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

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

You’ll never know…

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I had the most amazing experience at the 2017 New Zealand Social Media Conference. So very honoured to be a guest speaker, I wanted to share something with you.         You never know who will be inspired by your story.   I found this out again, as I spoke to a room of strangers. I chose to be venerable, to walk the talk and set the example that we need to be authentic online. We need to … Read More

Leaving the ladder down

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It’s been nearly five years now since the idea of Liked Media birthed from a comfy couch in the lounge one summers evening, wine in hand. I had decided that I didn’t want an office job again that would restrict new found family life and create need for after school care and babysitters after hours. I wanted to stay in alignment with my passion, media, however times where changing and digital media was moving fast. I stumbled upon social media … Read More

Never too old to ride a train

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We arrived at the station. I could feel the excitement radiate from both parent and child. Although a busy little spot, there were noticeable memories being made here that was worth the grizzle, nudging and occasional toddler tantrum over how many sausages they could have.   This was happiness, fun on the trains.     It had been years since our family had hung out here on a Sunday afternoon and a first for our youngest, nearly three. When Master … Read More

More than just a rock

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I felt compelled to try to explain my love for this community group, Whangarei Rocks and why it’s not just coloured rocks lying on gardens, beaches and walkways. It’s so much more.  Little did I know that when I signed up as a member of this group, I was strengthening our family bond between parent and child. I had no idea this would open up communication channels between myself and my tween as we walked the sea side together. I … Read More

What they don’t tell you | PART TWO |

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No one told me that sometimes my dream of being self employed would back fire and I would daydream about finding a J.O.B!       We spend all this time swept away in the idea of creating our freedom. More money they say, long lunches and do it your way. No more working for the man and stuck in the predictability of the nine to five. Oh, my goodness… nine to five…. can you imagine that!? The truth be … Read More

What they don’t tell you | PART ONE |

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  || BUSINESS BLOG ||   No one talks about this stuff, so I am going to. The stuff they don’t tell you when going into business or parenthood for that matter. The stuff you find out along the way and a mentor may say down the track, “Yes, I have been there before.” The stuff that makes us stronger yet breaks our backs. The stuff that brings us to self-doubt tears one day yet shout to the heavens the … Read More

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