[ 29 Aug 2014 | One Comment ]
equalitypays

Remote working is becoming a popular working option for many people. With most of our work involving computers and access to the internet, it is not surprising that within the next 10 years around 60% of office based employees will be working from home.[i]
 Here are my top 10 tips on getting remote working right:

 Establish working hours –You don’t have to stick to 9am-5pm. You could do 7am-3pm or 8am-4pm. Remote working gives you extra flexibility with your working hours. Try to find something that fits both you and your employer.
 Communication- …

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[ 1 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]
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Share it now!Your Name and Age: Henry Bennett – 35 and Paul Loram – 39
Tell us about your family
Henry is married to Gaye with two daughters, Coco (4) and Juno (2) and live in Waterloo, London”
Paul is married to Severine with one daughter, Violette (5) and two sons, Felix (3) and Theo (1)
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?
We run a leading mobile agency that creates apps for clients like BBC, ITV and Commonwealth Games. We are running the Sticker Club …

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[ 30 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]
FAQ Infographic CHILDRENS AW

Share it now!If your child is starting school for the first time, an eye test can help pick up any problems before they miss out in the class room. And for every other school child who has grown over the summer, remember that eyes change and grow too! Every child is entitled to a free NHS eye test. Have a look at this infographic to find out more.

This information is provided by ABDO, the Association of British Dispensing Opticians. Find out more about eyes at eyecareFAQ on Twitter, Facebook and G+. There are all …

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[ 29 Aug 2014 | One Comment ]
equalitypays

Share it now!Remote working is becoming a popular working option for many people. With most of our work involving computers and access to the internet, it is not surprising that within the next 10 years around 60% of office based employees will be working from home.[i]
 Here are my top 10 tips on getting remote working right:

 Establish working hours –You don’t have to stick to 9am-5pm. You could do 7am-3pm or 8am-4pm. Remote working gives you extra flexibility with your working hours. Try to find something that fits both you and …

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[ 27 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]
Appear on Family Friendly Working #mumsinbusiness #businessshowcase #journorequest

Share it now! Over the last few months, 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
and many more!
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 …

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[ 25 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]
Mumpreneur profile: Olivia Spencer, author of Sad Dad #writingforaliving #mumpreneurs

Share it now!Olivia Spencer, 31, is  author of Sad Dad: An Exploration Of Postnatal Depression in Fathers (Free Association Books, September 2014) 
I graduated with a degree in Philosophy and then went to train as a Chartered Accountant almost straight afterwards, qualifying in 2008 after three difficult years of study and exams.  Luckily I had a strong relationship with my boyfriend, Robbie, who understood when I needed time to work.  We got married in 2009 and our daughter, Polly, was born in 2010.  I didn’t go back to work because of the …

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[ 22 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]
How to deal with postnatal depression in Dads

Share it now! By Olivia Spencer, author of Sad Dad: An Exploration of Postnatal Depression in Fathers (Free Association Books, September 2014, £12.99)

Postnatal depression in dads can be much more difficult to spot than it is in mothers.  The symptoms of depression are different for men, and, coupled with the fact that men are less likely to admit that they are feeling depressed or to seek help means that this remains a woefully under-acknowledged and unrecognised condition.  While fathers can experience some of the same symptoms as mothers who suffer from …

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[ 20 Aug 2014 | One Comment ]
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Share it now!As a working parent I’m well aware of the added pressures we experience, trying to juggle school drop offs, afterschool clubs, friend’s parties, food shopping, housework, career development and trying to find time to keep fit, it’s with no surprise that stress for working families is on the increase; and a successful work-life balance is now harder to achieve than ever before.
Trying to manage your stress levels and keep a functioning home is tough, and you’re not alone…
It’s reported that over 500,000 people are believed to be suffering …

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[ 19 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]
BBQ infographic

Share it now!We’ve been barbecuing more this summer than previously – now K is five it’s a little easier to be sure he’ll stay away while the food is cooking, and all three kids like toasting marshmallows at the end. Anyway, it was interesting to read how we’re more at risk of contaminating food with a barbecue … and also how simple measures like washing hands and keeping chopping boards separate and clean can help. 
Disclosure: I was sent some Dettol products to try.
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[ 18 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]
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Share it now!Your Name and Age:   Swapnil Gadgil, 37
Tell us about your family
My wife Rebecca is the co-founder of Therapy Box. We work together every day – which isn’t as bad as it sounds! We also have a noisy and curious 1 year old, who keeps us very busy.
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?
I was working for the commercial team at Carphone Warehouse. Making the transition was always a bit of a risk – but it definitely paid …

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[ 15 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]
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Share it now!The direct selling industry is booming in the UK with over 4.8 million direct sales transitions in 2013, netting over £2bn for the UK economy. New figures released today from the Direct Selling Association (DSA), the trade body that represents direct selling companies in the UK also reveal the sector is appealing to increasingly broad demographic groups, and more people are direct selling ‘full-time’.
Direct selling is where goods are sold direct to consumers outside of a fixed retail shop. The DSA surveyed its 60 member companies including Avon, …