Christmas Eve 2021

Would you believe that we just finished taking down all our holiday decorations today?! Yes, we’re nearing the end of January but Andi kept refusing to dismantle our Christmas tree! Whenever I would tell her that it’s time to pack it away, she would plead: “No, Mama! You can’t put away the Christmas tree. Just …

Choosing My One Word For The Year 2022: Prosper

New Year’s Resolutions: practical or pointless? I wrote down all the things that I hope to achieve for 2022, but I’ve stopped calling them ‘resolutions.’ Somehow, I just find the word too rigid. Sure, I’d like to crush my goals for this year, but I also want to leave a little room for flexibility and …

Learning new skills is part of achieving growth as a blogger and influencer

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 …

Goodbye, 2020! | Our New Year 2021 Celebration

Happy New Year, everyone!!! What a crazy year that was, huh? I bet you all couldn’t wait to say “Good riddance, 2020!” I hope your New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day celebration was a BLAST, fireworks or no fireworks! As for me, Mike, Andi, we just had a small, simple, and quiet dinner at …

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 …

How to Stay Happy and Sane in the Time of the Coronavirus

How are you feeling at the moment? Anxious? Scared? Angry? If you answered one or all of the above, I want you to know that you’re not alone. A lot of us are definitely feeling distressed about the whole coronavirus situation. After all, it has really affected EVERYTHING – our lives, our livelihood, our health, …

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