So here we are in 2024, and this seems like a good time to take stock of Mum’s the Boss.

I started this blog in 2010 when my children had just started primary school, but now they are both at university, and I’m not combining full time parenting with business any more.

My original remit was to give support and advice about starting a small business and digital marketing to mums who want to work from home and be with their children, and this is still very much at the core of this blog. But as my family has grown and I’ve looked at which of my posts are doing best, I realise that that is not all you want to read about.

Mum’s the Boss is for all the parents in the middle of it all. 

Mum certainly is the Boss in many homes – we are in charge of so much and the buck stops with us.

We have children or stepchildren – maybe even grandchildren that we look after. But we may also have parents who are becoming frail and starting to depend on us. We have houses and gardens to look after, the kids’ education and extra-curricular calendar to take care of, some of us do voluntary work or have a charitable cause they want to raise awareness of,  and we should also be saving for our own and our children’s futures…

But many of us have partners in demanding jobs who can’t help us much because they are working too hard, or maybe we are single parents.  It just never seems to stop!

Throw in a pandemic, an increasing number of children with special needs or medical conditions, and a global financial crisis and it seems that there are more and more things that the average mum needs to keep at the top of her priority list just to stay afloat.

Does this resonate with you?  It’s certainly a story that I have seen in many versions on my friends’ social media accounts. I was lucky enough to be able to take time out from my business to deal with some of my more serious family stuff, but I know people who are going through worse than I did, while still working and parenting and all the rest of it. 

I salute you all, strong, wonderful women, but I also want to help you to find some happiness and a little bit of space just for you. This workbook helps you to sift through your thoughts and dreams and make a plan for a better life

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Taking Time for Yourself

I have been taking care of myself much more recently, nurturing myself with better food, better sleep and relaxation in several forms.  Managing my work time better, allows me to take some time just for me now, and I have found several outlets which have helped me to rediscover my happy, all of which I will be sharing with you on this blog.

It’s still a struggle, the guilt is still there and I could still do more about my health and fitness, but at least I have recognised the problem and I have started to address it.

So in amongst the small business advice, Mum’s the Boss is going to document my search for health, wealth, happiness and my essential self, and I will be sharing all of the hints and tips that I find to help me on my way.

I have taken on a couple of resident writers, and will publish guest blogs from time to time, to cover parenting, business and other topics from a different angle, now that I have stepped back a bit from parenting myself. These will be the main topics:

  • Small business tips, especially those which make your life more efficient
  • Helping you to develop passive income streams (so you have some pocket money to go out and play with)
  • Household budgeting and finance tracking (ably covered by resident expert Frugal Jools)
  • Healthy Eating and Fitness
  • Mindfulness, relaxation and self care
  • Time management and productivity
  • Home organisation and decluttering
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I hope that some of you reading this will choose to come with me on my journey as this blog enters a new chapter.

Please also follow me on Instagram – @mumsthebossblog as I am sharing lots of good stuff on there right now.

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