busy parents

Tips for working mums for a stress-free life

Parenting is hard, there’s no way to dress this up, it’s a difficult and often thankless job, but you know it’s worth it when you see the smiles on your little monster’s faces. While you absolutely live for your children and would do anything to help them get what they want, it’s an unfortunate fact of life that this rarely leaves busy working parents any time for themselves.

The List wants to help take the stress out of everyday life, and give parents a little breathing room when they need it most. Whether you want to give yourself a little treat for doing so much, or you just need a helping hand to get dinner ready on time, The List the new platform to easily book local services at your door, is here to help.


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For most of us, dinner time is a simple act of rummaging through the cupboards for something marginally healthy, deciding we don’t have anything, and then spending what’s left of our non-rent money on takeaway. For busy parents, this isn’t always the case and ensuring your little ones are fed can take up time, especially when you’re trying to balance this between school, work, and any afterschool activities your mini you’s are into now.

The List can help take off some of the stress with some of our brilliant private chefs, whether you’re looking to give your family a home-cooked gourmet meal, or you just want someone to help you manage the workload. Hiring a private chef isn’t just for fancy bigwigs in the city, it’s for everyone, including you and me. Don’t be afraid to get a little help, at a time that suits you, to help keep you and your family fed and watered.


Family photos


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Anyone who has ever had to get a family photo taken, for literally any reason at all, knows it can often be one of the most stressful occasions imaginable. We joke about the most unrealistic part of the Avengers is that they’re able to organise more than six people to show up to the same thing at once, but it’s true!

Getting not only your kids to sit still, but your siblings and parents to show up to the same photo studio somewhere in town is a task in and of itself. With The List however, our verified professional photographers can come to your home, at a time that suits you, and help any busy parents capture these precious moments for you to keep for the rest of your lives.


Home Maintenance

As a busy parent, it’s hard enough to find the time to look after your own needs never mind those of your home. We’ve all got those household problems that we want to have checked over, but finding the time is an almost herculean task. Between the school run and ensuring the kids aren’t scrapping with each other, who has time to look at that faulty plug or leaky faucet? Never mind waiting for a plumber or electrician to come round.

If your maintenance professional of choice can’t give you a more definitive answer than “sometime between now and June.” Well, that’s no good for you. Instead of constantly contorting your schedule to fit the needs of others, why not book a professional for a time that suits you on The List!


Hair and Beauty


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Of course, busy parents don’t always need a helping hand, to talk about the Avengers again, we all know that the real superheroes of this world are the busy parents who always find time for others. Every now and then though, these super people do eventually get some time to themselves and if that’s you, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to treat yourself.

If you find that you finally have time to try out that new hairstyle or just get some professional help for that impeccable makeup to show off at the next wedding party, book a makeup artist who can come to your home, at a time that suits you, and give you that special treatment that you absolutely deserve.


Busy parents are some of the hardest working people in this life, and if we can do anything to help with that, then we feel like we’ve done something too. If you’re looking to treat yourself, or you know some busy parents who you’d like to treat themselves, find what you’re looking for and more on The List.