Podcast: Has LGBTQ in Schools Gone Too Far?

A recent petition on Change.org asked for parents to take back control of sex education.

It seems that some parents have lost a lot of the insight into what’s being discussed about LGBTQ in schools. Should parents take back the control, or is a petition taking too far?

How to Deal with Criticism at Work and Elsewhere

How to Deal with Criticism at Work Without Losing Your Cool

Hands up if it grates you when you know someone really needs to know something about the way they work or their actions, but you can’t tell them because you know their reaction will leave you feeling like a villain.

Learning how to respond to criticism, and how to deal with the negative things that people say to us is a sign of maturity and personal development. Not everyone comes out of the womb with this gift – but it doesn’t mean we can’t cultivate it or develop it.

Podcast: How Can Couples Budget Without Fighting?

While today may well be Valentine’s Day – the one day in the year when couples are supposed to be loved up – for the rest of the year, it may not all be roses and chocolates! 

According to research, money problems are pitted as one of the main causes of divorce and breakups – often ahead of infidelity and other issues.

A recent poll of more than 2,000 British adults by legal firm Slater and Gordon last year, pitted money worries top the list of reasons why married couples split up. One in five of couples say it was the biggest cause of marital strife.

Heidi Allan from financial wellbeing experts, Neyber, joins Mothers Who Work on today’s podcast to help mums avoid fights and disagreements about money.

What happens when you take your employer to a tribunal?

Yesterday, we gave you a rundown on what to expect at work during your pregancy from first to second, to third trimester. Today, we’ll be looking at what to do if your employer turns nasty during your pregnancy.

Making a decision to take your employer to a tribunal won’t have been easy. However, if you don’t do something about it, they get away with it and will likely do it again. Every wonan has the right to be treated fairly at work – pregnancy can be stressful enough if you have health issues; and there’s so much you may already have on your mind in prepapration for your bundle of joy anyway, so havig issues at work just compounds the issue.

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Why You Need More Women in Your Marketing Team

Although women are now increasingly visible in various sectors in society, they still need more seats at the table. In many other areas, women seem invisible. In the absence of women, some things could go wrong. Hence, it is crucial to consider the presence of women in these areas to…

feeling lazy or lacking willpower?

Are You Truly Lazy or is Your Willpower to Blame?

Do you feel that you are lazy or do you find that you are just not motivated? Many people will tell you that their motivation is not there and this is why they just feel like being plain lazy.

While being lazy is often viewed as being a sign of weakness it is connected to your willpower. Or more appropriately put, your lack of willpower. So what can you do to improve this?

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Why I think children should use an iPhone….all the safety reasons

It’s often suggested that children are given a brick phone when they start going to school independently. This is so that, should they be targetted by thieves, they don’t lose out on an expensive phone. A thief would probably spit at them than to take the phone – and that is safer than being beaten up or stabbed for the latest smartphone.

 

While I see the logic behind this, I don’t agree. That’s why my son has an iPhone. I probably shouldn’t even be putting it out there for the world to see, but I’ll explain why I would rather he uses a smartphone (and the iPhone is easier because it connects to all my own devices) than a brick.

Never Underestimate the Power of Five Minutes

Do you always feel like you are running from one activity to the next and never seem to get a few moments to yourself? Do you find it hard to schedule in time to take a break?

Never underestimate the importance of five minutes. No matter how busy a day we have, we all have five minutes to spare in our day. That’s the equivalent of just 5 out of 1440 minutes of each day. It can do so much to change our perspective on the pressures of life. 

How a Virtual Office Can Improve Business Profitability

Your virtual office in the UK provides your business with internet access, but it also can provide your business with facilities in some of the finest buildings in London and other major cities. On top of having this kind of access, your business has the freedom to move around the…

Celebrate the Gift of Reading with Scholastic Book Parties!  

It’s been well documented that reading for pleasure helps children achieve more both at school and in life. If you love reading and have a passion for children’s books, then Scholastic Book Parties offers a fantastic opportunity to help support literacy through running your own book business.
If you dream about working from home with flexible hours to suit you then why not join the party? Work for yourself selling a brilliant range of children’s books from the world’s leading publishers at great value prices. Sign up and join the Scholastic Book Champions this autumn.

How to use the half term to help your child improve their writing

Story writing is a key part of the skills required at the primary school level, however, schools have so much to cover in the curriculum that some children just don’t get as much practice of writing as they should.

 

Like anything school related, if you want your child to do well, you have to put some work into it outside of the classroom. Here are some tips to help you get your child writing sparkling stories before school’s back in!

6 Ways Busy Parents Can Practice Self-Care

Raising children is a demanding, full-time job, especially if you are already juggling a successful career. As a result, you might feel as if you have limited time to care for both your mind and body throughout the day.

It is, however, essential for your own happiness to regularly make time for yourself. When you are happier, you’ll have more energy, patience, and passion when caring for your family. Read on to find out how busy parents can practice self-care.

10 Benefits of Being an Academic Freelancer

Being a freelancer is an excellent option for anybody who loves to write. Academic freelancing, in particular, can be quite lucrative. If you enjoy academic writing, you’re not afraid to crank out a good paper; you understand your citation formats, and you are known for being able to articulate your ideas clearly and accurately, then it might be a good idea to consider a career as an academic freelancer. 

Academic writing: the pros and cons of paying someone to write it for you

If you’ve been a student or are presently studying, you’ll understand the pressures of academic essays and deadlines. Given the chance and the assurance of not getting caught, most people would likely get someone else to do it. A recent survey found that more than 20,000 university students pay for essays and dissertations, which shows that this is a more than just a thought for many. So, what are the pros and cons of using academic writing services?

What did you say: slang dictionary for mums with teens or tweens

If you’re a Mothers Who Work regular, you’ll know that I also run a tuition business called Geek School. With more than 100 students attending different schools, and coming from different areas, keeping up with what the children are saying (slang, for ‘old ladies’ like us!) is a task, I tell you!

Here’s a breakdown of some of these terms, which I have had my 13-year old gloss over to avoid embarrassment!

How to fit a home renovation into a busy life

 

Being a mum is a full time job in itself – and with many mums now also working to earn some cash too, there are a lot of demands on a new mother’s time. Some jobs at home can easily be left to slide: you can get away with not doing the ironing every day, for example, and the sofa covers can always wait until next week to be washed. But there’s one job that can’t be left for a long time, and that’s renovations. Nobody wants to live in an outdated home, and it can seriously affect the value of the property. Here are some top tips for even the busiest of mums on how to get a home renovation sorted in a quick and easy way.