for all those mums who get to the school gates early, keep nattering. it turns out, this is where great ideas can be born. Karen Mattison and Emma Stewart were inspired enough by fellow mums keen to find work to fit around their kids, that they set up www.womenlikeus.org.uk. it now has a turn over of 1.6 million and the motivated founders have been awarded MBEs for services to social enterprise. I bet their kids are proud.