What’s occuring?

Hey Muma’s I hope your Friday is going well,I am pleased to say that we at the Independent Mum’s Handbook have a few exciting things coming up. Monday 18th is the launch of the podcast. You can find the podcast on anchor here: https://anchor.fm/lndependentmumshandbook/episodes/Planes–pregnancy-and-patience-e17k6m7/a-a6ib6hn

Exercising your new body with a baby 

It’s cold outside, winter is fast approaching, and I feel like nesting!  However, I’m well aware that although I want to curl up, turn on Netflix and snuggle on the sofa with a cuppa, I need to keep moving.  With this in mind, this blog is about moving and exercising !! Firstly, how are you?Continue reading “Exercising your new body with a baby “


In my last blog, we spoke about goals, We looked at setting goals and creating an action plan to achieve your dreams. Let’s work on the premise that you have your goal and plan to achieve it.  Now let’s think about all the roadblocks that could get in the way of achieving your goal. ItContinue reading “MONEY MINDSET”


Hey Ladies, It’s the first of the month, and it’s got me thinking about goals. Over the past few weeks, in addition to working with you guys, writing the blog, writing the thesis to my PhD, creating new content for the podcast and taking care of the family, I have been thinking about goals. ItContinue reading “G-O-A-L-S”

Help with childcare costs

Happy Monday, Muma, I hope you are all well and that you have enough petrol in your car! It’s been a busy week here at the Independent Mum’s handbook. We’ve been recording and editing our podcasts for release on October 18th. Also, we’ve been researching the additional help you can get towards child care. It’sContinue reading “Help with childcare costs”

Which childcare is right for you?

Choosing the right childcare can be a difficult choice.  This blog gives you an overview of the different types of childcare at your disposal to help you choose the right childcare for you. We’ll start from infant child care (nannies) to school age and all your options in between.

Tax-Free childcare 

Did you know if you may be able to can claim up to £500 every three months ( £2000 a year) for each of your children under 11 years old ( they stop being eligible on September 1st after their 11th birthday) towards child care? If your child is disabled and claims Disability Living Allowance,Continue reading “Tax-Free childcare “

Back to school and sleep

Hey, how are you? Have you found your back to school routine yet? I’m sat here wondering how everyone is coping after the back to school shakeup. I’ve seen a lot of information about back to school anxiety for children, however, I have seen little dialogue about the toll back to school rush has onContinue reading “Back to school and sleep”

Overcoming Anxiety

In the initial post on anxiety, we looked at the signs, symptoms and different types of anxiety. In this blog, we will look at measuring and treating anxiety. We will use Amelia’s anxiety about returning to work after being on maternity leave as an example.