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What I learnt from my first business mums conference

What I learnt from my first business mums conference

I recently went to my first business mums conference, the MPowered conference run by Mums & Co. Going to one of these conferences was a bit of a revelation for me. I’ve been a freelancer for a few years but it’s only recently that I’ve considered that I’ve been...

How a freelance writing job helped my baby sleep through the night

How a freelance writing job helped my baby sleep through the night

Lots of us take on freelance work because the flexibility makes it an ideal job to have when you’re parenting. However despite all the benefits, usually the ‘juggle’ means sleep (yours) is the one thing that is sacrificed. Not with me – last year I had a...

5 surprising things I learnt from doing an SEO course

5 surprising things I learnt from doing an SEO course

The last few months have been pretty busy for me. I’ve been doing Kate Toon’s recipe for SEO Success e-course. It’s a comprehensive online SEO course that teaches you how to optimise your site for search engines. Basically - how you get to the first page in Google.  ...

How do you measure success as a freelancer?

How do you measure success as a freelancer?

I've been thinking a lot about what constitutes success recently and how we define our own personal success. Last week, I saw a talk by former Olympic swimmer Elka Graham. One thing she mentioned was that for many of us, we believe being busy means being successful....

What my first year of freelancing has taught me

What my first year of freelancing has taught me

This month marks a year since I took the plunge and started my first year of freelancing I had done a little bit of freelancing before – some corporate blog posts here and there, a few parenting pieces for Mamamia and a fab gig where I reviewed Sydney’s best...

Tips for surviving a road trip with kids

Tips for surviving a road trip with kids

We have just returned from a two week epic road trip with our kids around NSW. The official destination was Byron Bay for wedding however we decided just flying or driving there would be too easy. Why not take AGES to get there and take the New England...

The contradictions of imperfect parenthood

The contradictions of imperfect parenthood

I looked down at the smashed glass Christmas bauble and felt hot tears well in my eyes. I knew it was irrational, but the disappointment, exasperation and feelings of failure that had been bubbling away finally made it the surface, and the broken Christmas decoration...

Time to remember – October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

Time to remember – October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

Time is a funny thing. When things are going well and life is busy, days feel like minutes, weeks feel like hours. Before you know it, it's Christmas and you're saying things like 'where did the year go' to relatives you haven't managed to catch up with since the year...

Gender disappointment, or not…

Gender disappointment, or not…

I'm 6 months pregnant with my second child, and although I'm definitely more exhausted, I feel like a huge whale already and can't comprehend how I'm going to last 3 more months while running after a toddler, fortunately everything is going well so far. Just like we...

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