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Is it worse to be bullied or to bully?

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With my eldest having just started school this year I have found myself reflecting on bullying. Then recently I was browsing Quora and this topic popped up:

Would you prefer that your child be bullied or be the bully?

Wow! What a hard question.

I mean, obviously as parents we would prefer neither of these options. But if you had to choose one, which would it be?

No parent wants to believe their child is capable of hurting others. So you don’t want them to be a bully.

But no parent wants to see their child the victim of a…


YET a small but mighty word

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One of the most powerful ways to shift your mindset is to shift your language. Enter a tiny little word that really packs a punch.

YET!

The power of a yet statement helps shift your beliefs from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset. This will help set you up for success in all aspects of your life. From work and hobbies to family life in general.

Do you use the power of yet statements?

Boost your motivation with this tiny word

I can honestly say that adding more “yet” statements to my thinking has totally changed my mindset. …


If only all babies came with a how-to guide

if only newborn babies came with an instruction manual!
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I remember joking with another new mum about how I wish the hospital sent me home with an instruction manual when my first baby was born. I mean, how amazing would that be? My husband and I had no idea what we were doing. What first time parent does? But we managed somehow.

Recently I found this: “The Baby Owner’s Manual” by Louis Borgenicht and Joe Borgenicht. It is amazing, funny, and useful!

For quick tips on feeding, poop, bathing, swaddling and sleep, keep on reading.

Feeding your newborn baby

All the practice and breastfeeding classes in the world did not prepare me for…


A nurses perspective

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I have been a nurse for a long time now and I still dread the night shift. It has taken me many years to figure out how to cope with them.

So here are my top tips for when you are heading into night shifts. These are from my perspective as a nurse, but I am sure it is applicable to anyone who has to work on rotating shifts.

Healthy snacks and plenty of water = happier nurse for night shift

Those sugar cravings tend to kick in hard at 2 am. You are tired. You are struggling to keep your eyes open and it is so tempting to reach for sugary…


No more sacrificing your fitness

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I managed to still get to the gym and hot yoga classes after my first was born, somehow. But along came my second child and I just couldn’t do it. My exercise and fitness routine went out the window and I grew resentful.

I started reading up on how to fit exercise in around young children at home and didn’t like any of the suggestions.

  • Get up early to work out…yeah, no thanks. With two young kids, sleep is a premium!
  • Exercise late at night…heck no, again sleep is more of a priority. Not to mention by the time the…


Planning, prepping and productivity.

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So many people have asked how I juggle nursing shifts, 2 young children, a content marketing business and freelance work. I won’t lie. It is not easy. But with great planning, organisation and not wasting time I can get plenty done!

Here is what a week in the life of a WAHM Writer looks like:

Sunday:

I usually work a nursing day shift, from 7am until about 3pm. Once I am home it is all about getting prepped for the week ahead:

  • Make and pack Mr 6 school lunch and Miss almost 3 kinder lunch.
  • Fold and put away clothes (sometimes my hubby has already done it).
  • Pack kids bags and lay out their clothes…

A Plan To Increase Revenue And Followers

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A third Medium writing challenge for the year! Oh boy.

I felt I did not achieve all I set out to in my previous challenges. So third times the charm, right?

This time I am keeping it smaller. Last time I went big. So big I became overwhelmed and overworked. I failed to keep in mind that whilst I LOVE writing on Medium it is a side hobby for me. I have a content writing business, nursing shifts and two young children to occupy my time too.

I would love to spend all my time on Medium. …


A Small Biz Secret Weapon

The easy way to get started with content marketing for your small biz

Content marketing is a small business secret weapon!

A solid content marketing plan is how small businesses can compete with the big dogs. With little to no outlay costs (except for time and effort) you can craft a content marketing strategy that will have your small biz seen, heard, and selling.

So, how do you get started with content marketing for your small business?

Simple steps are best!

Follow the steps below and you will have developed an effective content marketing strategy for your small biz.

Who is your target audience?

Taking the time to develop your buyer persona is a crucial first step to…


Top Tips To Keep Children Occupied So You Can Work Productively

working from home with children. Top tips to keep them occupied
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Working from home is becoming more and more popular. Especially thanks to covid!

Whilst it sounds appealing, working from home with children can be very challenging. There are constant interruptions and you feel pulled in many directions as work and children vie for your attention.

So how do you keep your kids occupied when working from home?

Schedule work around your children.

One of the benefits of being a work at home parent is being able to create a flexible working schedule.

Ideally, I start my day at 5:15am. I get up and go for a walk or exercise. By 6am I am in the…


The challenges of the challenge.

The end of a 30 day writing challenge
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As May drew to a close, so did the 30-day challenge I had set myself.

As a refresher, here is David Majisters original 30-day challenge.

And here is my pledge post from what feels like eons ago.

What were my goals and did I achieve them?

The BIG goal: Submit 30 articles in 30 days to 30 different publications.

The results: 14 submitted and 14 published articles.

Of these 14 published articles, 10 were chosen for further distribution. This is a curation rate of 71%.

Although I didn’t reach the 30 articles in 30 days goal, I am pretty happy with that distribution rate. Perhaps if I had tried…

Rachel Maree

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