When I watched this TED video, it made me realise just how many people go about their lives doing things with no purpose. How people never question the things they do, say or believe. I like to know the reason behind everything I do. If I don’t know why, I question it and the answer I get has to make logical sense. One of the things I would hate, is for my children to grow up without this mindset.
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WOW! MY VERSATILE BLOG AWARDS BUT OUR PARTY!
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I’ve been so lucky this past week to be nominated for two awards. I’ve posted for the Real Neat Blog Award already. This is for the Versatile Blogger Award which I have been kindly nominated by one of my loyal followers; Miss Cassiopeia. I can not thank you enough for this wonderful complement. It makes everything feel so much more worthwhile when I know that I am connecting with people who enjoy my blog.
- Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
- Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it.
- Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. ( I would add, pick blogs or bloggers that are excellent!)
- Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
- Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.
MY 15 NOMINATIONS
I understand that some of the nominees will have received this award before so there is no obligation to accept. If you are on my list then it means that I enjoy seeing you on my reader and are one of my most frequent reads. Thank you for making this experience so much fun and amazingly exciting for me. My best wishes to all of you! x
7 Things about moi
- I had my first child at 19.
- I clean my toilet every time I use it.
- I love spicy food.
- I am not really a maths geek but I have this thing when I have to calculate something; I want to do it in my head to see how fast and accurate I can be and try to avoid calculators.
- I tried home tutoring for a bit last year to earn a bit of a side income.
- I have my tea black, with no milk, ahh… the true taste of tea
- I practice the power of (serious) positive thinking everyday, even when I’m sad, angry etc… It really is a life changer.
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I want to be a stay at home mom.
There, I said it.
I know that this blog is called Mom at Work. I know that I’m supposed to be writing about the whole work/life/mommyhood balance and how it really is possible to juggle it all and to at least appear to be having a good time of it. I know that I’m a feminist and I should want more for my life than pureeing baby food and keeping house and reading aloud the same cardboard book 72 times before the sun has come out for the day. I know that I should want to define my life as more than the success of my children and harmony of my family.
I also know – or at least I have been told – that being a stay at home mom would drive me one hundred percent loopy (or loopy in…
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Ericka, author of Autenticitee has kindly nominated me for this amazing award. Yay! I feel absolutely fabulous and thank you so much E. Her blog is so versatile, I’m not going to spoil it, please have a look yourself. I must say I love it when she’s in one of her ‘love’ moods.
1. Put the award logo on your blog.
2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.
4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.
5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)
My Questions Answers
1. Where do most visits to your blog come from?
US and UK
2. What is your favourite sport?
I like watching Athletics and was a very good triple jumper in my very younger years 😉
3. What has been a special moment for you in 2014?
Giving birth to my son
4. What is your favourite quote?
There are many. I’m not one to remember quotes and keep them in my head. But one thing I always say is:
5. What was your favourite class when still at school?
Art class with Mr. Humphreys (with his Welsh accent and the ever growing art work on his wall dedicated to his wife)
6. Anything you wished to have learned earlier?
I wish I had learned to act less on ’emotion’ much earlier on life to allow me to be in control of situations
7. What musical instrument have you tried to play?
Acoustic Guitar, I could have gone on but started quite late and lost interest
I nominate the following for the Real Neat Blogger Award however I do know some of you may have already been nominated. I just have to and if you want, you can just repost your previous post for the award. Just to let you know, it’s not a must to accept the nomination.
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These are so right. I don’t even know which one to comment on because they are equally as important to each other. This is so me. Have to reblog this
All women want to be perceived as strong and fearless, but most aren’t just born with an innate sense of self-confidence or resilience.
No, strong women develop over time. They are ever-evolving, always striving to be the best version of themselves. Like diamonds, the best women are forged under pressure. They are tough on the outside, but radiate from the inside.
Aristotle once said,
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”
To that end, here are 14 habits strong, fearless women share:
1. They own up to their mistakes.
Fearless women don’t blame others for their mistakes or try to skirt blame. They own up to their actions and work to remedy any missteps.
2. They learn from the past, instead of dwelling on it.
Nothing good ever comes from living in the past. Strong women don’t dwell on things they can’t change; they live…
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I live by this! Love it!
”You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”-Jim Rohn
We have all heard this quote or a variation of it at some point of our life. Maybe it was in a class. Maybe it came from your mother when she questioned you about the friends you kept as a teenager. But it’s true. It’s not about stereotyping. It’s about the company you keep affecting your life and the decisions you make.
Think of five people you spend the most time with. Are they achievers? Creatives? Type A personalities? Intellectuals? Or are they procrastinators and just plain lazy. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that if you are content with your present condition. But if you want to make something out of yourself and succeed in life you have to make a change.
Now I know there is someone out there who is saying that…
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