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Save Time and Money with High Speed Training

Freelance and online job markets are becoming more competitive each passing day, with more people wishing to avoid the hassles of working on the corporate world. As a work-at-home Mom for almost 8 years, I realize the importance of advancing my knowledge on particular areas related to my work and learning new skills that I can use in pursuing new opportunities. Alas, I can take advantage of yet another online offering, and enroll myself on e-learning courses available from High Speed Training.

I usually multi-task, handling multiple projects at the same time, so taking the Time Management course is my obvious first choice, with the Business Writing Training Skills comes second ( I blog regularly so I wanted to review my writing skills). The duration of the above-mentioned online training courses are one and two hours, respectively.

Time Management training is aimed at anyone wishing to develop key skills across a number of methods, which will enable the candidate to evaluate what is important to them and take the relevant decisive action. On the other hand, the Business Writing course is designed to help employees acquire better written skills and understand the techniques used to improve their writing for different formats.

With the Business Writing e-learning course, I got to review my language and spelling, grammar and types of business writing like emails, newsletters, adverts, media articles and letters.
With Time Management Course, I learned how to:
  • delegate effectively;
  • plan, monitor and review my day to day activities and accomplishments;
  • identify urgent and important tasks;
  • develop strategies to manage interruptions at work and maintain my focus.
What I Love About High Speed Training and The Courses It Offers
  • The website has a user-friendly interface.
  • I can start and finish the course anytime, depending on the schedule I like. I was very busy with my full-time job and my family the past few weeks so I was only able to finish my courses today. Yay!
  • The training materials are very effective. The voice is clear and understandable, and the speed of the audio is okay. The lessons are presented in a concise and clear manner. And just in case you are not comfortable with listening to the audio alone, there is a PDF in the training screen, complete with appropriate photos!
  • If, for some reason, you fail the course, you can re-take with no extra charge!
  • Once you passed the course, a personalized certificate will be mailed to your registered address.
  • Their customer support team is always available to provide excellent customer service.
I recommend High Speed Training and its training courses not just to individuals like work-at-home Moms like me, but to businesses as well. They specialize in food hygiene courses and health and safety training. Staff or employees can be trained individually anytime with minimal costs and you can easily monitor and track the progress of each one of them via their unique training facility.

Save time and money with High Speed Training, a fast and easy avenue for learning that provided me with an overall positive and quality learning experience.

Washing Machines from Tesco

We are a small family of four composed of myself, my husband AP and our kids D and Little K. We are a work-at-home couple who are going through a lot of difficulties lately, but there is nothing as challenging as doing the laundry. We have no house helper or a regular washerwoman since two years ago; there are no laundry shops near the vicinity as well, so my husband and I perform the daunting task ourselves. I admit that the husband is more talented than me as far as washing clothes is concerned, though, so he does it more often.

We generate an average of 80 to 120 pounds of clothes that need to be washed every week, and sometimes more when bed sheets, linens and curtains are included. Our current schedule for washing them is on Saturdays and Tuesdays. We do have a 3-year old washing machine with dryer but I was thinking, what shall we do if it suddenly gets broken?

It’s not covered by the warranty anymore and it underwent too many repairs already. It’s old and battered, and I’m afraid that it will eventually give up on us sooner or later. The husband got the muscles to wrestle all our dirty clothes and make them clean, bright and smelling heavenly once again, but unfortunately he has other tasks and chores to do and doing the laundry by hand will eat up his entire day. And he would not let me do them! No, he would not. 

So for my peace of mind, I began looking for a replacement at online shops and appliance stores last night. As they say, prevention is better than cure and I'm a firm believer! A variety of washing machines from Tesco seem to suit the needs of our household, with a wide range of brands, capacity, speed and other features to choose from. I also found machines that are supposed to work quieter than our noisy one. But I have to take the price in consideration, too, as I do not wish to exceed my budget for household appliances for the current year.

Hopefully, we get this laundry issue sorted out soon so we can both manage our time effectively when at home with our kids. I’m getting used to not having a helper around because taking care of the kids by ourselves makes me feel good somehow. Their smiles and laughter invigorates me. Indeed, family is the real and ultimate inspiration of any WAHM. 

Have a great day!

Cover Safely, Softly and Sensibly with Hug-a-Bib and Clippy Cloth

Unlike his elder brother D, my little baby K is an excessive drooler. It started just this month, and she’s been wetting her tops and shirts like crazy ever since. She is exclusively breastfed and she has developed this habit of chewing her fingers and biting my nipples with her gums as well, so my theory is that she’s teething already.

Because she’s drooling a lot, I see to it that she’s always hydrated. Aside from my milk, I also started giving her distilled water through a dropper which she likes better than drinking from a baby bottle.

I also carry burp cloths all the time, so I can wipe out saliva off her cheeks and chin. I read somewhere that a yeast infection can develop around the mouth area if it’s always wet.

At first, I change her shirts at least 6 times because she and then I suddenly remembered that I still have Christmas presents kept in the closet which includes a pair of Hug-a-Bib and Clippy Cloth and some other things for Moms and babies.

Hug-a-Bib's velcro strap at the back

About Hug-A-Bib and Clippy Cloth- Stay-Put Bib & Burp Cloth
  • The bib can be ordered in your choice of two sayings: “Being This Cute is a Full Time Job”    or "I Was Worth The Weight"
  • Hug-A-Bib is made of a 100% woven cotton interlock front, 100% cotton corduroy back. It has a soft inner layer surrounding an inner waterproof lining.
  • The newborn sized Hug-A-Bib baby bib measures 8” x 10”, the infant sized measures 9" x 11".  This over-sizing ensures that both provide exceptional protection. The front closure is easier on baby’s delicate neck. The one piece Velcro strap secures the bib around baby's waist.
  • Hug-A-Bib is designed to be put on easily with one hand while cradling your baby.
  • Hug-A-Bib will not move on baby.
  • Clippy Cloth is 100% woven cotton interlock front & back. Soft inner lining surrounds inner waterproof layer. 100% copper clip (will not rust).
  • Clippy Cloth measures 12” x 29” to provide superior coverage.
  • Hug-A-Bib will not move on baby.
  • Clippy Cloth will not slide off shoulder.

I absolutely love Hug-a-Bib and Clippy Cloth since the first time I used them on little K! The products are made of 100% cotton and absorb wetness efficiently. I don’t need to change her clothes too often so less laundry to wash. They are soft to touch and my baby is very comfortable using them. Little K gets annoyed with certain types of fabric but she has no qualms with these ones. And most of all, I can put on the bib to my daughter using just one hand, as the Velcro strap can be fastened on her waist easily. They do not move or flap around like other bibs and burp cloths in the market today. And how cute they look on my pretty little K! My darling is totally worth the weight I've put on, don't you think!

Cute little K and her cute Hug-a-Bib

My rating? Hug-a-Bib and Clippy Cloth makes my WAHM life less buggy. It’s absolutely made to cover safely, softly and sensibly!

I fervently hope the awesome lady who sent them forgives my forgetfulness, though! Thank you very much for the sweet thoughts. 

Meanwhile, this work-at-home Mom is super excited for her baby’s first tooth to come out. Don't forget to like Hug-a-Bib on Facebook. See ya!