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August 14, 2017
small talk

How To Survive…Small Talk

As a presenter on breakfast radio people always say two things to me. The first is “how do you get up so early?”. The second is “you must love to talk”. The answer to the former is I actually have no idea how I do it…a combination of loving my […]
July 25, 2017
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A Letter To My Husband’s Boss

Firstly, let me open this with a thank you for giving me the opportunity to be the best Mum possible. How did you do that? Well, you employ my husband, who is worth every penny and more to you by the way! (Pay rise wouldn’t kill you, inflation and all […]
July 17, 2017
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Husband, If Your Day Ran Like Mine…

I often wish I could prank my husband, in an educational kinda way, to show him just how my day normally runs. It’s one thing to talk (moan) about it when he gets home, but you just can’t beat the real thing for impact. But lacking the resources, time, energy, […]
July 4, 2017
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Why You Should Always Hire The Post-Stay-at-Home-Mum

She’s got a four year gaping hole on her CV and she’s got an interview – she can’t quite believe it. She’s forgotten how people who work dress. She runs off to buy a power-suit with maxi shoulder pads and realises work based fashion has shifted. Just being out of […]
June 22, 2017
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Back To Work? Not This Time!

It’s that time again. The time when after exhausting paid and unpaid maternity leave, I must get ready to say goodbye to my baby, leave her to be cared for by someone else and head back to work. It’s that time, but that’s not what I’m going to do – […]
June 4, 2017
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The Problem With Business Trips When Your Child Has A Chronic Illness

I’ve been lucky enough to travel a fair bit with work over the years. Shooting tea ads in Thailand, beer ads in New Zealand, chocolate ads in Prague…you name it, I’ve done it. It was always one of my favourite things about my career as an advertising copywriter. And why […]

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