I might be smiling now but at 11pm last night when I found this site didn’t show up on mobile I wasn’t! Now resolved, it was some rogue plug in ..but oh what a panic! My kids went back to school yesterday so it was a flurrying, hurrying day all around really.
A busy week so far and to come but a good one. Blogging certainly brings diversity. let me tell you what i have been up to and what is still to come this week
Encouraging children to speak up
Today I am over on the super speak blog with a collection of fabulous blogger sharing tips for encouraging children to speak in public…do you want to hear my tip?
Speak to family on the phone
I have always encourage my children to share their news by calling up their grandparents and putting them on the phone for a few minutes. They have found this y easier over time and it helps them communicate more clearly. I go through the conversation with them first e.g Why don’t we call GG (great grandma) then you could tell her you got 9 out of 10 in your spelling test and perhaps you could tell her what your teacher said about it and how you feel. I find sharing their stories encourages their confidence, focus and clarity when talking.
To hear a whole host of other great tips do have a look at How to help your child be a better public speaker
Twitter party Time
Tomorrow (Wednesday 22 April) I am hosting a twitter party for SightSavers sharing their #imagine2030 campaign
people around the world are blind
of this can be cured or prevented
Sightsavers work tirelessly to help those who are blind unnecessarily. It is a fabulous charity. This year, world leaders will agree global goals on poverty and the environment that’ll dictate what the world could look like in 2030.
The twitter party will focus on dreams for 2030 what do we want from the future for ourselves and for the world and how will we make it happen. Please join us in focussing on our future.
You can commit your dream to writing in Sightsavers image generator here (above is mine) and PLEASE do join us at 11 – 11.30 tomorrow on Twitter #imagine2030 I will be tweeting from @babybudgeting
Hosting competitions is a bit like waiting or a bus nothing nothing then zoom along they all come at once!
I have 4 this week over on my thrifty home blog! You can ….
Win a lovely Giles and Posner brownie maker
Win tickets to Grand Designs Live and
I will be speaking this week at blog camp run by Tots100 as the best free blogging conference in the UK. I love blog camps run by Tots, they are small, friendly and always really informative. I will be talking about how to make blogging a business with Penny Alexander from Parent Shaped and A residence
We will be sharing our journey to becoming professional bloggers, explaining what that job looks like and sharing tips and insights from our experience.
Here we are at a previous blog camp event being so ‘professional!’
I would love for you to follow me on instagram where I have been madly decluttering for weeks and weeks by just taking 10 things everyday from my house and trying to do this before 10am. Keeping it quick, small and simple has helped me keep the momentum. Occasionally other people join me with their clutter on the hashtag #10by10am come and join us if you need to minimalise and simplify too !