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How to make peace with rejection and love yourself for it

by Carlii Lyon I recently experienced a major turning point in my life and I am so excited by the opportunities that lay ahead. You see, I suddenly realised, at the age of 35, that certain forms of disapproval and rejection are healthy and if anything, a good sign of progress. …

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5 kickass tips to master the boss-mama struggle

By Jenny Vanderhoek, CEO of Mynder We’ve all been there – caught in a mama moment when you just want to scream! Keeping your cool can, at times, be tough! We’ve all been there. Try as you might to take deeps breaths (like you’re about to give birth to a …

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Tips to create a ‘personal brand’ when returning to work

by Carlii Lyon My transition from celebrity publicist to full-time stay-at-home mum happened gradually. When it was official, it hit me like a tonne of bricks. I went from being on the receiving end of exciting invites and interesting emails, to sleep deprivation and two beautiful, yet demanding, children under two …

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3 mumpreneurs talk about the career-mama balance

Can we really have it all? Are we being selfish? Are we spending enough time with our kids? The list of “are we” and “should we” never ends. Did anyone say ‘mother’s guilt’?… The good news is, there’s always another mama who gets it – who understands the struggle and …

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A boss-mama’s 6 secrets to running your own business

These are BIG decisions every parent is faced with: How do you juggle work and family life? When will you return to work after having a baby, if at all? Do you reduce your hours? Find a new job? Will working be enough to cover the cost of childcare? These …