I’ve long been a fan of the Motivating Mum website and the fantastic range of resources they offer there. One of their regular features is the monthly Biz Mums Blogging Carnival, which shares a treasure-trove of experiences and knowledge in blog form. I profiled the wonderful Motivating Mum founder, Alli Price, earlier this year and was really pleased to have this opportunity to host the final month’s blogging carnival for this year.
What a year it’s been! If you’d like to look back on all the 2012 posts, you can do so here:
- February – July 2012: Motivating Mum website
- August 2012: Host Kylie Ofiu
- September 2012: Host Your Cheeky Monkey
- October 2012: Host Dorothy K
- November 2012: Host Family Capers
So to round off this year, here are the December 2012 submissions:
Lou Fogg, mumspeak @ smartypantskids: There’s a lot of talk ‘out there’ about how kids need to be intrinsically motivated and developmentally ready before you start teaching new skills and behaviours to them. I’m completely on board with this, but what happens if you need your child to change and they just don’t? Read about my simple but successful results with a reward chart: Reward Charts – a simple tale of success. Follow Smarty Pants Kids on Facebook and Mumspeak on Twitter.
Johanna Baker-Dowdell, Strawberry Communications: A quick guide on how and when to send images to the media. A Picture tells a Thousand Words. Follow Strawberry Communications on Facebook and Twitter.
Ana Urban – Informat: Learn how to choose the best domain name for your website and how domain can help with Search Engine Optimisation. How to choose your business domain name. Follow Ana on Facebook and Twitter.
Monique Nickalls – Your Cheeky Monkey: At this festive time of year, I’m asking whether you let your kids decorate your Christmas Tree! Who Decorates Your Christmas Tree? Follow Your Cheeky Monkey on Facebook and Twitter.
Amanda Jesnoewski, Velocity Media + Communications, Adventures and Misadventures of a Mummypreneur Blog: For any mumpreneur who has had a toddler declare war on them while on a client call: The telephone war resumes. Follow Mummypreneur on Facebook and on Twitter.
Julie Allen – Biz yourself: As long as I am willing to learn, listen, plan, change and put myself into those uncomfortable situations…….some magic will happen! Reflect, change and Christmas. Follow Biz Yourself on Facebook and Twitter
Renee Veldman-Tentori, Professional Parents, Zestee & Dutch Australian: How was your 2012? This year has been HUGE for me, with almost every aspect of my life changing, including relocating from Australia to The Netherlands with 2 young children: 2012: A year of change. Follow Renee on Twitter
I can’t write a blog post in December without sharing a Christmas image so here are my girls, Sophia (5) and Isabella (3) preparing for their first ever cold Christmas in Holland (with thanks to Agnieszka Stopczanska Photography . Wishing you and your family a special Christmas and an amazing 2013, full of love, peace and joy.
Renee Veldman-Tentori, founder Professional Parents Network