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Are you a business mum? Sit down and have a break

When you’re running a small business and you do most of the work yourself, it can be hard to take a breather. Mainly because you fear that things will go wrong if you do. Same goes when you’re a mum. Most of my clients are mums in business (as am I) and we face the double challenge. We feel guilt when we’re working because we’re not there for our kids, and when we’re with our kids we feel guilty because…

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A Working Mum At The Park

As a working mum, it’s hard to take time out but I promised the Meatball I’d take him Pokemon hunting during the holidays. I came to a compromise and this became the office on Friday. When I quit my job 6 years ago, I certainly didn’t envision that a half dozen years later, I’d have the ability to work from wherever I wanted, as long as I had my phone and laptop with me. I am always thankful for all the blessings…

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Learning to roll with the punches and make a sucky day awesome

2 nights ago I thought to myself that by 11am Friday I’ll be at 9 to Thrive, handing out my perfectly designed flyers, making new friends, meeting my fellow LMBs, rocking my businesswoman vibe and basically having a blast while increasing awareness of my growing bookkeeping business. 11am Friday has come and gone, and instead of schmoozing with like-minded women, I binge watched Pokemon XY in my PJs, eating Krispy Kreme donuts that I probably shouldn’t and drinking organic tea (well, it…

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Mothers Day

  For all the times you cried when your child cried because you couldn’t bear to see them in pain. For all the nights you stayed up to finish a school project long after they had gone to bed. For all the times you bought a Kinder Surprise with your last spare change instead of a coffee that you really, really, needed. For the time you moved halfway across the world to ensure they have a bright future ahead of them.…

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School Holidays and the Working Mum

When you run a business from home, nothing screws up your routine like school holidays. The constant need for the Meatball to be entertained, fed and supervised makes me appreciate the reliability of our regular routine when school is on. I dread the Easter holidays even more than usual though. With the Meatball’s, his best friend’s and my father in law’s birthdays and the Easter long weekend all happening in those 2 ever so short weeks, they create the perfect…

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