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Why I Study Online

18th April 2017

Why I Study Online

When X was little and used to have a sizeable nap in the middle of the day (oh those were the days) I found myself at a loss as to what to do. There were only so many times I could tiptoe around the house and quietly do the washing up before I started to go mad.

I think the first time I came across a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) was an advert for Future Learn on Facebook. They have hundreds of courses over loads of different subjects, all of which are free (if you don’t need a Certificate at the end of it) and can be studied over a few hours a week. I’ve just started their Persuasive Communication course this week.

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Will I Ever Really Feel Like “A Mum”?

10th April 2017

I remember being younger and looking up at adults thinking, “Wow, it must be so cool to be a grown up, and to know how things work…”. And then I got to my 20s and looked up at the 30 somethings and thought, “I can’t wait until I’m grown up enough to have a decent grasp on life… I’ll have a career and a house and I’ll have life SORTED.”

Now I’m 30. 31 in June if I’m being honest. I still don’t have a clue. I don’t feel like a grown up. I still feel the same as I did when I was 17 – just 3 dress sizes larger with a better phone.

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#bottlefeedingstories with Candyfloss & Dreams

6th April 2017

This week’s #bottlefeedingstories comes from Kat over at Candyfloss & Dreams. She had a really lovely Health Visitor who gave her loads of advice, but struggled to find enough support to feed confidently.

I’m Kat, I blog at Candyfloss & Dreams (candyflossdreams.net) and I want my blog to inspire others to make the best choices for themselves. I love sharing my experience on topics that are sometimes a little hard for others because I believe that tough topics should be normalised and everyone needs a little support.

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10 Ways To Conquer Stage Fright

20th March 2017

10 Ways To Conquer Stage Fright

So my impending theatrical debut (unless you count my turn as Hermia in an A Level performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream…) has highlighted my absolute fear of… well, doing almost anything in front of an audience.

Social Anxiety aside I genuinely used to love pratting about on a stage and entertaining people, otherwise why would I have studied Drama and Theatre Studies!? But the run up? It makes me feel physically sick. Much like I do before a job interview. Or a presentation. Or that time I had to do the pre-recorded message for my work’s phone line.

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Why We Don’t “Do” Valentines Day

14th February 2017

Valentines Day.

Bleh.

Why don’t you like Valentines Day, Rebecca, I hear you ask? You’re one of the lucky ones – you’re not single on Valentines day, there’s no anxiety remaining about whether you’re going to get a card from a secret admirer!

It’s not so much that I don’t like Valentines Day, more that I don’t see the point. Yes, absolutely, go ahead. Call me a cynic. You’re right.

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