Are you trying to make a tough decision about a return to work after having children?Have you got a job, but feel fed up with trying to do too much in too little time?
Do you feel torn between work and spending time with your children?
Do you dream of being a mumpreneur?
Or would you love to ind work that fits in with the family?
The Family Friendly Working book and free Ideas and Inspirations e-course will guide you through your options:
p>Do you make something that could sell?
Find out about skills that everyone has that you could use to earn in the evenings or while the children are asleep.
Discover courses to help you re-train for a career that means you can be there when the kids get home from school?
Find genuine opportunities for homeworking mums and dads.
If you need to earn something to boost the family budget, this course will help.
If you have an idea for a mumpreneur business that could support your family, you are in the right place.
Sign up for a free 21 day Ideas and inspirations e-course. This course, based on ideas from the Family Friendly Working Book, will take you through your options for:
- flexible work
- direct selling
- starting your own business
- and many more ideas
They say ‘necessity is the mother of invention’ and, if you’re a mother, you certainly need to be inventive. Antonia’s book is a great place to start if you’re looking for ideas on how to combine working life and family.
“Chitty, 38, from Bexhill, East Sussex, is typical of this trend for a flexible approach. She relaunched her career after having two children (now aged six and three), but cheerfully calls herself “unemployable”, in the traditional sense.
“I’m 19 weeks pregnant with my third child, so after a stint at the computer I like to sit in a comfy chair and have a cup of tea,” she says. “Add in my ideal of a job that’s 9-3, that works around school holidays and one that I can take time off for inset days, school plays and assemblies and, like a huge number of women, I’m basically unemployable.”
Nevertheless, since leaving full-time work five years ago, Chitty has forged a career as an author and in public relations. She specialises in promoting the start-up businesses of women with children.
“I was doing that classic thing of spending all my money on child care while resenting someone else bringing up my daughter,” she says. “I volunteered myself for a magazine article on women who were unhappy with their work/life balance and had a session with a life coach.
“She pointed out that I had all the skills to work from home and that people would pay for those skills. Now I get to choose the hours I work and spend time with my children.”
The Mumpreneur Guide
The Mumpreneur Guide is one of my latest projects. Visit the site for a free e-course to help you start your own business. The course has 11 parts and is sent to your in box every few days. Eventually there will be a Mumpreneur Guide book, in the same series as A Guide to Promoting Your Business, but this is going quite slowly due to my third pregnancy turning my body and brain to mush.