Ellen Arnison
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Following years of tabloid journalism and a bit of PR, I now stay at home most of the time and write for people who pay me. I also mess about on the internet. Finally the work-life balance is within reach. I have written a book called Blogging For Happiness that will be published later this year. I have sons, Boy One, Boy Two, Boy Three and a husband, the Panther of News. My blog is found at bundance.blogspot.com.

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What Women Are Supposed To Know

Posted 8 September 2011 | 11:19:39 (EST)

Have you ever noticed that there are certain bits of knowledge that are presumed to magically arrive with the birth of your first child?

You know. There is the mum wisdom that you will have acquired or at least you must pretend that you have.If we can debunk these myths,...

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Going to High School: Don't Cry Mummy

Posted 23 August 2011 | 23:43:57 (EST)

Back to school tomorrow and I've just put the kids to bed. The packed lunches are made, the bags packed and names written on things in indelible marker.

Boy One will become a high school pupil tomorrow. The first day of the next stage of his academic career. He...

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Twitter Users - Break the News not Hearts

Posted 23 August 2011 | 01:00:00 (EST)

Twitter is a fanatic source of quick information. Last night, for example, my husband and I were jolted from our Sunday night bubblegum telly by a tweet about rebels streaming into Libya.

With one eye I watched Alex Crawford of Sky give her compelling and courageous report from the streets...

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I Hate Housework More with Each Passing day

Posted 15 August 2011 | 12:46:24 (EST)

Today I got a new thing of wonder - a tablet computer gizmo. It's, frankly, astounding. It plays videos, goes online, connects me with everyone and even turns itself into a book at bedtime. It takes pictures and tells me where I should be and when.

For those of us...

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In the interests of balance... PR v journalism

Posted 9 August 2011 | 14:26:20 (EST)

I don't generally have much time for the type of blog post that says PR people are idiots because they don't understand bloggers.

Bloggers, PRs, journalists and editors all do their thing for different reasons and different levels and forms of reward. Sometimes they have to deal with each...

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