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[ 25 Apr 2017 | No Comment ]

“There are many ways that parents can start to encourage their children to interact with money from a young age said Kirsty Bowman-Vaughan, children and young people expert at the Money Advice Service. “We know that children learn best when they gain practical experience with money, and allowing them to make decisions and learn from their mistakes lays the foundations for better money management skills as they grow up.”
Here are five ideas to help your kids start to learn about money:

Give children the chance to pay for things from an …

business, business planning, Headline »

[ 22 Apr 2017 | No Comment ]
Could you run your kitchen table business from the countryside?

By Dave Millett, from independent telecoms brokerage Equinox
Despite living in a country with the world’s fifth highest GDP it can feel at times as though our telecoms infrastructure, especially in rural areas, has barely advanced since the dark ages. Rural businesses suffer from the unholy trinity of no phone coverage, no or very slow broadband and the expense of running in dedicated services.
So if you run a small business in a rural area – what are your options?
In 2011 the government set up the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) project, with …

Food on Fridays, Headline, health »

[ 19 Apr 2017 | No Comment ]
How to eat yourself healthy

From the doctor’s surgery, by Dr Alexandra Phelan
The five-a-day fruit and vegetable rule should be upped to 10 if people want to drastically reduce the risk of serious health conditions such as stroke and heart disease, according to researchers from Imperial College London.
However, there are other ways to eat yourself healthy. Here are my top ten tips.

Eat your greens: the NHS recommends that one third of the food you eat should be fruit and vegetables. Fruit and vegetables are an important source of vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre.
Five a day: …

business mums news, Headline »

[ 18 Apr 2017 | No Comment ]

Finalists in the Working Mum of the Year & Entrepreneur of the year categories of Pitman Training’s SuperAchievers awards have been announced today, after hundreds of nominations from across the globe were submitted, to the business superbrand.
Celebrating its 180th year Pitman Training is marking this milestone with the opportunity to give back to the working parents community, to help reward people committed to driving their careers forward in a bid to inspire more of the British workforce to strive for more.
The three finalists revealed in the working mum of the …

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[ 16 Apr 2017 | No Comment ]

Guest article, by Stephen Allen, Lightvert
If you travel on public transport you will have noticed many advertisements are now digital, smart, changed at the press of a button.  In the movies we’ve seen images of the future with brands displayed everywhere (remember The Fifth Element and Minority Report?).
Here are 4 other world-changing technologies you should be aware of. You’ll be experiencing them as consumers and possibly using them in your own businesses sooner than you think.
Personalised Augmented Reality
Augmented Reality (AR) arrived in our family life with Pokémon Go. For the …

business mums news, finance, Headline »

[ 11 Apr 2017 | No Comment ]

New research by the Money Advice Service shows that talking to children about money and giving them experience of making money decisions could be as important as saving for their future.
Parents should include their children in discussions about money from age four to give them the best chance of being financially secure in later life, it has emerged.
Findings from a report released by the government-backed Money Advice Service, demonstrate a worrying lack of money skills among the UK’s children and young people. Millions of Britain’s young people are set to …

business mums news, Headline, health »

[ 6 Apr 2017 | No Comment ]

In a backlash against the trend of being constantly logged on to the internet, 65% of people would like to take time away from the internet.
In today’s world, almost everyone has a digital footprint – 88% of the population uses the internet, and 99% of adults aged between 16 and 24 years are recent internet users[1]. However there has been a retaliation against the almost constant use of smartphones and digital devices. Cartridgesave has looked at the trend of “digital detoxing”, and discovered that 65% of people have admitted that …

business planning, Headline, house and home »

[ 4 Apr 2017 | No Comment ]

From Lisa Cole of www.less-stuff.co.uk
Despite living in a digital age, children manage to generate a lot of paperwork. From the red book with weight records right through to university prospectuses, every week of parenting seems to bring in a new important bit of paper.
Couple this with work stuff; invoices, insurance certificates and tax returns and you can quite easily have a big mess on your hands.
There is a theory that you should only handle a piece of paper once, as soon as you get it you should either deal with …

Headline, health »

[ 4 Apr 2017 | No Comment ]

From the GP’s surgery, by Dr Alexandra Phelan
We all strive for happiness but it can be hard to find. Magazines, adverts, social media, friends, family – all have different ideas about how to achieve happiness. Feeling happy is important for both your mental and physical health, but what will really make you happier?
In the past few years, scientists have found that although our genes and circumstances play a part in affecting how we feel, a large proportion of our happiness comes from the things we do. Here are my top …

Headline, house and home »

[ 3 Apr 2017 | No Comment ]

It’s the school holidays again, the kids are running all over the house and garden, and you hope that they’re safe. In fact,according to the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK), 42 children aged 0-4 years old have drowned in their own home or garden in the last five years*, with around 400 people drowning on average in the UK every year. With that in mind, RLSS UK is urging parents to make their house water safe this spring.
The Spring Clean campaign which starts today is supported by RLSS …