Additional Resources for Working Mums
We’ve signposted all the top websites for parents, working mums and startup business owners in this useful list. If you have a site to submit, please contact us (admin fee applies).
ParentDish website has now moved to Huffpost Parents. Here you can find all the latest parenting news, views and advice from babies to teens.
Law on the Web is one of the oldest legal advice sites in the UK, having launched back in 1999. A lot has changed since then, but their mission has remained the same – to make legal advice and services more accessible to everyone.
The Donut websites are aimed at helping businesses to succeed by providing reliable information and resources that can save business owners time and money.
With an engaging mix of how-to guides, feature articles, checklists, expert Q&As, FAQs, case studies, video content and blogs, each site provides new and established businesses with free advice about how to manage a range of key tasks and issues. The sites also contain a weekly round-up of small business news and events.
Donut information is updated regularly and checked by a network of leading business support professionals and independent experts.
Parental Choice is your one-stop source for childcare whether it’s a maternity nurse, nanny, nursery, school or tutor. We take all the stress out of finding the right childcare for your family whether your children are 4 weeks or 14 years old. We can also manage all the payroll and contracts for you so you don’t have to worry about a thing. Everyone who works at Parental Choice is a parent, we know what it’s like and we understand the stress involved especially when you are trying to combine a career with childcare. So, let us take the hassle away and trust us to help you make the right choice for your family.
Founded in 2000, Netmums is the UK’s fastest-growing online parenting organisation with over 1.2 million members and 5 million visits. Netmums is a family of local sites that cover the UK, each site offering information to mothers on everything from where to find playgroups and how to eat healthily to where to meet other mothers. The local sites are backed by a wealth of parenting articles that start with pregnancy and follow through each stage of childhood helping mums to enjoy a happy and healthy family life.
Tutor Hunt is a completely free service whereby students can find the nearest tutor to them who matches their requirements. This is a great site if you are looking to gain a qualification in a specific subject area and you can search by subject type and postcode, as well as browse locations and tutors. You can find a tutor for a wide range of subjects from Flower Arranging through to Film Making – great if you want to brush up on your IT skills, or gain the necessary qualifications to start your own business. Take a look:
If you are running a direct selling/party plan business then registering with partyplanunited.club is an absolute must! The site is a online networking community which is free to register on. Once registered you can create your profile and join some of the direct selling groups, comment in the forums and chat to other users. There are also lots of opportunities to advertise your own business which are very reasonably priced. To get started please visit:
If you are lacking direction and/or need support in any aspect of your life, take a look at the Life Coach Directory. The directory only lists life coaches who are registered with a recognised professional body, or those who have sent copies of their qualifications and insurance cover, so you can be assured of the credentials of your personal life coach. There are many life coaching areas such as work/life balance, finances/money, confidence/self-belief and career and you can type in your postal code to find those offering life coach services near you. Once you have selected a life coach you can click through to their profile to find out more about their particular skills/experience and how much their services cost.
If you are a Mum running a home business, you will definitely find businessplusbaby of use. The site is clean and simple but contains a wealth of information about setting up your own business, marketing, social media and much more. The ‘Links and Tips’ category (scroll down to the bottom of the page to view the categories) is especially useful and there are some great articles too such as ‘Which Businesses fit around a Family’ and ‘Ten Tips for Success in Direct Selling’. You can also purchase the book ‘Start a Family Friendly Business’ by Helen Lindop and Antonia Chitty (available as an e-book and paperback). Find out more by visiting the site: