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Women In Business: Interview with Charlotte Butler

Sunday October 14, 2018

Tell us about yourself and your company. I’m a mummy of two, my daughter is nearly 18 and my son is 3 and a half. My background is law and I was a paralegal in a City firm for 15 years. After my first child, I struggled to carry a baby full term again and […]


Women In Business : Interview with Jodie Gray

Sunday September 16, 2018

Tell us about yourself and your company. My name is Jodie Gray and I’m the owner and director of Moor Hall Wedding Venue, an exclusive venue in Aveley, Essex.   How did it all start? How long have you been doing it for? My parents bought it as our family home sixteen years ago, and […]


Back To School (Part 2)

Sunday September 2, 2018

First days at nursery, preschool, primary or secondary school, college or university; nothing changes that dreaded feeling in the pit of your stomach whether you are the parent, child or the teacher. We have some secondary school mums and a primary school teacher giving us their top tips for you to get ready and in […]


Back to School (Part One)

Sunday August 26, 2018

As August draws to a close, thoughts turn to September and that brings SCHOOL TIME! Some may rejoice at the end of holidays as normality returns, some may be feeling sad for the start of your little ones starting school for the first time, some may be returning to work and feeling rather blue – […]


Guest Blog by Holly Herring, owner of Adamontise Toy Shop

Friday July 20, 2018

As the owner of a toy store, play group, and mother of four small people, there are few things I love in life more than buying toys. It’s not the actual transaction itself, but the other worlds that toys can open up, and the gift of these worlds, that I am giving my children. I […]


Happy Father’s Day

Thursday June 14, 2018

What’s on the agenda to celebrate the fathers in your life? Are you an outing type person, or a gift person? Or maybe a homemade card and breakfast in bed type person? As co-owner of a lifestyle brand, Your Own Life Organised, you would imagine I have the skills to pay the bills. Sarah always […]


The Panic Is Real – The Mum behind My Army Of Little People

Monday May 14, 2018

It’s mental health week – a time to talk frankly about mental health issues. I wanted to take this opportunity to talk personally about how mental health has affected me over the recent years.   Our triplets were born in 2015. Six months later, while on maternity leave, we found out I was expecting again. […]


Why Be A Business Owner?

Saturday April 28, 2018

For me making the decision to start a business designing luxury stationery and gifts was a no brainer. After spending a majority of my twenty’s just wishing that I could do something with all of the ideas that I had but lacking the belief, commitment and the skills needed to make a business work. With a promising career in banking meant I could have the lifestyle I wanted without financial risk.  Despite this I knew […]


Our Brand New Startup

Friday April 20, 2018

Hello!  Let us introduce ourselves, we are Sarah and Lee, friends for years; now we are setting up our own online stationery and gift company called Your Own Life Organised – YOLO for short.     Since becoming mums we understand the importance of spending your time wisely, whether it be with family, friends, being organised at work or being […]