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Crowdfunding: free money for your business idea

So you have a business idea but no money to make it a reality? You can’t (or won’t) ask your family or friends for help, but you still have that burning desire to launch your business idea. Crowdfunding is the way forward. We’ve teamed up with Crowdfunder.co.uk to make it easier

A quarter of mums feel discriminated against at work. Find out what to do if that sounds like you

One in four mums who have returned to work believe they have been subjected to discrimination, either before or after the birth of their child, according to research by employment law specialists Slater & Gordon.

Five skills that will get you that promotion at work

You know in your own mind that you deserve a raise or promotion, but you can’t seem to get the attention of your boss to prove it. Maybe you’ve even been overlooked in the past because of your family commitments, and now you’re ready to prove to everyone that you

I hate you so much right now! How to survive difficult coworkers

Workplaces are made up of a mix of people – some are always nice and others just don’t seem to have anything nice about them. No matter how pleasant everyone is to them, they always seem to find a way to be unbearable. It’s one thing when you don’t have

The Mothers Who Work Club – are you in?

Are you a mum who is struggling financially? Are you always scrimping borrowing from fed up friends and family and STILL going without because you’re on state benefits? Does your heart sink when the postman drops those white envelopes through your letterbox because you are being chased to pay bills

Video: how to stay awake at work when you’ve been burning the candle at both ends

The work of a working mum is very demanding. You go to work, come home and continue working on chores, doing homework, bath time, and anything else that crops up. You probably don’t get enough hours of sleep – especially when you child is unwell. And if you’re a 5

Four tips to help you buy school uniform on a tight budget

Tight budget or not, buying school uniforms is a must for every parent with school-aged children. And the older they get the more expensive and mandatory school uniform becomes. So how can parents shop on a budget when purchasing school uniform during times of austerity? Here are four tips to

How to remember people’s names

Is it Jane? Is it Vanessa? Maybe Jack? Aargh! Remembering names in a work or business environment can be quite a head scratcher. It’s too embarrassing to make a mistake, and you don’t want to offend by getting it wrong. Watch this video tutorial to help you find ways to

Six distraction-busting tips that will transform the way you work

If you find yourself spending all day to compose an email, write an article, or create a memorable video, chances are that you’re getting very distracted. Do you find yourself lulling away the time and always rushing work the night before because time just evaporated for a few weeks? If

How to choose the perfect bag for work

Clutch, cross body, satchel…just what bag is ideal for busy working mums? Watch the following video for some tips on choosing the perfect handbag for work:

Having problems with the kids? Just call Nanny Mewes

Calling Mums and Dads: Are you and your family at your wits end with tantrums and bad behaviour? Can you no longer connect with your child? Is the dinner table a daily battle ground? Are you shattered from sleepless nights? Perhaps you and your partner feel like you have exhausted

Three ways busy working mums can get a total body workout for a tenner or less

The calendar might say we’re in summer but the weather is saying something completely different. But that doesn’t have to be a complete negative. If you’ve been feeling a little body conscious, nows your chance to tone up a bit while the weather sorts itself out. Working up is a

Brit bedroom entrepreneurs are on the rise by more than 50%, finds survey

More Britons are setting up in businesses in their spare time and from their bedroom, according to a survey released today. According to their research there has been an increase of 34% of businesses being set up in spare time in the past 12 months. All of these so-called bedroom

8 top tips from real mums about what becoming a new mum

From old wives tales to books and research about the best way to take care of your new baby, it seems everyone has something to say about something that you now feel you know little about. If truth be told, you are the best person to make decisions about your

Is it a muffin top or a baby bump?

Whilst commuters rush around on their journey to work or business meetings, focusing on juggling their coffee, hand or manbag, free issue of Metro newspaper on route, pregnant women are struggling to get a seat. Trying to avoid an elbow or just being knocked into while pregnant, with the side

The working mum’s guide to planning a children’s party

You got through your engagement party and made it to the wedding reception, so planning a children’s party should be a doddle, right? Remember those pre-baby days when you used to host every good dinner or night out going…this should be a breeze, right? But what looks like a piece

Four ways to save money on your summer energy bill

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:

How to say ‘no’ in a dignified, graceful and powerful manner at work

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

Mum and dad’s taxi costs a staggering £370 million a week

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,

Research shows that 70% of families in low incomes are not claiming benefits they are entitled to

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