Let me let you in on a little secret. Sometimes people don’t like superheroes and princesses. Don’t get me wrong, you might have a comics collection and be able to sing all the words to “Let it go” without missing beat, but whenever it’s time for a kid’s fancy dress party it seems like all you can see are row upon row of Iron Men, Hulks, Elsas and “some princess, not princess specifically, but it’s a pretty pink dress”. Read more
We were really excited to hear about the new Disney on Ice presents Silver Anniversary Celebration that is touring the UK this Spring. We have been to quite a few Disney on Ice shows now, they are also great fun and very entertaining! Disney always know how to put on a fantastic show. We will be going to the Nottingham show in May which we are really looking forward to 🙂
I’m really excited to introduce my #BML16 sponsor Moon & Star Books to you today. I love being able to represent a business that I love! We can never have enough children’s books, our house is full of them and I just love to buy more, it also helps when they aren’t too expensive… all of the children’s books on the website are brand new and under £5 (lots of the titles are £1.99/2.99)! Read more
While it’s true that unconditional love is the most significant thing a mother could give to her family, time is also a valuable gift that she could extend to her children. Since being a mother is the toughest job in the whole world, you have to learn how to manage your time for work and special time for the kids.
This year we have big plans to make our house beautiful, starting with a new bathroom in February which I will be writing more about very soon but today I wanted to concentrate on our living room as it is my favourite room in the house and I want it to be a perfect space for our family and also suitable for entertaining guests.
Many of you know that for the past 5 years I have had a Mums in business section on the blog, I love to support other Mums like myself but I also know how hard it is for anyone to start up a new business, to build something from scratch and get the word out. So today I am creating a new business section too for anyone who’d like to tell us about their new business venture.
Today I would like to introduce you to Sally who is here to tell you all about herself and her very new business…
Hi, I’m Sally Oddy, a mum-in-waiting from Yorkshire! I’m 40 years old and have just started IVF in the hopes of becoming a mum. We started trying a year ago and, at that time, I was mulling over setting up a blog to record my ttc story. As I developed the blog idea it grew and, after talking to a lot of mum friends, I decided that I wanted to focus on helping mums make friends and create support networks to help them through all stages of being a mum. This is how www.meetothermums.com was born.
I’ve had a tough year, with my Mum being diagnosed with cancer last summer and passing away this January so all thoughts of a new business venture were put on hold. When I surfaced in February I decided I needed a focus so, since then, all my energy has been put into Meet Other Mums. Alongside that I am a marketing consultant so provide freelance marketing support to a wide variety of businesses across Yorkshire.
Meet Other Mums is unique because it actually matches you with mums based on your profile criteria. This takes the stress and hassle out of trying to make new mum friends. Membership is totally free and you can also create private groups, social events and chat in the forums.
Meet Other Mums finally launched at the beginning of August and I’m really excited with how it is building, more members are joining every day and after only one week a Member let me know she’d had 12 matches!
I have big plans for the site and will shortly be adding a Guest Blog section and inviting all the lovely mummy bloggers I meet on Twitter and FaceBook to link their blogs to the site. I will also be adding a kind of jobs board where mums can advertise services they need so that mums can find flexible jobs that make use of their existing skills and fit around their schedules.
Having escaped the corporate world to set up on my own three years ago I love working for myself and the flexibility it allows. Meet Other Mums will hopefully provide event more flexibility so that if we are lucky enough to have a baby I can devote more time to learning how to be a mum and taking the time to enjoy the ride.
I would advise anyone who has a marketable skill or idea that can practically be applied by yourself for yourself to set up their own business. My advice would be to do your research, take the time to hone your idea, get an accurate list of costs, be patient, persistent and, above all, have confidence in yourself!
Mums can join for free at www.meetothermums.com.
We love finding new movies to watch so we were very pleased to find out that Home is now available to buy digitally! The kids are really excited to come home from school today to watch it, I have popcorn at the ready and we are going to enjoy some family movie time, this week is really busy as it is the last week of school so we need lots of down time like this after school. The kids are so tired, so ready for the holidays – I am so looking forward to having them home for the next 6 weeks! I have heard great things about the film, the animation looks awesome and I personally cannot wait to watch it.
Based on the critically acclaimed book “The True Meaning of Smekday” by Adam Rex. In “Home” an alien race invades Earth and uses it as a hideout from their mortal enemy. When one lowly alien accidentally notifies the enemies of his whereabouts, he is forced to go on the run with a teenage girl. The two become unlikely buddies and embark on a comical globe-trotting adventure to right his wrongs, in which our alien hero learns what it really means to be human.
Have you watched Home yet? What did you think? Please don’t leave any spoilers 😉