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Join our discussions! WorkingMums' blogs are where mums talk about the different aspects of combining motherhood and work and the issues that affect us - from serious to lighthearted, sublime to ridiculous. And, if you're interested in posting your own regular blog on WorkingMums, e-mail us: info@workingmums.co.uk.

Mum on the Run

Mum on the Run

Mum on the Run Mandy Garner is a journalist and web editor of the workingmums.co.uk site. She lives in Essex with her partner, three daughters, one son and two guinea pigs. Follow her on Twitter - https://twitter.com/WorkMumOnTheRun.
 

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Homework mum

Homework mum

Homework mum

Homework mum is a freelance journalist with two daughters.

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Franchise Mum

Karen Sherr is the founder of the Musical Minis franchise. She lives in North West London with her husband Rob, and her children Matthew, Alex and Emily. Her blog focuses on both being a mum and news and developments from Musical Minis - where learning is fun...
 

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Mrs Magpie's Online Shopping Tips

Charlotte Laing is the editor of Mrs Magpie, an online magazine devoted to online shopping. The site focuses on fashion, beauty, homes, lifestyle and food, and is packed with news, features and discounts.
Each month, exclusively for WM magazine, Charlotte will be highlighting websites that are of interest to working mums, including great online baby clothes shops, family travel sites and interiors stores. Dip into this blog whenever you fancy a spot of retail therapy. You can view Mrs Magpie magazine at www.mrsmagpie.co.uk.

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Mummylicious

Annie Hayes is web editor for WorkingMums and former editor of www.hrzone.co.uk. Annie lives, breathes and reports on all things related to working life with a particular interest in employment law, Annie is MCIPD qualified. Whilst she navigates the regulatory burdens on your behalf she also juggles life with her two boys, George and William. Read on to see how she manages to start a new job, move house and look after two demanding children!

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Mum on the Meter

Moira Holden is a journalist. She lives in London, is married, and has one son, aged 11. She is interested in creative writing, but doesn't really get the chance to be creative...

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New Business Mummy

My name is Justine. I am 33 years old, soon to be 34! I am married with two children a daughter of four and a son of 16 months and a cat called Moules. My life is crazy and just about to get crazier as I am embarking on a new business venture, to run an online funky boutique for kids aged 0-6yrs called Little Bugs Boutique. Follow my adventures...

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Smart Working Mum

Liz Morris is Director of consultancy and training at Working Families. Liz lives in the Shropshire Hills with her two children, a partner and four chickens.

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Grumpy Dad

Adam Carpenter is a freelance journalist who lives with his wife and two children, aged five and three, in a beautiful village in west Cornwall. Every day he gets to walk the family dog alongside the picturesque creek or in the scenic rambling woods near his house. Think he’d have nothing to be grumpy about? Think again...

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Mum Coach

Amanda Alexander is mum to two fabulous boys and Founder and Director of Coaching Mums. Since 2003, Coaching Mums has helped thousands of working mums to swap guilt-ridden, stress-driven vicious circle for virtuous circles of calm, confidence and fulfilment.   Amanda loves life in general.  Her top ten loves in life are, in no particular order:  Good food, good wine, people, the big wide world, dancing, running, mountain biking, skiing, the Lake District... and champagne.

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Reflective Mum

Based in the West Midlands, my name is Pardeep Mattu and I am a 31-year-old mother of one little boy. I have worked in marketing and communications, in both the public and private sectors, for over ten years. Passionate about writing, I have launched a freelance writing career under the name of Ascent Writing. Enthusiasm, strong relationship-building skills and a constant desire to learn are my key personal strengths. Aside from writing, I love films, TV, yoga and have a real interest and practical work experience in the parenting, health and education fields. I am a school governor at my local primary school.

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Plate Spinning Mum

Nathalie left her job as a business consultant to set up a VW Camper Van hire business to get the work life balance she wanted.

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The New Cinders

The New Cinders

I am a single, working mum of two teenagers: a boy of fourteen and a girl of thirteen. I am now a teacher and a writer, as well as an adventurous and creative woman. I am a contradiction: I was a teenage mother with little hope - but over the years I worked in radio and with live concerts, becoming an events manager for an exhibition company before retraining to become a teacher. I made thing change when I realised how miserable I had become working away from home, giving my smiles to customers, clients and listeners as opposed to my beautiful children. I now live in the sublime Somerset countryside and I aim to enjoy every day. I fail often, I manage sometimes and I succeed on occasion. But I always give 100% - otherwise how will I know if I ever had a chance! www.thenewcinders.co.uk. Twitter link: @TheNewCinders. Facebook: TheNew Cinders.

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Diary of A Mumpreneur

Diary of A Mumpreneur

Deepali Nangia works as a freelance business consultant helping entrepreneurs shape their ideas into businesses and their businesses into bigger ones!  Deepali also provides career guidance and counseling services.  She is a mother of two, loves the arts and is a strong supporter of women in business.  She can be found on www.empowerbizsupport.com or nangia.deepali@gmail.com.  

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Psychomum

Sam McCarthy is a Brighton-based producer and mum to baby Cecily. She is retraining as a psychotherapist. 

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Are we nearly there yet?

Kathryn Thompson is a freelance writer, mum to three daughters and wife to her poor outnumbered husband. Kathryn invites you into her crazy, frantic life and is pretty sure you'll soon be screaming to be let out again (as most of her house guests do).

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SerenityMum

Sonia Calvo, life coach and mum to two amazingly energetic boys. Sonia works with people who are overwhelmed by all the noise and small stuff and invites them to enjoy life again. Structure, freedom, fun and dancing are her ingredients for a wonderful life. More information at www.creatingserenity.com

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Diary of a working mum

Diary of a working mum

Karen Holden runs a successful law firm in London that she set up herself. She juggles running a business, managing staff and being a mum. Hopefully her legal updates or practical tips will help you as working mums.

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Granny on the frontline

Jill Garner is retired and lives with her partner half an hour by car from four of her grandchildren and two days by plane from her other two grandchildren who live in Argentina.

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Working Wonders

Mihaela Berciu is a London-based executive and career coaching specialist juggling working with tough corporate and business executives and bringing up her two teenage children. She has been blogging for several years about professional and life topics. She is a published author in her native country and a lover of Bikram yoga and Mahler's symphonies. To find out more about what Mihaela does and how she does it you can always visit her website at www.mihaelaberciu.com.  

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Life-changes mum

Life-changes mum

Life-changes mum Tamzin Hardy currently lives in Italy, but is planning on a return to the UK. She currently teaches English to Italian students and writes in her free time. Tamzin has a four-year-old bilingual daughter and has started her blog to show what life is like in another country and what might happen when you dare to go back home.

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HR for Mums

HR for Mums

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Confessions of a Professional Lion Tamer

Confessions of a Professional Lion Tamer

 

 

 

 

Amy  Beeson is a Freelance Writer and is the Director of Wordsby Ltd working with many women running a small business on limited budgets who need affordable solutions for their communications needs. Amy ’s currently busy working away on three new books with baby expert Sarah Beeson MBE (and  Amy’s mum) for HarperCollins. amyibeeson.wordpress.com. Twitter amyibeeson 

 

 

 

 

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Parent Coach

Parent Coach

Debbie Channing, Corporate Parent Coach & Chief Executive of Time 4 Change, has over 20 years’ experience working with parents & children. With an extensive range of qualifications including Personal Performance (Life) Coach accredited by the Coaching Academy; Supporting Families & Group Facilitation (OCN); N.N.E.B (DNN); Master Practitioner in the Art & Science of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. She is also licensed to facilitate and deliver a whole host of parenting programmes, Goal Mapping, DiSC Psychometric profiling and many other courses. Time 4 Change is a specialist parent coaching organisation supporting employers to help working parents to have positive relationships with their families and therefore focus more fully on their work - creating a WIN-WIN situation - improved productivity; happier, more confident parents and effective parenting of future generations; leading to better communities. What’s more – she has raised three children as a working mum, with her own challenges and struggles. For further information please visit www.debbiechanning.com or contact her directly at Debbie@debbiechanning.com.

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Home Business Mentor

Home Business Mentor

Christopher Lewer is a professional coach, mentor and digital entrepreneur, and is the founder of CLarity BDS, a company creating development strategies for businesses and individuals.  As a coach and mentor. Christopher's background and expertise lay predominantly in helping individuals to build their own successful online businesses, to achieve their life goals and to secure their financial freedom.  As a working parent and stay-at-home Dad. Christopher gains particular satisfaction from connecting with other 'juggling' parents and helping to set them on the road to building their own successful online businesses.  Don't hesitate to contact Christopher directly, he'd love to hear from you.

To contact Christopher click here. Click https://twitter.com/CLarityBDS to follow him on Twitter.

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Marketing Mum

Marketing Mum

My name is Nicole Martin, proud owner and director of Pinpoint Marketing Consultancy Ltd.  Based in Buckinghamshire with my husband and two children (Callum and Kayti), Pinpoint Marketing works with small and local businesses to help them raise their profile, find new customers, increase sales and grow their businesses using all of the marketing mix. We understand the small business market and its constraints and opportunities. See www.nicolepinpointmarketing.wordpress.com/ for more information.

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40 Shades of Mum

Louise Smith is in her 40th year of life and currently runs a  and ever growing construction company along with her husband. She has three children and a busy life with challenges along the way. Living in East Lothian and with a little bit of humour, she juggles working life with being a mum and wife.

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