The Mothers Advent Appeal

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Tomorrow we launch our ‘ mothers advent appeal’ in the hope of raising £500 for our chosen charity this Christmas – Refuge. For the next 24 days you’ll have the chance to enter a competition to win not one but 24 ace prizes (I am seriously jealous of some of these). For the past few years we’ve done an alternative … Read More

More role models required…

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On our recent Game Changers programme someone asked me for some more real life stories of where it can work. Stories of other mothers who are doing something they love, have changed the rules around working parenthood, have swapped careers. This is something that’s been on my mind for a while. I used to blog real stories of returning to … Read More

Record a conversation you’ve always wanted to have

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This week’s challenge is basically about creating your own Listening Project. If you haven’t heard some of the fascinating conversations recorded on the BBC Radio 4 Listening Project then have a look or take part here. It is basically about capturing conversations to build up a picture of life today in the UK, the conversations are recorded and then get archived … Read More

A Mum’s Digital Detox

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Working for myself and using social media for my business means that I’ve started to have an issue with blurred boundaries. It’s not a massive issue currently but I can see that it has potential so I am taking action. Largely in the form of a week long digital detox holiday with a pool and sunshine and large quantities of … Read More

Embracing our Inner Slattern

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As beautiful as this time of year is, as mellow as the weather has been and as exciting as it has been to finally get some time to myself after ten – yup, count ‘em –weeks of summer holidays, September has been incredibly hard work. My oldest boy, Bear, started school two weeks ago. His first week was fine but … Read More

Why you should never take on a 2yo

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I’ve entered negotiations. There is tension in the air, the other person in the room stands back and looks on with a mixture of interest and intrigue, perhaps even admiration for the participant taking on the establishment. I didn’t enter negotiations by choice of course, I am REALLY bad at negotiating. In past career discussions I have uttered the words, … Read More