Category Archives: Money and Career

These Last Days

Happy Wednesday, all. I read this post and I am transported back to June and that sick feeling about swapping my maternity leave for work, when my baby was so small she couldn’t even sit up, and my guilt at abandoning her at nursery.    I don’t think it’s a decision that any mother makes [...]

Categories: Becoming a Mother, Money and Career
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Going Back To Work

This is a post by Penny.  As you’d expect, it’s beautifully worded, and contains uncomfortable truths.  About looking after a baby and about being in the workplace.  About anxiety and how we battle it.  About how we only appreciate what we’ve done once the dust has settled.   And it’s perfectly timed, because I’m going [...]

Categories: Becoming a Mother, Money and Career
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The Biggest And Most Expensive Mistake I Ever Made

Morning, readers… And welcome to a brand new week.  Today we have a post from the marvellous Naomi Liddell,  the brains and talent behind Rocked By Life (if you don’t have this bookmarked, do it now.  There’s some beauty on that there blog).  This post is about what happens when you realise the path you’ve followed isn’t [...]

Categories: Life Experience, Money and Career
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Running a wedding dress boutique – Bringing People Together

Rachel is back this month paying tribute to the women without whom her business wouldn’t be what it is today. In any business, picking the right team is critical – people who share your vision and your values.  (In fact, when I think about it, what works for your friends as well). And there are [...]

Categories: Money and Career, Wedding Pretty
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A sucker for a bit of christmas

It’s the last instalment of 2013 from the lovely Rach, who has spent the last six months giving us an insight into the start of a new business (as well as some rather lovely pictures of some very pretty dresses). Rachel thanks all of you guys in this post, but I would like to take [...]

Categories: Any Other Wedding, Money and Career, Wedding Planning
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What you should do

Katy sent this in to us saying ‘I’m sending this in before I get annoyed with myself about how preachy it sounds’. I happen to think it’s the opposite of preachy. I think it’s open minded, positive, and really pretty inspiring. Katy has followed the path that so many of us have – Worked hard [...]

Categories: Life, Life Experience, Money and Career
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A business woman, or a woman in business?

We’re back today with another post from Rach (where does the time go?! I can’t believe it was a month ago that I posted her last post), and this time she’s discussing the subtle, but important to her, difference between being a business woman, and a woman in business. Perhaps it’s just syntax, or perhaps [...]

Categories: Any Other Wedding, Money and Career, Politics and Feminism
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Stay-at-home Dad

Rachel’s post is fascinating for a number of reasons.  Let me ask you a question.  How many of you know of a dad who has stayed home to raise a child?  I only know of dads who stay at home one day a week.  The system, as it is set up, doesn’t allow for much [...]

Categories: Becoming a Mother, Money and Career
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Jobs For The Girls: The Prison Psychologist

I bloody love the Jobs For The Girls series.  I love finding out what goes on in the day-to-day lives of women who have pursued career paths I never fathomed in my careers centre at school.  The lovely Katy passed me Julia’s contact details after a shameless dig on Twitter to find some readers with [...]

Categories: Jobs For The Girls, Money and Career
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Clare Barker Wells Photography

This may seem like old news, to those of you who follow me on instagram, or facebook, but now seemed like as good a time as any to say that Clare Barker Wells Photography is now officially open for business! It feels pretty huge saying that, especially as only two years ago I’d never picked [...]

Categories: Behind the Scenes at AOW, Jobs For The Girls, Money and Career, Written By Clare
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