[ 14 Dec 2014 | No Comment ]
Sleep tips for children with additional needs #sleep #sleeptips #sen

Parents of children with additional needs frequently report sleep issues, and these issues can be more severe and continue for longer. Here are some tips from Antonia Chitty and Victoria Dawson, authors of Sleep and Your Special Needs Child, that may help to make bedtime easier if your child struggles to drop off or stay asleep.

Firstly, talk to the health care professionals involved with your child and see if they can help you to explore reasons for your child’s sleep issues.  Underlying reasons may include sensory processing difficulties, lack of …

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[ 17 Dec 2014 | No Comment ]
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Having, and projecting, confidence is probably the single most importantaspect to get right when delivering a speech or presentation.
Sandy Eifion-Jones, of Toastmasters International offers some tips to help you build your confidence when delivering a talk:
1. Imagine yourself
If you are concerned your confidence will falter then mentally ‘role play’ your way into the scenario several times, beforehand.
Close your eyes, visualise yourself in front of your audience. Let the words run through your mind. Envisage how good you will sound, in front of an appreciative audience as they engage with you.
Watch …

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[ 16 Dec 2014 | No Comment ]
Getting crafty for Christmas @joesbloggers @hillarysblinds @Make_Do_Trend #HillarysCraftEvent

I couldn’t make it to the craft workshop with Joe Blogs Network and Hillary’s Blinds due to a death in the family. I was really sorry to miss tea and cakes at Taj’s Tea Rooms in Brighton, and the chance to meet lots of local bloggers.
I didn’t miss everything, though, as the lovely folk at Joe Blogs sent me all the goodies I’ve have got on the day. (No cake but I did get chocolate!)
So, last Saturday we had a home craft afternoon. The boys had a couple of …

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[ 16 Dec 2014 | No Comment ]
Top Ten Tips to Help your Child Sleep Better #sleeptips

Good sleep habits can not only take the stress out of bedtime, but can also help to make it a special time for you and your child. With lights out leading to weekly tantrums from one in five (20%) children aged between three and six, most children’s sleep struggles can often be addressed with a simple yet practical solution.
Recent research from Dream Lites*, the cuddly bedtime toys, reveals that the average three to six year old child awakes three times in the night, with almost half (46%) of mums regularly …

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[ 15 Dec 2014 | No Comment ]
organise us 15

Your Name and Age: Vicci Butler age 48
Tell us about your family: I am married to my South African husband and we have two sons, Tom,13 and Matthew, 11. We live in Surrey in a village outside Farnham,
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?
I had a career in investment banking working in London, Paris, New York, Frankfurt and latterly Tokyo. I stopped when I was pregnant with my son Tom who was born in Tokyo. We work with an …

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[ 14 Dec 2014 | No Comment ]
Sleep tips for children with additional needs #sleep #sleeptips #sen

Parents of children with additional needs frequently report sleep issues, and these issues can be more severe and continue for longer. Here are some tips from Antonia Chitty and Victoria Dawson, authors of Sleep and Your Special Needs Child, that may help to make bedtime easier if your child struggles to drop off or stay asleep.

Firstly, talk to the health care professionals involved with your child and see if they can help you to explore reasons for your child’s sleep issues.  Underlying reasons may include sensory processing difficulties, lack of …

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[ 12 Dec 2014 | No Comment ]
Kate tootsamaginty

Your Name and Age: Kate Pietrasik (40)
Tell us about your family
I am a single parent. I have a daughter, Ruby (aged 5).
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?
I had been working for 15 yrs or so as a designer of Womenswear, mainly for sport and street wear brands. I lived a long time in Australia, I studied in New York and then moved to France where I stayed over a decade – moving back to the UK with my baby girl …

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[ 11 Dec 2014 | No Comment ]
Planning a new biz in 2015? #mumsinbusiness #businessshowcase #journorequest

 Over the last few weeks, we’ve featured:
Mumpreneur profile: Pamela of Hannah and Hugh
Mumpreneur profile: Anna of Babymoos 
Mumpreneur profile: Freelance writer Hazel
Mumpreneur profile: Katie of Cookery Doodle Doo
If you’d like to be the next featured mum, get in touch! Email antonia@familyfriendlyworking.co.uk. We’re looking for mums, dads and grandparents who own businesses PLUS people who have flexible working arrangements.
 
 
Guidelines for a profile
There are questions below to guide you BUT don’t feel that you have to stick to a Q&A format. Family Friendly Working covers news and short articles about you and your business. All …

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[ 10 Dec 2014 | No Comment ]
Find out about: Starting Your Own Business

Family Friendly Working is packed with articles on all sorts of topics, whether you want to run your own business, join a party plan or direct sales business, or buy a franchise. In this article. I round up some of our news and advice about starting a business, to make it easier for you to find out what you need to know. 
1. We have a great series of articles on how to create and sell your own product. Loads of tips and advice to take you from the initial …

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[ 10 Dec 2014 | No Comment ]
How to Make Bingo Cards From Family Photos

We’ve all been there, it’s a rainy afternoon and we’re in desperate need of something fun and cheap for our kids to do. That’s why we’ve came up with the cost-effective option of making your own bingo cards out of any old family photos you have around.
First up you need to dig out any old family photos that you won’t mind cutting up. Once you’ve got your photos you then have to either cut out the faces of the family members you want to put on your cards or the …

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[ 9 Dec 2014 | No Comment ]
Do Not Forget To Congratulate Your Friends And Relatives by Apolonia

Modern technology is designed with user experience (UX) at the forefront. Customers want all the latest features, but they also want something that is easy and fun to use. This is where Apple managed to revolutionise the technology marketplace in the early 2000s. By focusing on the UX of their mp3-player, the iPod, they created a device that was no more technologically advanced than its competitors, but was valued for its ease-of-use and fashionable design. Apple capitalised on this with the launch of the iPhone – and to this day …