• Life

    5 Reasons Why 2019 is the Year We Start Fostering

    For years we’ve been thinking about fostering but for a long time my wife and I felt that our circumstances just weren’t right. We had a baby, I went to Uni, we had a second baby, I stayed on at Uni, my wife started Uni. Mostly the money side of things has been a scary prospect as not having a ‘job’ – in the traditional sense of going to a place of work – has always felt so daunting. Finally, though, we have decided to take the plunge and just go for it. We’ve done our research, we know a lot about what we’re getting ourselves into and we’ve organised…

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    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…