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Should Children Be Given Summer Homework?

School’s almost out, and the summer holidays are just around the corner. Already (I hear you scream). Yes….sorry!

Your child is probably looking forward to the weeks of freedom from learning (and homework!). It’s as if the lockdowns didn’t even happen this year. We all need a break and some fun, but summer learning loss in children is a reality!

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5 Work-Related Stress Busters You Can Start Anytime

Stress; everyone experiences this from time to time. You may be so stressed out about your job that it makes you sick or can cause extreme tension in your relationship. Stress is a major cause of health problems, leading to job absenteeism and lost productivity. It can also cause other health issues and sickness.

That’s why it’s recommended you turn to some of the stress-busters outlined below. These are techniques that you can use, no matter what type of work environment you are in.

How to Encourage Your Child’s Independent Learning

Juggling work and homeschooling sounded straightforward enough. For years we have heard how our American counterparts actually opt for that lifestyle, many of them running businesses or side hustles alongside this.

But somehow, when the way that homeschooling is to be administered is dictated by schools, topped off with reams of worksheets and obvious knowledge gaps us parents have to fill, it just doesn’t seem quite as easy.

But one way to ease some of the pressure, and help salvage some semblance of a good relationship with our children is to encourage them to work independently.

The Best Places to Sell Unwanted Presents

It’s official, Christmas is over, and we have well and truly started 2021! Some of us have still got the Christmas tree out (with everything that’s going one, clinging on to a bit of cheer is not such a bad thing!).

But there are some things we really want to get rid of – those unwanted gifts we just didn’t have the heart to give back, or regift. With the country in a national lockdown, it’s not even possible to slip down the high street and swap the burden for a gift voucher. So now what?

Smooth Skin Can Now Be Yours With Botox

Want Smoother Skin? It Could Be Yours with Botox.

Having a youthful appearance is something that most women desire, irrespective of one’s age, job and position in life. Is it wrong to wish for something that can be achieved? Never. 

During the lockdown, you may have been trying several home remedies and just about any beauty hack you could get your hands on to get your desired youthful look. Be it for Zoom meetings, Facetime – or just so you could recognise yourself in the mirror – you were not there! But has it all gone in vain? 

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Memory Games for Children

In 2005 (a full three years before the launch of the App Store), a brain training video game became an overnight sensation in a way that would not be seen again until 2016’s Pokemon Go. The game was everywhere. The premise was simple. You solve the puzzles in as short a time as possible and the game – which was ostensibly based on principles of neuroscience – would tell you your mental age. It was sort of a fun way for people who knew they were smart to show off, and for those who knew their cognitive abilities had been collecting dust since high school to share a laugh at their pre-teen mental age.

Working From Home: Lockdown and Beyond

Recent global events have seen many people make the shift from onsite working to remote work in the safety of their own homes.

For some people, working from home is an ideal situation, as it removes the need for a lengthy commute, an early start or added expenses of renting an office or shop space. Meetings can be conducted via Skype or Zoom, and many businesses have taken advantage of organisational software in order to keep things running smoothly. Therefore, both employees and employers may find that working remotely has its benefits – even if the present situation requires parents to homeschool while doing this.

Your Mindset and Progress

Do you see a problem or an opportunity?

Most of us have heard (too many times, in fact) the phrase ‘half empty or half full’. Right? It’s often used to see what type of person you are: whether you are an optimistic person or a pessimistic one; whether you are realistic or unrealistic. 

Can I introduce a new dialogue? Well, it’s new, but not shiny brand new. Let’s talk about ‘opportunity over problem’. Take a look at the picture for this post again, but this time look very carefully. What do you see?

How to make a second income

5 Money Hobbies Ideas for a Second Income

I’m creating this post because one of my lovely followers on Instagram asked for some help! And I am all about helping whenever I can.

I am going to talk about creating a side hustle – this is extra income or what I like to call a ‘money hobby’. If you have a full-time job, this is for you. If you have a part-time job, this is for you. If you have no job, this is for you, too. A side hustle is for everyone whose eyes happen to glance on this post.

How? Because if there is one (of the many) key learning outcomes from this pandemic, it is that you cannot depend on just one source of income for life.

No matter how amazing your career is, it would help if you had a side hustle.

Learning from the big C

Podcast – Learning From the Big ‘C’

She’s like the new recruit at work that just blows his own trumpet and makes everything about him: Corona! You know the type – acts like he knows everything under the sun about not only the job, the industry but the world! He makes everyone believe his hype and that what he says is gospel…

We won’t get not the politics, the medical evidence, conspiracy theories or anything like that here! Not because I want to sit on the fence on those issues – I really don’t. But it’s because I want to focus on the learning outcomes. This is the one area we have some control over.

Homeschool Working Mums: Use the '2-Minute Rule'

Homeschooling Working Mums: Use the ‘2-Minute Rule’

The two-minute rule is a time-management strategy that can dramatically improve productivity. Forget long to-do lists that create overwhelm (or self-importance!), if you really want to get things done, try this rule. You’ll eliminate procrastination and accomplish more every day.

The ‘2-minute rule’ can make an enormous difference in your life – especially if you have a penchant for procrastination. It is ascribed to productivity king, David Allen, author of the renowned Getting Things Done book.

start an online business as a multiple income stream during lockdown

Product Pricing: The Difference Between Digital and Physical Products

If there’s one lesson, we have all learnt from Coronavirus and the ensuing lockdown it is the ever-increasing importance of having an online presence and having a digital product of some sort. 

You only need to go on any social media platform, from Facebook to Instagram, from Pinterest to YouTube, to see how those brands with a digital product or service are able to sell this flexibly. For many, this digital delivery has not only supplemented their income but has caused a skyrocketing of their profits.