What have you bought for you?

Hey, Muma’s! 

Are you stressed about Christmas?

Are you frustrated with making news years resolutions you don’t keep?

Do you want to create a plan so you can pursue and fulfil your personal goals?

I am not sure if you have heard but today is Cyber Monday.

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How did you manage life whilst pregnant with your first child?

The transition from being a single woman to a mother can be a tricky road to travel.

You need to navigate a changing body, new relationships in work and your private life and get ready for the most significant change of your life – being responsible for a new person.

As a new mum, you may feel different emotions, from excitement to fear and loneliness to overwhelming feelings.

In this week’s podcast, we meet Jyoti, an expectant mother and hear her journey into motherhood.

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Mortgage questions answered

Hi Guys,

I hope you’ve had a great weekend and that you are not feeling too sick after all your trick or treats.

Here’s an update on what we have been up to this week.

You may be aware that we held an open session with our experienced mortgage advisor Emily Francs this week.

Here is the feedback from Emily’s mortgage session.

Firstly I wanted to thank you all for having me on Tuesday evening. It was lovely to meet some of you and hear your questions. As promised, below is a summary of what we discussed and answers to some of your questions. These are not to be classed as personal advice, purely a guide. You can reach out to me directly for private responses.

Emily @ Salus Mortgages

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Universal credit update !

Here’s an update on the budget changes to Universal Credit:


The taper rate will change from 63p being deducted from every pound you earn over the work allowance to 55p out of every £1.


Previously, £63 from your universal credit ward would be deducted from every £100 you earned.
Now, only £55 is deducted from your award for every £100 you earn.

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Dirty John 

Hey ladies, 

I hope you have had a good weekend.

What did you get up to?

I spent most of my time doing chores and watching Netflix. I was transfixed by the show ‘Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story.

It had me thinking about why I created the Independent mum’s Handbook and how your life can do a 180-degree turn without any notice.

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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

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