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.
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:
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…
This month we have discussed ways to overcome Working Mum Guilt but we often feel guilty for failing to live up to the ridiculous standards we set ourselves. All mums have an idealised concept of perfection, but with kids and a business thrown in, how fair is it to apply these pressures to our lives?
Perfection does not equal happiness
If you are striving to achieve the perfect life it is likely you are stressed, uptight and very unhappy! Why not stop to consider your true values, the goals you want to achieve and how you would prefer to spend your time?
No-one is perfect
You might think...
Mum: “You are special”
Mum: “Because You’re You!”
How many times have you had this conversation with your child? Other favourite mum/child phrases are:
“I love you just the way you are.”
“Just be yourself and you’ll be fine.”
“Be yourself: you can do this!”
Mums seem to be desperate for their children to celebrate who they are and their special qualities. So why can’t you think this way about yourself?
Women tend to struggle with an idealised form of perfection, which in turn makes it...
Having little self-confidence can significantly impact your life by causing isolation and unfulfilled ambition. We work with mums to help them overcome issues relating to low self-esteem so they can become happy, confident women. Such coaching sessions adopt a step-by-step approach taken at the mum’s own pace so she can be sure she is putting in place realistic ways to live confidently.
If you were considering contacting us about a coaching programme to help increase your self-confidence, we would love to hear from you. In the meantime we would like to share some tips that may help...
This month we have focused on the benefits de-cluttering can bring. Not only can a good clear out create more space for the family but it can also clear your mind of all the associated stress and anxiety caused by a disorganised environment.
All too often, as with most of our mum-related responsibilities, we like to think we can cope with the huge and daunting task of de-cluttering our homes. If you, like many women, are under the impression you must do everything yourself in order to achieve Supermum status (a ridiculously stressful and non-existing aspiration), think again!
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