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My Personal Growth as a Blogger + 6 Signs You’re A Successful Influencer

If you had asked me five years ago why I started blogging, I would have given you a straightforward answer. I would have said: “Because I love writing, taking photos, and telling stories.” Simple! Being a successful influencer and achieving growth as a blogger were the least of my concerns. How My Blog Started and …

Securing My Family’s Future with the Help of Sun Life and My Financial Partner For Life

What were you doing with your life 10 years ago? If you ask me, I was working as a writer for a small international school – a job that I loved even if it didn’t promise any opportunity for career advancement. Aside from my day job, I would perform as a lounge singer once a …

My Blog is 5 Years Old!

5 years old!!! Today marks the 5th anniversary of my blog ScenesFromNadine.com. Wow, time really does fly when you’re having fun! FUN – that’s the biggest reason why I started doing this anyway. It was never for the fame or fortune. You must believe me because I’m not exactly rich and famous now! I blog …

Balancing Work, Kids, and Life at Home

It’s crazy how one single unexpected event can totally turn your life around, isn’t it? Before Covid-19 happened, my husband Mike, our 2-year old daughter Andi, and I would often go out and do fun things as a family such as traveling, having relaxing staycations, and even simple things like eating out or strolling around …

Interview: Covid Reflections, New Normal Challenges for Working Moms, and Moving Forward with LinkedIn

Hey, everyone! It’s been pretty quiet here in the blog, hasn’t it? With all the tasks I’ve been juggling lately, it’s been a struggle to find the time and energy to write. Anyway, today, I decided that I should probably break the silence and share one of my recent projects with you. A few months …

2018: A Year Well-Lived

How do I top the awesomeness of last year? It’s a yearly dilemma every time I write my annual year-ender blog posts. This is especially true for this year. I mean, 2017 was pretty remarkable! It was the year I became a legit food writer, got featured in Bride and Breakfast (twice!) and MoneySense Magazine, …

Treat Your Suppliers With Respect! (My Experience with a Rude Client)

RESPECT BEGETS RESPECT. The point of this post is not meant to defame or retaliate. I’m sharing a disappointing experience as a way of reminding suppliers that if a client treats you in a condescending or discourteous way, you don’t need to take it sitting down. In fact, you shouldn’t. WARNING: LONG POST BUT WORTH …

What Will Happen To Your Blog When You Die

I know, that’s a, uh, GRAVE topic, but it’s something worth thinking about, especially if your blog is important to you, and even more so if it’s your source of income. For me, my intentions for my blog were very clear from the beginning. It wasn’t to make money out of it or to be …

My One Word for 2017: Essential

Most people finish writing their New Year’s Resolutions even BEFORE the New Year arrives, but me? I’m a little behind on that. But what I DID figure out early on was my ONE WORD. Sometimes, resolutions fail because there are just too many of them. We write a long list of “promises” to ourselves, only …

10 Things I Did In 2016

Oh, 2016!!! If I could hug you and kiss you, I would! You were a b*tch to many but you were good to me. It wasn’t exactly flawless but I will go so far as to say that this has been one of my best years yet. Grateful is an understatement. It is now 2017, but …

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