I had planned to take the two weeks of the Easter holidays off blogging and social media management when the twins were off school, posting to instagram if and when I felt like it. However, (typically) new work ALWAYS comes in when you make these kind of solid plans. And when you’re freelance (and don’t know whether anything juicy will come in again for a…

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Some may say that my school days were fairly traditional. I went to a local comprehensive high school, was studious, did well in my GSCE’s, went on to do A-Levels and then picked Business Studies to read at Uni. At the time I thought this choice of degree would keep my options open for many different career paths, as well as knowing that getting into…

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Life as a blogger has evolved quite organically for me. One day, back in April 2014, I started this little blog as a result of a few things but mostly because I was at home full-time with my baby twins and it was a fun hobby to do. I’d previously had a serious Human Resources job, where I had been trying to climb the corporate…

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And the most dramatic blog post title award goes to me on this occasion, I believe? Let me explain. On Friday morning I woke up a little later than normal, Hubby was away and I had forgotten to set my alarm the night before. I thus decided (last minute decision) to pop to the gym that morning, have a quick intense workout and then come…

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Sorry guys, I know that I keep banging on about how much I just love being a blogger and how working as a freelance social media manager is THE BEST thing that happened to me career-wise, blah blah blah…but for me it really is the perfect job. I get to work at something that I love and enjoy, however, I can prioritise being a Mum…

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I wrote a post last week about why I’m getting back into the art of blogging again; i.e. why my blog is still important to me and how I think ‘the blog’ still has a role to play in todays modern way of taking in information. It was actually really nice to get so much great feedback on the post – and, more importantly –…

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“Did you ever stop?” I hear you say. Well no, not really. In the 3.5 years that I have now been blogging I’ve never really taken a long break at all. I think I have still blogged nearly every week. However, over the last 6 months or so my blog content has become much shorter, less ‘chatty’ and predominantly sponsored – and the reason that…

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When I started this blog 3.5 years ago blogging wasn’t really a ‘big thing’. People certainly weren’t aiming for it as a career choice, nor were many making much money out of it. Mine wasn’t very polished at all and was simply the trials & tribulations of raising 1-and-a-half-year-old boy & girl twins. Totally focused on parenting matters because that was my entire life at…

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Now that the twins are in full-time school I get asked ALL the time by friends and family whether or not I am busy enough these days! Which makes me laugh out loud! Not only does the day between 9am and 3pm go incredibly fast (it really does) but I have so much work and life stuff to cram into those week days that I…

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