Why Au Pairing Might Help You Reevaluate Your Future

Jade Smith | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jade Smith

I had enough. Of lecturers, of essays, of books and exams. I had enough of my worth only being measured by a grade on a piece of paper but after 16 years of full time education I knew no different. One night I was scrolling through Facebook, avoiding a barrage of emails from tutors when I saw an advert from an au pair website looking for British girls.

Mum Advertises £100k Live-In Nanny Job For Her Four Kids, But Be Warned, It's 'Highly-Demanding'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Parents

A mum-of-four has advertised for a nanny for her kids with a very appealing salary, but she didn’t hold back in explaining how demanding the £100k ...

Getting an Au Pair - A Cultural (and Literal) Education

Bec Baxter | Posted 05.08.2017 | UK Parents
Bec Baxter

To find my first au pair I contacted a reputable agency and paid a fairly hefty fee to bring over a French 23-year-old girl. We interviewed her on Skype and she seemed really friendly but quite shy. Her English was very basic but we were assured that it was of an 'intermediate' level and that she would become more confident when she got to know us..

Nanny Nightmares

Samantha Simmonds | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Parents
Samantha Simmonds

All good things, and Australian working visas, must inevitably come to an end. And so here we are, back on the merry go round of childcare. Only there isn't that much that is fun about this experience. Finding a nanny who fits in with your family, who you trust, who will be your kids everything while you aren't there, well, it's not just tough, at times it seems impossible!

How to Find the Perfect Nanny

Nicola Bonn | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK Parents
Nicola Bonn

After these experiences I swore from a very young age that I would never get a nanny for my own children and yet here I am, doing exactly what my own parents did and do you know what?'s the best decision I have ever made.

Terminal Cancer Might Be Taking My Mum's Body, But It Will Never Take My Mum

Naomi Barrow | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

Cancer will never take all the things she taught me (not to mention other people), the impact she's leaving in the medical world, or the impression she's made on everyone she's ever met. Cancer can't take her love for me and my brothers, her pride in what we achieve, or her hopes and dreams for our futures.

Plus One Is Enough for Some: Prince William Doesn't Want Another Baby

Sigrid Daniel | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sigrid Daniel

With the milestones, why not celebrate with the village that surrounds George? "Post and boast" on social media platforms is out for the Royals, so printed and framed photographs of the nation's favourite grandchild for extended family can keep everyone involved in marking these occasions.

My Six Tips for the Royal's Spanish "Supernanny"

Sigrid Daniel | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sigrid Daniel

As Kate and Wills' supernanny starts her first week on the job, I'm posting these tips for her in the likely knowledge that she already has things pretty much Shipshape and Bristol fashion round at Kensington Palace. After all, that's what the best nannies are for -- they organise not only the children, but the family into the bargain.

Kate Needs a New Nanny - What Should She Look For?

Sigrid Daniel | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sigrid Daniel

The Cambridge's are recruiting - the most famous baby in the world needs a new nanny and there might even be some international travel involved. Sounds like a great job for a nanny, and a breeze for the new parents, right?

How to Hire a Nanny - Six Tips to Get You Started

Sigrid Daniel | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sigrid Daniel

However, as all parents know - hiring a nanny can be stressful, especially when you don't know where to start. But if you break the process down step-by-step, you're more likely to do a thorough job and will have a positive nanny hiring experience.

A Real Regal Christening: How Godparents Make a Child's Village

Sigrid Daniel | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sigrid Daniel

If reports are true, William and Kate are going down the route of loyal friends as godparents, not picking useful connections or older family influencers. This couple is surely not by-the-royal-book. And the next generation of mums is watching.

The Joy of Boys: What to Expect When You're Expecting a Prince

Emma Jenner | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Jenner

Raising a boy has its own particular joys and challenges. Duchess Kate and Prince William have some experience looking after younger brothers James and Prince Harry, but being a parent is entirely new. Here are some of the things that new parents of sons have to look forward to.

When Kate and I were BFF's - My Soulful Momma Advice to Catherine Duchess of Cambridge

Alice Grist | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Last night I dreamt that Kate Middleton was my next door neighbour and that she and Wills had their baby. It was a boy in case you were wondering, and...

Women Progress Further At Work If Their Partners Shoulder Childcare Responsibilities

Charlie Thomas | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK

UK working mothers whose spouses take on all or part of the childcare responsibilities will get more promotions than those who use any other kind of c...

Supernanny Is Back with Extreme Parental Guidance!

Lorelei Marfil | Posted 05.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Lorelei Marfil

Supernanny Jo Frost is back with her show Extreme Parental Guidance and this time dealing with even tougher and more complicated issues facing parents...