[ 14 Nov 2014 | No Comment ]
Daisy pizza

It can be hard to know if your child is eating enough, and eating the right things. In this extract from Food and Your Special Needs Child by Antonia Chitty and Victoria Dawson,  you can find out more about the right mix of food for a growing child and why a healthy diet for a child is different to that for an adult. .
As well as getting a mix of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals, there are also recommendations for the amount of food children need at different ages and stages. …

Read the full story »
working from home
flexible work
business mums news

business, business mums news, events »

[ 22 Nov 2014 | No Comment ]
clearbooks 2

Share it now!A not-for-profit event designed to help British small businesses learn more about what it takes to be successful has been announced today by cloud accounting software provider, Clear Books.
The Clear Books Community Exhibition (CBCE), which takes place in London on the 6th of February 2015, is supported by Microsoft and aims to provide an inspiring and informative day of presentations, exhibits and networking opportunities to help small companies learn, overcome challenges and succeed with their ambitions.
Clear Books has designed CBCE based on the feedback from its community of …

business, business planning »

[ 21 Nov 2014 | No Comment ]
William Buist 3 LR 300x212

Share it now!There are 10 key strategic imperatives every business needs to understand if it’s to be successful. According to William Buist, CEO of Abelard and Founder of xTEN Club,these 10 are a solid outline of how best to approach your career as an entrepreneur:
1. Be Clear
In all of your marketing material, emails, and social media, clarity is the foundation of selling. Avoid jargon, speak in simple language and don’t assume that your prospects have an encyclopaedic knowledge of industry terms. Be concise, get to the point, and be relevant; …

benefits, business mums news, house and home »

[ 20 Nov 2014 | No Comment ]
Alison Taylor

Share it now!New research from Turn2us, part of the national charity Elizabeth Finn Care, has revealed a stark lack of awareness of the support available through charitable grants amongst families in financial hardship, and the measures they are taking before seeking help.
Over two-thirds (68%) of Turn2us website users with children said they were completely unaware of charitable grants before finding out about this help through Turn2us. Worryingly, almost a third (32%) had been struggling financially for over a year before checking what support could be available to them.
As a result …

business mums news »

[ 19 Nov 2014 | No Comment ]
What can you get for £7

Share it now!Whether you are reading this article for yourself or for your elderly parent or relative, here are some tips to help you save money this winter. Reducing Heating Costs Small changes can make a big difference especially as winter is fast approaching and electricity bills are going to be increasing! A few ways to reduce heating costs is to either use a timer, as your thermostat will keep your home at the temperature you want or you can keep your heating on at a low temperature throughout the …

awards, business, business mums news »

[ 19 Nov 2014 | No Comment ]
Inspiring Judging panel lead the search for UK’s SuperAchievers #businessawards #mumsinbiz #mumpreneurs

Share it now!With their credentials ranging from being a former Dragon in the Den providing support and investment for budding entrepreneurs; encouraging and inspiring academic success; and being recognised as one of the Top 20 Young people in the world the high profile panel of SuperAchievers judges know exactly what they’re looking for as they start to hunt for the most inspiring people working within businesses in Swindon this month.
Supporting the Pitman Training centre’s search for ‘SuperAchievers’, judges include:-
-          Hilary Devey (Businesswoman, television personality and entrepreneur as seen on Dragon’s Den and …

book reviews, business mums news, diary reviews »

[ 19 Nov 2014 | No Comment ]

Share it now!A friend just said I was one of the most organised people she knew. Maybe.
I think there’s still room for improvement, and I’m going to be trying out a couple of things to help. I’ve had a couple of smartphone fails recently, so I’m pitching the phone against some print products … I’ll let you know how I get on!
Tell me what keeps you sane and which systems you use to help.
Share it now!

business, business mums news »

[ 18 Nov 2014 | No Comment ]

Share it now!Flexible working is vital for parents, and for anyone else with caring commitments. UK working laws changed on 30th June 2014, giving all UK employees* the legal right to request flexible working. According to a report from the Office of National Statistics, the number of people regularly working from home in the UK currently stands at 4.2 million (13.9% of the country’s workforce). Read the infographic, below, to find out your rights, and what small and medium business owners feel the impact will be.       …

holidays, house and home »

[ 18 Nov 2014 | No Comment ]
09 Paris with children

Share it now! If you have never experienced any holidays with toddlers then it can be difficult to appreciate the difference have a toddler around makes to every aspect of your trip. On previous trips you may have enjoyed visiting art galleries, or strolling along the street admiring the latest in European fashions. With a toddler as a member of your group you will soon realize that your priorities will have to alter dramatically. Young children are not known for their love of fine art, or their appreciation of culture …

active mums, breastfeeding, house and home »

[ 17 Nov 2014 | No Comment ]
Amber Taylor - headshot

Share it now!Watch our live stream where NHS Breastfeeding Advisor Amber Taylor and two mums Karen Reekie and Clare Levett give their advice, as well as answering your questions live. As mums, Karen and Clare have had very difference experiences of breastfeeding.
Show date: Monday 17th November, Show time: 12:00pm
It might be one of the most natural bonding processes between mother and baby, but for many mums the ‘breast is best’ message is not always as easy to follow as people would have you believe.
Many new mums struggle to breastfeed their babies …

franchises, Mumpreneur Profiles »

[ 17 Nov 2014 | No Comment ]
Shelley and Aiyana

Share it now!West End musical theatre performers and dancers have notoriously short careers. Some go on to be choreographers or dance teachers but the choices available to bring in a steady income is fairly limited. Many look to retrain but it is daunting for those who have spent their life on a stage to suddenly up and try to established themselves in a whole new area. However, performers have a lot of transferable skills, including drive, commitment and determination, which can make them hugely successful entrepreneurs. Shelley Fitzgibbon runs Razzamataz Wokingham and …