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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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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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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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Working Dads Feel Guilty Too

  • August 28, 2018
Working dads feel guilty too

I write a lot about working mums and though my posts are really for any working parents, I haven’t specifically written a post aimed at working dads before. That’s not because I don’t care about working dads, I do (I have one living in my house!) but more because I can obviously relate to being a working mum. I do think that working dads get forgotten about though. A lot >>

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7 Ways To De-Stress Your Weekend

  • July 27, 2018
Destress your weekend

Do you get to Friday afternoon and feel like your brain is going to implode? Between work, school runs, after school clubs, housework, and everything else, most mums don’t stop for a breath all week Weekends can’t come soon enough, especially when you work 5 days a week, but I sometimes feel that it gets off to a stressful start after such a hectic week. If you feel the same when >>

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7 Ways To Get Back Your Motivation For Work

  • July 3, 2018
7 ways to get back your motivation for work

Have you found that since becoming a mum your motivation for work has dropped? Sometimes it’s really hard to stay enthusiastic about your job when your main focus is the little people in your life and you’d much rather be spending time with them than at work. Most working mums have been there. It can be heart-wrenching to leave the kids all day and spend your hard-earned cash on childcare, >>

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6 Top Tips To Make Working From Home Work For You

  • June 26, 2018
6 top tips to make working from home work for you

Working from home has its pros and cons and isn’t always as easy as it sounds. You may think it’s all sitting in front of Netflix with your laptop and not getting dressed until lunchtime, but it’s not quite that easy. Whether you work from home full time, or just spend a few hours blogging, there will be challenges associated with working by yourself. Distractions, loneliness and boredom to name >>

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How To Use Your Commute To Organise Your Life

  • June 19, 2018
Use your commute to organise your life

I’m currently sat on a train on my way to London for a meeting. It takes 2 hours and I hate just sitting doing nothing when you know you have a million things to do. The average commute to work UK is an hour a day, and one in seven commuters say they spend two hours or more each day travelling to and from work. I count myself lucky that >>

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13 Budgeting Tips To Make Your Money Stretch Further

  • June 5, 2018

Are you back to work part-time after having kids? If so, you might not be used to living on a lower salary and trying to make your money stretch further each month. No one likes to be into their overdraft at the end of every month, but when you’ve been used to living on a certain amount of money it can be hard to adjust your way of living and >>

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How Working Mums Survive School Holidays

  • May 15, 2018

I’ve previously shared my thoughts about the school holidays as a working mum, and whilst it’s lovely to have some time off with your kids, it’s not that easy when you work. I’ve been through this several times now and I know first hand that school holidays require a hell of a lot of planning, organising and begging for favours from friends and family. In a nutshell school holidays can >>

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