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A huge thank you to my followers, between the website, Facebook and twitter I have almost 5,000 readers!

Thank you for reading my blog and supporting me. I’m very humbled.

I must say I do read everyone’s comments, my apologies if I don’t post them all I get quite a few, which I love and again am humbled by and thank you for taking the time to write me and comment on my posts.

So to answer some of your questions, and again my apologies if I don’t answer yours directly. Please feel free to email me directly and I will get back to you. Noordinarymummy@gmail.com

No I haven’t had any formal writing education. I simply write what I feel, or experience or someone I know has experienced.

Yes I may not have the best grammar or spelling, most of the time I am blogging from my phone and predictive text can sometimes work against me.

Yes I am a big believer in family. My hubby and little boy who is almost 2! – where has this time gone? These two mean the world to me. I’m also exceptionally close to my sister, her hubby and their 3 children and always will be. I’ve had my fair share of ups and downs with my mum and dad but no matter what, I will always have them in my heart and best interests. My little brother and I are close and I know we will always have each other’s back.

I’m honest with everything I write, it may sometimes seem brutal or too much but unfortunately we live in a works where not everything is rosy and not everyone is kind.

My hubby says I have a heart of Pharlap. Those whom I treasure I will always protect, I don’t give many second chances and I don’t tolerate idiots.

I have only been blogging since February 2014. Within this time I’ve possibly opened up to many people/strangers more than I have in my life. I’ve been very protective of my experiences I guess with the fear of judgement and sceptics, however I am extremely comfortable in my skin and my life now and have grown to not care so much about what other people think of me. It could possibly be age and life experiences that have taught me this trait. I think I’ve past comment previously, I am a strong personality and we all don’t have to get along in this world. We all have our own opinions and we are all entitled to them.

My website is built through Web Hub Hosting using WordPress. I built it myself.

Yes I get some negative feedback, we can please everyone 🙂 however those that continue to read something they don’t appreciate, shouldn’t read it. Simply put – if you kick your toe on a coffee table, would you continue to deliberately do it again? By logging onto my blog and continually reading something that you are only going to be negative about, or whine about, am I the fool or are you? I’m not asking you to log on. You are choosing to log on and read.

Personality types!


So after staring my blog I have came across many comments and personalities, so I thought I’d do some research on the various personality types, interesting find.

What type of personality are you?

The Duty Fulfiller

Serious and quiet, interested in security and peaceful living. Extremely thorough, responsible, and dependable. Well-developed powers of concentration. Usually interested in supporting and promoting traditions and establishments. Well-organized and hard working, they work steadily towards identified goals. They can usually accomplish any task once they have set their mind to it.

The Mechanic

Quiet and reserved, interested in how and why things work. Excellent skills with mechanical things. Risk-takers who they live for the moment. Usually interested in and talented at extreme sports. Uncomplicated in their desires. Loyal to their peers and to their internal value systems, but not overly concerned with respecting laws and rules if they get in the way of getting something done. Detached and analytical, they excel at finding solutions to practical problems.

The Nurturer

Quiet, kind, and conscientious. Can be depended on to follow through. Usually puts the needs of others above their own needs. Stable and practical, they value security and traditions. Well-developed sense of space and function. Rich inner world of observations about people. Extremely perceptive of other’s feelings. Interested in serving others.

The Artist

Quiet, serious, sensitive and kind. Do not like conflict, and not likely to do things which may generate conflict. Loyal and faithful. Extremely well-developed senses, and aesthetic appreciation for beauty. Not interested in leading or controlling others. Flexible and open-minded. Likely to be original and creative. Enjoy the present moment.

The Protector

Quietly forceful, original, and sensitive. Tend to stick to things until they are done. Extremely intuitive about people, and concerned for their feelings. Well-developed value systems which they strictly adhere to. Well-respected for their perserverence in doing the right thing. Likely to be individualistic, rather than leading or following.

The Idealist

Quiet, reflective, and idealistic. Interested in serving humanity. Well-developed value system, which they strive to live in accordance with. Extremely loyal. Adaptable and laid-back unless a strongly-held value is threatened. Usually talented writers. Mentally quick, and able to see possibilities. Interested in understanding and helping people.

The Scientist

Independent, original, analytical, and determined. Have an exceptional ability to turn theories into solid plans of action. Highly value knowledge, competence, and structure. Driven to derive meaning from their visions. Long-range thinkers. Have very high standards for their performance, and the performance of others. Natural leaders, but will follow if they trust existing leaders.

The Thinker

Logical, original, creative thinkers. Can become very excited about theories and ideas. Exceptionally capable and driven to turn theories into clear understandings. Highly value knowledge, competence and logic. Quiet and reserved, hard to get to know well. Individualistic, having no interest in leading or following others.

The Doer

Friendly, adaptable, action-oriented. “Doers” who are focused on immediate results. Living in the here-and-now, they’re risk-takers who live fast-paced lifestyles. Impatient with long explanations. Extremely loyal to their peers, but not usually respectful of laws and rules if they get in the way of getting things done. Great people skills.

The Guardian

Practical, traditional, and organized. Likely to be athletic. Not interested in theory or abstraction unless they see the practical application. Have clear visions of the way things should be. Loyal and hard-working. Like to be in charge. Exceptionally capable in organizing and running activities. “Good citizens” who value security and peaceful living.

The Performer

People-oriented and fun-loving, they make things more fun for others by their enjoyment. Living for the moment, they love new experiences. They dislike theory and impersonal analysis. Interested in serving others. Likely to be the center of attention in social situations. Well-developed common sense and practical ability To care for others.

The Caregiver

Warm-hearted, popular, and conscientious. Tend to put the needs of others over their own needs. Feel strong sense of responsibility and duty. Value traditions and security. Interested in serving others. Need positive reinforcement to feel good about themselves. Well-developed sense of space and function.

The Inspirer

Enthusiastic, idealistic, and creative. Able to do almost anything that interests them. Great people skills. Need to live life in accordance with their inner values. Excited by new ideas, but bored with details. Open-minded and flexible, with a broad range of interests and abilities.

The Giver

Popular and sensitive, with outstanding people skills. Externally focused, with real concern for how others think and feel. Usually dislike being alone. They see everything from the human angle, and dislike impersonal analysis. Very effective at managing people issues, and leading group discussions. Interested in serving others, and probably place the needs of others over their own needs.

The Visionary

Creative, resourceful, and intellectually quick. Good at a broad range of things. Enjoy debating issues, and may be into “one-up-manship”. They get very excited about new ideas and projects, but may neglect the more routine aspects of life. Generally outspoken and assertive. They enjoy people and are stimulating company. Excellent ability to understand concepts and apply logic to find solutions.

The Executive

Assertive and outspoken – they are driven to lead. Excellent ability to understand difficult organizational problems and create solid solutions. Intelligent and well-informed, they usually excel at public speaking. They value knowledge and competence, and usually have little patience with inefficiency or disorganization.

All womens talk! – APP alert!


So I’ve found this new app that I’ve downloaded on my iPhone.

It’s only new but I’m so intrigued and keep opening it to read everything it has to offer.

From what I can understand, it’s a womens forum. It’s called AWS – all womens talk.

It’s the ultimate blog for all women covering everything a woman could ever want to talk about. Topics including – beauty, diet, clothing, gardening, inspiration, makeup, love anything!

Once you download this app it will send you notifications on new blogs.

As I myself have recently started my own blog I find this whole new works extreanly interesting and intriguing.

This morning I was browsing through the topics and clicked on latest topics. This then gave me sub titles. The one that I thought ‘why not?’ everyone needs some inspiration on a wet miserable sunday morning right? So I found the below blog written by Chelsea Beck. Her blog was titled 7 motivational quotes from John D Rockefeller. For those who know this inspirational man you will understand my need to read this blog.

Chelsea writes :
Since he was such a successful man, reading quotes from John D. Rockefeller is incredibly motivational. Rockefeller lived from 1839 to 1937, during which time he became one of the world’s richest men. In 1870 Rockefeller built a refinery near Cleveland, Ohio, which he later incorporated into the very successful Standard Oil Company. Standard Oil became so successful that Rockefeller had a monopoly in the oil business and became known as a ruthless businessman. Rockefeller’s monopoly led to anti-monopoly laws, like the Sherman Antitrust Act. While he was incredibly shrewd when it came to business, Rockefeller did put his money to good use; in his later life he became devoted to philanthropy, founding several universities. As you can see, Rockefeller was a very prosperous man, which should make it no surprise that quotes from John D. Rockefeller are very motivating.


One of my favorite quotes from John D. Rockefeller is, “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” I have found that sometimes it can be scary to set lofty goals and try and achieve them, especially if things are going pretty good. The risk of failure when you are content with life can be that much more frightening. However, if you have a chance to make things even better, it makes sense to take it. There have been several times in my life where I have taken a giant leap and the rewards have been grand. What I learned from those experiences is that it never hurts to attempt to achieve great things.


When something terrible in life happens, it can be easy to let that event take you down. Yet, terrible events can be looked at as opportunities to improve your life. As Rockefeller stated, “I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.” When I became very injured and had to move in with my family, it was very difficult to do. However, over time I began to look at my situation as opportunity to recover and spend time with my family. As terrible as the injury was, there was an opportunity in it that allowed me to get to spend time with family members I had not seen in quite some time. As you go through life, try to remember that disasters are just opportunities.


There are many versions of the idea of taking the road less traveled. Yet, I am fond of Rockefeller’s declaration, “If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.” If you look at some of the most successful people, you will find that they followed their own path. Rockefeller is one example, but Bill Gates is a more current model of the success that occurs through breaking out on your own. This doesn’t mean you have to invent the next great gadget. Rather, it might mean you do something different from your family, or you find a way to become a successful entrepreneur. Traveling down a different path can be exciting, and if you are successful the rewards are immeasurable.


I am not sure the statement, “If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it,” is entirely true. However, what I do know is money can only make a person so happy, but having passion for what you do can make you happy and make you push harder for success. Not everyone is lucky enough to find their passion, but if you do have a passion and can work it into a career, chances are you will be successful. You may have to be creative, which is where finding a new path comes in.


The following words by Rockefeller are extremely profound: “I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.” As a ballet dancer, I have watched many girls achieve great things through perseverance, especially since I had the opportunity to attend one of the top ballet schools in the country. It never ceased to amaze me when I would see a young girl execute something very technical and difficult with grace and beauty. Having experienced my own technical abilities improve through determination, I always knew that they were able to perform these beautiful steps through their perseverance. Obviously, perseverance doesn’t just lead to success in ballet or sports, it leads to success in almost any area of your life, and is a wonderful quality to cultivate.


Rockefeller believed very strongly in having a good reputation and character, which is evident through his assertion, “The most important thing for a young man is to establish a credit…a reputation, character.” Obviously we can extend this quote to include young women as well. Having a good reputation can take you very far in life. If people trust and respect you, they will be willing to help you reach your goals. I know I am willing to help anyone I respect. Also, I look up to people who are role models and have a good character. Because I want to be a role model for others, I have worked hard to be a trustworthy and reputable person.


I mentioned earlier that having passion about what you do can take you very far. Passion is not that different from having singleness of purpose, which Rockefeller considered to be essential for success. Rockefeller emphasized that “singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one’s aim.” Having singleness of purpose means living a purpose driven life. If you feel you have purpose in your life, everything you do will have meaning, which is very important not just for a successful life, but also for a happy life. Finding a purpose, whether it be big or small, will help you feel motivated.

While some may consider his business practices hard nosed, no one can deny that Rockefeller was successful. Many of his quotes come from his experiences of how he achieved success. I find Rockefeller’s quotes to be very motivational, especially as a young person who wants to have a successful career. Which quote from Rockefeller did you find to be the most motivational?

Well written I believe and Chelsea has given me inspiration on this wet miserable Sunday morning whilst drinking my warm coffee on the couch with Thomas the Tank Engine playing on the tv in the background and my 15 month old little boy jumping around me singing along!
Thank you Chelsea! I have favored you as a blog author through this I believe cool new app and hope to read more from you soon.

Enjoy your day with however your spending it! 🙂