Podcasts for mums

Podcast: Mindfulness in the Workplace

Mindfulness is one of those buzzwords that seems to be here to stay. The Collins dictionary describes mindfulness as: “A mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.”In this podcast recording, I speak with mindfulness expert, Audrey Tang about what mindfulness actually means and how to use mindfulness techniques in the workplace.

Podcast: How to Have a Tidy Mind

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In today’s podcast our founder and editor, Joycellyn Akuffo, discusses having a tidy mind with Kate Ibbotson of A Tidy Mind (www.atidymind.co.uk).

Find out how to to get you sanity back in times of digital overload, long work hours and just a lot of juggling, starting from the inside out!

What Does Super Mario Have to Do with Business Failure?

‘Failure’ should not be a dirty word. It really shouldn’t. But for many, the fear of failure can be the main reason why there is no motivation even to try, to take that first step. It really shouldn’t be.

Let’s have that determination to keep taking another step and never to give up. The courage to keep trying is why I use the example of playing Super Mario (you’ll understand it better when you listen to the podcast!)

Podcast: Has LGBTQ in Schools Gone Too Far?

A recent petition on Change.org asked for parents to take back control of sex education.

It seems that some parents have lost a lot of the insight into what’s being discussed about LGBTQ in schools. Should parents take back the control, or is a petition taking too far?

Podcast: How Can Couples Budget Without Fighting?

While today may well be Valentine’s Day – the one day in the year when couples are supposed to be loved up – for the rest of the year, it may not all be roses and chocolates! 

According to research, money problems are pitted as one of the main causes of divorce and breakups – often ahead of infidelity and other issues.

A recent poll of more than 2,000 British adults by legal firm Slater and Gordon last year, pitted money worries top the list of reasons why married couples split up. One in five of couples say it was the biggest cause of marital strife.

Heidi Allan from financial wellbeing experts, Neyber, joins Mothers Who Work on today’s podcast to help mums avoid fights and disagreements about money.

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No time to read? Here’s how you can read a book a day

Yes – we all know the excuses (reasons) why we can’t read. We are busy working, or sorting out the children, or too tired, or need to help someone in the house do something. But the truth is, reading doesn’t mean you have to stop everything you’re doing.

According to a recent YouGov survey, a staggering 4 million adults don’t read for pleasure. If you’re one of these statistics and want to change that, then audiobooks are the way forward.

Podcast: Sunshine through the rain – Lorena Oberg talks success after acrimonious divorce

Divorce can be tough no matter how grown up you and your other half choose to be about it. But when it’s acrimonious and you don’t have a penny to your name, and you need to stay afloat so you can keep your children, what do you do? Well, start a business – of course!

Podcast: Yee Kwan of Dragon’s Den fame on launching into the UK ice-cream market

Yee Kwan launched her ice cream and sorbet business after being made redundant as a surveyor in 2009. Today, Yee’s business produces 18,000 litres of ice cream and sorbet a year, and is stocked in Harvey Nichols and Wholefoods Market, as well as in a growing number of restaurants and independent retailers across the country.

Podcast: The Mothers Who Work Story

Back in 2007, I had just been made redundant and was in need of owning my own words and creativity a bit more. That’s nothing new for the journalist that I am, but what was born out of that need was Motherswhowork.co.uk. Eight years later, that need is helping many…

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We thought our podcasts could do we a refresh, so we’ve got this fantastic podcast intro for you…what do you think?

How to not let your colleagues make you feel like a skiver

There’s nothing more irritating than doing your job (really well!), working your contracted hours and being made to feel like you’re doing something wrong because you’re leaving on time.

But how do you manage that when you’re colleagues are constantly making comments that make you feel like you’re letting the side down, or aren’t doing enough?

Podcast: How to apply for flexible working – the proper way

Applying for flexible working can be daunting – especially if your boss has already tried to put you off the idea verbally. But a conversation in passing shouldn’t stop you from making a statutory application.

Podcast: Faith Nwosu of Tick-Tec talks about new app MySchoolNews

Turning a challenge into a solution is one of the most common and effective ways to start a business. Tired of the cumbersome method that her sons’ school was using to deliver updates, and the moans of parents at meetings, one mum decided to make, and alas the MySchoolNews app was born. We speak to the founder Faith Nwosu about the journey to developing her app.

Podcast: Tax breaks and allowances for homeworkers and mumpreneurs

Did you know that you can claim tax on your utility bills if you work from home? Did you know that you can claim tax on that mobile phone you took out just for business?

claimable tax expensesWhether you’re self-employed or own a limited company, thee are tax breaks that many of us are unsure of the legality of claiming, or don’t know at all.

Listen to this podcast with mum, accountant and partner of Wellers Accountants Norma Stewart to find out what you should be claiming, and start clawing back something from the tax man in time for the January online tax return deadline.

Podcast: Self-employed or a limited company? How to choose the right business entity to trade from

Are you thinking of starting a business but don’t know whether to set up as a limited company or declare self-employed income to the taxman?

20111206-112902.jpgIn the first of a three-part business finance series with mum, accountant, and partner of Weller Accountants Norma Stewart, we find out the pros and cons of both and what you really need to know about choosing your trading entity before you sign on the dotted line.

Podcast: Lindsey Benson of The Birthing Shirt Company

We love a good inspirational story of a career mum who is making waves in business…in walks Lindsey Benson, mumpreneur of The Birthing Company (www.TheBirthingShirtCompany.com).

Lindsey Benson, The Birthing Shirt CompanyLindsey is a great example of how career mums can successfully use transferable skills from their career experience and turn into a business.

Listen to the podcast to find out how she has changed the way she works so she could spend more time with her young sons, and has managed to get the NCT to back product.