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Mayday, May Day, and Mayhem. The Busiest Month of The Year

Apparently the distress signal Mayday comes from the French term m’aider, which means “help me”. The signal was invented in the 1940s by a radio officer in Croydon airport. These two facts make me smile, because, first of all, I like the fact that something so important came out of Croydon; the term “mayday” comes to mind frequently when …

productivity, small business

Paintbrushes v Toothbrushes: A Peek Inside My Artist’s Home

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live with an artist? Maybe you already live with one, and are thinking up a few choice expletives to write in the comments section below? You have my sympathies, really. My family love what I do, and my kids are proud of having an artist mom. They …

Jack of All Trades, Master of Pub Quizzes;
books, productivity

Jack of All Trades, Master of Pub Quizzes

I can’t control myself. I want to do so many things, and I want to do them now! I have a habit of getting over excited about life, like a little kid looking at toppings at an ice cream social. Working on multiple projects simultaneously, reading a stack of books on rotation, having numerous new passions and interests. …

books, wellness

Work, Family, and Self – is there enough nurture for them all?

  Everything happens for a reason. There is a reason for this post being written the day after Mothers Day. Not the day before Mother’s Day, not on actual Mothers Day, but the day after. The day after is a thing for me. When something big and blog-worthy happens, some bloggers rush to their laptops and write …

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The Luxury of a Full Work Week

The  last two weeks have been pretty productive, thanks in part to the lovely Spring-like weather. With no sudden, unexpected snow days, I managed to finish screen-printing all 1 million of my products (Well, it certainly felt like 1 million!). I have also almost finished ironing them all as well. My right bicep is now impressively larger than the …