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Kirsty Russell
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I volunteered at my local parkrun today and it was a great morning in the sunshine. Plus I felt really good to actually help others out. I'm ashamed to say that I don't volunteer enough. I'm busy but everyone else is too and it is something that I can control (if I can learn to say no!) Do you take the time to volunteer in your life? If so, how does it make you feel and how do you fit it in?
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Last day to enter to win tickets to Oz Comic-Con​ in either Brisbane or Sydney. Share what makes you a geek and why you are proud. Closes 6pm AEST TODAY!!!!!
Oz Comic-Con is around the corner and I'm committed to getting everyone to accept & embrace their inner geek. Take my test & see if you have an inner geek!
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#imustconfess I'm happy to see the back of winter but spring isn't going to be all rainbows and lollipops for me this year... #spring #linkup
Usually I greet spring with excitement & relief after the cold of winter. But this year is different. While I'm relieved, I'm certainly not excited...
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Are you ready to release your inner geek? Take my certified geek test and see whether you could benefit from a free family pass to Oz Comic-Con in either Brisbane or Sydney!
Oz Comic-Con is around the corner and I'm committed to getting everyone to accept & embrace their inner geek. Take my test & see if you have an inner geek!
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Have you confessed yet? This week we're talking blogging and sharing all our learnings from #pbevent. What did you learn? And what are you changing? The one thing I wanted to come back and change was my inability to get organised. I've already set up a schedule, written down 100 blog post ideas AND have finally set up my email subscription list. I'm on my way!
I must confess I learned something very surprising at the recent Problogger #pbevent conference - how NOT to be a blogger.
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The post where I recount the details of my knee injury. Plus there are pics of my legs in compression socks. Very sexy.
I'm by no means a professional sportsperson, yet I've still, somehow, destroyed my ACL. As I await reconstruction surgery, here's my story...
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I love that 13 people have linked up this week & have wholeheartedly supported my bid to be PM. So should I make a run in 2016? #imustconfess
I must confess, if I was Australia's PM, my first priorities would be to address ongoing issues that really are no-brainers to solve! What about you?
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As Gilbert grows older we are trying to develop his independence in a number of areas. First off, we're tackling going home on the school bus... #specialneeds   #autism   #albinism   #visionimpairment   #independence  
It's tricky to develop independence for your special needs child, but it is possible. You just need to know where you can go for advice & stay positive!
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Win a family pass to +OzComicConOfficial! I have 2 up for grabs, one for Sydney and one for Brisbane (and it's for the WHOLE weekend!). Just take my geek test and tell me why you are proud to be a geek. Comp ends 6pm AEST Tuesday 1 September. Get to it!!!!
Oz Comic-Con is around the corner and I'm committed to getting everyone to accept & embrace their inner geek. Take my test & see if you have an inner geek!
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Oh pity this is not on in Melbourne, my kids would love this.
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I'm a geek. But are you? Answer my geek test (in my post below). If you are confirmed to have an inner geek, don't stress, I can help you.

I have the answer for you - Oz Comic-Con!

Here's your chance to win a family pass to either Brisbane or Sydney Comic-Con. A fab family outing for the upcoming school holidays. Comment on my blog for your chance to win. Entries close 6pm AEST next Tuesday 1 September. Good luck x
Oz Comic-Con is around the corner and I'm committed to getting everyone to accept & embrace their inner geek. Take my test & see if you have an inner geek!
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Strange as it sounds, I learned how NOT to be a blogger at #pbevent. It's no longer about having a regularly updated web log written in a conversational style. It's about so much more. And I came away realising that I'm not a blogger anymore. 
I must confess I learned something very surprising at the recent Problogger #pbevent conference - how NOT to be a blogger.
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Want to know how I damaged my knee? Come right this way...and don't forget to enter my Facebook giveaway as well!!!! #ACL   #giveaway  
I'm by no means a professional sportsperson, yet I've still, somehow, destroyed my ACL. As I await reconstruction surgery, here's my story...
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Writer & Blogger
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Blogging, writing, communications, information management, HR, finance, relationship management, special needs parenting, advocacy,
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Gender
Female
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Networking
Birthday
August 7
Relationship
Married
Other names
Hatcher
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Blogging and writing and living and loving!
Introduction
Kirsty Russell is a blogger and writer from Newcastle NSW. Last year, after a health scare, she accepted a redundancy from her public service position of nearly 20 years and is now making a new career for herself working from home. Current projects include drafting a guide to help other special needs parents based on over 10 years of personal experience and developing a podcast to further provide support to parents with kids with special needs. Her two blogs are My Home Truths (where she chronicles her life as well as her experiences as a special needs parent) and Smarter Happier (where, together with her husband, she writes about their experiences trying to make manageable and meaningful change to lead a more family centric and happier life).
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My Home Truths http://www.myhometruths.com & Smarter Happier http://www.smarterhappier.com
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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kirsty@myhometruths.com