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Things to Know About Working From Home #5

Dealing with disappointment  

When I started blogging two years ago the aim was to help me find a way, any way, to stay at home. I tried a few different things, took a few courses and found myself working as a Social Media Manager. I was able to leave my admin job and am now officially self employed. I thought I would start sharing some of the things I have learnt along the way.

Being self employed can often mean a lot of work pitching for little reward, even worse are the times when you are offered a job that never actually materialises.

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Project Bridesmaid #3

So in about a year I am going to be a bridesmaid for my little sister. This is just the kind of goal I need to start losing some weight and getting healthier, which all ties in nicely with my quest to be a calmer, happier and healthier person.

This is me at the weekend, my before picture, lets hope
This is me at the weekend, my before picture, lets hope

I have decided to vlog about my journey as that will give me a visual reminder of where I’ve been and where I am and as it’s something that makes me rather uncomfortable it will also help to keep me in check. Plus it’s always good to push yourself.

During my journey I will be getting to try all kinds of new products and sharing my experiences of them with you. Continue reading Project Bridesmaid #3

Things to Know About Working from Home #4

Managing time is crucial  

When I started blogging two years ago the aim was to help me find a way, any way, to stay at home. I tried a few different things, took a few courses and found myself working as a Social Media Manager. I was able to leave my admin job and am now officially self employed. I thought I would start sharing some of the things I have learnt along the way.

I work from home, have a toddler to contend with and would like to pretend I have a social life, or at least the potential for one, so I have to be organised. Ridiculously so! So I make lists, lots of them, here are just a few of my list tips.

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Things to Know about Working from Home #3

Getting people to understand can be tough 

When I started blogging two years ago the aim was to help me find a way, any way, to stay at home. I tried a few different things, took a few courses and found myself working as a Social Media Manager. I was able to leave my admin job and am now officially self employed. I thought I would start sharing some of the things I have learnt along the way.

As I work from home I often find that people expect me to be free, free to see them, free to do little favours, available to take on extra work. The expectation is that I am the one to turn to do get things done, in a way that it simply wasn’t when I had an office job. Managing these expectations can be tough, especially when it leads to disappointment. I thought I’d share some of my main issues with you.

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This Plus That Equals…. easy toddler fun for tired parents

This plus that equals…. easy toddler fun for tired parents

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week are a few things me and L do together to keep him happy, with minimum effort on my part, great for those days when you are just ridiculously tired.  

Having fun together
Having fun together

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Things to Know About Working from Home #1

Preparing for meetings with a toddler in the house

When I started blogging two years ago the aim was to help me find a way, any way, to stay at home. I tried a few different things, took a few courses and found myself working as a Social Media Manager. I was able to leave my admin job and am now officially self employed. I thought I would start sharing some of the things I have learnt along the way.

This week I had a meeting with a potential new client, preparing for meetings is important but with a toddler in the house it can be tough!  Continue reading Things to Know About Working from Home #1

This Plus That Equals…. Perfect Me Time

This plus that equals…. perfect me time

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is what makes perfect me time, now I don’t get much so I’m being realistic here. 

Flowers
Flowers

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Our Review of the Motorola Focus 85

For the last few weeks we have been using the Motorola Focus 85 HD WiFi video monitoring camera.

We have had various home cams over the last year or so, so far they have all been static so I was really excited that with the Motorola Focus 85 we could zoom, pan and tilt the camera remotely.

Motorola Focus 85 Camera
Motorola Focus 85 Camera

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Win a Tailored Health Hamper

Win a telephone consultation/health assessment and a tailored health hamper with Nature’s Own expert in-house Nutritional Therapist, Clare Daley.

Clare Daly
Clare Daly

Nature’s Own are the leading supplier of food-based vitamin and mineral supplements, comprising their excellent range of optimally bio-effective Food State and Wholefood nutrients. Continue reading Win a Tailored Health Hamper

Explaining Dementia

How do I explain to my son why his he can go to some of Great Grandparents houses, but he has to visit one in a care home? How do I explain to him that a care home is not a hospital or the doctors, despite the similarities? How do I explain why his Great Nanny gets confused, or angry, or cries, or says things that upset daddy?

L Painting
L Painting

For an adult these things are overwhelming and for us there are many other health issues that need to be taken into account, not just the dementia, that hit hard and fast and appeared almost like a side affect to a fall but never left. Continue reading Explaining Dementia