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Dec 13, 2010

"Cheers to a new year and another chance to get it right!" Oprah Winfrey.

If your number one resolution is to have a better year in 2011, then these five fantastic tips should give you a head start!

Get Organised
At the top of your Christmas present list should be a request for a calendar or diary. No mum should be without one and, as soon as you start to diarise your schedule, you will find yourself becoming more organised, less frazzled and with more time to spare, as you will free up all the time spent worrying whether you have achieved everything you had planned to do!

Without a...

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Nov 08, 2010

In this month’s Empower, we discussed the benefit of having a strict budget that would enable you to enjoy Christmas 2010 without worrying about overspending. In addition to budgeting, we’d like to share some more great ideas about how to survive Christmas without breaking the bank.

Homemade Decorations And Gifts
Christmas should be all about enjoying quality family time. A great way to do this during the run up to Christmas is to make and share lots of festive crafts. Simply collect pine cones, acorns and such like, spray them silver and gold, and hey presto you have some...

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Oct 24, 2010

Recently, Empowering Mums has worked with many mums who are dreading the onset of the winter blues. As the nights draw in and temperatures dwindle, energy levels slump, which can leave you feeling low, rundown and uninspired. We understand how easily this can happen but rather than dwelling on the fact that the colder months are upon us, we would like to encourage all mums to keep themselves energised and invigorated by embracing a healthy lifestyle. Here are some of the ideas we have shared of late with our mums to help them look forward to the months ahead.

Get Out There!
Enjoying a long...

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Oct 10, 2010

Wow! How manic is your life right now? If it’s anything like mine this autumn, you are probably juggling a lot of balls and trying desperately not to drop any! Here are just some of the everyday goals many mums are trying to fulfil during this time of year:

  • School pick-ups
  • Shuttles to extra-curricular activities such as after school swimming clubs, football training or music lessons
  • Preparing healthy lunch boxes and cooking comforting evening meals
  • Washing and ironing school uniforms
  • Fulfilling work commitments
  • Visiting and keeping in touch with relatives
  • Trying to keep up with the...
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Oct 01, 2010

National Business Mum Week celebrates the fantastic achievements and dedication of Mumpreneurs who work from home, balancing their successful businesses with the demands of busy family life. The aim of the week is to “highlight the work and celebrate the success of our nation’s mums, who work from home, juggling family life”.

At Empowering Mumpreneurs, we endeavour to help mums fulfil their entrepreneurial aspirations by supporting them to establish a business or expand an existing enterprise. Our comprehensive online coaching programme, From Seed To Success, provides a...

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Sep 26, 2010

On 28th September, Tracey is holding a free teleseminar for Mumpreneurs who wish to understand more about establishing a strategy for developing and maintaining a successful business. As part of our Mumpreneur-focus month, we thought you might like some top tips that will help you to set and achieve your business goals, whether you wish to establish your dream business or would like to develop and grow your existing enterprise.

Take Each Step At A Time
Establish one goal at a time to avoid being overwhelmed by all the things you would like to achieve! Once you have created your list of...

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Sep 12, 2010

In our latest edition of Empower, we discussed how the start of a new school year essentially gives mums like you the opportunity to reconsider your resolutions for 2010 and to achieve the ambitions that you have potentially put aside due to other family commitments. When you considered your aspirations, how high up your priority list were your business goals and objectives?

This September sees the launch of Empowering Mumpreneurs’ interactive online coaching programme, From Seed To Success. Many of you may have a burning desire to establish your own business – or to grow your...

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Aug 22, 2010

During the summer months, it is the norm to slip into a more relaxed routine with later bedtimes and no set schedule. As the summer holidays draw to a close, it is a good idea to prepare for the onset of the new school term by reintroducing your term-time routine. Here are some great tips to help you get back into the swing of things!

Bring Back Bedtime
A set bedtime doesn’t normally exist during the long school holidays but in order to get used to the school run again, it is a good idea to re-establish a good bedtime routine. A couple of weeks before the end of the holidays re-start...

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Aug 08, 2010

Empowering Mums is on a mission to make your summer holidays as fun-packed and stress-free as possible. This is why we have put together a list of great activities for you and your children to enjoy. You can refer back to this list time and again to maximise the time spent with the kids, and avoid any unnecessary boredom that might set in during the long weeks ahead!

1. Plan Events Together
Find out how each family member wants to spend their summer holiday and plan in everyone’s chosen activities. Make sure the wish list is realistic and try to fulfil everyone’s choices...

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Jul 25, 2010

Do you remember your childhood summer holidays, when the days were filled with a choice of fun-packed activities or long, lazy lie-ins? Now you’re a mum, it is much more likely that your children’s summer holidays are going to consist of a frenzied attempt at trying to juggle work commitments and fulfilling childcare needs. Top this off with a big helping of Guilt and your dread for this time of year begins!

The summer holidays can be especially difficult for mums trying to maintain a good work/life balance. Try to make a change this year and at the top of your overwhelming...

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