The best way to be more productive and less stressed is to analyse your fear quotient and immediately half it. Fear hinders your productivity, and is the main obstacle to achieving what you want while directing you towards the incorrect belief that if you overwork and...

November 29, 2018

Blade and Rose was founded in 2010 during my maternity leave.  With a then three month old, I found myself constantly pulling down my daughter's dresses.  I searched for tights or leggings that had a concept on the nappy bottom but found nothing on the market.  So I de...

November 29, 2018

What first inspired you to start blogging? Describe your career/lifestyle beforehand?

I write the blog over at and I started my blog when my daughter was 5 months old. I had PND, was being treated badly by my employer a...

August 20, 2018

Setting up a business on maternity leave is becoming a popular trend, with new mums making up a significant proportion of today's entrepreneurial community.

We speak to the women who have done just that, to discover what inspired their leap of faith, and whether it paid...

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June 20, 2020

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