Tag Archives: Life

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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Backpacking round Europe with a 4 year old…Am I mad??

Around last Christmas I started to feel like I needed a challenge, like I really needed to give my life a huge kick up the bum! I tweeted, ‘Some times you have to scare yourself a little just to remind yourself you’re alive’.  By New Year’s Eve, when I was doing the obligatory (and depressing) year’s reflection, I vowed that

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Not having a break from your kids is bad for your health!

As a busy parent it will probably be no surprise to you that a recent survey conducted by Findababysitter.com and published today, revealed a public health concern for parents in London after discovering that 27% of parents in London are taking less than half of the ‘healthy amount’ of ‘time out’ from their children each week. The survey of London parents found that 27

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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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Be kind to yourself – you are not crazy!

We’ve had quite a few posts lately catering for our ‘mum’ sides so I thought I’d do one specifically to remind you all once again that you are brill mums but also you are ‘More than a Mum’. I read an interesting article today written by a man (Yashar Ali) as a message to all women that they are not

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Are stay at home mothers more unhappy?

Last week we posted on our Facebook page a link to a very interesting article that stated ‘Stay at home mothers are more unhappy than those that work’.  Many of you commented and so we thought we’d blog on the subject to continue the discussion. The article refers to a study published online in Springer’s Journal of Child Family Studies. 

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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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