making time for your children

How to become a childminder

Are you thinking about how to become a childminder? Childminding can be an incredibly rewarding and flexible way to balance caring for a family and earning an income. Although its not all plain sailing (there will be days when you see more bodily fluids than you thought it possible for little bodies to produce), taking

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annoying things non parents say

Beating the morning rush

Is beating the morning rush just a pipe dream? Ever blown up the microwave trying to ‘emergency-dry’ a school shirt (surely there was another clean one in the drawer)? Or realised halfway to school that you haven’t brushed your child’s hair, let alone tied it back? And if you get all that right, how about

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life as a freelance editor

Life as a Freelance Editor

Before my daughter was born I would insist that I would definitely go back to the office as an online editor on a full-time basis. Wow, how things change once you see that special little face staring up at you. Becoming a parent definitely puts life into perspective. Some people relish the thought of going back

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Idiots guide to twitter

Using twitter to promote your business

Using twitter to promote your business can give you the kick-start  you need. If you have a Facebook account, but you don’t have a clue how Twitter works, you’re missing out on a sensational, and very quick way to promote your business to millions of people simultaneously. Think of Facebook like going into the same room,

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using social media to promote your business

Using social media to promote your business

Using social media to promote your business can set you on the path to success. We’re all aware of social media on a personal level, but if you run your own business do you use this medium to its full advantage? Whether you’re just starting out or are an established business, which platforms should you

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Starting your own business

Starting your own business might be a dream you want to turn into reality. Some of us are lucky enough to enjoy the full support of our employers when it comes to child care, and some of us have a wide ranging support network who can help us out – making a regular paid position

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