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I have so much appreciation for individuals, brands and businesses who acknowledge and even write about Motherhood Diaries. So, I’ve included little snippets here.

19 August 2013

Big Changes: From City Lawyer to Owner of an online magazine!

Press As part of our continuing series on people who have made inspirational big changes in their working lives, quittingthe9to5 interviewed Leyla Preston. Leyla is the owner and Editor of Motherhood Diaries Global Magazine for Parents. Leyla is a busy mother of two even busier boys; Aron, 2 ½ years, and Aidan, 16 months. When Leyla isn’t feeding, changing nappies or cleaning the infinite mess at home, she is busy working on her magazine, and her law consultancy, L Law Consultancy  – no rest for the wicked! 
 

9 January 2014

What do you wish you knew before you started online?

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“I now understand Richard Branson’s mantra that outsourcing is key to your business. I never realised early on how important it was to outsource little projects to people better skilled and qualified to perform that part of your business. I spent a lot of time trying to design my own website from scratch, using WordPress, a platform I’d never used before. I took two years turning my site into a basic running machine. A few months with qualified website designers and they managed to turn my basic site into a magazine! You can’t know/do everything, so utilise freelancers/acquaintances with skills to do the work for you. You save money in the long run and, most importantly, you manage time more efficiently.” Leyla Preston / Motherhood Diaries

17 February 2014

Mumpreneur profile: Leyla of Motherhood Diaries

Press What’s your favourite thing about running your own business? Being able to sing to my own tune and pick my own hours (which is barely a few hours in the day at the moment!) But, most importantly, I love how I can create such a personal relationship with my readers and my clients and not have to answer to someone higher up than me. I have always had a problem with working to someone else’s goals (and pocket!), but most of all, I have found it difficult to see how cutthroat and corporate some businesses behave. I vowed, when I started my business, I would always keep to my original plan and never sway from that, which is to offer great quality factual and real opinionated content for free to parents from around the globe on the topics of preconception, pregnancy, labour/birth and parenting. And, as it’s my business, I am free to keep to that mantra without someone telling me something different.

7 April 2014

My Ten Top Tips for Preparing for a New Baby

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It’s true when they say that you can never really be fully prepared for the birth of a new baby, but there are things you can do to help ease the process. Having two baby boys myself, I’ve compiled a list of my ten top tips for preparing for a new baby.
 

10 April 2014

Featured Blogger: Leyla Preston of Motherhood Diaries

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Women by nature like to be in control of everything. But, when you’re pregnant and your birth is imminent, your baby will pay no heed to your carefully thought out schedule. Accept that you’re no longer in control of everything, and that’s okay! Just take each day as it comes, and if you’ve prepared for your baby by following all the above points (which by no means are exhaustive) then you can sit back, relax, and look forward to D-Day!
 

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