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I’m all for women getting into a trade because they are adaptable, trainable and great problem solvers. They are reliable and committed to getting the job done. They may be slower than their male-counterparts but they are more thorough....
A couple of weekends ago, my parents went to McDonalds at Richlands to have a cup of coffee and a cheap date. While they were having their coffee, my parents overheard two tradies joke about how they were going to...
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Sponsored Post One of the biggest issues of running a plumbing business from home is storage. A study or bedroom can be converted into an office, and a ute can carry most of your tools, but what about the pipes,...
February is my blogaversary month which means I have been blogging for TWO years. I'm only a little blog and my readership has slowly increased, but sometimes it just stagnates which means I haven't lost any readers, but I...
I went to my first Problogger Conference in 2013. It was a pinnacle year in my blogging journey because I learned that there was much more to blogging than just writing a post and sharing it on Facebook. For a...
Have you ever had a week of inconvenience which turned out better than expected? This is exactly how I would describe my week. The inconveniences started when I received 10 emails from Telstra and 4 text messages (all from different...
I remember how excited and nervous I was when I bought my first early bird ticket to the Problogger Conference back in March. Magdalene was only a couple of weeks old and I wasn’t sure whether the purchase was...
This post has been written in collaboration with Careers Australia One thing I have learned since becoming an adult is you never stop learning. Which sounds like a silly statement to make, but I was naïve to think once I...
It’s this time of year when a lot of plumbers will be fighting against the clock to get work completed in time for the Christmas break. It can be a rush to get jobs completed, get as built plans...
Last year my inclusion in the Kidspot Voices of 2014 Top 30 Personal and Parenting blogs was a surprise. I didn’t realise what an honour and achievement it was to be recognized in the top 100 blogs in Australia. And I...
There are any number of reasons a woman will choose to work in construction and trades. It could be a burning desire to build something she can be proud of or to meet her need of being physical in...
Not all of us have a natural aptitude to do the job we passionately want to do. We can doubt we’ve made the right choice when a particular skill doesn’t come easily to us, but do we just give up...
If you read blogs and want to see the continuation of your favourite blogs now and in the future, here are 10 ways you can support a blogger this year.  There is a saying that often gets shared online that...
Working in a man’s world is hard. I’m not afraid to admit it. There are times where I have had to ‘toughen up’ to face certain situations or people. I really do literally understand the saying ‘grow some balls’...
Why is it that some people have all the confidence in the world to pursue their dreams and some cower at the thought of taking a risk? When I reflected, I realized that my current confidence levels relied on past...
Sponsored Post Every year in October I would start to think about ideas for my work Christmas parties. I’ve only ever worked in an office with a small amount of staff, so there was no need to book a venue...
Back when my dad was looking to get an apprenticeship, there were limited choices to what trade you could choose. He was given the choice of being a sheet metal worker or a plumber and he chose to be...
Clients are what keeps a business in business and when work is slow, beggars can’t be choosers in the types of clients that ring for assistance. Working in Australia which is a multi-cultural society, means that clients will come...
Should a teen start a trade apprenticeship after year 10 or finish year 12 and graduate with a Certificate of Education (aka high school certificate)? The answer will differ for everyone. This post explores options to consider. In the past,...
When my dad first hired me to work alongside him in our family business there was one thing he told me that I still remember to this day. He told me to always speak up if I could find a...

Why I Write

The gorgeous Jodie from Fresh Home Cook asked if I’d like to be a part of the why I write Blog Hop that has been travelling the blogosphere. Despite my blooming belly and impending arrival of bub number three,...
Not long ago I wrote a post about No Show Tradies. Even as a tradeswoman, I struggle to find good tradies. Ones that will show up on time, do what they say they will do and charge me accordingly....