Birmingham: The city that gave us Cat Deeley, Cadbury’s chocolate and, erm, heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath. Thanks to the University of Birmingham’s Equal Parenting Project, this fine Midlands city has also given us the Fathers in the Workplace Toolkit, a free resrource that employers can use to make their organisation more dad-friendly.
Over the past few weeks a major change has happened in our household. We’ve become a two-school family. Helen, our eldest child has started at secondary school while Izzy has continued at her primary. This has had one predictable yet odd result: Notification after notification arrives on my phone because of all the school communication
If you were to ask me to produce a list of family friendly hatchbacks off the top of my head, the Toyota Corolla would definitely be one of the first cars I’d mention. Despite the fact I see increasing numbers of them on the road, I had never driven a Corolla so was very keen
The last few months have been a rollercoaster for those of us with school aged children. The absence of school for many, online learning for the majority and something resembling full-time school for others has been demanding. Combine this with parents who are working from home and it’s been a very pressurised environment. Far from
Last week was a funny old week. I was phenomenally busy as I prepared for the start of the weirdest of school summer holidays. It was also the week that my eldest child’s primary school days formally came to end…for the second time in four months.