Mama Life

The Business & The Baby Series – Ginny Koppenhol Photography

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The Business & The Baby is a series of guest blog posts – from awesome mamas who have successfully started up in business after being on maternity leave. This month, Ginny Koppenhol shares her journey to transitioning from a challenging career in mental health services to a successful photography business, whilst on maternity leave with…

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Paying for your village

How do you feel about the word ‘supermum’; the concept of ‘having it all’; or the term ‘working mother’? Are these empowering terms for the modern women, or unrealistic ideals? We’ve reached this point in time where we can birth a baby and sometimes go home the same day; where many of us are back…

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Four Tips For Finding Your Voice

If you’re here, then it’s pretty likely that you’ve noticed the shifts. More and more women are breaking old paradigms, stepping up, speaking out, being heard. We have important things to say and it’s about time this world listened. But like many things, the gap between feeling ready internally and getting the words to flow…

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The Business & The Baby Series – Hardy Soft Play Hire

The Business & The Baby is a series of guest blog posts – from awesome mamas who have successfully started up in business after being on maternity leave. This month, Jenette Hardy shares her journey to launching her business during maternity leave with her second child. Tell us a bit about your business… Hardy Soft…

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The Business & The Baby Series – Little Wonders Childminding

The Business & The Baby is a series of guest blog posts – from awesome mamas who have successfully started up in business after being on maternity leave. For the first guest post in The Business & The Baby series, Ali Wilkinson shares her journey to launching Little Wonders Childminding. She’s since gone on to…

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When You Haven’t Planned…

A lot of posts I write are about getting organised, planning and all that stuff, when you have a multitude of interests and are feeling lost/overwhelmed. So before I went on maternity leave I was getting pretty good at cramming lots of things into a couple of productive hours whilst the baby was napping or…

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The Four Feelings That Can Hold You Back As A Business-Owning Mama

Sometimes, it’s not the lack of vision, goals, money or time that can hold you back in life or business. It’s those not-very-constructive feelings. Y’know, the ones that start out like little gremlins in your head with their negative self-talk, and if left to run wild, will hold you back and keep you small, safe…

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Finding Your Support Network As A Multipassionate Mama

Finding a support network is hard. And I mean a supportive network of people, not a clique! Many new mamas come together purely through their babies being of a similar age, and needing to get out the house/see another adult face. Which is great in the beginning – although lasting friendships can be made this way, it’s…

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Five Tips for Time Management in Your Business With A Little One

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Let’s face it – once you have a baby the whole 9-5 Mon-Fri thing pretty much goes out the window. It may vary depending on whether you go back to employment or you’re self-employed; whether you have plenty of childcare cover or none; but if you run your own business, it’s very hard to step…

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Are You A Multi-Passionate Mama?

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You may or may not have already heard of the terms ‘multi-passionate’, ‘multipotentialite’, ‘scanner’ or ‘Renaissance Soul’ to describe people who have a multitude of interests. However, it goes a bit deeper than just someone who may have lots of things on the go. And when your brain works at like, 1000 miles per hour,…

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