Author: Talia

WordCamp US 2017

Hard to believe that just last weekend we were heading into WordCamp US! Luke had tons of work to do while he was there, so we didn’t see him much, but I also had a ticket and really enjoyed going to a few of the sessions (as many as possible while looking after 3 kids!). Luke’s been working on a really awesome project called Tide and it was great to see it launch at WordCamp, and be announced during State of the Word, and to be there with him through it all (even if it did mean late nights and stressful times, it also meant celebrations and congratulations. I also got pretty good at tension releasing shoulder massages!). I thought I might highlight a few of my favourite sessions I attended, including what I learnt from them and how this will impact me going forward. Beginner’s Guide to Contributions by Josepha Haden. I really enjoyed this talk by Josepha and particularly enjoyed how she highlighted ways we could contribute to WordPress without having to code (because that is not currently my strong suit!). I was inspired by the idea of writing documentation, and also being involved in WordCamps.  DESIGNING FOR DYNAMIC WORDPRESS CONTENT WITH CSS GRID, FLEXBOX (AND MORE CSS TRICKERY) by Bob Visser This talk wasn’t so amazingly relevant to me, because of course I don’t code. But I thought it was...

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How To Take A Break From Facebook

Whether you like it or not, you will probably find that quite a lot of your life is connected to facebook. Sometimes this is great – finding our information, connecting with people and making friends, and knowing about fun events. But sometimes it’s bad (and hard to escape!). For those of us who end up being a bit addicted to facebook and social media in general it can become important to take a little break in order to re-calibrate, and make space for bigger things. But taking a break from facebook isn’t always easy. Earlier in the year when I...

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Post Natal Depression Awareness Week

During the week I went on the radio to talk about my experience with post-natal depression, and how social media possibly contributes to this problem. It was a good experience, and I wanted to follow it up with some more thoughts to re-iterate what I’d said there, and also add some additional information. For those that don’t know, I suffered post-natal depression after the birth of my first son. His birth was hard, and he suffered a dairy intolerance as a baby.  I was helpless, and hurting that my baby was hurting. I yelled and cried, and when I told...

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Homeschooling – Term 3 Culmination (Part 1)

If you missed part 1, you can read/watch it here. In the first video I shared what we did the day before our culmination day – how we got prepared at home, and how we incorporated this theme into our homeschooling. So this next video is of the actual Carnival day! The kids really loved being involved in this day, and while we perhaps didn’t contribute at the same level as some of the other kids, I think we did a pretty good job considering their ages, and the fact that this was really our first term being involved...

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Homeschooling – Term 3 Culmination (Part 1)

Better late than never sharing this video! It was fun to make, and I look forward to doing more summary videos of our homeschooling as we finish various topics. In Queensland, Australia where we live, term 3 was from the 10th of July to the 15th of September. Our homeschool group – PB Learners focused on a carnival as our term play based learning topic, and so we went along with this on our home days as well. Over the course of the term the children worked on their own individual and group projects which they could contribute to our end...

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