• 5 WHYZ,  Parenting

    5 Reasons Why It’s Hard Being A Stay At Home Parent

    I became a stay at home mum four years ago and the amount of comments I’ve had about how easy my “job” is and how “lucky” I am has really got to me! I was struggling with giving up a career I was bloody good at and had spent ten years building up. Of course there are lots of positives too but it is hard at times. Here are my top 5 reasons why: 1 – No Pay Now obviously I get paid in the love of my adoring children but I had a good salary before and that immediately goes from your household. We knew it would be hard…

  • 5 WHYZ,  Life

    5 Reasons Why Running A Business As A Parent Is Great

    The phrase “work-life balance” has always really annoyed me. It seems to be this mythical thing that you’re supposed to aim for but no-one really knows quite what it is or how to achieve it. It’s not like you say “How are you?” to a friend and they reply “My work-life balance is really great thanks!” before downing half a pint of Pinot Grigio. Also, I have found that, since having kids, there’s really no such thing as work-life balance. It’s just life. I run my own business and when my first child came along, I had no way of balancing the different parts of my life – I had…

  • 5 WHYZ,  Life

    5 Reasons Why I Love Being A Virtual Assistant

    Show me a parent who isn’t chasing that illusive perfect work/life balance. Hey, I’m not even sure if it exists but I do know that when you love what you do it certainly feels like less of an issue… My son was 11 months old and far from sleeping through the night when I started my Virtual Assistant business Admin Angels in 2016. There’s been incredible highs and devastating lows. But looking ahead, as my husband has just joined the business fulltime, I’m genuinely excited for our future and my only regret is not being brave and doing it sooner! So, here’s five reasons why I love being a Virtual…