Mumpreneurs

The Great Mumpreneur Divide

Jo Gifford | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Gifford

They will be dealing with school letters, bake sales, dress up days, poorly small people sent home, packed lunches, homework and after school clubs as well as taxes, accounts, sales, marketing, outsourcers, coworkers - oh, and the actual work that you charge for.

Let's Say 'No' to Careers Advice

Erica Sosna | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK
Erica Sosna

Universities and colleges are a little more interested, but they still struggle to integrate self discovery and career coaching into the core curriculum. And until they do, careers advice is meaningless.

Why I've Stopped Calling Myself a Mumpreneur

Soozi Baggs | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Soozi Baggs

In describing mumpreneurs as the "pin-money posse" the Daily Mail article defined mumpreneurship as being something that people dabble in - a kind of play business where the reward is pocket money for new shoes.

Expert Insights - Justine Roberts From Mumsnet.com

Mac Attram | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mac Attram

Justine Roberts is the Founder of Mumsnet.com. She created the site in 1999 as a forum for parents to swap ideas and views. It is now the UK's biggest network for parents, generating 55 million page views and 10 million visits per month. I caught up Justine to talk about how she manages to run such a successful site, whilst juggling family life.

Oh God, It's Nearly Christmas Again...

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Tenison MBE

I absolutely LOVE Christmas; I always have and always will. In fact I enjoy it so much that it is no trouble at all having everyone to my house and I have been lucky enough to be the host for the last three years.

Are Women Better Off Running Their Own Business?

Jessica Rose | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Rose

Had I gone the traditional route I am doubtful I would be a company Director at 26. Which begs the question, are women better off striking out on their own and running their own businesses?

A Man Is Not a Financial Plan

Alexandra Sheach | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Sheach

I believe feminism is about making smart choices which allow you to live the life you need to support your emotional health as well as your physical health. When you put your finances in the hands of someone else...

Mums: Damned if We Do, Damned if We Don't (Work)

Hillary Graves | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Hillary Graves

The point is that being a mum, whether you are working or not working, is no easy feat. Shouldn't we be supportive of each other regardless of our choice (or non-choice) about whether to work or not? At the very least, surely we shouldn't pass judgment on each other.

Mumpreneurs - The Only Way Forward!

Lana Citron | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

Four and a half months in and I am finding having a decent telephone conversation hard enough, never mind a full night's sleep. So why would a mere mortal mother bother to compare herself with a mumpreneur?

Death By Cupcake: The Fetishization of Motherhood

Jody Day | Posted 03.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jody Day

Children are treated like precious and breakable artefacts and motherhood has become a competitive and rarified sport.

Why Setting up a Social Enterprise is Like Motherhood

Cecilia Crossley | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Cecilia Crossley

On Wednesday frombabieswithlove.org went live and I can't help but reflect that starting my social enterprise has been rather like motherhood!

The Homemade Mama shaping the world

Joanna Papageorgiou | Posted 20.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Joanna Papageorgiou

Jolie O'Dell, a technology writer with Mashable wrote the following on Twitter a couple of months ago: women: Stop making startups about fashion, sho...

The Joys of Being a Mum in Business and Smashing up Cocoa Butter

Galia Orme | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Galia Orme

I hit 40 and hubby Bill and our girls were growing up nicely, I thought, "right, now is my time." I just so happened to discover raw chocolate making and being a chocoholic my whole life I couldn't believe how easy and creative it was to make my own chocolate.