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Submitted by Foundation Education
As a working Mum, you know time is of the essence. You run a tight ship and you understand the importance of keeping to a well-organised schedule. But sometimes 24 hours just doesn't seem like enough time in the day. Check out our time management tips to increase your efficiency at work and home, and enjoy more leisure time....read more
Posted by Foundation Education
A baby and a career aren’t mutually exclusive. If you want to get ahead in your career, use your maternity leave to focus on your family and your future. Put steps in place to advance your career while on maternity leave with these tips.... Read More
Posted by Naomi Webb
Mums deserve to be spoilt. After all their years of motherly service, wiping tears and babies bums, cleaning up dirty laundry and trying to find something to cook that the whole family will actually eat, they should have gifts showered upon them - not just on special occasions, but all the time. With this in mind, here are eight perfect presents for Mums that should definitely be bestowed upon them...read more
Posted 14/3/16, Submitted By Diana Fisher
Hearing the term “work-life balance” alone can cause stress to working parents. That’s because full-time working parents usually feel guilty of the divided attention that is spent between work and family. The key is to focus on getting organized to find the right balance between work and parenthood. If you often find yourself struggling to find the right balance in your life as a parent, here are three tips that you may want ....read more
Posted on 18/2/16, By Shannon, founder of Nanny2U
Helping Mums Start their own Fashion Boutique
Posted 2/2/2016, by mumandworking Australia
Meet single mum, Alison Henry, and read about her story of how she started her baby shoes business and then expand and created Beyond Beautiful, helping mums start their own fashion boutique so that they can work and look after their kids....read more
Posted on 10/12/15, By Aiying Law
There are less than 3 weeks to the end of the year, and with the summer school holidays ahead, it might feel like the last thing you want to think about is work. Or finding work. In fact, now is the perfect time to think about career moves in 2016. If you are a stay at home mum who is looking to get back in the job market or a working mum who is looking for flexible work that you can fit around your children the family, there are plenty that you can be doing to plan for your career transition....read more
Posted 6/11/15, By Jodie Bruce-Clarke
Did you know that confidence is one of the world’s most sought-after personality traits? Why? Well, we all want it, want more of it or want to know how to hang onto it when we eventually find some of it. We believe that with confidence anything is possible... read more
Posted 23/10/5, By Carolyn Dufton
There is common confusion between franchising and licensing – and not surprisingly. In Australia, Franchising is regulated by The ACCC under The Franchising Code of Conduct. Licensing is not regulated, although like every business in Australia, it has to observe The Consumer and Competition Act 2010....read more
Posted 22/10/15, By mumandworking Australia
A small home based business can offer Mums the opportunity to create their ideal work/ life balance, where they can contribute to the family income, be stimulated and challenged, all whilst being there for their family on their terms.
Many mums out there have wonderful small business ideas that would set them on this path, but unfortunately are instead held back by the nagging voice in their head that tells them – they can’t, it’s too hard, or it’s just not possible for them.
Business School for Mums was created specifically for these women – to show them that anything is possible....Read More
Posted 16/10/15, by mumandworking Australia
When a family from the UK decided to let their friend in Adelaide launch their newly franchised business “down under”, they had no idea what would be involved. Jan and Rick Lomas, with their daughters, Sarah and Emma, were about to start on a journey that would see them still operating their business in Australia almost ten years later – but on a very different basis.... read more
Posted on 8/10/15, By mumandworking Australia
We chat to Becky Hughes, Director and Founder of Baby Sensory Australia and New Zealand as she takes us behind the scenes. Read about the research and preparation that underpin the Baby Sensory Programme and first hand advice for mums considering buying a franchise business...read more
Posted on 6/9/2015, By mumandworking Australia
Meet Nina Rosace: Author, Company Director and now Franchisor of Home Sorted! Recognising her natural skill and love for organisation, Nina started Home Sorted in 2002 with an interactive DIY book. Its popularity prompted her to offer a professional home organsing service helping hundreds of time-poor families across Melbourne. This year, Home Sorted launched their Home Sorted! Franchise business Australia wide..read more
Posted on 31/8/2015, By mumandworking Australia
We chat to Sandra Bennett, founder of Boogie Roos, about why she started this lively, interactive musical and movement activity group. Sandra talks about her journey from the UK to Australia and her change of career to work in the children's industry. She runs Boogie Roos from home, integrating business and family life with her husband, two amazing daughters and their 2 fluffy dogs...read more
posted on 26/8/15, by Aiying Law
Our Father’s Day competition closed on Sunday. It was our very first competition and we are thrilled to have over 170 entries. Thank you so much...read more
Posted on 22/8/15, By Alexandra Unger
Navigating the world of work has never been more daunting. With so many choices it can be hard to find your way. However, by uncovering your passion and thinking laterally about your next move, you can find a genuinely rewarding career path...read more
Posted on 18/8/2015, By mumandworking Australia
After building her business empire from scratch at her kitchen table with three children in tow, Annabel is proof-positive that anything is possible. For over two decades, she has blazed her way through business challenges whilst juggling family life to make it as a leading name in the children’s food industry.
Having made it as a modern day ‘mumpreneur’, Annabel Karmel is now urging other mothers to become their own boss. “Shattering the glass ceiling with a changing bag in tow is no longer limited to the realms of fantasy”, says Annabel.
“Having children doesn’t mean a full stop at the end of your CV, so I’ve joined forces with some of the leading names in business, from Chrissie Rucker of The White Company to Shelley Barrett of ModeCo Cosmetics to equip mums with the practical skills and advice to follow their start-up dreams” says Annabel.
Annabel’s new book “Mumpreneur” is out in Australia now, and we caught up with Annabel to find out more about her rise to start-up success... read more
Posted on 13/8/15, By Sarah O'Bryan
The step from paid employment to working for your self can be daunting. The entrepreneurial seas of small business can be unpredictable and ... read more
Posted on 6/8/2015, By mumandworking Australia
Read how Sarah Tarrant, Owner and Country Leader for Kangatraining Australia discovered the Kangatraining program on a family visit to Austria. It’s a program for new mums to quite literally, wear their baby, while they workout. When she realized that there is nothing like it in Australia, she jumped at the chance...read more
Posted on 27/7/15, By mumandworking Australia
Read how Susana Hands, the Owner and Founder of Created By Hands, used her experience as a franchisee to start her own venture, creating beautiful artworks out of personal images and photographs. A year later, Created By Hands started franchising and now have 2 franchisees in NSW with another coming onboard in Perth as they expand across Australia....read more
posted on 20/7/2015, by Aiying Law
Working flexibly is a two-edge sword. It’s a great luxury to be able to plan your work around the school holidays, slow down and take it easy over. And yet, the workload doesn’t ease off... read more
posted on 8/7/2015, by Aiying Law
A week ago, I attended the What’s On 4 Junior awards as the sponsor of the Best Family Day Out award. The evening was to celebrate and recognise excellence in children's activity. It was that and much more. It gave me a real insight into the world of business owners. Surprisingly, I learnt a lot about failures in an evening celebrating success...read more
posted on 30/6/2015, by Aiying Law
Starting mumandworking Australia was a career change for me. I have always worked and loved working in the corporate world. We've been living in London for 12 years when my husband and I decided to move back to Sydney. Our children were 7 and 3... read more
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