have listened to different albums and the radio for as long as I can remember. But one station that has always been consistent for me is Heart. Growing up on the outskirts of London, Heart was the soundtrack to my later teenage years and their feel good music still makes me happy. This year Heart have created the…

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Family Meal Times – and the £5 Challenge | AD

Do you have dinner together as a family? A recent study by ScS showed that one in five families eat together just once a week. Now, when Dave was working shifts up until recently we would eat together as a family probably twice a week. The other days I would eat with the children – it’s rare that Dave and I would eat separately from the children if we’re at…

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Do you ever find yourself in an Entertainment Rut? | AD

As a family we watch so much TV – both at home and away. All four of us use devices at some point each day whether that’s for apps, TV or playing games and they are definitely a massive part of life for families today. But, with so many options at our fingertips, so many TV channels compared to when I was a child and just so much choice when…

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How to Keep Children Mobile Safe in School | AD

As the children are getting older I am becoming more and more aware of the access they have to the internet – apps, internet browsers and games on their tablets and even through the TV. But in time they will have their own mobile phones which open up a whole new world to them – and even more worry from a parent’s perspective around how to keep them safe online.…

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Help your Children to Learn through Music with Pomelody | AD

When LP and Little Man were babies we loved going to music classes – and carried on all the way through their preschool years. But, a new e-learning service – Pomelody – offers parents the ability to have fun and connect with their infants through music in the comfort of their own home. Pomelody can be used with friends and family or even at play groups and nurseries. No musical…

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