Factor in new expenses like travel, lunch and equipment.
Work out your travel time to and from work – including droping off and picking up children.
Are you eligible for Child Benefit or other types of benefit?
Citizens Advice provides online help, 10am to 4pm on weekdays.
Don't spend all your hard-earned cash on overpriced bills.
Review your utilities (gas, water and electric) and other outgoings.
Use comparison and switching sites to get the best deals.
Find out about home energy grants.
Moving into employment is a major change. Allow yourself time to adapt.
Talk to people. Friends, family and other parents.
You’ll find that you’re not alone – and come across useful advice to help you cope.
Give yourself small treats like:
There are lots of online videos that can help.
Don’t forget you're not alone, there are parents in a similar position.
Guilt is something many working parents experience.
There isn’t one proven way to deal with it. But here are some things that have worked for others.