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9 Effective Ways to Plan for Success

2019-09-02T11:39:05+00:00Personal Growth|

Almost everyone wants to know how to plan for success. Luckily, it is not actually as difficult as it might seem right now. Most of us set ourselves new goals regularly. This is great! It gives us something to work towards. Unfortunately though, most of these goals are more often than not, quite unrealistic. [...]

Mental Illness and Your Child: It’s Not Your Fault (Guest Post)

2019-02-06T14:19:41+00:00Parenting, Personal Growth|

Statistically, 1 in 5 young people struggle with mental illness. That’s about 20% of our population. Mental illness is a not a choice or a sign of weakness. It occurs all over the world in different cultures, races, and socio-economic groups. Being diagnosed with a mental illness is no one’s “fault” and there is no [...]

Can’t Lose Weight? Are You Doing These 10 Simple Things?

2019-02-22T17:09:23+00:00LifeStyle, Personal Growth|

We all want to know the secret of how to lose weight fast! But, that's just it...there is no secret! It's all about following the simple rules - and sticking to them. A big reason for people eating processed or unhealthy foods is that they don't allow themselves enough time to prepare and cook a healthy [...]

The Ultimate Guide to Vienna: Everything You Need To Know

2019-02-06T14:09:52+00:00LifeStyle|

This really is the ULTIMATE guide to Vienna! This guide provides you with everything you need to know about taking a trip to Vienna. How to travel around Vienna How to get from the airport to your hotel Where to stay What to do What to see ...even some tips on how to save money during your [...]

16 of the Best Educational Toys for Toddlers: Birthday Presents 2020

2020-01-30T21:19:46+00:00Parenting|

For this post, I spent hours researching to find you the absolute BEST and AFFORDABLE educational toys for toddlers in 2019. I have actually bought many of the toys in this post for my own daughter! There are literally millions of toys on the market for children. However, when it comes to buying educational toys for toddlers...thats when [...]

The Adventures of Frank and Diesel – Frank’s first Christmas

2019-01-24T22:21:07+00:00Parenting|

The awesome sisters, Melanie Slack and Katie Green asked me to write a review of their special illustrated Christmas book for kids. The Adventures of Frank and Diesel: Frank's First Christmas is the most recent book of the series published by the sisters. The other books in this series include: Who's That? A day at [...]

Simple SEO: A Step-by-Step Guide to SEO for Beginners

2019-02-06T14:05:33+00:00Blogging, LifeStyle|

What is SEO? Search Engine Optimisation SEO is the way in which you optimise your website so that it ranks well in organic (natural) searches from search engines like Google. Almost everyone who writes about SEO mentions the need to build a website that is friendly and easy for search engines to crawl. However, it [...]

12 Ways to Deal with a Toddler Tantrum and How to Avoid Them in the First Place

2020-01-30T21:21:48+00:00Parenting|

Even if you have never had any children, I can almost guarantee that you have, at some point, seen a child throwing the biggest toddler tantrum ever!   Why Do Toddlers Have Tantrums? Most toddler tantrums are known to begin at around 18 months, although they can start before and after this time. The [...]

Get Noticed on Google: 18 Ways to Boost your Domain Authority Ranking

2019-02-24T21:29:47+00:00Blogging, LifeStyle|

Domain Authority (DA) basically means how highly your site will rank by search engines in comparison to other websites. The higher your Domain Authority ranking, the more likely your site is to rank highly on search engine results. DA is now used by most website owners as a way to self-assess “importance” on the web. A [...]

Life It Or Not – Versatile Blogger Award

2019-02-06T13:49:55+00:00Blogging, LifeStyle|

Life It Or Not received the Versatile Blogger Award! After I had given birth in 2017, became a single mum, found out my daughter was half deaf and then got diagnosed with Heart Failure, I decided to write a bucket list! One of the things on my Bucket List was to "start a blog".  Never [...]

The 7 Most Effective Ways to get a Better Sleep

2019-02-06T13:39:36+00:00LifeStyle, Personal Growth|

Humans are thought to spend a whole THIRD of their lives sleeping! This comes as a huge surprise when we think of how many of us (myself included) have had those nights where we lay awake staring at the ceiling, or close our eyes just for them to keep opening themselves against our will. We [...]

How to Stop Worrying and Live For Today

2019-09-02T12:00:00+00:00LifeStyle, Personal Growth|

Just after my Squidge was born (January last year): - I was still with her dad. - We had temporarily moved in with my parents so that we (I) could save for a mortgage. - We were looking at where we were going to invest for our family home. - I was already planning [...]

How to Deal with Difficult Teenagers: 11 Proven Techniques to Handle Difficult Teenage Behavior

2020-01-30T21:28:38+00:00Parenting|

Most of my career has involved working with teenagers and dealing with teenage behavior and attitude problems. During this time, I have had extensive behavior management training and over 10 years of experience dealing with difficult teenagers. Many of the young people I have worked with have had mental health problems and/or a diagnosis [...]

Preparing for High School: A Teacher’s Survival Guide for Parents!

2019-07-04T23:29:08+00:00Parenting|

I have helped children manage through their transitions between year groups and stages of education for over ten years.   This has led to my understanding of exactly what the common fears and misconceptions are about starting High School / Secondary School. In this post, I will teach you what we as educators - and you [...]

Get the Daily Dose of “Me Time” You Deserve (Guest Post)

2018-11-28T17:06:53+00:00LifeStyle, Parenting|

Guest Post by Marlee from 'Dishes By Hand' It is my pleasure to publish Marlee on Life It Or Not. Marlee is a funny, witty and genuine mum blogger who has two of her own little Squidge's and somehow also finds the time to work full time as a nurse (all while still washing her [...]

Cardiomyopathy: What REALLY Happens When You Get Chest Pain?

2019-02-05T02:31:27+00:00Cardiomyopathy, LifeStyle|

Up until recently, I was very lucky to never have had any kind of chest pain. ...Until recently! In June 2018, I woke up to get ready for work at 5.30am after having a lovely nights sleep and hit the "Snooze" button so I could have my routine 15 minute lay-in (for some Mindfulness). My "Get [...]

How to use Pinterest to Drive Traffic to your Blog

2020-01-30T15:35:51+00:00Blogging, LifeStyle|

Pinterest drives 80% of the traffic to my blog - so it clearly deserves my time and attention! Growing your blog traffic by boosting your Pinterest traffic is one of the most common methods of growing "the right" engagement. In my first ever month of blogging my Pinterest had an amazing growth of 22,000%. [...]

What NOT to Buy for a Newborn Baby: Tips for the Pregnant Mum

2019-02-28T02:39:13+00:00Parenting|

Everyone has a million-and-one tips for what expecting parents NEED to buy before their bundle of joy newborn baby joins us in "real-people World". They hardly ever tell you what you DON'T need. And if they do, we tend to not listen and think we know better - we don't! If you want to know [...]