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#40before40 Three Years in the Making

Can you even call yourself a blogger if you don’t have a #40before40 list? In October 2017 I turned 37. It came as a little bit of a shock as I still think I’m in my 20’s. I’m not even sure I feel like an appropriate adult the majority of the time but somehow I’ve found myself a parent of 3 children, a small business owner and navigating my way through life with Daddy Moo (who I’ve spent nearly half my life with now!).  This paragraph has me ageing by the second! Oh and now I’m 38! Anyway it got…

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Summer Holiday Planning For Busy Working Parents (FREE Download + GIVEAWAY)

Errr … excuse me does anyone know what happened to the first half of 2019!? Cannot believe this is my Summer Holiday Planner 2019 (in my head it’s still the “new year”). This time last year I knew that change was on its way. I could feel it I just didn’t know what. I joined an accountability goal setting group run by Syma from Coastal VA’s and it’s been a catalyst for getting stuff done! First off all I closed down Charlie Moo’s after 10 years, my heart wasn’t in it anymore. Once I’d made the decision I felt 10…

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10 Top Tips to Making the Most of a Giveaway on Your Blog

There was a time when a competition/blog giveaway used to command a lot of traffic but I’ve noticed lately like anything they can be hard work.  It is incredibly disheartening when you have a great prize on offer and barely any entries. This is especially true when I’ve been giving away my book, blood, sweat and tears went into writing it I want more than 100 people to enter.  If you are considering running a blog giveaway or competition here are my top tips. Photo by Don Agnello on Unsplash 10 Top Tips to Making the Most of a Giveaway on Your Blog : …

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Celebrating Success In Your Small Business

Do you remember last summer when there was nothing but sunshine, heat and football?! We were in Greece for some of the World Cup but we still managed to watch the matches surrounded by so many nationalities all brought together unified by the enjoyment of sport. “Sports success rightly prompts admiration, but business success triggers jealousy and anger,” Allister Heath, Daily Telegraph (2012). In other words, those behaviours we celebrate in our sporting heroes such as determination, personal discipline and a fierce competitive streak those are often associated with negative connotations in a work environment.  How often do we shout…

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