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Parenting

Working mum and child, parentingWhat is a mum? A mum is someone caring and loving who has to juggle a hundred and one things in a single day. She is expected to be the world’s best parent  and often hold down a full time job as well!

We know what a challenge it is being a working mum and here at WATC we’d like to lend a helping hand by sharing advice and tips from our series of parenting experts. So whether you’re a mum to be or already have your kiddies hanging off your suit, read on and be inspired, hopefully by reading our articles, we can help you to manage the juggle and move some way towards “doing it all”.

Browse the below articles

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nanny featured
14
Aug

What you need to know when employing your first nanny

A good nanny can be a great asset to working families. The peace of mind that your child is being given undivided one-on-one attention while you are at work is a strong factor in choosing this more costly form of childcare over others. Apart from the individual attention your little one will receive, there are...
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06
Aug

7 top tips for working and breastfeeding

Juggling work, household chores and breastfeeding is not easy. Whilst it may seem more convenient to bottle feed, there’s no denying the health benefits your baby will receive from breast feeding during this crucial stage of their lives. Here are 7 top tips to do it all and still breastfeed your baby: 1) Try the...
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02
Aug

10 feeding tips for combined bottle and breastfeeding

In aid of National Breastfeeding Week, here are 10 tips for combined bottle and breastfeeding. 1. If you have problems with low milk supply, or have twins then it can be difficult to meet your baby’s demands. Seek help from a breastfeeding advisor to help get your milk supply up, but as an alternative supplementing...
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My Breastfeeding Journey | Shabs Kwofie, Founder of AmaWrap (F)
01
Aug

My breastfeeding journey | Shabs Kwofie, Founder of AmaWrap

When I had my daughter four years ago I had no idea exactly how difficult breastfeeding could be. I thought it was a matter of latching baby onto your breast, and you were good to go! I had not expected to be in so much pain with each feed and without help I was in...
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childless couple featured
05
Jul

Can you be happy and childless?

Let me guess, you’re feeling pressure from many different directions and here are two. On the one hand you want to try for children and on the other you know that if you take time off it will put your career on hold. This is a big dilemma faced by many women today. Every time...
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pregnancy
09
Mar

The woman’s guide: How to balance work and health during pregnancy

Pregnancy is like a dichotomy – a gourd that is healthy for you but extremely bitter to taste. Being pregnant is one-of-a-kind experience, inspiring a roller coaster of emotions and life changes. If you’re already pregnant, you must have started feeling several physiological, biological and psychological changes within yourself. Hormonal changes like nausea, fatigue and...
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woman and baby featured
06
Jan

Planning a baby in 2017? How to make it positive for you and your career

What are your goals for 2017? Is to get pregnant or to have a baby one of them? If you are planning to become a mother or just starting to feel broody, knowing how to ensure you and your career not only survives but also thrives is a key consideration for many women today. If...
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03
Aug

Top 5 Breastfeeding Tips

Let’s face it; breastfeeding isn’t always easy at the start and you should never doubt yourself if it isn’t coming ‘naturally’. This is more than understandable. Back in the distant days when we all lived in close proximity to extended family and helped raise each other’s children, we would see someone breastfeeding all the time....
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