East Coast Mum: I lost 10 pounds in 5 minutes

How I Lost 10 Pounds in Five Minutes

This New Year’s I decided to do something drastic: I lost 10 pounds in FIVE Minutes by throwing out my collection of diet books. Here’s a review describing the reasons I bought each book…and the reason why it’s being “kicked to the kerb”! The Weight Watchers Points Journal This is not my first copy of…

How to Make Mummy Money: SEO and keyword rich content

SEO and Keyword Rich Content Explained

How to Make Mummy Money: SEO and Keyword Rich Content Explained   I just wrote a “keyword article” about Hummus for LIFEHACK.org – a website that is driven by keyword rich content. For those of you to whom that is gobbledygook, stay with me. I will explain. Firstly, let me assure you that it was…

insant camera kid

Mummy Blogging: Invest in a Stock Photo Library

Hello there, and welcome to my series of posts: How to Make Money Money (through blogging). Even if you are not a hopeful blogger or webby type, you might really enjoy this particular post. Why? Because this article will help you to understand why some websites look so smooth, while others look amateur. It might…

East Coast Mum makes slime

This morning, we made slime!

This morning, we made slime, using this excellent slime recipe, consisting of: 1 teaspoon borax 1.5 cups water 1 4 oz. bottle of white glue 8 drops food colouring You will also need some plastic baggies, and a couple of bowls. This slime recipe beats the pants off our last attempt at home-chemistry, when we…

East Coast Mum baby sleep training 10 month old

How We Trained Our 10-month Old NOT To Sleep

My baby was born wired for sleep. But, somehow my husband and I managed to train him out of it.  In fact, we’ve been training our baby NOT to sleep all summer. Now, at 10 months old, his sleep habits are affecting the whole family.  Translation: I’m half-dead, and we are all ready to kill…

Domain name identity

Mummy Blogging: Identity and your Domain

Hi, I’m East Coast Mum.ca! After months of random blogging, website building and internet research, I have finally decided on a permanent domain name for this blog, which will establish my identify me as a unique and serious Mama-blogger!  The British half of me refused to have anything like “Mom” or “Mommy” in my title,…

How to Make Mummy Money: SEO and keyword rich content

Mummy Blogging: Adsense

Hello, and welcome to my series on  “How to Make Mummy Money” through blogging.  This article was first published on my other website http://www.funprintablesforkids.com, last week. In this post, I am testing the advice given to me by my web guru, Lisa Irby, on the subject of Google Adsense. There are a few things to keep…

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5 new words for the newbie blogger

  I haven’t blogged regularly on WordPress since the inception of my new website: www.funprintablesforkids.com which is keeping me busy, and actually doing quite well, in terms of ROI (Return on Investment).  That isn’t saying much, considering that my initial investment was under a tenner, but then again,  maybe it says a lot: how many small businesses…

There’s something about the word ‘happy’!

Pharrell Williams has made a hit with his song “Happy”. But this isn’t the first time that a song with the word “Happy” in the title has made it big!  Remember Bobby McFerin? Whether or not you loved his 1988 song “Don’t Worry be Happy” chances are that right now, it’s stuck in your head.…

FIT FOR FORTY: DAY ONE

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!! On the occasion of my 39th birthday, I have decided to devote a few minutes per day (every single day!) of this coming year to becoming “fit for forty”- AND, I have decided to blog about it. What does “fit for forty” mean?  Well, um… I don’t know yet! You’ll have to…

Fun Printables for Kids website

Six things I am learning about weblishing

So…. I took a little break from blogging  and started up this website: www.funprintablesforkids.com:  a growing collection of printable colouring pages, hand-drawn…by me!  It’s just starting up, so don’t expect much in terms of content…yet, but please, do visit! http://www.funprintablesforkids.com/ Part of my plan is to follow my lifelong dream of writing/illustrating for children. It…

Shouting at Kids

I hate myself for shouting at my kids.

“The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice” The other day, a guest in our home  (our parish priest, as it happens) raised his voice to my 5 year-old daughter and her cousin, who were quite literally tearing up the place during an official baptism preparation visit. “It’s very NOISY in here”,…

Die Plesierboot… is waiting for you. Or, why I love wikipeida

“friends, fellow-bloggers, wiki-worshippers and television-lovers, please be my guest today, and enjoy what has got to be one of the best lists on the internet” WIKIPEDIA!  Where else can you instantaneously get a list of all the countries that ever syndicated the 1980’s hit television series “The Love Boat”,  along with – wait for it…

To fool or not to fool?

Today, in the tradition of April Fool’s Day, I will be sending a very serious looking invoice to my child’s school, requesting compensation “for the dry cleaning of one pair of pink snow-pants, size 7, soiled beyond domestic repair while “playing” in a mud puddle…” I hope they get the joke. In celebration of all…