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Working Mums: Eight reasons why chocolate should be in your business plan

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Working hard in the coffice – honest….

A week or so ago, I worked in the coffice.

For those of you who haven’t encountered that yet, it basically means sitting in a coffee shop with a WiFi connection pretending to work, but in fact eating chocolate brownie.

While I was doing this it made me realise how important chocolate is to working mums. Or perhaps that’s just me?

So, here are my reasons why chocolate should always be in the business plan.

  1. It gives us energy for all the tasks ahead. I know it’s not the right type of energy and all that but…
  2. It’s an inspiration. Clearly this is true, otherwise I wouldn’t be writing this chocolate brownie fuelled post
  3. It tastes lovely. Bit obvious I know, but it’s got to be said
  4. It enables us to indulge ourselves while we are trying to work. How many business mums have held a chocolate bar in one hand while managing your business / and or complicated lives with the other? In fact, mums everywhere can indulge whatever we are doing; though getting chocolate on the washing is not generally a good plan. However, blaming the kids can work…
  5. It’s relatively cheap. Admittedly my brownie was rather indulgent, but I deserved it. However, for the price of a mini Lego figure I’ll take the chocolate anyday. And chocolate bars, well they are about the same as a first class stamp, aren’t they?
  6. You don’t have to share. Bad mother. But I have been sharing pretty much everything since I had kids including my time in the loo. Chocolate at work is mine, all mine!
  7. Calories don’t count when you’re working. I know this isn’t true. But it makes me feel better. And it probably explains why I am a 16, which is apparently “more than a” plus size these days. But I am happy being a plus and having chocolate in my life to spur me on
  8. You can even use it in marketing. Give a chocolate away with your business card at events. We are all going to love it if you do.

So that’s my lot. If I had more chocolate I could probably think of some more. But sadly, the brownie has gone. The chocolate pixies took it.

So these are my reasons for my chocolate scoffing at work. Please share yours – I am pretty sure you have some too!

Note: This is not a sponsored post – I just love chocolate.  If any PRs are interested in contacting me to write a review, etc., then please do drop us a line.

Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parent blog! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 80%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

Jesse Brock

Friday 11th of March 2016

Hey! Now this is what we call as an amazing post and especially for the one who is a chocolate lover and thus cannot think of their life without it. :D Obviously like me! ;)

Thanks for this truly awesome post :D

Elinor

Tuesday 1st of May 2012

And of course the other factoid about chocolate is that it has no calories when eaten outside your own home. And in my mind this also goes for pain au raisin, carrot cake and flapjack which I eat depending on which cafe I'm in - I've done the research - I know which ones I like and have now become a tad obsessive about my routines. Now known to scowl at some innocent stranger sitting in 'my' seat in a cafe! Love the new word coffice. x

Jackie Elton

Wednesday 18th of April 2012

I love Chocolate and I love this post. I am so with you on the sharing. With regard to chocolate and kids what's theirs is mine and what's mine is mine.

Helen

Wednesday 18th of April 2012

Particularly on the Easter Egg front...we of course only eat bits of there eggs so they don't get too much chocolate all at once, you understand!

Sally

Monday 16th of April 2012

I love this post! It's excellent and very true :-)

Helen

Monday 16th of April 2012

Thanks my dear - just off to get a bar of chocolate now :-)

Actually Mummy...

Monday 16th of April 2012

Well there's a good excuse if I ever heard one!

Helen

Monday 16th of April 2012

And we all need a few of those in reserve when it comes to chocs...

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