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Freelance Parents

Our flexible working Mums theme continues this Friday with a post from Rosalind at The Freelance Parent’s Network.  This is a post you will definitely want to read if you have dreams of working part-time, from home, around the kids, but without having to set up a business from scratch. You can see other options for flexible working here and

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Mums spend more money on their children’s clothes than their own

94% of mothers spend more on their child’s wardrobe than their own (and nearly half feel guilty about spending money on clothes for themselves) A new survey by Lakeside Shopping Centre has found that mothers are putting their children first in the style stakes, with 94 per cent spending more on their child’s wardrobe than their own. A third of

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Women and the Olympics

During the opening ceremony I tweeted about the fact that London 2012 is the first games with female parity and that prompted much discussion.  That combined with the fact that a woman, cyclist Lizzie Armitstead, won team GB its first medal today; women’s football was the first event of the 2012 Olympics; and the personal fact that OH and I

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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 Mum: Part 5

We have been following @TJ_BraLady since very early on in our twitter-witterings.  She is a lovely lady with a great concept.  When she tweeted that she was looking for more “Bra-ladies” we thought she might be interested in telling us a bit about her business.  True to form, TJ put us in touch with one of her bra-ladies so that

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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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Facebook – the saviour of mums?

A news story today stated that ‘Motherhood turns women into compulsive Facebook followers, according to a study that has found their use of the social networking site increases after childbirth.’  Researchers at Ohio State University in the US said the survey found that almost half (44 per cent) of mothers said they used Facebook more after giving birth than before. Mothers

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Motherhood and Creativity

“There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall” the critic Cyril Connolly once famously said. Was he right? Is parenthood so very hard to combine with creativity? Deborah Brooks, founder of Writing Parents gives her views. It is 10pm when I finally sit down and start writing this. That’s after a day in

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