To Rescue or Not to Rescue

To Rescue or Not to Rescue

Back in 2015, we decided as a family to look at adopting a rescue dog.  We’d never had any experience of dog ownership.  My mum was never keen on dogs despite my father having them growing up and my husband’s family had cats.  Luckily, I knew someone who did a lot of...

Are You Looking After Yourself as Well as your Business?

Are You Looking After Yourself as Well as your Business?

Ok, I’m not going to lie, if anyone had told me running my own business was going to be this hard, I probably wouldn’t have done it.  It’s hard to truly switch off, your business is like having another baby, you want to look after it, always be there for it. ...

Love it?  or Loathe it?

Love it? or Loathe it?

I Loathe it? It pains me to say it but I’m afraid I’m in the loathe exercise camp.   Well maybe loathe might be a bit strong.  Perhaps!  I really do wish I liked it.  I envy people who can go out for a run, put the music on and just get in the zone.  It must be...

A Time for Reflection

A Time for Reflection

Primary School Day's are almost over! As the summer holidays approach once again.  I’m feeling in a reflective mood.  My eldest daughter  Chloe is 11 years old, she’s about to enter the final week of her primary school days.  In September she’s off to secondary...

Let’s Celebrate!

Let’s Celebrate!

If you’d asked me this time last year where I thought I would be, it would never have been running my own business.  Although I’ve been doing self-employed business support work part-time since 2013 I’ve never really classed myself as a business owner.  Sounds silly I...

When the Going Gets Tough!

When the Going Gets Tough!

Working for yourself might sound like a dream.  No-one to answer to, work the hours that suit.  Only work for those clients that give you a buzz or work in a sector you’re interested in.  However, it can be very isolating and lonely at times.   It can also be a tricky...

Time Saving Tips

Time Saving Tips

I know, I know, I haven’t written a blog for some time.  Consider my wrists well and truly slapped.  In my defence, it’s been hectic.  School went back and ever since then things have been a bit of a blur.  It’s hard to get that work/life balance right.  It’s...

The Business of Mums – Guest Blog

The Business of Mums – Guest Blog

When The Business of Mums asked me to write a guest blog for them, I was delighted.  The topic was What would you do with an extra 5 hours a week?  You can read the blog here

Is Your Business Holiday Ready?

Is Your Business Holiday Ready?

Well that’s it, they’re here, the dreaded school summer holidays.  If, like me, you run a business alongside being a mum it can be a daunting time.  So how do you make sure you and your business are ready for the 6-week break? Here are some ideas that might help: -...

A Day in the life of a Virtual Administrator

A Day in the life of a Virtual Administrator

It’s inevitable, isn’t it, that when you’re at a social gathering or chatting with mums in the playground while waiting for the kids to come out of school, someone is going to ask you that dreaded question.   ‘So, what do you do for a living?’  Whenever I say that I...

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