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Jul 24, 2011

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.

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Jul 11, 2011

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...

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Jul 10, 2011

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.

The key to surviving this challenging time is to remain flexible. Although juggling work can be tough, try to use your free time wisely. If your child has been in a summer club or childcare all day, make sure bath and bed times are fun. Perhaps add extra bubbles or give them a deep bath in which to splash about! Bedtimes are always great fun...
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Jul 10, 2011

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...

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Jul 10, 2011
 

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...
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Jun 26, 2011

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...

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Jun 26, 2011

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...

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Jun 12, 2011

On 2nd July 2011, Mums Club will host the National Business and Baby Show, the UK’s premier mumpreneur event, at New Bingley Hall in Birmingham. The Business and Baby Show is the UK’s first ever ‘work from home’ show and will give you the inspiration you need to start up your own business or expand your existing enterprise so you can become a successful and empowered mumpreneur!

The show is dedicated to mums seeking flexible employment, post maternity options and ways to become a prosperous mumpreneur! This exciting event includes:

  • Business start up and growth...
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Jun 12, 2011

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.

Limit Surfing Time
Do you often find yourself searching for something on the web, only to find yourself still surfing hours later looking at a completely different topic? It’s easy to get drawn into the Internet, so limit your time. If...
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Jun 12, 2011

Life as a busy mum is certainly a balancing act! When work is added to the other mum-related roles and responsibilities, life can seem pretty hectic. In our latest edition of Empower, we shared some tips to help you achieve a better work/life balance. One of those tips related to eliminating time wasters: identifying the unnecessary moments of your day that drain you of time. With some careful planning and brushing up your time management skills, you could claim back some much needed time! Here are some great tips to help…

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