Running My Own Business Gives Me The Opportunity To Be A Good Role Model To My Children

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Article by Joanna Rowlands, Owner of Piccolo Gifts   There are a multitude of “firsts” when you become a parent and the less talked about are sometimes the most significant.  We change and evolve, sometimes becoming more confident, self-assured, driven, protective, multi-skilled and multi-faceted.  This, I hear you cry, is not the … [Read more...]

An Interview With…Joanna Pirie – Bowery Productions

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Tell us a little bit about you and your business. When did you start and what made you decide to start your own business? I started Bowery Productions, a filming and editing company when my son was a year old.  I had worked as a TV producer for 14 years and gave up my staff job at the BBC to be able to spend more time with Oscar.  My previous … [Read more...]

Chad Valley’s #100daysofplay

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  As part of Chad Valley’s new  #100daysofplay campaign, More Than Mummies was sent some lovely Chad Valley goodies to keep the children entertained over the summer holidays, and we were over the moon with the selection of toys sent to us as they are perfect for encouraging imaginative play andpreventing the little ones from being glued … [Read more...]

An Interview With…Dawn Young – Jittabugs, Tyne and Wear

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Tell us a little bit about you and your business. When did you start and what made you decide to start your own business? Hi, I’m Dawn; I live in Washington Tyne and wear with my husband and 4 daughters, and I have been a stay at home mam for the last 11 years. I have been doing voluntary work running toddler groups for the past 7 years in my … [Read more...]

The Power of Promotion – Marketing to Mums


Article by Michelle Jay, Editorial Director of Bumps, Babies and Beyond Magazine    When money is tight, and budgets are stretched, particularly when you are just starting out, every penny counts, and marketing and promotional spend can seem like an expense you just can’t afford…a luxury that can wait till you are more established … [Read more...]

An Interview With…Tracy Griffin – Memory Maker Jars

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Our latest interview is with Tracy, owner of Memory Maker Jars. Thank you Tracy for taking part in one of our interviews!  Grab a cuppa and enjoy reading about Tracy and her business...   Tell us a little bit about you and your business. When did you start and what made you decide to start your own business?    Hi, my name is … [Read more...]

Perfect pastels, fabulous florals or gilded gold – hot interior trends for Summer 2014

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Article by Karen Spawton- owner of Freya Spawton Furniture Designs   As the sun comes out and with the annual spring-clean thankfully over, minds frequently turn to revamping one or many of our rooms in the home. With a wealth of trends on the high street it’s easy to fall into the design trap … [Read more...]

More Than Mummies Reviews…Thorntons Chocolates, Toffee and Fudge a Perfect Gift for Father’s Day

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I think most people are familiar with Thorntons goodies, but Thorntons are now selling gift collections which give you a wonderful opportunity to try out more of their range of chocolates, toffees, fudge and other favourites. In the gift collection range there are various options to choose from, some even include chocolates especially for Dad with … [Read more...]

An Interview with…Wendy Murray – Little Buttons Boutique

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Following the popularity of our spring interview series we have decided to make interviews with Mums in business a regular feature! We have had some fantastic feedback from our readers saying how inspiring they have found the posts as well as some wonderful feedback from the businesses featured telling us how it has brought new interest and … [Read more...]

Money Savvy Mummy

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Article by Sarah Freeman,   Starting up a business makes money tight and even more so when you are a mum with the added expense of children and all that comes with them. You have to make decisions which could make or break your financial situation. Deciding whether to go back to work after being on Maternity leave is … [Read more...]