There are now 200,000 stay at home dads in the UK. The number is growing and there are many reasons for this growth. Women of today have forged stronger careers with good income and they can often earn more than their partner.
For many new mothers the thought of returning back to work can seem like a daunting task. Whether through choice or necessity, most mums will go through the emotional upheaval of having to deal with the change in leaving the little ones behind.
With Mother's Day just around the corner, we thought we'd look this month at dedicating some time to mums! Whether you're a mum yourself or about to become a new mum, this is a good time to think about your relationship both with your own mum and those of your children too.
As babies grow into small toddling children, their awareness of their surroundings and other people inevitably grows too. As parents, it's natural to want them to explore as well as protect them from anything potentially harmful too.
With all the relative-wrangling, wallet-wringing, and last-toy-on- the-shelf wrestling, HO HO HO Christmas is coming.
Christmas is a busy time for most people, but it's especially hectic for mums! Not only are there the presents to buy, food to sort out and children to amuse, but there are always plenty of people to try and see too. Every year it amazes me that virtually every acquaintance I have, phones or sends me an e-mail asking to "meet up for a drink for Christmas." Before I know it, I have most of December and half of November booked out trying to see people!