We all know how important sport is for children. Not only is it integral for their health, they also learn important life skills such as teamwork and sportsmanship.
Returning to work after having a baby generally comes with a range of conflicting emotions. While some new mums are excited to return to work, others may dread it. Regardless of your motivation or the amount of support you receive, the transition often comes with a side of guilt.
For many women, being pregnant is exciting and a time to cherish. However, it can also be stressful because the list of things to organise can seem never-ending, from arranging the baby’s room and buying loads of baby gear to updating your wills and insurance.
As a working parent, you have probably experienced that sinking feeling of waking up to a coughing or feverish child on a morning you can’t possibly miss work.
As a working parent it can often feel like you’re being pulled in a million different directions. From packing lunchboxes to drop offs, then straight into meetings and conference calls, there’s rarely much time left just for you.
You are what you eat but, if you are a full-time woman, nutrition has potentially dropped quite far down your priority list. But what if everything else on your list became easier, and some items could even disappear because you prioritise your nutrition strategically?
The number of mums returning to work after having children has grown steadily over the past two decades. The percentage of Australian parent couples with children under 18 where both parents work has risen from 53 per cent in 1996 to 61 per cent in 2016.
When you’re juggling work and parenthood, life is all about logistics and, often, strict routines.
You know that you need to sleep more, but you also know that the to-do list is not going to complete itself. As a full-time worker and mother, the list of responsibilities is formidable and relentless.
For lots of parents, sending the kids back to school or childcare can be a relief. Getting back into regular routines after the disruption of the holidays means parents no longer have to entertain bored kids or figure out alternative vacation care arrangements while the children are on holidays.