The six-week break with your kids over the summer should be a time for you to relax and spend time with your family. But with the added costs of childcare, days out and missing work, it can become a struggle financially. “When I’m not working, I’m not being paid,” says Joanne Dewberry, from Dorset, a self-employed small business owner and freelance writer. “It can be hugely daunting. The summer holidays are an absolute nightmare, there is no getting away from that. You go from six hours child-free everyday to 24/7 for six weeks.” Dewberry, who is mum to seven-year-old Olive, nine-year-old Megan and 11-year-old Charlie, has to try compromise with her husband, who is a gardener, to balance both their jobs throughout the year. She tries to work longer hours in winter and fewer in summer, but navigating this can be tricky. For Natasha Vale, 31, from Stourport-On-Severn, Worcestershire, financial struggles are apparent during the … [Read more...] about ‘The Summer Holidays Really Do Impact Us Financially’ How The 6-Week Break Can Cause Parents To Struggle
The clothing company PSA has launched a khaki t-shirt mocking Melania's "I really don't care, do u?" jacket. The new t-shirt is of similar khaki color and features a similarly-styled print — which, however, reads "I really do care, don't u?" and other variations, The Hill reported Friday. © AP Photo / Seth Wenig‘Chaos’: New York Mayor Says Migrant Kids Come With Bed Bugs, LiceAccording to the clothing company, 100 percent of revenues would go to United We Dream pro-immigration advocacy group. I Really Do Care Shirt: https://t.co/JFf1MPnFdq #FridayFeeling #MelaniaTrump #melaniajacket #IReallyDontCareDoU #IReallyDoCareDontYou #trump #resist #resistance #ImmigrantChildren pic.twitter.com/ciq66M9u89 — wtfshirts (@wtfshirts) 22 июня 2018 г. After the media and social networks exploded in outrage about the alleged "hidden message" of FLOTUS' clothing, her spokesperson Stephanie … [Read more...] about Advocacy Group Mocks Melania’s Jacket, Launches ‘I Really Do Care’ T-Shirt
Tailgating is undoubtedly one of the most annoying road habits out there. Some drivers seem to think they're above the law, and that they can intimidate you into edging above the speed limit. So they drive right up behind you in an attempt to make you speed up. This is despite the fact that drivers are supposed to leave a 2 second gap between their vehicle and the one in front - not to mention the dangers of breaking speed limits. It can be hard to know what to do when you find yourself a victim of tailgating, but unfortunately, the practice is common across the East Midlands - especially on long country roads. This is something that Carolyn Ife from Donisthorpe knows all too well. Carolyn travels on the A50 to Leicester every day for work. She told the Leicester Mercury : “I drive to work through a lot of villages that have 30mph speed limits, and I do try to keep to the speed limit but when you do that you get people right on your bumper. “You usually get them fairly … [Read more...] about What should you REALLY do if someone is tailgating you?
IT’S EASY TO FORGET THE POWER THAT WE HAVE. For our kids, when they are young, we are the entire world. A mindbogglingly important role. It worries me if I think about it too much. In their eyes we, as parents, have almost superhuman abilities. The power to make everything ‘OK’ is our most potent gift. Of course, as adults, we understand that this ability is illusory. Maintaining the myth that there’s order and method to life, that there’s no problem that mummy and daddy can’t solve, becomes a full time job. Perpetuating this falsehood, and with it our kids’ innocence to the true workings of the world, can become all consuming. Children, most agree, should think that the world is ‘fair’ – a place where good always conquers evil and everybody has their day in the sun. Keeping this notion intact turns the parent into a plate spinner, keeping the china rotating for as long as they can, whilst knowing that it will eventually … [Read more...] about Are We Really Doing Our Children A Favour By Shielding Them From The World?
It was the glamour model Heidi Klum who perhaps most pithily summed up the experience of being blonde when she compared it to “buying yourself a lightbulb”. That may once have been written off as nothing more than lazy cliche. But according to new evolutionary science, she was absolutely right: gentlemen really do prefer blondes. Researchers conducting the largest ever genetic investigation into hair colour have discovered that, among people of European descent, women are 20 per cent more likely to have have blonde hair than men. It means that, as mankind evolved, blonde women have been disproportionately more successful at passing on their genes. A team at King’s College London set out to discover... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week … [Read more...] about It’s in the genes: scientists reveal why gentlemen really do prefer blondes