Here’s a quick round-up of the top ten blog posts that gave you the most confidence in 2016.
1 – Jamie Oliver and the breastfeeding backlash
This guest post went absolutely viral and blew all my normal blog statistics way out of the water. Read here.
2 – Top recruitment agencies for career break mums
It seems that women looking for flexible hours and part-time work after a career break or maternity leave find this collection of agencies and jobsites really helpful. One to check out if you are looking for work in the New Year. Read here.
3 – Silent Sunday: Autumn colours in Kent
Some of my most popular posts are my Silent Sunday photos. I love that people enjoy my pictures. After all that’s the whole point of creativity. Read here. Another popular photo post was my trip to Fort Nelson in Hampshire.
4 – How to get more done in 24 hours: 7 ideas that really work
In the battle to confidently balance work and life, what women really want is more time. No wonder that these 7 ideas that really work to get more done in 24 hours has been popular this year. I can’t give you more time but I can show you how to be more productive in the time you do have. Read here.
5 – Career Change: from teacher to entrepreneur
I love sharing career change and business startup stories to motivate and inspire women who want to do or be something different after a career break or maternity leave. Read one mum’s career change story here.
6 – I was the woman on the brink
This is my honest story about burnout and how I survived. It seemed to touch a nerve. Read my true story here. If this resonates for you or a someone you know, read this article too for the signs of career burnout.
7 – Why career break mums need to be on LinkedIn
In today’s employment market, LinkedIn is an absolute essential to get back to work after a career break or if you are looking to change roles. Recruitment via ads and agencies is expensive and the best jobs are found through networking. Read here why you need to be on LinkedIn.
8 – How to cope with school holidays without stress levels rising
Given that we have just started the Christmas school holidays, you might want to read this one again … how to cope without stress levels rising! Read here.
9 – How to get the best out of your Keep In Touch Days
Another one in the series of 12 essentials for mums going back to work after a career break or maternity leave, it’s important to get the best out of your Keep In Touch days. This post shares top tips and ideas and you can read it here.
10 – The day I realised that I had been self-harming
Oh goodness … there was a bit of a lightbulb moment for me when I attend a perinatal mental health study day and realised that YES I used to self-harm. Read more here.
There you go – the ten most popular posts from The Confident Mother this year. A real a mixture of topics. I love writing and I hope that shows through. I have learned so much about blogging in the past two years. If you want to be a better blogger or to start blogging, I can’t recommend highly enough Sarah and Kevin Arrow who run the 30 Day Blogging Challenge.
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