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The best lies our children tell..

The best lies our children tell..

They don’t know they’re doing it most of the time but children have an incredible knack of telling lies. Got me thinking what are the most common lies they tell so I started a list .. “I don’t need to go to the toilet” . Yes the old classic, you know that within the first mile in the car they’ll need the loo. Taking the P, quite literally! “It wasn’t me” yes another corker, usually heard as they hold something…

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Is there a “right” time to have children?

Is there a “right” time to have children?

I was at a party (yes I know I got out to a party!) recently and got chatting to someone I hadn’t seen in a long while. Roughly the same age as me. I asked who was minding his children to which he told me they were now in their late teens, early twenties! Wow wow wow, stop right there! How did that happen, more importantly when did that happen? We chatted some more and he told me about his…

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Thank funk it`s Friday!!

Thank funk it`s Friday!!

Well hello 👋.. Its been a while, its been a long long while.. But I’m back.. So you may remember my previous post about my redundancy, Redundancy, but you have a young family! Well I’m pleased to report that I have started a new career within the public sector working Monday to Friday 9 to 5, or utopia as retail workers call it! So that’s where I’ve been and you know what? I’d forgotten how it felt to work full…

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Everything you ever wanted to know about Shared parental leave but were afraid to ask..

Everything you ever wanted to know about Shared parental leave but were afraid to ask..

As we approach the third anniversary of the launch of shared parental leave on 05/04//2015 I started thinking about why the uptake is so poor. Most of the online focus looks at the financial impacts but there is nothing looking at the personal impact. I’m going to chronicle my journey over the next few weeks primarily looking at the impacts on day to day life around work, family, social life etc.. So you’re contemplating joining the exclusive 1% club? You…

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Choosing your own adventure with a blank canvas…

Choosing your own adventure with a blank canvas…

I was going to call this post “Choose your own adventure books, the adult version”, but I thought that may have attracted you for the wrong reasons! Following on from my previous post Redundancy and a young family I found my first ever Tesco name badge the other day, ironic really in the week they I become redundant as does my new badge. It’s Friday morning, I don’t have a shirt to iron for tomorrow, a lunch to prep or any pre…

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Redundancy? But you have a young family….

Redundancy? But you have a young family….

Redundancy? but you have a young family.. The words I heard from a colleague I’ve known many years this week when they found out about some company moves which could mean redundancy for me. I’m certain my colleague was being emphatic to my situation and maybe a bit shocked but in that one sentence they summed up my roller-coaster of a week. On one scary hand yes I do have a young family and all of the responsibility that entails…

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