Tag Archives: More than a Mum

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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Turning your hobby into Cash – Part 5

We’re now up to part 5 in our series about mums that have made money from their hobbies.  Today’s post is provided by Chelle McCann from Social Sparkle… 1) What is your hobby? Blogging, tweeting – love anything social media 2) Was this a hobby you started when you became a mother or something you have always done? It started

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Mother’s Guilt Antidote

Yet again in the press this week a new study confirmed that modern mothers are constantly wracked by guilt.  Apparently this time, not earning enough money or being able to give the children the attention they crave top the list.  The research was commissioned by babycare company, NUK and Joanne Evans, their Head of marketing asserted that most of the

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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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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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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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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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