Archive for the ‘Product reviews’ Category

Every mum should read or listen to this book…it will change your life!

So, if you’re a regular Mothers Who Work reader, you’ll be accustomed with some of the self-help book reviews that we often share. It’s done with no commercial reasons behind it. Self-help is the way forward and without the time (and sometimes the money) to go to a life coach,

Cheap home office supplies to bring a pop of colour and happiness to your workspace

Your office workspace can make a huge difference in whether you want to work or not. The more comfortable and inviting it looks, the better mood you’ll be in and the more productive you’ll be. We’ve found some gorgeous home office and work office items for you to ponder to

Review: What every blogger needs in her handbag

Being self-employed means that you should be able to work from just about anywhere, depending on your business or what you need to achieve on a particular day. In theory, when you’re working on admin, social media or doing any website-related work for your business, you should be able to

Do you know your ‘Why’?

Seems like a bit of an odd question, ‘Why?’ Especially when you don’t know why, the question is being asked. But it really isn’t and if you read the book ‘Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action‘ by Simon Sinek you’ll understand why this is probably

Home office printer review: The Epson EcoTank ET-4550

If you have children who are old enough to want to print, you’ll know how expensive it can be. Whether you use an inkjet with individual cartridges, or a laser printer, ink seems to evaporate in next to no time. So when Epson got in touch with us at Mothers

Leasing vs. buying: What’s the best option for your business?

Starting a small business means you have to make some big financial decisions early on. When it comes to printing machines, you have two main options to choose from: you can either buy a printer for your business or you can lease one.  There is no right or wrong solution;

No time to read? Don’t be a statistic… find out how to read a book a day

According to a youGov survey almost 4 million adults never read for pleasure. While you might blame technology for taking over where a good book would pass the time, or the fact that we’re just too busy to read, making progress in life requires that you seek knowledge. So how

Book review: #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso

“A #girlboss is in charge of her own life. She gets what she wants because she works for it,” says Sophia Amoruso, the author os the book #Girlboss. While she’s not a mum, Sophia who hasn’t even hit the big 3-0 has an old head on her shoulder, which probably

Book Review – Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, by Sheryl Sandberg

There’s a lot of advice online for working mums, and much of it can seem quite repetitive at times: manage your time, try working from home, become a blogger… if only everyone was made the same or had the same dreams and aspirations in life.

Book review: OVERSUBSCRIBED by Daniel Priestley

If you’ve read business startup books in the past, one of the tips for setting up a business, or finding a way into any market is to look at what other people are doing and copy it, adding a few unique selling points.

Book review of the fortnight – Black Box Thinking: The Surprising Truth About Success by Matthew Syed

Look around your workplace, your community and society in general and there is a common theme: a fear of failure. Add to that, the not wanting to be seen to make a mistake and hiding any mistakes we make and it can be quite a lethal cocktail.

Skincare review: acne series part 2

If you’re tired of switching from one skincare routine to another, trying new skincare products that promise clarity, but leave your skin the same or worse than before and just want something natural and different, we have three products to shout about.  Lumie Clear    Lumie Clear says that it’s

Pencil… check! Filofax Notebook… check! How a pencil and paper will change your life

Technology may have the world fooled, but not us! One of the most important tools in life already exists in your home: a pencil. That’s according to author Stephen Covey in his book, ‘Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success’, and he should know. If the name doesn’t ring

Product review: the smoothie edition

Spring’s in full swing and the pressure’s on (a bit) to get healthy and looking great. What’s new? Every year, people worldwide put themselves to task to shed some pounds to get fit and healthy in time for summer fun. With news on musician Sam Smith’s three-stone weight loss in

Need somewhere to escape to on Mother’s Day? The Travelodge room review

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

Looking for a diary that works with an app? You’ll love this one!

There’s an app for just about everything today – whether you own an iPhone, Android or Windows phone, there is something to distract you at some point in the day. Serious working mums will know that using a diary system of some sort is very beneficial, but life happens, and

Product review: portable fun

It’s been a while since we brought a product review to you, but hopefully worth the wait…

Get organised with these home office must haves

With all the beat will in the world, there are some documents that you need a hard copy of. Take your certificate of incorporation,  for example. And there’ll be many more that you’ll want to find and  take out with ease.

Product review: the baking issue

With the Great British Bake Off not long on our screens, many of us have had a stir in our interests for baking. If that sound slike you, then you’ll love our product reviews, as they make baking even more fun

Breastfeeding while working full time – is it possible?

Breastfeeding is something that most mums want to at least give a try, but as soon as work comes into the equation even those who have come to be successful at it can find it a challenge. The following video gives some tips on making being a working mum and