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5 essential apps for freelancers to stay organised

  • January 16, 2020
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One of the hardest things about being a freelancer is being solely responsible for managing all projects, deadlines, meetings and calls, invoices and so on. Being disciplined enough to get on with work rather than sitting in your pyjamas doing a Netflix binge can be a challenge when you don’t have a boss managing you. Of course, doing the actual work your clients pay you to do is just a >>

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How to set yourself up as a freelancer while still working full time

  • October 21, 2019
How to set yourself up as a freelancer while still working full time

As you probably know by now, after working for the same employer for over 12 years I left in May and set myself up as self-employed. Becoming a social media freelancer was something I had wanted to do for ages but had never been brave enough to take the leap. Moving abroad forced my hand and now I wonder why I didn’t do it sooner! It can be catch-22 though >>

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Working Mum

Problems faced by working mums across the world

  • October 14, 2019
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Since moving to Spain we have met people from many different nationalities and backgrounds. As well as Spanish and English there are lots of Dutch, Norweigan and Belgian families in our area. I was recently talking to a new Czech school mum friend of mine, chatting about the stresses of being a working mum. As we were talking I realised wherever you’re from and wherever you live, there are the >>

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Parenting

Raising an independent child: 7 things older kids can do by themselves

  • October 11, 2019

Having an older kid is so much easier, isn’t it? Fewer tantrums, more communication, and the best bit of all is that they can amuse themselves without you having to play dolls or cars constantly. That is definitely one of my favourite parts of having an 8-year-old! If you play your cards right you can also teach your children to do more for themselves to make them more independent – >>

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Working Mum

Tips to create a home office that perfectly suits your requirements

  • September 11, 2019
Tips to create a home office

Working from home can be a fantastic perk. You’ll have the freedom to set your own hours and you’ll also be able to take breaks whenever you want to. However, if you feel as though your workplace is well and truly drab this can have an impact on your creativity, and you may even find that you don’t enjoy your job as much as you could. Here are some tips >>

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Becoming self-employed – biggest changes so far

  • September 5, 2019
Becoming self-employed

Amongst lots of changes since moving to Spain, working from home full-time has been a very big change to get used to. Becoming self-employed is something I dreamed about for years! In the UK I was working 30 hours a week in my job, and then a couple of hours a night on my blogs and freelance work. To move to Spain I obviously gave up going into an office >>

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Parenting

Why being a working mum is good for your kids

  • March 21, 2019

If you’re a working mum you will probably have experienced quite a lot of mum guilt since going back to work, whether you work because you need the money or simply because you want to. You’re not alone, I wrote this post a while back where some of my fellow mummy bloggers shared some of the ridiculous things they’d suffered ‘mum guilt’ over. We’ve all been there! But did you >>

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10 Work-Life Balance Tips For Busy Mums

  • January 9, 2019
Work life balance tips

Juggling work and family life is not an easy task – no matter how long you’ve been doing it, you will still have bad days, forget things, and end up feeling stressed. You’ll be sat in a meeting and suddenly remember you forgot to sign a permission slip or send your child to school with their PE kit. Or you’ll be promising your kids “I’ll be right there” as you >>

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Christmas Parenting

7 Self-Care Tips For Mums At Christmas

  • December 12, 2018
Self-care tips for mums at Christmas

At this time of year many mums are feeling slightly frazzled and in need of a well-deserved break. Buying gifts for everyone in the family, wrapping all the presents, sorting costumes for school plays and gifts for teachers, doing the Christmas food shop and planning Christmas dinner (all whilst going to work as normal!) can take its toll and leave you feeling burnt out whilst everyone else is enjoying the festivities. >>

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What’s On Your Desk?

  • November 7, 2018

As a Digital Marketing Manager by day and a blogger/social media freelancer by night, I spend a lot of time sitting at a desk as you can probably imagine. My desk at work is pretty dull, we’re encouraged to follow a ‘clear desk’ policy so apart from a couple of photos it’s not very exciting. However, my desk at home is a bit more interesting with a few personal items >>

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