Category Archives: Money and Career

Exciting times

We’re back with Rachel’s brilliant series on opening her own business. Last month she shared some of the lows of running a business, and talked about how tough it can be, so this month it’s great to feel the genuine excitement bursting through from Rachel’s writing when talking about launching a new part of her [...]

Categories: Money and Career, Wedding Pretty
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How I Learned To Love Failing

This is an absolute belter of a post from Penny.  And one that is hard to read, and cuts to the truth, and calls out anyone with a shred of the “compulsive overachieving” gene.  Failing is hard.  It’s not something we are taught to relish, or encouraged to do, not ever.  We shy away from [...]

Categories: Life Experience, Money and Career
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What is your excellence?

When I read this post it was like reading my own mind. I am (as Anna and Aisling will happily testify) the WORST person at accepting compliments. I just don’t know how to react, and generally get really uncomfortable and make some deflecting, self-deprecating comment. So to be asked to stand up and tell people [...]

Categories: Life, Money and Career, Uncategorized, Wise Women
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All mothers are full time mothers

When Belinda  (whose own company is opening its doors today, of all days) sent us this post I found myself nodding along and agreeing, despite having written a post just two weeks earlier with a completely different point of view. She writes so eloquently, and gives such powerful reasons for her choices, that I can’t [...]

Categories: Becoming a Mother, Jobs For The Girls, Money and Career, Wise Women
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Live the life you’ve imagined

We’re back with Rachel’s fourth post in her brilliant series about setting up her own business. I have to say, I think this might be my favourite post so far – it’s very easy to talk about the positive side of following your dreams, but here Rachel has been very honest about the tough sides [...]

Categories: Money and Career, Wedding Planning, Wedding Pretty
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‘Always have cake’ and other top business tips.

I love how in each one of the posts in this series following Rachel and her business, I feel I get to know what makes Rachel tick a bit more. It’s also really inspiring to me to see someone following their dream, and growing a business out of nothing.  And you know what else I [...]

Categories: Money and Career, Wedding Pretty
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Are you judging me?

Ok…are you prepared for a brain dump? This post is chaotic, and not remotely well written, but that sort of sums up my feelings on this at the moment – they are also chaotic, and not entirely clear. So…after that disclaimer, here goes: Emmi is eighteen months now. (I KNOW. When did this happen?). NB: [...]

Categories: Any Other Baby, Becoming a Mother, Money and Career, Politics and Feminism
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Seven times a bridesmaid

The lovely Rachel is back today (if you missed it, you can read the first post in the series here), with more on setting up a business, and more specifically, what led her from her career in stage management, to setting up her own wedding dress boutique. I love that Rachel saw a gap in [...]

Categories: Money and Career, Wedding Planning
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Jobs for the Girls – HGV Mechanic

We have Lucy Stendall to thank for this amazing Jobs for the Girls post, as Kathleen sent this in after Lucy did a shout out on twitter. Kathleen’s story is one of my favourite ones yet. I love how Kathleen found this job, almost by accident, before realising that she actually loved it. I love [...]

Categories: Jobs For The Girls, Money and Career, Uncategorized
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A fork in the road

My favourite posts on AOW are when people are brave, and honest, and put themselves out there, truly believing that they’re alone in what they’re going through. And then the amazing, wonderful, brilliant community here, do what they do best, and offer support and virtual hugs and advice. Alison wrote one  of those pieces, not [...]

Categories: Life Experience, Money and Career
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