Even Mumpreneurs have Summer Holidays

I'm giving myself permission to take some time off this summer.   Our Monday Mumpreneurs will be back in September - but in the meantime I've got a couple of treats for you for over the hols.  Have a great one ....

The summer holidays started last week and already compromises are having to be made.  This is what life is like when you're a mum and run a business.  I find the best way to cope is to have dedicated time for work and play and to keep them very separate.

Some of us choose to catch up on paperwork when the kids are in bed or at play dates.  And when we repay the favour and host our own play dates, it's important to make sure we're not 'working' as this can cause stress and havoc for everyone.

I remember a client's child answered their business line during the summer hols and informed the caller that "Mummy can't come to the phone, she's having a poo!" Oh my goodness!  Fortunately, it was their accountant who totally understood how it is having a home business LOL.

I'm looking forward to lots of lovely days out that will an opportunity to create lasting memories.  Here's a link to a blog post I've written about just this subject.  It's so important to cherish the short time we have with our children.  Zoe's already a young lady and I just can't believe how quickly the time has flown.

As parents, we tend to fall into two different camps: those of us who relish the thought of six longs weeks spent playing with our children every single minute of the day and those of us who dread the whole idea.  I guess there are also some of us who fall in between (but I tend to hear most from the extremes lol).

If you fall into the 'dread' catagory, then you'll love this fantastic new booklet has just been released called "50 Ways to Improve Your Child's Self-Esteem, Behaviour and Attitude This Summer" - it's FREE and has been compiled by child and youth experts to help you through the hols.  The experts are:

Sarah Newton - Teen Expert, TV host of and author of "Help My Teenager is an Alien!"

Lisa Warner - Communications Expert and creator of  FINK communication cards

Lara Williams - Self Esteem Expert  and creator of REAL (Respect, Embrace, Accept & Love)

Maggie Ayre - The Fitness Expert and UK's leading fitness coach for teenage girls.

and Me!!!

Heather Bestel - I'm the Stress Expert - psychotherapist and creator of Magical Meditations 4 Kids

Happy Reading!

Let me know what you think and leave a comment with your top tips to share with other parents.  And/or let me know how you're going to be juggling work and holidays.

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