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Contracting and Freelancing is becoming an increasingly popular option for mothers across the UK. Research by IPSE (Association of Independent Professionals and Self-Employed) shows that the number of mothers working as freelancers between 2008 to 2016 increased by 79%. This means that there’s more mumpreneurs than ever recorded before.
As a contractor, you are essentially your own boss. This means that you could determine the location of your work, the working hours, the daily rate and a handful of other factors. Contracting can allow for a flexible work/family life balance, as you can opt for flexi time, shift working, part-time or even home working. Read More →
Growing up for children and teens today is complex, challenging and pressured. The amount of stresses and demands put on them are often extreme. Nearly all children under 12 years old suffer from a lack of confidence and resilience skills at some point and confidence in teens is also at an all-time low.
If you are a parent you’ll no doubt have seen the ups and downs of life for kids today and turbulence it can bring. We live in a full on inter-connected, 24/7 society with the demands of technology, gadgets, gizmos, peer pressure, influence of the media and parental expectations all contributing to the mix. Then we have Social Media making life even more pressured and kids trying to fit in and keep up.
Would you like to make a difference in the lives of Kids and young people by coaching them to become more Self-Confident and resourceful? Would you like to feel richly rewarded for what you do and earn a good living doing it? Are you looking for a new career or life change yourself? Read More →
The prospect of leaving work to start a new business can be daunting, especially if you’ve no prior experience.
But you shouldn’t let a lack of business knowhow get in the way of your ambitions.
Nowadays, there are so many useful resources that can help you with every aspect of starting a business, from handling your tax to employing staff.
When you get thrown in the deep end, you either sink or swim. But is this something you want to happen when you’re starting a new job? For many of us, probably not!
If you sink, your career will be over before it’s really had a chance to begin. It’s a stressful thing to happen, and can knock tremendous holes in your confidence if you fail at something you were looing forward to. However, if you manage to cope with the stress and ‘swim’, you’ll make a good impression, reap the rewards far quicker and see your career take off with a flying start. Read More →
Finding the money to cope with a young family with newborns, babies, toddlers, and pre-schoolers is sometimes difficult. Family may help, but at some point you’re going to have to stand on your own two feet – just like your offspring. Here’s several things to consider when your family starts to expand.
The time and hassle needs to be taken out of school fundraising - this first became clear to me during my time as an active member of the PTA at my son’s school. Too often were teachers pushed for time and money, with the quickest and cheapest fundraising ideas having to suffice, with more exciting methods resigned to ‘maybe one day’. IQ Cards was ther only solution
Whist job seeking we all know that funds can be tight until you land that ideal position. Finding yourself out of pocket is nothing to be ashamed of (it can happen to anyone, regardless of how sensible they are with their finances), there are things you can do to improve your spending habits. Here are some helpful tips for managing your money…
“My favourite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.” Steve Jobs
With working days becoming ever longer, the constraints of modern life are placing more and more strains on our free time. The last thing you want to do when you come home for work is boring housework!
You should enjoy the spare time you do have, do the things you love, whether that be spending time with family and friends or indulging in a bit of relaxation. That’s why we created Time For You, the UK’s premier domestic cleaning service.
Anxiety disorders are a common part of life for many people across the country. The website Anxiety UK reports that one in six adults were found, in one study, to have experienced some form of neurotic health issue in the week leading up to the survey. Commonly, these issues were anxiety or depression.
A clean and tidy home is the one thing guaranteed to help us feel calm and among the chaos of every day life. However, it’s precisely the chaos that prevents us from keeping our living space in tip top condition, isn’t it? If cleaning the house falls to the bottom of your list of priorities (and don’t worry, we’ve all been there), here are some top tips for maintaining your home with a busy work schedule…
mumandworking team member Nicki Armstrong is ecstatic this morning after walking 15.3 miles as part of the Moonwalk London 2016 and has raised over £500 for Breast Cancer Research.
Nicki did hit a wall and think that at the last minute she wouldn't be able to take part. As a sufferer of many allergies terms and conditions meant that she was unable to walk alone, due to health and safety risks. Husband John saved the day and doned his very own bra to support and join her!
The prospect of starting your own business whilst juggling family and children can, for the most part, seem incredibly daunting. It all seems even more unreachable with a never ending to do list, constant school runs, work commitments, and that’s not even considering time to relax. So it’s no wonder that mothers all over the place are starting their own business which fits around their schedules. The whole concept can seem foreign but you can become your own CEO just by following these few simple steps.
Creating your own business can be tough, especially during the early start-up phase.
Philippa decided to purchase the Berkshire Division of the International Nanny Agency Harmony at home in 2014—and she hasn’t looked back since! After recovering her initial investment within four months, Philippa now has a turnover that exceeds all expectations. Read More →
Written by Naomi Webb
Naomi is currently training to become a primary school teacher, but in the meantime she is writing insightful and varied content for both parents & teachers!
The UK’s nursery sector is booming, and if you love children and wish to turn your passion into a business you may well consider this sector as a viable option. Government funding also exists to encourage entrepreneurs to set up new nurseries to meet an ever-increasing need. Read More →
The FREE LUCKY DAY LOTTERY is a 100% free lottery that gives out Amazon vouchers every Monday and Friday. Really simple to join, you just register your email and a lucky day (any date you choose – a birthday, an anniversary, a special date in your life or a totally random date) and this goes into a draw twice a week. If your lucky day is randomly selected, it is posted on our website along with a claim code. Just email us the claim code from your registered email address and we send you Amazon vouchers! It really is that simple! Read More →
Written by the team at Tax Rebate Services
If you happen to be one of the thousands of mums juggling work and family life, then you need to be aware of the tax reliefs you are entitled to claim.
You can weave working life around your manic ‘mum’ schedule and explore options you never considered possible until now. Whether you’re a franchisee for an established company like Avon, freelancer, beauty therapist, hairdresser or online trader, there’s a route for you to go down at Tax Rebate Services.
HMRC cannot automatically refund your money without your declaration, so be sure to give them a heads up and submit an official claim today! Read More →
Written by Astrid Clifford from Shareyourjob.com
Working mums, it can be a grind can’t it? Trying to juggle your career, your kids AND still find time for yourself? If only there was a few more hours in the day.
Of course there are ways to squeeze everything in: You could pile extra hours into 3 or 4 working days to get an extra day off. You could work irregular hours and try to slot the school run, meals and other chores around it. It might even be a case of taking a part-time role and potentially missing out on career progression. Read More →
Written by Louise Webster, mum of 2 and Founder of Beyondtheschoolrun.com
There is an opportunity for us all as parents to re-shape the working world forever, whether you are working independently or as part of an organization. By choosing to work in a new way, a way that isn’t all or nothing but recognizes the combination of caring and breadwinning we can truly start to shape a great society.
Written by Sarah Marsh from MagiKats HQ
Rediscover what it’s like to be excited to get to work, earn a good living and make a difference to kids in your area. So much more than just a business - this is your chance to choose your future.
Written by Zena Scott
Hold that item in the air and sell it to me. Is it the most expensive product ever? Is it unique? Is it the most technologically advanced gadget ever?
Probably not, if like me you’ve grabbed a pen, a tissue, a drink, your glasses or piece of paper we’ll all be looking at the most uninspiring item. But, we could sell it. How?
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