bfree2be - Life Musings

Thoughts and reflections on all things life!

How to become a successful self-directed learner

Each of us has something we'd like to learn or be better at, whether it is music, languages, cooking, sports, crafts, finances, maintenance for your home, cleaning the home, relationships etc. Yet, for many of us, these things we would love to try (or become better at) somehow never make it...

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How to have a Happy, Healthy Home!

What does a happy, healthy home look like for you? Are you looking for the cookie cutter, straight out of the magazine spread where everything is matchy, matchy? Or are you prepared to just wing life and hope for the best? Unfortunately, most people will fall into one of these two options and...

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Banana Muffins Recipe

Cooking is one of the core life-skills that I believe everyone should know how to do. I have a course designed to teach core basic cooking skills coming in 2021. To celebrate the launch of this course I am going to share a series of my favourite family recipes that I can guarantee are easy and...

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42 Life Lessons From 42 Years

I have lived my life always learning new things and constantly evolving to be the best version of me. I first wrote this blog post when I turned 42, in 3 months time I will be 44. It's truly amazing how much life can change in such a short amount of time and how my previous life lessons have...

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Dealing with Illness

very day we go to bed expecting to wake up the next day in good health to do life all over again. But sometimes out of the blue you wake up and what was once your normal is now nothing but a distant memory. That is what happened to us in 2020! If it wasn't already a year of forced change from our...

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Why Festive Ground Rules Are Important

Not every family can get a long without any drama especially at Christmas time. But what if I told you a little tough love can help you to enjoy the festive season? Setting the tone and making some rules for everyone can set you free to enjoy this special time. Not only that your children are...

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Being a Role Model Step Parent

I have been a step-mum for over 20 years and I have learnt a lot in this time. Being a role model for 3 little children and witnessing them grow up to lead happy, fulfilled lives has been one of life’s greatest blessings. However, my greatest joy has been to stand beside my husband gently...

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The Top 5 Life Skills Everyone Should Learn

I am a big believer in self-education and learning basic life skills is a fundamental skillset everybody should have. We are constantly reminded that the world is a different place today, so we need to pivot, readjust and tweak our old ways but still be holding onto our sacred core values –...

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