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Dads, work, kidmin and the impact of COVID-19

What is the truth about dads failing to do their fair share of childcare and household chores since the Coronavirus pandemic struck? I’ve seen a lot of reporting on this subject, much of it suggesting men have either been doing much less than women or, worse still, being furloughed and sitting around watching Netflix as

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Toyota Corolla 1.8 Hybrid: The ultimate family hatchback? #ad

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

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Oban harbour by night

That’s it, our last family-jaunt of the strange, 2020 summer holidays has concluded. We got back earlier this week from Oban in Scotland and this is one of the images I took, looking out from the harbour.

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StarTing secondary school: Advice from the experts

I want you to imagine for a moment that a school teacher, confidence coach and two renowned parenting experts walk in to a bar. They discuss the best ways parents can prepare their children for the transition from primary school to to Year 7. What would the result be? Would they come up with some

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The Year 6 return to school: I was wrong

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.

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