All work and no play makes for one hell of a frazzled mumboss.
So why write this post (it's not very British is it?) and why now?
On the 9th of March, Jessica Huie MBE and I hosted our annual Passion into Pounds event (inspiring women in business) in collaboration with The British Library to mark International Women's Day. What a night it was! With a full-house and a killer panel, the energy was simply electric!
People tend focus on the downside of online life, how it can lead to a negative cycle of comparison which can tear away at your confidence or the inevitable trolling.
So BIG ANNOUNCEMENT klaxon: we're moving back down South in the summer, to Windsor most likely, or close by in the outskirts of London.
The title of this blog post might sound a little silly as what follows is an answer to a question not usually, if ever come to think of it, is asked of me (no doubt because I'm pretty well known for my deep, unwavering love of blogging and vlogging) yet it's one I want to document, for me as much as for you.
My love for filmmaking and being in front of the camera is pretty INTENSE. I just love the buzz of it. Of connecting! Always have, always will. I was making videos on a VHS camera my Dad would hire from a young age!
Read one of my most favourite posts and experiences! My son Oliver, cooks with the legendary Jamie Oliver!
I'm honoured to be a finalist at the BritMums in Brilliance Awards in the Social Media category so I thought it was high-time I shared my own social media tips for bloggers and business owners. Here's my Top 10.
We all suffer with waning confidence (it's a natural part of life, people) but along with practising techniques to remind ourselves of our self-worth along with mindfulness, there are several beauty items I'd be at a loss without that also help me feel #MyBestMe.
I reckon I might just be a bit of a Peter Pan ( why there isn't a female equivalent to the youth-chasing PP I don't know, but that surely requires a whole other post)- essentially my point is, I refuse to GROW UP or more so, I don't feel that different from the 21 year old girl I was erm, (Googles a calculator)-14 years ago (case in point)- despite two kids and 2 c-sections (ouch) and cement thick concealer to hide my my eye bags.
The Cannes Film Festival always proves to be the most gloriously glamorous whirlwind of a break! My 5th time attending, every festival, honestly- and somewhat miraculously (as every year is sooo flipping good)- seems to beat the rest.
Welcome to the latest Wonderful Women with the award winning filmmaker, Debbie Shuter. Debbie has directed and produced numerous documentaries and feature films including 'Beigles Already' (her first film) - a short documentary for BBC1, 'Educating Haji' - BBC1, 'St Lukes' - Cutting Edge C4 and 'The Veteran' - a feature film starring Brian Cox and Toby Kebbell.
If you want to succeed in business- and in life, you need to have a purpose, you need to work out what you're passionate about, what feeds your soul- and potentially your tummy (we all need dollar) and then you must work on finding the strength, means and time to make that dream a reality.
I'm SO incredibly excited to reveal one of my MOST favourite collaborations EVER in the entire history of this blog (6 years in November)- with the new and delicious line of snacks for kids: The Super Yummies!
Welcome to the sweetest, cutest and most heart-warming Brilliant Blog Posts ever! 100% guaranteed to make you go 'aaaaaaaw'.
Our too-frequent preoccupation with what others think of us is part of human nature, granted, but it often feels exacerbated x a million in the online world.
A lot of people keep mentioning 'success' to me lately, some kindly comment that they feel I'm successful- and while that's flattering, it's made me question how I personally deem and measure success.