Be Bold! – interior trends for Winter 2014

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Article by Karen Spawton- owner of Freya Spawton Furniture Designs   With the summer sun fast becoming a distant memory and the flip flops tossed to the back of the wardrobe for another year, I have the familiar hankering for crackling fires, steaming lattes to warm my cockles and crispy autumn … [Read more...]

Want to work flexibly, but don’t know how… Here’s how I did it

Sam Petter, Tatty Bumpkin

Post By Sam Petter, Tatty Bumpkin 'More than mummies' is such a good phrase for those of us who have had children, and in the past have had careers - you don’t stop being you, just because you are a mum now too. 12 years ago I was at a crossroads, had just had my son (against the odds) and come through a fairly … [Read more...]

Little Buttons Boutique are Raising Money for Yorkhill Children’s Hospital

Frrugi Limited edition Prince George T-Shirt, Raffle Prize

Post By Wendy Murray,  Little Buttons Boutique   Little Buttons Boutique are delighted to be teaming up with Frugi, the UK's leading organic children's wear designer, and Yorkhill Children's Charity to organise a fundraising raffle to benefit Yorkhill Children's Hospital. This year, Frugi designed a limited edition Prince George … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Your Baby Business

My Business is my Baby

Article by Sheila Bayliss  More and more mums are setting up as self-employed these days.  Technology has made it more possible to combine looking after the kids with looking after a business.  (How did people run a business before smartphones came along?)  But mumpreneurs also have something else going for … [Read more...]

5 Essential Beauty Tips for Busy Mums

5 Essential Beauty Tips for Busy Mums

We understand that time is of the essence when you’re juggling a family; from school runs to work deadlines, there just aren’t enough hours in the day to sit down, let alone squeeze in a manicure. To help you look your best without investing hours into your beauty regime, we’ve put together our top beauty tips for busy mums in … [Read more...]

Christmas Gift Guide: For Him

Christmas Gift Guide for Men

Please note, highlighted text in this article redirects to the relevant product on the Function 18 Website.     Christmas is just a few weeks away! While we’re all likely to have put together our own present wish lists, finding the right gift to buy for your Dad, Grandad, brother or other half can be particularly tricky – … [Read more...]

Christmas Party Trends

Christmas Party Trends

Please note, highlighted text in this article redirects to the relevant product on the Website.   From office Christmas parties to celebrations with family and friends, the December party season is nearly upon us! But finding numerous dresses for each party can not only be difficult, but also pretty expensive. To … [Read more...]

5 Great Fitness Gifts For Christmas


Please note, highlighted text in this article redirects to the relevant product on the Zoggs website Article courtesy of Zoggs,   When it comes to Christmas gifts, it can be easy to simply send a box of Chocolates to a friend or loved one. But for those friends who are on a health kick or thoroughly enjoy spending … [Read more...]