Angelina Jolie announced this week via the New York Times that she has undergone a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of breast cancer from 87% to 5% due to a “faulty” gene, BRCA1, which increases cancer risk. While it’s a brave and courageous step to take, it seems that
Saving energy doesn’t have to be as painful as sunburn, nor does it have to cost much money or time. It has more to do with changing a few energy-wasting habits. Here are four tips to help you save money on your energy bill:
Every workplace has a yes man or woman – is that you? If so, you’ll be dumped on again and again and after a while resentment, stress and demotivation may start to kick in. While you wrestle with the bitterness and guilt (at the same time), your colleagues are oblivious
Parents drive 207 million miles a week taking their children to recreational events. If charged at hackney carriage rates this would total more than £370 million a week (more than £19 billion a year). The study shows that more than 10 million parents devote time to driving their children around,
There’s been a lot of publicity on government cuts since the Coalition’s budget reforms last year. But it seems that many families are just trying to get by without claiming benefits that they are actually entitled to. New research published by Turn2us, part of national charity Elizabeth Finn Care, has
Three reasons why not having a Facebook page for your business is a missed opportunity for your business
Facebook might have started out as a way of keeping in touch with friends and family, but it has grown into a valuable business tool. Make sure you’re not missing out on all the potential it offers. No matter what type of business you own, a Facebook fan page can
Are you a childminder? Would you like help with understanding tax, National insurance and learn how to keep your financial records in order? HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is offering self-employed childminders free online webinars to help with tax issues. You can watch and participate in the live webinars from
For many mums the ability to work from home would be a dream! being able to take the kids to school and pick them up, put a load and dinner on, and all while making enough money to live the lifestyle of choice… But for many mums who work from
It’s been a while, but we’ve finally got the jobs board back and it’s a new and improved version for all the family – see for yourself, go to Motherswhowork.co.uk/jobs We know that it’s not just mums who are looking for flexible work, extra income and freelance projects to do
The makers of ‘One Born Every Minute’ and ‘The Hotel’, Dragonfly Film and Television, are working on a new TV series about raising children and family life. They are looking for families who would like to take part in a series about the ups and downs of being a parent,
Keeping children entertained at the evenings and the weekend during term term can be a challenge in itself. But when it comes to the school holidays, the pressure is definitely on! Watch the following video to discover five apps you can use at home, or when you’re out an about
Marketing is all about showing your potential customers why they are going to buy your product or service when there are so many competitors doing a similar thing. That is the basic principle behind marketing, and with that clear objective in mind you can move forward and put together a
Prime minister David Cameron and his deputy Nick Clegg yesterday confirmed that working parents who each earn less than £150,000 will qualify for childcare tax breaks worth up to £1,200 a year for each of their children from 2015, while their stay-at-home counterparts will get nothing.
Work when you want, choose who you work with and for and name your price…these are some of the benefits of being your own boss as a freelance or consultant. Watch this video tutorial to see how you can set yourself up doing just that, and find out how to
With the school Easter holidays just around the corner, many families are looking for getaways for the family – with the mother-in-law in tow! It seems that despite the stereotypical jokes and jibes more than 50% of people would happily go on holiday with their mother-in-law.
These days, employers want to get as much value for money as possible – and often that will mean more work, longer hours for less pay. If you’re a woman, you probably know that there is a huge gender pay gap as it is, and effectively, you ‘stop getting payed’
Looking after children is a full-time job, so much credit goes out to business mums and mumpreneurs who regularly juggle looking after the kids with working from home. If this is something you want to do and don’t know how to make working from home while looking after the kids
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.
Taking the entire family out for an evening of fun can be exciting and something all parents want to do on a regular basis, especially with older children, but the costs can be a hindrance, So, if you want to enjoy an evening with your family consider here are five
Every mum tries their best, but sometimes circumstances can seem to take over our lives and then caps sets in. Here are five red flags to watch out for, and tips to change their impact on your life: