Writing

Friday Night Roundup 07/01-07/14

Friday Night Roundup - SweetMadeleine,ca

Here are my published posts from 07/01-07/14. Enjoy!

Earth 911
How to Deal With Recycling Guilt
3 Clothing Recycling Mistakes You May Be Making

Freelancer’s Union Blog
How Not to Freelance: Or, Why I Finally Admitted That I Was a Business Owner

SheKnows
15 Pictures of Jessica Simpson’s Seriously Beautiful Family
5 Times Peyton Manning Was Amazing
6 Celebrity Summer Vacation Pictures You Have to See
The Ultimate Will Ferrel Quotes Quiz

QuickBooks
Here’s Some Timeless Business Advice: Be the Best and Charge Accordingly

 

Writing

The 6 Best Tools For Freelance Writing

The 6 Best Tools for Freelance Writing

20 Supplies from My ToolBox by Sdion Baker Design on Etsy

It’s been just over two years since I began freelance writing, and I’ve learned a lot.

There are six tools in particular that I really wish I’d known about when I began this career. If there are any other freelance writers out there, current or aspiring, I hope this gives you the head start I wish I’d had!

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All You Need Is Less, Eco-Friendly Living

3 Things to Remember If You’re Eco-friendly & Your Spouse Isn’t

“I’m eco-friendly. My spouse isn’t. How do I convince them to change? Are their actions canceling out my own?”

That was the crux of a question posted by Pete on the Sweet Madeleine Facebook page.  Today I took a few minutes to make a video answering his question, featuring wind blown hair, double chins, and even a surprise appearance by a mischievous puppy.


I’ll summarise the key points after the jump for any video-averse folks out there.

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Writing

Friday Night Roundup 06/10-06/30

Friday Night Roundup - SweetMadeleine,ca

Here are my published posts from 06/10-06/30. Why am I three weeks late? Reasons, okay? Reasons.

SheKnows

The Best Celebrity Commencement Speeches from 2017 So Far
11 Celebs Who Have Had Steamy Summer Flings
10 Gay Celebrities Who Recently Tied The Knot or Got Engaged
A Compendium of Photos of Keith Urban’s Hair Throughout the Years
Here’s Where Your Favorite Celebs Went to College
All the Things I Yelled at My TV During the Big Brother Premiere
8 Memes We’ll Never Get Tired of Sharing
5 Facts About David and Victoria Beckham’s 20-Year Romance

TomatoInk
3 Eco-Friendly Sunscreens for Kids Who Hate Sunblock

 

Motherhood, Musings

A Day In the Life

I’ve been meaning to write this post for weeks (OK fine, months) and the fact that I haven’t had time to do so yet is kind of perfect, actually. It’s fitting that the only time I’ve had time to write about our life is when a big piece of it is missing. Olive’s at her dad’s and I finally have some silence. Some space and room to think.

Each time I thought of sitting down to write this post I’d remember eight other articles that had to be completed first and on the rare occasions when my writing slate was clear I’d sit here and wonder what the hell a typical day in our life even looks like these days.

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