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A Working Mum At The Park

As a working mum, it’s hard to take time out but I promised the Meatball I’d take him Pokemon hunting during the holidays. I came to a compromise and this became the office on Friday. When I quit my job 6 years ago, I certainly didn’t envision that a half dozen years later, I’d have the ability to work from wherever I wanted, as long as I had my phone and laptop with me. I am always thankful for all the blessings…

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Learning to roll with the punches and make a sucky day awesome

2 nights ago I thought to myself that by 11am Friday I’ll be at 9 to Thrive, handing out my perfectly designed flyers, making new friends, meeting my fellow LMBs, rocking my businesswoman vibe and basically having a blast while increasing awareness of my growing bookkeeping business. 11am Friday has come and gone, and instead of schmoozing with like-minded women, I binge watched Pokemon XY in my PJs, eating Krispy Kreme donuts that I probably shouldn’t and drinking organic tea (well, it…

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Mothers Day

  For all the times you cried when your child cried because you couldn’t bear to see them in pain. For all the nights you stayed up to finish a school project long after they had gone to bed. For all the times you bought a Kinder Surprise with your last spare change instead of a coffee that you really, really, needed. For the time you moved halfway across the world to ensure they have a bright future ahead of them.…

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School Holidays and the Working Mum

When you run a business from home, nothing screws up your routine like school holidays. The constant need for the Meatball to be entertained, fed and supervised makes me appreciate the reliability of our regular routine when school is on. I dread the Easter holidays even more than usual though. With the Meatball’s, his best friend’s and my father in law’s birthdays and the Easter long weekend all happening in those 2 ever so short weeks, they create the perfect…

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When it rains, it pours

We all have days where nothing seems to go right. Today was one of those for me. After working until 1am this morning, I had overslept and was running late in dropping my son off to my dad’s place and made him miss his doctors appointment. It also started to rain once I got my 4 year old (who has no grasp of what it means to hurry up) in the car and left the house (I was dressed for sunny weather in a dress and Havaianas). On the train on my way to work, I had a brief reprieve and was able to read a book. I thought that was the end of it, but lo and behold, I had gotten off the train and was walking down the stairs when I realised I had left my umbrella in the train just as the doors were closing and the train was pulling out of the platform. Oh, and its also THAT time of the month. Normally it wouldn’t be so bad, but considering that my husband and I have been trying for Bub #2 for close to 6 months, I was definitely not a happy little Vegemite.
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