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FiveHive is an idea hatched by Yvonne Adele (previously known as Ms Megabyte!) aka ME! My youngest is 8 (grade 2), his sister is about to finish primary school. I have an adult child too (20) – so I’ve got a bit of a headstart! After I ditched Ms Megabyte I threw myself into the corporate world as a professional speaker – helping business people with brainstorming/creative thinking and now I’m a social media consultant. My husband is in advertising and it’s been a continual juggle with kid drop-offs, pick-ups, healthy lunch box packing, organising babysitters, … you know the drill!

A few years back I invented Ideas While You Sleep - an overnight, globally crowdsourced brainstorming service. I believe all great ideas are borne out of necessity and I simply had to find a way to be on planes less and therefore at home more. Using Twitter and an online 3 minute brainstorm training video, I mobilised over 400 Ideas Agents in a few months and we had clients from 12 different countries put their challenges through the system.

For years, every Friday morning, various gals and their small pre-school kids get together at my place for tea, cinnamon bun, chats, tea, laughs, eggs on toast, tea and a playdate. It occurred to me that we were tapping into each other’s expertise on all matters and it was even better than Googling for an answer. The Friday morning get together is like a buzzing HIVE of information and friendship. I started documenting some of the recipes and advice and found a common pattern.. they can all fit into 5′s. 5 step recipes; 5 ways to do [this]; 5 things for [that]; 5 ingredients; 5 minute [stuff].

So here you have it. My very determined way to be at home more and to capture the collective wisdom of all the mums I know AND YOU. It is my vision that a third of the content on this site is created by me, a third is curated from around the world and a third is sent in by you.

You can join us on Facebook for an interactive discussion – ask and answer questions with other parents and we’ll put the most popular subjects here on FiveHive.

So – go on, send something in. Send 5 things in.

Big love. Yvonne.

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