Tag Archives: Business

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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Turning your hobby into cash – part 13

Today’s blog is slightly different to the previous ones in this series.  Lynne from ‘Look After Me’ did not turn her hobby into cash when she became a parent, but turned her parenting skills themselves into an income stream.             1) What is your hobby? It’s not really applicable to my business, but traveling is

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Turning your Hobby into Cash – Part 10

 We hope you’ve been enjoying our Friday guest post series on how to turn a hobby into a business.  This week’s comes from Maria Ingram on her handicrafts business. 1) What is your hobby? My hobby is anything handicrafts based, such as sewing, knitting, embroidery etc. But for the most part it’s crochet based. 2) Was this a hobby you

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Turning your hobby into cash – Part 8

We hope you’ve been enjoying our weekly series on ‘Turning your hobby into cash’.  Today is part 8 and is provided by Fiona Lewis who turned her creative hobbies into businesses. 1) What is your hobby? Making jewellery, using sterling silver and semi-precious stones, pearls and glass beads. I also knit, sew, and crochet, but not to sell! 2) Was

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Turning your hobby into cash – Part 7

Welcome to part 7 in our series of inspiring mums who have turned their hobby into a business.  Today Carol Smith tells us how an idea to log her journey with her baby daughter became a successful business for her. 1) What is your hobby? Blogging 2) Was this a hobby you started when you became a mother or something

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Turning your hobby into cash – Part 4

Today’s guest post is part 4 in our series on monetising your hobby.  It is provided by  Hannah Ablett from Fairyknowz. 1) What is your hobby? I make cuddly toys called ‘Poplins’. I’m not really sure if I would have called it a hobby, I’m not sure I had time for a hobby. I’ve always loved design and making things

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Turning your hobby into cash: Part 1

After the success of our ‘Flexible Working Mums’ posts that we ran last year, we thought we would run another blog series featuring inspiring Mums who have monetised their hobbies to enable them to do something they love.  the hobby has been turned into a fully fledged business, or whether they are just making some pocket money or covering costs,

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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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Mumpreneur: Positive or Negative?

Having written last week about being a Mum and working flexibly around your family, I have been thinking about the term “Mumpreneur”.  I know that the term made it into the OED at the end of last year and that this caused a bit of a debate to arise.  There are many who seem to find the term derogatory, and

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Working Mum V Stay at home Mum

It is with slight apprehension that I begin to write a blog post on Stay at home mums V working Mums.  Mainly because, like most things in life, I don’t believe there is a firm black or white, right or wrong answer.  However, today I saw the Myleene Klass Yahoo channel ‘Bumps, Babies & Beyond’ programme and it was discussing

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