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#WomenProtectYourIncome The Real Cost of Female Selflessness

 The Real Cost of Female Selflessness   Working women, especially mothers, are busy people spinning many plates at once – professional work, domestic work at home, child care and perhaps also caring for elderly parents.  If one of these financially critical plates …

Writer: Sneak Preview of My Next Book ‘Looking For Mr Rabbit’

The publishing world of words can feel like a sausage machine. Writers quietly steel themselves away and pen tomes, reveal them to the world, readers devour them or ignore them unaware of the years of toil that has been invested …

Real Life: Back To Afghanistan In 2017

“It’s been awhile since Hagar’s been deployed on ops, and as I prepare for it’s coming I think back to the challenges we have previously faced.” I wrote this on May 25th 2010 in my blog post Hagar’s Fantasy Family. …

Real life: Macnaughty’s Manifesto – Vote For Me

I am devastated by the Referendum. It consumes me. I am ranting on Facebook, but like any bad drug, it’s not helping and instead, making the despair worse. I am getting stuck into conversations with people who are impolite and …

Real Life: Back in Business

The life of a freelancer is peaks and troughs and despite living in The Shire for around 5 years it has taken me a long time to find my footing amongst the local business community. I think partly because I …

Real Life: Shocked To Discover My Parent Blog In The Hands of Convicted Pedophile

Two weeks ago my blog went offline. I called the guy who was looking after my hosting and I didn’t hear back from him. I had noticed that he was no longer on Facebook but didn’t think much about it …

Real Life: Tips For Supporting Your Kids During Military Away Time

A life connected to the military means a lot of time away for the serving partner. This is just the reality of life and to be honest I am used to it. Jules over at The Giggles Family has put …

Parenting: Didn’t Breastfeed? Broccoli Is The Ultimate Maternal Compensator

Did you not breastfeed your baby? According to new cock womble research, breastfed babies are more likely to turn into well-educated and higer-earning adults according to a long-term study in Brazil. ” Our study provides the first evidence that prolonged …

Real Life: Self Discovery?

Do you know who are you? Are you on a journey of self discovery?   I am preparing to immerse myself in an edit. Sarah Westcott from the Addendum Agency has come back to me with notes on how to …

Real Life: Strong women love ’em or hate ’em?

Writing this blog today feels like an indulgent luxury. I have been so f*cking busy that I haven’t had time to blog in that just chewing the fat, this is what is going down in my hood kinda way. Finally, I …

We are off to Sunny Spain – Y Viva Espana!

This summer I’m heading to the Costa Cálida. Hang a right at Alicante Airport, steer away from the crowded Benidorm beaches and discover Murcia’s golden sands, crystal seas and fabulous spirit of adventure. I’m excited I’ve heard that it’s the …

Military Misread Millennials & Make Misery in 2019 Recruitment Campaign

There has been a huge backlash from those serving in the military in response to the latest recruitment campaign. It is the advertising equivalent of #DadDancing. With mixed reviews from commentators and controversy fuelled by soldier Stephen McWhirter (poster boy for …

The New Year New You 2019 Resolutions

The time of new beginnings is upon us. Are you stuck with bad habits and are looking for some resolution ideas to kickstart the New Year New You part of the festive season? To lose weight, eat healthier, improve their …

Top Reasons Why You Need an Emergency Fund

If you are trying to become financially free, the first thing that you will need to do is create an emergency fund in your account. An emergency fund is there as a buffer when life happens and an unexpected cost …

Drowning in Debt? A Debt Management Plan Could Be A Lifeline

When you are drowning debt, it can be incredibly stressful. However, no debt problems are unsolvable.There is not always a quick fix solution; but there’s always a way.And the sooner you take the lifeline the better, because the earlier you …