The summer holidays provide a fantastic opportunity to enjoy days out with the children. Amidst all the fun and frolics, it is important when spending time outdoors to ensure you and your family remain safe in the sun. Here are some great tips to ensure you avoid the dreaded – and extremely harmful – sunburn and an unpleasant bout of sunstroke.
Ensure you stock up on protective sunscreen for your family. Buy a few bottles so you can keep one in the house, one in your bag and one in the car, ensuring you have sunscreen to hand wherever you are.
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We often hear about the many mums who struggle to find fun things to do as a family during the summer months. With the prospect of the long summer holidays ahead, we have been focussing on finding ways to enjoy this time, instead of dreading it as so many mums have done in the past! We have now created a short guide to help you find fun activities to do with your children during the sunny months. We hope you find it a useful tool for the holidays now and in the future.
As a budding entrepreneur, allowing self-doubt to consume you could be catastrophic for your future success. Theoretically entrepreneurs exude self-confidence and have an absolute belief in what they set out to achieve. In reality, mumpreneurs face an inordinate about of challenges that can test self-belief, and the pressure only rises once doubt sets in.
Of course life for many mumpreneurs differs greatly from those cash- and time-rich entrepreneurs. When you consider failure, not only is your money and reputation at stake, the future you had in mind for your family could also be...
Ces Loftus (known as @Ces_Creatively on twitter) is a mum of 3 from Poole. In May 2006 her 4th son was still born at full term and she has overcome adversity to make a successful new cyber career. Ces says: "When my son died I almost died too. During the following few years I had several miscarriages, was grief stricken and went through a rough time on many levels as I lost my business, got into debt and felt like my life was collapsing around me.
Having worked as a brand image designer in agencies across the UK during my fifteen year career before becoming self employed, I set my business...
Are you procrastinating about setting up your own business or have you been deferring the growth of an existing venture? Do you have tangible reasons for this lack of action or do you simply fear failure and the unknown?
Fear can be an all-consuming emotion that causes inactivity and results in unfulfilled dreams and aspirations. Allowing fear to control your decisions will damage your self-esteem and create a void where there was once potential.
Everyone, even the most successful entrepreneurs, fear failure. However, success is only achieved by those individuals who know how to manage...
Are you the sort of mum who cannot wait to have the kids home from school all summer or do you feel completely daunted by the prospect? Most mums would probably own up to the latter, especially if they are working mums or have other daytime commitments.
Ces Loftus (known as @Ces_Creatively on twitter) is a mum of 3 from Poole. In May 2006 her 4th son was still born at full term and she has overcome adversity to make a successful new cyber career. Ces says:
No matter how hard mums try to do the right things for their families, guilt always creeps into the mindset and creates negative thoughts, insecurities and unhappiness. Guilt, for mums who are trying to juggle many responsibilities, such as work, home, school runs, support and time for other family members and friends, can be all consuming.
Instead of giving into these pangs of guilt, try to acknowledge and celebrate everything you do as a good mum. No matter what you are trying to achieve for you and your family, observe the many benefits it brings! Here are some quick tips to help you...
Throughout the Empowering Mums website, our monthly e-newsletter and our blog articles, we have discussed the many benefits of becoming a mumpreneur. The main benefit is about fulfilling your potential, your entrepreneurial spirit and your lust for life: attaining goals that give you a significant boost in self-esteem. A plus point is the greater flexibility it offers you, enabling you to regain financial independence by generating your own income.
However, you may be reading this thinking, “Can I really do this?” Do you have the business ideas, acumen and confidence to attain...
Clutter is caused by the need to justify wastefulness. It is a collection of possessions that no longer serve a purpose in our daily lives but seem to take up valuable space. More times than not we think only of the physical impact that clutter has on our space. But it is the emotional impact of the clutter that makes it almost unbearable to deal with.
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