MY TOP TIPS FOR GETTING MOTIVATED…

I’ve never been one for standing still or being complacent. While I’m grateful everyday for the things that I have and the things that I have achieved, I’m always looking for the next step, the next opportunity. Over the years, being freelance has meant that I’ve had to fine tune my methods for getting motivated. It’s very easy to succumb to reality TV and not getting dressed when you don’t have an office to turn up to everyday so, I figured I’d share my tips with you… Continue reading

TO FREELANCE OR NOT TO FREELANCE?

A couple of weeks ago, I got a DM on Instagram from a lovely mum asking me if going freelance was a good idea. She wanted to know whether, as a mum, it made your life easier? Whether I could spend more time with my kids? Whether it was more flexible than a PAYE job? “What where the pros and cons?”, she asked.

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WHY I’M PUKKARING UP TOMORROW…

You may or may not know my history, my story, my journey to the place I find myself in today. It’s not straightforward and its littered with questionable choices, terrible outfits and a frequent lack of direction. One thing that has always remained though was my propensity for hard bloody work. I’m a Yorkshire lass and, quite simply, you’re not allowed to be a Yorkshire lass unless you’re a grafter. From my first job at 13 right up until the job I do today, I’ve always given it my all and I’ve always worked. I took it for granted that I would always be able to do that, if I wanted to…not anymore. Continue reading

WHO IS // LAUREN DERRETT

There’s been a real revolution recently surrounding mamas. The world is starting to wake up to the fact that being pregnant, or having a baby doesn’t immediately cancel you out as a human. It doesn’t mean that we don’t like nice stuff or treats or little boxes of love that make you realise that someone, somewhere hasn’t forgotten about you. The Whole 9 Months was founded on this principle. The mama behind it, Lauren Derret, wanted to  show mamas-to-be that there was still room to make them feel special with gorgeously curated gifts for them. We’re big fans of these ‘doula boxes’ and we’re delighted to feature Lauren in our WHO IS// blog.

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WHO IS // HANNAH SAUNDERS

Hannah Saunders may be a mama but she hasn’t abandoned her partying ways. Founder of Big Fish Little Fish, she’s gone from being a 24hr party person to a 2-4 hour party person and what a successful shift it’s been. Putting on raves for Small people, Saunders has gone out of her way to recreate the anarchic, free and energetic atmosphere of those long-gone all night dance sessions we once enjoyed meaning we can revel in nostalgia (without the hangover) while our kids run themselves ragged. That, my friends, is what they call a win-win. Having launched in Brixton, Big Fish Little Fish now offer events across the country giving parents and Smalls something different to fill their weekends with. Here’s to Hannah…the party mama.

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iPHONE MAMA…YOU’RE DOING SOMETHING AWESOME

I know lots of mamas just like me. These are mamas that work but don’t go to work. These are mamas that work with a baby on the boob. They write emails while making banana porridge and use the temporary silence that Octonauts brings  to bash out a day’s worth of work. They build empires via their smart phone in the spaces between naps and nappies. These are the stay-at-home-working-mamas (SAHWM). This blog is for you. Continue reading

WHO IS // LIFE COACH PLEASE

This week’s momma-inspo comes from life coach and founder of Life Coach Please, Roxy Anning.  Inspired by her own experiences of motherhood and returning to work, Roxy has launched a workshop designed to support mums who are worried about going back to work. Originally from Poland, Roxy came to the UK twelve and a half years ago and, like any momma far away from family,  misses her ‘village’ like crazy.

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