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Coping with the ‘holidaze’

Ahhhh...holidays. A chance to hang about, enjoy the company of family and friends, relax and smell the roses. If only!

Work and family: getting the balance right so your family doesn’t play second fiddle to your work

The goal of finding work-life balance has been the subject of much community discussion. Despite this, many families are continuing to find...

Managing work life balance with children

These days when so many parents are involved in multiple roles, achieving a balance between work and family can be very difficult...

Managing school holidays with children

As a kid, I vividly remember the lead up to Christmas vacation and January holidays as being hectic chaos.

Single parenting: coping as a non-resident parent

Single parenting: coping as a non-resident parent Parents generally want what is best for their kids. However, coping as...

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