CONFIDENCE…

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Confidence is about action, taking control! It’s not the absence of fear– it’s really about taking action regardless of how you might be feeling.

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WELL INTO FEBRUARY…

Can you believe we are half way into February already! As I look back, I feel this has been an exciting year for us. Cai is successfully completed year 7 and had an amazing start for year 8. I’ve landed an amazing job that is challenging me in ways that will propel me to the next stage in my career. We have moved into a lovely flat that we both love and enjoy coming home to. Continue reading

THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND [17.06.16]

Be among the first to see the new Tate Modern and join our three-day celebration showcasing the very best of Tate; all for free and open to everyone. DATES 17–19 June 2016 at 10.00–22.00 Visit:  Ta… Continue reading

PARENTING MY PRE-TEEN

OK, so if you’re like me and you have a tween (my son is 12) you’re currently feeling that you are losing your cute, boisterous, energetic child, who use to love climbing into your bed …

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A Girl Friend Is Often Better Than a Boyfriend

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Of course, it’s nice to have someone to cuddle with on rainy nights and binge-watch Game of Thrones with, but a smart girl lives by the old adage that men may come and go but your girlfriends will be there forever. In light of the recent press surrounding the undeniable power of the single woman and the fact that—according to the publication—only (New York Magazine) around 20 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 are currently married, compared to 60 percent just a few decades ago, we decided to take a minute to celebrate the merits of female friendships. Because truly great girlfriends are not only important in today’s world, they’re imperative. Here, five reasons why girlfriends are better than boyfriends.

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THIS WEEK ON THE BOX

MONDAY 11TH APRIL

Dispatches: The Great Benefits Row / Channel 4, 8pm The row over cuts to welfare benefits that has rocked the Government and saw Iain Duncan Smith resign as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. Former Paralympian Ade Adepitan investigates controversial changes to the Personal Independence Payment, which hundreds of thousands of disabled people are now having to apply for, and, using secretly recorded material, reveals some disturbing sides to the new benefit. View on demand.

 

Made in Chelsea / E4, 9pm Some new faces join the cast, including Olivia Bentley and Jessica Molly Dixon. Stephanie has her eye on a new love interest and there is news on whether Tiff and Sam are still together following the revelation that he had cheated on her… what else is new? View on demand.

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Own Your Single-mom Status

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Angela Benton is the founder and CEO of NewME. Since launching in 2011, NewME has accelerated over 300 startups and helped them raise over $17 million in venture capital funding. Her advice: “Being a single mom is NOT a setback. Nestled somewhere in the pages of a storybook is the idea that entrepreneurs “hustle,” “crush it,” “grind” and whatever other word you can come up with to describe working really, really hard on your business 100 percent of the time. Out here in the real world we know that’s not true. Don’t get me wrong, entrepreneurship is a ton of work. However don’t let the perception of this lifestyle count you out before you even count yourself in. Being a single mom comes with a wealth of skills that do well in entrepreneurship like: multitasking, creativity, managing and/or operating on a budget, and problem-solving to say the least. I don’t know about you but I’d put my money on someone with these skills rather than a new college grad.”

 

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