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Sep 27, 2015

Today in the UK, women have greater freedom than ever before to be independent and self-sufficient. This is enabling us to live multiple chapters in our lives and we are fulfilling our dreams time and time again. No dream is too big, too small or too late. The possibilities are endless and the results are inspiring.

Dreaming is a beautiful experience. The idea of desiring something that is all of your own making is highly motivating. Imagine if you could turn that vision into reality: what would your life look like? One of the greatest blessings of 21st century living is that women are...

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Sep 27, 2015

Regardless of the size of your business or the length of time you’ve been trading, there are always new marketing tools available that can make your life easier and your business more successful. Many of these tools come with bold promises and it isn’t always easy to know which are best for your business. However, most offer a trial period during which you can test out the features to see whether they work for you and will provide a good return on investment.

How often have you bemoaned the fact that you only have one pair of hands and there aren’t enough hours in the day?...

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Sep 13, 2015

Marketing is vital for attracting custom, regardless of the type and size of your business. Whether you want to create new business or retain your customer-base, having a targeted campaign that communicates your unique selling point is essential in today’s fast-paced markets. So how can you guarantee your marketing campaign will be a success?

Don’t jump in head first. It’s advisable to test the water before committing effort and capital in potentially expensive and extensive marketing campaigns. Testing allows you to learn from the results, such as what works and what...

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Sep 13, 2015

Self-belief is a powerful motivator and can contribute to improving your lifestyle and wellbeing immeasurably. From how you act to how you feel, it’s important to radiate confidence. You will see the difference it makes to how you are perceived by those around you. Everyone is the sum of their parts and it takes all these ingredients to make you the woman you are. Believing in your own abilities will help you on the path to achieving your daily or lifelong goals.

You’re a mum, a partner, a daughter and a friend, and each of these roles require a different set of skills. To...

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Aug 23, 2015

The summer holidays can be such a fun time for families with lots of trips planned and exciting things to do. However, it isn’t always necessary to organise activities for every waking hour and sometimes it’s better to let your children entertain you! Here are some great ideas to help you enjoy family time without wearing out your batteries!

Make Believe Magic
Encourage your children to explore their imagination by asking them to create their own games and fun things to do indoors and out. It may be that they choose to create new characters and a make believe world....

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Aug 23, 2015

Many women, especially those who have given up a career to start a family, feel unable or too intimidated to start a business. If you’re the breadwinner of a family, it’s likely you think entrepreneurship is a bit risky. Yet here are a few reasons why so many more women are choosing to take the step and succeeding as valuable mumpreneurs.

For the women who stayed at home, they immediately picked up skills to keep the house running like clockwork. Hearty meals were being made from scratch, blankets were knitted to keep tots warm, the smell of gingerbread wafted through the house...

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Aug 09, 2015

The summer holidays can be pretty wearing if your children continually bicker and argue with each other. Here are some great ways you can nip sibling rivalry in the bud and reclaim a more peaceful holiday season!

Assess The Situation
Sibling rivalry is very common amongst lots of families and it can be triggered for different reasons. It may be that one child is louder or that you discipline a certain child more regularly. It could be that they’ve spent too much time indoors or they need a structured routine with tighter boundaries. If you take some time out to identify the cause of...

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Aug 09, 2015

Throughout the many years I have been coaching mums and mumpreneurs, I have always encouraged my clients to pursue their goals, achieve their dreams and aspire for a happier life. Yet I always offer the same advice to these women: you can accomplish your wildest dreams but sometimes in life you may have to make compromises. This isn’t a bad thing at all; it is about choosing to do the things that mean something to you, as opposed to doing the things society expects of you.

You are a strong, independent and ambitious mum who has already achieved so much in your life. Yet you want more,...

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Jul 26, 2015

Praise is great for making everybody feel fabulous when something wonderful happens but it isn’t the only way to instil confidence in children. Here are some simple ways you can help nurture the next generation of self-assured adults.

It’s Your Choice
Giving your children choices and allowing them to be accountable for their actions is incredibly empowering. Encouraging children to choose outfits that are appropriate for the weather and the day’s activities will help them learn more about the world around them.

Home Help
Mums often do everything for their children,...

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Jul 19, 2015

When you choose to have children, there is a real sense of the unknown. How will you cope? What will they be like? Will they sleep? Although these questions change as our children grow, they still have the ability to baffle us, overwhelm us and inspire us. So of course, when you have created a summer holiday routine using spreadsheets, diaries, calendars and white boards to stay on track with your business, it is typical that the children will inevitably do something to wreak havoc with your best laid plans. So what’s Plan B?

Plan B is essential to good business planning, especially...

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