Tag Archives: Working mums

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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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 11

This week’s guest post in our series on turning your hobby into a business comes from Face and body artist, Kimberley Nkosi.   1)    What is your hobby? I am a face and body artist specialising in face and body artistry for both children and adults and all things nails! 2)    Was this a hobby you started when you became

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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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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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Working Mum vs SAHM

A little while ago we were contacted by Studio Lambert, about a documentary they are researching for Channel 4 entitled “Should I go back to work”.  If you read our blog regularly, you will know that this is a topic we cover quite extensively and which we try to look at from all perspectives.  We have written and run stories

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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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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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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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