Getting used to being self-employed

Back in August 2017 I accepted redundancy from the company that I’d work for since I was 18. It wasn’t an easy decision, but it was certainly the most logical. Although I was offered an alternative job with the same company, which I did trial, it simply didn’t work out. It was an evening job which I initially thought would work quite well for me, however that wasn’t the case. I had thought that it’d be good because I could take our children to school and pick them up meaning my husband could start work earlier, (he’s also self-employed). Unfortunately,… [Read More]

A new start (again!)

Toward the end of August I wrote a blog post about how I’d accepted redundancy from the company I had worked for, for 11 years. In the same blog post, I shared the good news that I’d managed to find another job. This was great because I’d managed to get another job within a short space of time. However, all was not as it seemed. There’s that saying that if something is too good to be true, then it probably is. Sadly the carer job didn’t work for a few different reasons, but thankfully I’m not the kind of person to… [Read More]

Intense Care – Working From Home With A Sick Child

Picture They say having a child is like having a full-time job. So when you have a child and a full-time job, surely that means you’ve got two full-time jobs right? Children require care and attention at the best of times, and when they are ill, it’s quite impossible to get anything done, least of all your own job! And luckily there are now many bosses that are understanding when you have to work in your home, but how can you get the balance right when you’ve got a child sneezing, puking, and craving cuddles from you, but you’ve got… [Read More]

Plan On Returning To Work After Children? Here’s How!

Woman at desk

Returning to work after having children can be a daunting task. Whether your career break has been six months or six years, priorities can change and what may have been the perfect job pre-children may not be quite so right after. What it is you’re looking for? Whether you are considering returning to an existing role or forging a new path for yourself, it is important that you know what you are looking for in a job. It can be helpful to write out a plan. What do you want from the role? Is flexibility important? Do you want to… [Read More]

Bloggers – You need to read this! Interview with a PR/Digital Marketing Manager

Bethanie is a PR/Digital Marketing Manager in a creative search agency. She’s also a blogger and she lives in Newcastle. Interview What is your ideal blogger and what makes a blogger stand out and get noticed? An ideal blogger for me is someone who has a combination of what I believe are ‘good’ qualities.  The first is an up to date blog with a good balance of natural and sponsored content (same goes with banner ads). The second is being friendly, and time-aware. Third is passion for it – if I send you an email offering something for review, I’d… [Read More]

Why I could never be a stay at home mum

Some people may think badly of me after reading the title to this post, but I assure you that I love my children more than anything in the world and would do anything for them.  I just don’t think I’m cut out to be a stay at home mum!  I absolutely admire anybody, Mum or Dad, who stays at home with their children 24/7.  Being a parent is the toughest job in the world.  Before my children were born I thought that I would want to spend all my time with my children and that I would never want to… [Read More]