How to claim maternity allowance and do it right – a guide for …

Here is the post that I wish had existed when I started my research into maternity allowance (MA) for the self employed.  Here is the post that I wish someone had sent me when I was pregnant first time around, knew I would continue working part time and DID NOT claim MA.  Here is the post that is honest and…
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Lockdown diaries – week 1

A break from the norm.  Truly I want, nay need, the opportunity to get some of the thoughts out of my mind and somehow, for me, the process of physically writing them down often seems to release them.  Maybe you feel the same?  Maybe we can talk about it.  Maybe you just want to read and nod along in quiet…
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Mother’s Day – the one where we stayed home

Lockdown or no lockdown, I honestly cannot imagine a day much better than this.  The husband brought the new garden table (which has been hibernating in the garage since completion mid winter) out for a debut, Hunter picked some flowers from the garden, the sun shone a balmy nine degrees, we shared a giant stack of the best banana pancakes ever (scroll…
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Why you should get dressed today

And I don’t mean so your neighbours don’t catch you naked through the windows (although, yeah, that too).  You should get dressed.  As in dressed for work, dressed for a lunch date, dressed for errands – even though you are staying HOME ALL DAY.  Here’s why… CREATE BOUNDARIES My home has been my office for quite a few years now and…
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How to have a baby but better – 3 life-changing things to invest in …

Let’s make no mistake here – being a mother can be kinda tough; growing a baby, birthing a baby and then, after all that, taking care of a baby is no picnic.  It is also the biggest blessing I have been lucky enough to experience.  But if maybe, just maybe, there are some simple ways to make the whole process…
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