15 Way Working Mums Can Learn to Cope Effectively

Not a working mum - my husky Tink

For a full time working mum exhaustion can hit hard and fast. The pain of going back to work after having a baby, the struggle combining work priorities with the never-ending demands from the school, or the desire to be a complete super-mum, can all make it difficult to cope. I’ve been there. I’ve cried, screamed, […]

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Yes I Work With My Husband. No it Doesn’t Drive Me Insane!!

Is there some kind of unspoken rule about not working with your significant other? Because the look of horror I’m given when I tell people that not only do I work for the same company as Andy, but we work in the SAME ROOM! What, what, what???? Yep. My name is Nic Tuxford and I […]

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How I’ve Managed a Career and Kids

Career and kids

I’m what is often referred to as a “young mum”. I became a parent in my mid-20s. I was definitely not what people think of as “established” in my career. In reality, I was still in my “fell into” job. My husband and I were pinching the pennies to make our lives work. And I often found […]

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What’s Been Happening? Decorating, Dogs, and Women in Business

A fall feast

Things have been crazy busy in the land of Tuxford. Back in March, our one dog household became a two dog household with the introduction of Archer to the fold. He’s a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, totally adorable, and a trophy collector. Tink is very bossy with him, but super loving too. My two sons finished their […]

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Personal SEO – Learn How to Control Your Online Brand

A sofa and books. Build your personal SEO and brand

As a blogger or digital persona, what is your most important keyword? Your name! In the digital age personal SEO is now more important that ever. If you want to control your online identity and brand, you need to ensure that you are ranking in the right way. Googling Nic Tuxford tells you the following […]

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Five Innovative Approaches To Eliminate Procrastination At Work.

A cup of black coffee - useful when avoiding procrastination at work

In a previous job, I had a brilliant assistant. He was awesome. However, he was terrible for procrastination at work. He’d leave the toughest tasks until the last minute and end up stuck in the office until 9 pm. Then complain to me that he had too much work and why wasn’t I working these ridiculous long […]

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10 Unique Ways to Boost Your Digital Profile

Boost your digital profiles with great imagery like this

I’m taking responsibility for my digital profile by ensuring I present the best version of me online. This doesn’t mean I’m flashing cash like the Rich Kids of Instagram, nor am I humblebragging my way through Twitter. I’m simply presenting a strong professional identity through blogging, social media and other online communication.  If you are […]

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Being Professional in an Online World

Coffee and notepad for the professional online

As a member of the digital marketing industry, my online persona is as important to me as my offline persona. So it’s key for me to be professional online without being robotic or dull. Who can forget the HUGE online blunder of PR professional Justine Sacco? That one unfortunate tweet destroyed her reputation and fundamentally […]

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Routines Are Not Soul Destroying

Set up your work day with great routines

When I had a little baby I bought a book by an author called Gina Ford. Now, if you’re a mum you probably know which book I’m talking about and are groaning at the thought. This particular book was advocating getting your baby into a routine. And I was obsessed with it. Routines were my […]

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Aren’t First Blog Posts Rubbish?

A woman trying to reasearch her first blog post before giving up and writing an about me post

A guilty pleasure of mine. Going to a long time established blog, and seeking out the first blog post to read. Some are pretty good, written as though the blogger had been blogging for decades. But most are terrible. Not at the fault of the blogger. Blogs two, three, and four are normally awesome. But the […]

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