2020 Resolutions or challenges
Do you stick to your New Year resolutions? I know I don’t. So often we set ourselves up to fail by giving ourselves unrealistic targets when we make resolutions. So this year I thought I would take a more holistic approach.Read More
Believe it or not I actually love being a house wife. I love being at home watering my house plants and cooking dinner for when my husband and kids come home. Despite my best endeavours at managing, this last year was manic. Building my business is very rewarding but very time consuming. In fact I find being a working parent can be hard, as I am sure some of you may be aware. So this year I decided to made some life changes rather than resolutions.
Baking With Your Little Treasures
With the Christmas holiday looming I thought I would share my thoughts on home cooking with your children.
Children are like little sponges and what a good time to get them interested in cooking and more importantly learning some useful life skills. To them, just a fun activity but it goes so much deeper than that. Children learn using their senses, tasting, smelling, feeling, seeing, touching and listening. In the kitchen they will be using all of their senses. Even toddlers enjoy time in the kitchen with you even if it is only chopping up vegetables for dinner with a blunt knife. My children love activities that are real. What an achievement for them to tell Mummy or Daddy that they helped prepare dinner. If you can make cooking a positive experience they will take this good attitude towards food forward in life.Read More
Cupcakes for Health and Well-being
World Mental Health Awareness Day is on the 10th October, for a full week in the United States and in Canada for all of October so this seemed like a good time to write this blog.
I want to start by saying that this subject is one that resonates with me personally. I have mentioned in previous blogs that I am sensitive by nature. I want to share with you my experience and to let you know that despite your anxieties and mental health issues that you can be successful (and I don’t necessarily mean in business but in life). I have had spells when I have not known which way to turn and where the path forward is. I want to show you that you can manage your mental health and run a successful global business.Read More
Teaching – I didn’t expect that!!!
How did that happen I often ask myself? If you put me in a class of my peers I do not think I would be your natural choice for a career as a teacher. I studied Childhood and Social Welfare with the idea of going into social work or counselling. Then real life happened. I met my husband and moved away from Norfolk (UK) and my career was put on hold. I initially found work in a bank, the local council and then the civil service. I then had my two beautiful children and needed to seek an alternative path whilst they were young that didn’t include the disproportionate cost of childcare. Baking cupcakes – less demanding I thought!!! Anyone who runs their own business will know I was in for a big surprise. I started making and selling cupcakes. As you will have read from my previous blogs I am completely self-taught.Read More
From hobby to home baking business…..
Deciding to turn your hobby into a business is for many a daunting prospect. I have been there and hope I can help you by sharing some of my experiences.Read More
A million questions immediately flood your mind ….. where to start, who to tell and so much more.
I have always been a rule follower and didn’t want to break regulations but didn’t have a clue where to start. So below I have summarised some of the things I have learnt that you will need to consider when starting your business.
My story – A self employed mum
If you read my last blog post you’ll have been introduced to the creator of Kerry’s Bouqcakes. Since writing this, I had a lightbulb moment, that little flutter of inspiration; it got me thinking, how many women are out there trying to juggle work life alongside being a mother?
I totally get it, it is NOT easy and I wanted to share with you my experiences of juggling so you know you’re not alone.Read More