#40before40 Three Years in the Making

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 aging by the second! Anyway it got me thinking about doing something just for myself. Sometimes we get so distracted by life and “stuff” that we…

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Taking a Holiday When You Are Self-employed

When you are self-employed taking a holiday is really quite scary and can take a bit of organising. When I’m not working I’m not earning but at the same time I literally NEED to take a break for my own sanity.  Holiday’s even in the UK, are expensive, not only the initial outlay but also spending money and when your not actually working you can see why “over 25 per cent of small business owners take fewer than five days leave each year, with 15 per cent taking none at all.” (Simply Business, 2018) This is especially true when you…

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Why I’m taking off the summer holiday and just being mum.

Regular followers and friends will know I make no secret of the fact I take the summer holidays off to enjoy with the children.  Charlie is 11 this year and already started to wane from the idea of mum all summer! But things are a little different this year I NEED the summer holiday.  It’s been a funny old 6 months and something isn’t quite right.  Physically I feel fine, but mentally I’m just not back in my normal zone. I had hoped our escape to Corfu would rectify this but 7 days WiFi free have only heightened the fact…

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Improving Your DA for Beginners

What is DA? : DA or Domain Authority is a search engine ranking score, from one to 100, the higher your score the greater your sites ability to rank in searches. Domain Authority is calculated by evaluating multiple factors, such as linking root domains and number of total links, into one single DA score which can then be used to compare websites, which if you are a blogger will be really important how you fair against other blogs. Last year my DA was 45 and I was feeling pretty smug, however gradually over 6 months it dropped to 30 and didn’t…

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