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Vancouver Mom Top 30 Blogger 2014

Vancouver Mom Top 30 Blogger 2014

Last Fall I decided that I was going to try out this whole “blogging” thing. I had started my Facebook Page back in November 2010, where I shared links to websites, contests, funny pictures and posts, local events, recalls and pretty much anything that I found relivent to being a parent or caregiver.

I originally thought, “There’s no way that I can do this! I’m a blurber, not a blogger. I can usually spout off a sentence or two, but not an entire blog post.”

Well, one day I sat down and a whole pile-o-drivel came spilling out and alas, Raincity Parent the blog was born.

I have two kids under 5 running around under my feet, needing my constant attention, pulling me this way and that, and essentially draining every ounce of energy from my body on a daily basis.

I regularly send emails to myself with post ideas because when I finally get a chance to sit down and type one out, 9 times out of 10, I’ve completely forgotten what it was.

Some days, when I’m reading our daughter her bedtime story, I find myself dozing off. This is usually when I say to myself, “I’m going to bed early tonight!”



Never happens though.

After she’s tucked in, I throw on my runners (as long as hubby isn’t away for work) and go for an hour run to get in the “me time” that I’ve earned that day. Upon my return, a shower, a glass of wine (if I’m lucky to have some in the house) and hopefully my mind is still capable of conjuring up a little something something to share via the blog.

I have days or weeks where the ideas lay dormant, but eventually they surface and “Bazinga!” off we go. Thank goodness for the scheduler, because there are some definite dry spells followed by a tsunami of thoughts.

Well, guess what

I’ve been nominated as one of Vancouver Mom’s Top 30 Mom Bloggers for 2014!
Little ole me, who didn’t have much to say, has done something I never imagined I’d ever do.

It just goes to show that if you put your mind to something, good things can happen to you!

From now until June 6th, 2014, you can vote for your favourite Mom Blogger from the Vancouver area. I’m in the company of some fabulous bloggy Moms and a few of them, I even call my friends.

Good luck to all the competitors, but really…in the end we’re all winners just being nominated!

The competition!

The competition!

Wanted : An occasional workspace to get my stuff done without outside distractions. #MWorkLab

If you work from a home office, there is nothing more challenging than trying to get your stuff done when the kids are running amok.

Work from home with kids

Noises and distractions can make an important client call or the need to focus, nearly impossible and potentially embarrassing.

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to go somewhere outside of your home to get your work accomplished, but not do it in a public space like a coffee shop, library, park or even your car?

Coffee Shop Office

Coffee Shop Office

MWorkLab in the Tri-Cities is a collaborative workspace that allows you to rent a work space when you need it. They have four packages to choose from that will fit your needs. Starting September 2014, MWorkLab will even be offering childcare, just in case you want to get some work done while you’re on Parent Duty.

If you require a boardroom to run a meeting for a day, MWorkLab offers that as well. Perfect for individuals who normally rent a boardroom at a local hotel where the WiFi offered can tend to be a bit sketchy at times.

On April 7th, 2014 from 7:30-10:30pm, MWorkLab is hosting a “Great Evening Escape”. For $10, pop in, get some work done, chat with your friend over coffee or just have a little “me time”.

MWorkLab is located at #107-1533 Broadway, Port Coquitlam. Call 604-636-7038 or email michelle@mworklab.com.