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Seven secrets of unflappable the working mother

We’ve all seen her at the school gates: immaculate makeup, hair glossy and chic, pristine Shellac nails and not a crease in sight (forehead and clothes, that is). Somehow, while other working mums at the school gate seem to have their off days, this one particular working mother doesn’t ever

10 Great Startups We Will Hear About in 2017

Great ideas always have the potential to succeed, even when the economic conditions are not exactly favourable. 2016 has led to the emergence of some already well-established start-ups on the market and has seen the emergence of innovative businesses that range in every field: from cancer research to solutions to

Choose 5 things to do a day – you won’t regret it

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Fancy a change? Four short-term and online courses you can take without ditching the day job!

Managing both a successful career and a happy family can be tricky for parents. In a recent article, Forbes refers to “mommy wars”, this intense divide between stay-at-home mums and working mothers. It may sound rather unimportant, but it’s actually a complicated societal issue with gender inequality at work, guilt

Mums: why we shouldn’t give up work

We’re so over the working mums vs stay at home mums debate – if that’s what you were expecting to read, you’ll be disappointed. At Mothers Who Work, we really aren’t advocates of pitching working mums against stay-at-home mums. But we do believe in showing mums how they can stay

Win a bundle of baby and toddler tools from OXO Tot’s NEW greys range, worth £80

To celebrate their latest collection, OXO Tot is giving away a bundle from their new Greys range, worth £80. The Perch Booster Seat with Straps is designed to keep children comfortable and secure at mealtimes. Allowing little ones to join the family at the dinner table, the Perch Booster seat gives children

STOP the time wasting: Which social media platforms are right for your career or business?

Follow my blog with Bloglovin As enticising as it may be to spend every waking hour spying on your colleagues’ LinkedIn profile to see how you can trump them on a job promotion, or looking at your competitor’s Facebook page to see how many comments they’re getting for posts, when

Short-term and online courses: new career opportunities without giving up work-life balance

Managing both a successful career and a happy family can be tricky for all parents out there, and even more pressure is put on mothers especially. In a recent article, Forbes refers to “mommy wars”, this intense divide between stay-at-home mums and working mothers. It may sound rather unimportant, but

The Spare Time Business Course…ready, steady, go and sign up!

The day has finally come – The Spare Time Business Course is now up and live. It’s such an exciting time and I’m so pleased to share these tips and video tutorials with you – you won’t regret the wait! If you’re new to Mothers Who Work, you may be

Being more human helps your customer’s experience

Undoubtedly, data has particularly shifted the nature and landscape of marketing today. Not only are businesses and marketers able to target their audiences with greater accuracy, but the focus on data-driven techniques has fundamentally revolutionized their ability to understand and value customers. More than ever before, businesses can now deliver

Review: What every blogger needs in her handbag

Being self-employed means that you should be able to work from just about anywhere, depending on your business or what you need to achieve on a particular day. In theory, when you’re working on admin, social media or doing any website-related work for your business, you should be able to

Sign up for the Spare Time Business Course

A recent article on Mothers Who Work, How to Start a Business in Your Spare Time got so many Facebook likes and comments that I felt compelled to create a course for exactly that: The Spare Time Business. Why? If you’ve read the book, ‘Start With Why: How Great Leaders

Do you know your ‘Why’?

Seems like a bit of an odd question, ‘Why?’ Especially when you don’t know why, the question is being asked. But it really isn’t and if you read the book ‘Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action‘ by Simon Sinek you’ll understand why this is probably

Top tips for moving your online business to the high street

When you first tentatively ventured into the online retail world all those years ago, all you wanted was to boost your income without having to sign away your life to a full-time employment contract. But your business has gone from strength to strength. In between school runs and messy dinnertimes, you’ve

Competition: Win a Filofax Finsbury Organiser worth £85

‘Fail to plan, plan to fail!  For anyone who’s busy trying to juggle working life with social plans will know how easy it is for things to slip the mind. If you’re in need of an organisational overhaul, then we have just the thing!  Filofax – well-known for their heritage in

Feeling ripped off? It pays to compare prices when shopping for in cartridges

When you started to use your first printer – whether it was a home or office-based one – you probably just gritted your teeth and paid the high price for branded ink cartridges. After all, to use compatible or refilled cartridges would destroy your printer and invalidate your warranty, wouldn’t

The truth: How working for myself made me a better mother

You know you’re not in a happy place when you don’t want to talk or play, or do much with your family – especially your children. And that’s a situation I found myself in many times before I bit the bullet and starting my full-time business Geek School Tutoring a

How to build a business in your spare time

  Juggling motherhood, employment and all of life’s other challenges can start you thinking about the practicality of starting your own business. Being able to work to your own timetable and not having to answer to a manager could definitely alleviate some of the pressures of being a working mother.

Get productive: create the ideal home office workspace

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Forget new year’s resolutions – draw your life instead

Every year, half the planet probably draws up a list of must-dos. You can guess them already, can’t you? The infamous bucket-list of things to do that will revolutionalise a part of or all of our existence. Nah! Come the end of January, when all the guilt of slipping up