Tag Archives: Advice

12 things you should know about your partner

Having children is like throwing a hand grenade into your relationship. Boom! Everything has changed. And yet, with a little talking and a little time you can make each other seem important, loved and valued. Tell me if this seems familiar… No longer can you walk down the street engrossed in each other’s company. Now when you are out there

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First steps to rediscovering your identity

Our aim at More than a Mum to help you to rediscover your identity as a woman.  We want our posts to be practical as well as informative, constructive as well as inspiring. As Mums, we easily neglect our personal identity as it is incredibly easy to become absorbed, and dare I say, all consumed in being parents.  Sometimes without even realising it. 

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Child-proofing your relationship?

A vital part of being ‘More than a Mum’ and remembering that you are also a ‘woman’ is to safe guard and nurture your relationship with your partner.  A new report by the relationship charity OnePlusOne reveals this morning that nearly a quarter of parents in the UK are no longer with the partner they had their first child with.

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Does having a glass of wine in the evening make you a bad parent?

Does a glass of wine once the children are in bed affect the way you parent? Alcohol, the festive season and parenting. There is always an increase in awareness campaigns around alcohol in the run up to Christmas and this year is no different. This year, however, a campaign in Scotland is said to be aimed at parents.  Are we

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Work life balance

We have come to the end of our series of Friday ‘Flexible working mums‘ posts.  To round the series off we thought it would be brilliant to hear from Elinor Wilde, the working mum coach.  She is a brilliant and down to earth lady with some fantastic ideas about how you can manage your commitments and get the most out

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Flexible working: part 3

If you have been inspired by the stories of Emma and Erin in our flexible working series, but neither cooking nor jewllery are your thing, you may be interested in Jenny’s story.  She too is a Mum who looked for something different to fit around family life.  We met Jenny when we did a review of me&i products earlier in the

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Flexible working for Mums: Part 2

Following on from the success of our post last Friday about homeselling as an opportunity to work for yourself as a stay at home mum, we have an interview today with Erin Thomas-Wong who started running a Small Print franchise having given up work after the birth of her son.  Whereas working for Pampered Chef, Emma is an employee, Erin

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Flexible work for Mums

Here at More than a Mum, we are passionate about women being brilliant Mums and rediscovering themselves as women.  For many women, motherhood means a break in career. We may have given up work to enable us to stay at home with our children; we may have given up work as the hours/travel/lifestyle were not compatible with family life; we

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10 Tips to be a guilt free Mummy

Today on More than a Mum we have a guest post from Kelly Menzies of www.life-is-now.co.uk. Kelly is a Change and Personal Development Leader who is passionate about leading people away from anxiety and stress to health and happiness. Mother guilt is something that we have blogged about a few times recently, and in today’s post Kelly shares 10 tips

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