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Summer Holidays · Work and Kids · Your Survival Guide

For the last 2 years I've written a blog ranting about how hard the summer holidays can be if you are self-employed and have kids to look after. (Read these blogs here and here). This year it's all been a whole lot better and I have actually really enjoyed the holidays, even though I've been working and looking after the kids.  There are 2 reasons for this: 1. My kids are older (10, 11 and 13). They have been incredibly good at entertaining themselves.  For those of you who still have very young children, please know that it does get easier!  When they are very young it is VERY HARD and you're doing a great job.  It's not said enough to parents so...

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About this time last year, I wrote a blog post about managing with kids in the long summer holidays, whilst trying to run your own business.  Last year's approach (6 weeks at home) didn't work.  I nearly lost my marbles.  This year's approach, 3 weeks in France (lucky us) followed by 3 weeks at home, isn't working either....... The 3 weeks in France was TOTALLY AWESOME and I loved it but the little day dream that I had, that I would work for a couple of hours in the morning to keep on top of Spice Pots stuff, was ridiculous.  I did a sum total of about an hours work and that was just dealing with stuff that I absolutely could...

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