Self Employed: Finding Work Life Balance in the Summer

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Any self employed person will know how hard it is to work through the holidays, especially as a parent. Working from home in any form of self employment means working around the children over the summer, juggling family time with childcare and trying to find a balance that works for the whole family.

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Why Did I Start Blogging?

Five Years Of Blogging

Today marks seven years on from publishing my very first blog post. Yes, I did start my blog on April Fool’s Day and, honestly, I didn’t give starting a blog very much thought. It’s something I just did one evening. And then I wrote again the following day and any day after that where I had something to say and before long I had an established blog, people read it and somehow it became my job. But why did I start blogging in the first place?

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Just Keep Writing: Why Nothing Else Matters

Just Keep Writing: Why Nothing Else Matters

I read a lot of blogs and I talk to a lot of bloggers and one thing that always comes up, in conversation or just mentioned on social media and Facebook groups is changing blog name, changing theme or tweaking their header.

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Making Blogging a Full Time Job

Making Blogging a Full Time Job

I have been blogging for four and a half years although I only started taking it seriously, and thinking about it as a potential career, when I went self hosted in August 2013. Since then I have been building on this blog’s foundations and trying to make it have as much longevity as possible to one day be my sole income.

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The Blogging Hierarchy

I remember clearly when I started blogging. I’d been reading other parenting blogs during my pregnancy with LP and those haze filled newborn days. They kept me awake during night feeds, reassured me on the tough days and supported me when I needed it.

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5 Resources to Make Blogging Easier

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When you’re trying to manage a blog, work, do everything house related and look after the kids too it’s nice to find things that make your blogging life easier. Here are my top five resources for saving time when blogging and a huge plus point is they are all online based so available wherever you may be and on any computer.

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5 Things to Make Blogging Easier

5 Things to Make Blogging Easier

Most people start blogging for fun, as a hobby. Some people, like myself, at some point find that blogging takes up a lot of time and that fitting blogging in to your life around children, work and everything else is quite often difficult. Here are a few things that I find help me to balance the blogging workload and keep it being fun!

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