It’s time to unplug – there I said it!

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I know… this is funny coming from a social media manager who spends most of her time on Facebook. Over the last 6 years, I have committed myself 100% to being connected, switched on, available and non-stop social. This has resulted at times in burnout, tiredness, resentment, grumpiness, feeling that my online world was more my reality and missing life is it passed me by. Relate? I missed my friends, I missed my happy relationship with my husband, I missed playing … Read More

Relationships – do you put your partner first or last?

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  Relationships – it’s so important when you are working to not put them last on the list. We have definitely found this out the hard way, one hundred times over! We locked eyes in town at sweet 16 however, it wasn’t quite love at first sight. There is more of a story to that. It didn’t take long before the three little words were muttered shyly at a party and a down-on-one-knee proposal a few months later. Was it … Read More

Personal Branding: Step One

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|| NEW LOOK 2018 || SARAH MARSHALL PHOTOGRAPHY      We all know that personal branding has made a massive shift over the years with the introduction of sharing our stories online and the need to be at the forefront of our businesses. Customers want to read and research YOU, trusting us before they buy and building a relationship that is deeper than one conversation. I experienced this more and more over the years involved in social media leadership. Seeing … Read More

Dear Mum in Business…

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 PHILIPPA MANNAGH·SATURDAY, 20 JANUARY 2018 Welcome, let me tell you a little story of how the Mums in Business group came to be and why I will fearlessly protect the values, culture and spirit of this little corner of the internet we can safely call home. You see, no other person except for a fellow Mother in Business can count the tears it takes to step up every day, the pressure, the constant juggle, the lack of down time, constantly feeling … Read More

An open letter to you, Mum in Business

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  What lies behind the smiling photos and the family highlight reels? Are you truly happy?    I’m going to share an uncomfortable place that I found myself in one day and how I climbed out of it – it’s not all fabulous events, bubbles and fun over here, I am just like you.  Being a Mum in Business can take its toll on us. I couldn’t shake it.  Why did I feel this way? For a long time, I … Read More

New: Messenger for kids on it’s way

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What are your thought on this? Too young or handy for the digital world we live in? I have just posted a LIVE video on this topic over in the Liked Media: Mums in Business group and wanted to hear your thoughts too.   Facebook messenger for kids is coming our way and it’s a big one to think about, pros and cons of course.  This is available in the US right now, however it will be coming our way … Read More

4 tips to loosen tech’s grip over your life

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I caught myself on the phone too much this weekend. I knew I was doing it yet it had it’s grasp on me. You know when you are scrolling and you just can’t stop? I saw the kids around me, looking, waiting… “interrupting” yet I was the one zoning out and it should NOT have been my focus. It’s so not fair. I have got pretty good with my boundaries these days. Working in social media I have too. I … Read More

Falling into your child’s arms

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    Words can’t begin to describe the feeling of falling into your child’s arms. Here I rested for what felt like eternity. Collapsed from sickness, an injured knee and 21kms running and walking in the pouring rain. I had made it. She ran along the finish line with me, clasping her cardboard sign drenched from the wet weather. There was no way she was going to stay home in the dry with the others today. She was there at … Read More

What they don’t tell you in biz || PART 5 ||

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Things evolve and never stay the same.  When you take the time out or take part in planning exercises…. sometimes it’s the beginning of HUGE shifts in your life. “OLD WAYS WON’T OPEN NEW DOORS”     Although I plan regularly and teach planning to my own clients, there comes a time when you need to go deeper and get very real. What is it that YOU want to do in 2018? Actually stop, pause and ask yourself this.   … Read More

REVIEW: The Apron Cafe, Whangarei Airport

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|| CAFE REVIEW || The Apron:  Check them out on Facebook for more info!  Some days you just need a business owner date with a good friend and with little people tagging along on a Willow Wednesday this was more enjoyable because of the set up at this new local cafe, The Apron. Because, let’s be honest, it’s hit and miss when you dine with kids. I knew it was going to be good here. There was no doubt, given … Read More

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