Increasing Productivity with the Effici Planner

Working from home around a two year old, I sometimes struggle to motivate myself and actually get work done on time. I have so many creative ideas and it can be difficult to put them into action. I had been searching for awhile for something to help me be more organised when the lovely people behind Effici got in touch and offered to send across their productivity planner for me...

Getting into Gear for the New Year with Beautify

At the start of a new year I always feel so motivated. I write out my goals for the year and I want to get straight into action and start achieving them. Then January seems to drag on and on and that motivation starts ebbing away. Working from home is brilliant but it is also really difficult when the weather is cold and all you feel like doing is curling...

Finding the Right Workspace to Work for You

Working from home, it can be hard to motivate myself with all the distractions around me. It can be easy to put replying to emails off in favour of putting a load of washing on or taking a break to watch an episode of Friends which turns into three episodes and suddenly it’s lunch time. I have found that having a dedicated space in the house to work from really...

Mummy Mondays – Why I Feel the 18 Summers Mentality is Damaging for Parents

Recently I’ve seen something floating around social media about only having eighteen summers with your children before they are grown up. The sentiment is that we need to make the most of their time as children, to make the most of our time as parents and the emphasis is that we should be making the most of this time in their lives. Now, you may be thinking, what’s wrong with...

Creating a Work Environment which Works for Me

This month marked an important milestone for me. I started freelance work for a company, and registered as self employed. The shift from stay at home mum, to working from home hasn’t been too momentous, as I had already set up an area of my house as an office to work on my blog. Although my freelance work is largely social media, and can be done anywhere, I do try...

5 Things to Do to Kick Start Your Blog in 2018 

How are we almost two weeks into 2018 already? I feel like this year is going to go by in a flash just like 2017 did. This year I am determined to focus on my blog. I am fortunate enough to be at home with Benjamin still, so I have plenty of time to work on improving my writing and photography skills further this year. Today I wanted to share with...

Mummy Mondays – Why Working from Home Works for Me 

Recently, whilst on my maternity leave, I handed in my notice at work. I’ve mentioned before how hard a decision this was for me, and that perhaps it might not have been my first choice had childcare not been an issue.  However, having had a few weeks to reflect, I’ve come to terms with my situation and, although still lonely during the week, I’m feeling a lot more positive about...