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These days, it seems that everyone is trying to fit a week’s worth of work into a day. While it may look like the epitome of efficiency efficiency, are you really making progress of just deceiving yourself?
Here are five time wasting activities you probably don’t even realise that you’re doing and how to avoid them. Read more →
Are you preparing to go back to work when your little one starts school or nursery in September? Are you looking for work so you can get the social off your back? Do you hate your current job and want to find something else to do?
Whatever the case may be, deciding that you want to look for work is half the battle, so well done on taking that first step! To get the ball rolling, here are some steps to finding your next dream job: Read more →
There’s a lot of motivation to be gained when you’re up against the clock. It creates a buzz, a surge of adrenaline to do anything but fail.
That’s why we love the trusty old kitchen timer. Use it for maximum success in getting things done and staying on top of work and home chores. Read more →
According to the Office of National Statistics, UK families spend between £43.10 and £56.80 on the food shop every week.
That’s quite a big part of the monthly outgoings, but that cost soon multiplies when the kids are home for the school holidays – especially the summer holidays.
So just how can we budget during the school holidays? Here are some tips to help you save: Read more →
The holidays can be stressful – especially the summer holidays. The longest on the school calendar, there’s a lot of pressure to keep boredom at bay, and to stay on top of your finances, too.
After the first few weeks, you and your children may well wish school was open, but you still have t battle it out until the first week of September. Going away somewhere can lessen the stress (a bit), but you still have – here are a few ideas to help you keep your sanity this holiday season:
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In every organisation, there is usually one or more people who either do not want to be there, hate their job or career, or just can’t stop gossiping (and sh*t stirring) about other people…no, that is not a typo).
One way to avoid it is to leave, the department or organisation altogether, but like I said, in every organisation, there will be one or more of these…so you’ll soon find yourself around such a person again. Read more →
If you’re anything like me, you swore after your first degree and the years of study that preceded it that you would not study again! If you’re still anything like me, you’ve been to more courses than you could shake a stick at, and have realised that studying never actually stops.
But roll forward a few years (or decades) and you soon realise that sometimes in life if you want to change something, you have to face your fears. If you need that final push to help you really go back to studying then keep reading… Read more →
Let’s face it – there are some people who love to have a good old moan. And the last thing they need – or want – is someone trying to stop them raining on their own parade.
Say you have a colleague who is really upset about an argument with another colleague, their spouse, or their mortgage falling through. Read more →
The number of mothers ditching the corporate ladder going freelance or self employed has rises by 24% in the past two years. And the reasons cited for this change is for more flexibility (69%).
Flexibility and work-life balance are words that have been batting around for years. But for many mums, office politics and a long-hours culture in the workplace can make this unachievable.
If you’re thinking about dipping your toe into the world of freelance, here are some things to consider: Read more →
Even the most organised mums can find themselves rushing around in the morning, trying to make sure everything is packed, and that children are sent off to school or nursery on time (ish).
So it’s little wonder that the breakfast time rush has been found to put children in danger, according to a survey of UK parents by Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT). Read more →
Arrgh! Another pointless meeting request! Tired of having pointless meetings about meetings, staying later at work because everyone else kicks up a fuss if someone actually leaves on time…or any of the nuisance things that tend to happen when you’re not your own boss?
Keep reading and you’ll find even more reasons why you should become your own boss: Read more →
Not a glamorous sounding as a WAG, football widows across the world know that the next four weeks will mean being ignored by their spouses or boyfriends, or just not seeing them for the next few weeks. It’s a true test for any relationship. Read more →