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Networking When You Suck At Networking

My partner is great at networking. He’ll walk into a room and seamlessly float in and out of conversations with anyone and everyone. I don't understand how he does it so easily. Just like he doesn't understand why I struggle with it so much. It seems to be something that…

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Family

Stop Asking Me To Work For Free

This isn’t just something that happens in the blogging community. This happens to basically everyone in the creative or arts industry. We’re expected to work for experience, for exposure, for trade - but not for money.

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Lifestyle

Today I Quit Writing – Again

  The Moment I Quit Writing This morning I sat in front of my computer in tears. My stomach in knots. And feeling utterly done. Something had gone horribly wrong on the website – I’m not going to bore you with too many of the details, but we have a…

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Lifestyle

5 Reasons I loved Problogger

I’ve been back from bloggerland (aka Problogger) for a few days and I’m so lost and forlorn. I miss it so much. I want to go back. I want to go and live in bloggerland forever. My family can just come and visit me from time to time.

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Lifestyle

I’ve Never Met A blogger I Didn’t Like

I’m heading to Problogger in Queensland next month and I cannot tell you how excited I am!!! Seeing Darren Rowse, other speakers and learning things - I’m sure that’ll all be good. BUT the main reason I’m excited about going is the “networking” and when I say “networking” I mean…

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Family

Anxiety As A Blogger

So, in the last month I’ve only published one thing written by me. I don’t know if anyone has actually noticed - and it’s totally okay if you haven’t - I’ve gone to some effort to conceal my “writer's block”; frequently posting amusing memes on social media and sharing guest…

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Children Articles

Not Every Child Can Be Exceptional

Not every child can be exceptional. That seems like absolute common sense, doesn't’ it? If every child was exceptional then exceptional would be normal.

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Family

So… I wrote a children’s book…

I went for “inspiration” for blogging and ended up sort-of-but-not-really self publishing a children’s book within about 48 hours of attending the class. I had already written it about a year ago and I had most of the pictures sketched; it just wasn't in book form, it was a pile…

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Recipes

10 Sensory Spelling Ideas

Have a look over the following 10 ‘sensory spelling ideas’ and choose some of your favourites to try this week during homework time.

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Family

Bloggers Are People Too

Bloggers are people, with flaws and feelings. They provide a diverse range of perspectives on limitless topics. Plus I’ve never met a blogger I didn’t like.

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Personal

I Always Wanted To Be A Writer

Being a writer is the one thing I ever firmly knew I wanted to be when I “grew up”. I always loved reading. I started reading fantasy fiction novels when I was 12 and that was when I felt like that was what I wanted to do.

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Recipes

Foot Path Writing

Foot Path Writing Do you walk your kids to and from daycare, preschool or school? On the way home, using their drink bottle, use the water to draw or write letter, numbers and shapes as you walk along. Ask your child what the shape or number you’ve drawn is, or…

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