Is it just me or does anyone else want to scratch something when someone tries to change their name? So, ny name is Joycellyn. It’s pronounced in two syllables: ‘Joyce’ ‘Llyn’. My experience is that many people hear me introduce my name and stop me part way because they think
Every other news story this past month seems to be about the inappropriate behaviour of men in sectors from film (aka the alleged Harvey Weinstein) to politics. Industry big wigs seem to have, for years, got away with treating women any way they wish. Some critics have blamed women for
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
I don’t know about you, but the thought of a new office and all the gadgets, stationary and colour schemes can really brighten up my day. If money was no object, I wonder how many of us business mums would still choose to work from the kitchen table or work
When it comes to Mother’s Day, chocolates, flowers and perfume are a kind gesture, but we could all do with some me time away from the family just to recharge, rest and do whatever (or nothing) we want to do. While going away for a spa break may not be
We live in a world where people like to put other people into a box. Being a working mum comes high on that list…if I had a pound for every time someone told me (not asked me) how difficult it must be, I would have a nice little fund for
It’s amazing how taking any amount of time out of the workplace can have a serious knock on your confidence when it comes to looking for a job.
With so many different colours and shapes, the Post-it® Brand from 3M is perfect for adding personality, emotion and individuality to your handwritten notes. Sometimes, technology just doesn’t cut it, and we need something to write important notes and reminders on that won’t fail us when our battery deism or
In a word, yes! Many years ago, I was a Blackberry supporter. I upgraded to every Curve model, and even succumbed to the Torch for touchscreen finesse when it came out. Then the worst thing that could happen, happened. My phone kept on freezing and crashing all day everyday. I
Working from home is is less frowned upon these days in most industries than a few years ago, when it was seen as an excuse to skive at home. Thankfully, many employes see i’s merits and this often gives many employees the work-life balance they need while remaining productive.
It amazes me how people feel that families shouldn’t have children if they can’t afford childcare. Imagine what would happen if every woman in the land today decided that they would rather go on a beach holiday, have weekly Botox and spend their salary on designer shoes instead of having
When you’re a busy working mum, it can be easy to get so engrossed in motherhood that your other relationships begin to suffer. It’s not intentional, but you barely even have enough time in your busy day to take a minute for yourself, let alone return phone calls or make
Could someone please tell the London Mayor Boris Johnson to think before he talks? During another ill thought out verbal delivery the Mayor of London is quoted saying that people who work from home do nothing more than skive and eat cheese.
These days, the majority of mothers work – it’s a fact. If you’re a stay-at-home mum then you’re in the minority – that’s another fact. According to the Office for National Statistics, 66 percent of mothers are now in some form of paid work. The number of working mothers is