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

6 steps to juggle life & work without smashing all the eggs on the floor

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  I have been trying to master this for years now and not all days are the same. However, I think I have started to crack a balancing code and wanted to share my personal ideas with you to make your life easier too. Some may apply, some may not however if they do, try some out and let me know if it helps your world. I spent a lot of time reading others peoples advice until I found enough … Read More

When was the last time you really challenged yourself?

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  Everything in my body told me I was stupid attempting this run. I hadn’t trained for months, I’m barely a runner and had little time for stretching in itself before the event. However, something in me entered anyway. Something inside told be to push myself out of my comfort zone (and take my daughter with me). You see lately, she has tapped into her potential for the first time in her life. She has seen what she can do … Read More

This girl is on fire, meet Sarah Marshall

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Name: Sarah Marshall Business: “Sarah Marshall Photography” Role: Owner/Photographer     How long have you been going? I have been in business for 3 years, when I started charging clients at the end of 2013 after over a year of shooting for free to portfolio build. My first big job was when I photographed my Mum and Step dad’s wedding one week after I got my first Canon DLSR camera, four years ago.   What gets you up in the … Read More

When creative Monday’s don’t work

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It was 2AM and I heard a pained child at my bedside. My eldest was crying from fevers and nightmares with a red-hot throat. Having dropped her water through her bed, we quickly rearranged the sheets and grabbed the medicine. I knew what this was. I remember there is nothing quite as comforting as a mother’s soothing touch and she pleaded for me not to leave. Stroking her fair hair I sung her to sleep and promised restored health in … Read More

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