Archive for the ‘What’s in the news?’ Category

Pregnancy fashion tips

One day maternity wear will be so widely available that mums-to-be need never complain again, but in the meantime, we have to work with what is available in the marketplace. As depressing as that may sound to you, if you’re expecting a baby and are fit to burst in your

How to prioritise when everything is a priority – 5 steps that will (hopefully) change your life

There are days when you need a priority list for your…priority list. Everything seems important and it just doesn’t seem right to give one thing all your attention when you have one or two other items on your to-do list that have equal importance. There is no magic cure to

Use LinkedIn to find your dream job this year

If you’re not using LinkedIn you really are missing a trick. Make it one of your tasks for this week – today if you have the time – to get your profile up and live. It really doesn’t take very long, and you can tweak and prune it as you

The four relationship New Year’s resolutions you should be making for 2015

As the year draws to a close and we all start to reflect on the past twelve months, resolutions to transform or improve your life within the following year are hot on your mind. However, many of us forget about the other areas in our lives that could also use

How to deal with the stress of family this Christmas

Christmas the time of year that everyone above the age of fourteen becomes stressed, tired and skint. So when the big day finally comes around and the house is full of friends, relatives and those family members you spend all year trying to avoid, things can quickly become chaos.

The working mum’s guide to car finance

Owning a car has become an important aspect of modern day life. They provide the freedom to go where you like, whenever you like, and also play a vital role in getting people from a to b, whether it be to and from work or perhaps to a doctor’s appointment

Employers should develop mothers, finds study

A new study of 2,000 working women has revealed that six out of 10 think their careers are ‘derailed;’ citing that they face open discrimination after becoming pregnant, while less experienced colleagues have been promoted ahead of them. The research was commissioned by law firm Slater & Gordon, which represents hundreds

Breastfeeding after a boob job: is it possible?

A very popular procedure that many women choose to undertake is a breast augmentation, with thousands of women opting to go under the knife each year.

Free English and maths workshops for children

Of all the subjects that children learn throughout their school lives, the two most important are English and maths. Forget about the classical studies, philosophy and the like – if you can’t read and write, or do basic sums, life can be a little more difficult in the real world.

30% of parents are worried about keeping children safe during breakfast time…are you?

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,

Four things you never thought you should do to get a job

Don’t worry, we’re not going to suggest you walk around the motorway with a lanyard strapped to you, buggy in tow! Here are some easy and realistic things you can do:

Got a memory like a sieve? Here are some tips to help

Baby brain really does exist – well according to researchers at the University of London, anyway! If you keep forgetting things, are a ‘little’ oversensitive at times and find it harder to stay focused, there may well be a valid reason for it. Examining the brain activity of 39 pregnant

Are you a mum in business? We want to hear from you!

Calling all mums in business. We want to hear your story if your business has been running for more than a year. How did you start out? How did you fund your business? How have you managed to run your business and juggle the demands of family life? Complete the

Can you really work out someone’s personality just by looking at their handwriting?

Maybe it’s because I’m a psychology graduate…or that I’m curious by nature. Or both! But when the opportunity came up to have my handwriting analysed by a graphologist I didn’t need to be asked twice.

The new ISA explained

Have you hear about the New ISA that the Chancellor George Osborne has announced – the NISA? If you like saving, you’ll know that the current ISA allows us to save £5,760 in cash every year tax free.

Are you getting your money’s worth for your time?

Do you ever feel like you’re always doing a lot more for the money you get? If you’re a small business owner or a freelancer, you could be right!

How to help a child that’s falling behind at school

Let’s face it, with all the best will in the world, not every child is going to be like Einstein (and neither should they!), but you as a parent will know when your child is falling behind at school. So what can you do about it? Here are some tips:

Could you survive the Slim.Fast challenge?

Now that the weather is warming up (a little), the reminder that summer isn’t far off is not far from most of our minds – especially where those jiggly bits are concerned. Losing weight can be such a chore, so we’re always up for finding ways to make it as

Video: how to make a studded or embellished shirt collar

Keeping up with the latest fashion can be costly. If you’re smart, you’ll be cutting back and saving as much money as you can in 2014. And one way to do that is with a little DIY where possible – even clothes. Watch today’s video on how to make a

Learn to talk to yourself in 2014

There is a saying that talking to oneself is the first sign of madness, but self-talk can be a great step to take when you want to make yourself happy. I’m not suggesting for a moment that you sit on the train or bus having a full-on conversation with yourself…that