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Homemade Diaper Rash Cream Recipes

My son responds really well to Desitin for his diaper rashes. My daughter does not. It’s been a struggle finding something that works for her as well as Desitin works for my son. Through this experience, I’ve learned that little ones respond differently to diaper rash creams. They are not a “one works for all” type

9 Lessons Learned from a 7-Day-Labor

Aurora is our second baby (first daughter). Overall she was a much easier pregnancy than Denali (our first son). I wasn’t nearly as sick and I wasn’t sick for as long. Denali was positioned differently and gave me severe PGP (I was pretty much bed ridden). Aurora sat higher and despite some pain, I was

10 ‘Must-Do’s’ to Have Amazing Family Photographs

I love family photographs! It’s really fun to see family photos of my friends and of course have great ones too. We set out to get ours done, and let me tell you, getting it right can be a big production. But if you are prepared well, I think any family can get amazing family photographs. Here

9 Ways to Have a Successful Family Dinner

Dinner as a family is a huge priority of ours. It is so great to spend that time together, to communicate, bond as a family, and have a fun time. When I heard about the “Take Back the Table Challenge” which is a challenge to eat together more as a family, we were game to

27 Reasons Why I Love Being a Stay-at-Home Mom

Being a stay-at-home mom is not an easy job (that is an understatement by the way), but it sure is rewarding! Below are just 27 of the many reasons I love being a stay-at-home mom. Quick note- By writing this blog post I’m not trying to personally demean anyone who is not a SAHM. I’m just simply sharing what

How to Make Money on Fiverr

  Today, Adrian, a friend of mine will be doing an interview on how she successfully makes money on Fiverr each month—doing things she likes and chooses to do! It’s an impressive story. Note- although 95% of the mothers interviewed in this series are stay-at-home moms, Adrian works a day job. I am making an exception and

15 Steps to a Successful Morning Routine for You and Your Kids

Mornings are such a double edge sword for me. I love that I wake up rested and looking forward to a new day. But yet, I kind of dread getting out of my soft comfy bed (esp. if I feel like the morning could be chaotic). I’ve found (and I’ve heard from other moms, including my

Reasons Why ‘Bubblegum’ and I Love Sprout® Organic Foods

‘Bubblegum’ is the little lady of our household. She turned 10 months today! She is a total angel. She smiles so sweet and loves everyone. She is slightly shy and will lean into me and snuggle her head on my shoulder when she gets a little embarrassed—it’s so endearing! She rarely cries, loves to crawl around, chew on things,

Motherhood eBook Bundle

For 38 hours only, you will have the opportunity to get 10 motherhood eBooks for just $10! Hurry, this sale (found here) will end tomorrow, Thursday Sept. 17th. My sister and I’s popular motherhood eBook will be included in this bundle:  Living a Rich Life as a Stay-at-Home Mom! Our eBook, endorsed by Dr. Laura Schlessinger (America’s

Labor Bag Packing List for Scheduled C-Sections

A reader emailed me and asked me to provide a list on what to pack for a scheduled C-Section. I asked around, scoured the internet, and surprisingly found out a lot about C-Sections! Read about the items you’ll most likely want with you below: 1. Insurance card/ID/Medical Papers – All your identification papers (your insurance

How to Make Money as a Captioner

Today’s stay-at-home mom makes extra money by captioning for REV. REV pays employees for typing out captions.  For those who wish to work from home, REV is currently taking on new employees. More info can be found in the interview below. Welcome, Q. What inspired you to begin working? A. My husband and I needed the extra money to

Custom Baby Mobile

A great idea for decorating a nursery it to make your own baby mobile.  They are often less expensive, match the decor better, and are fun to customize. I made this baby mobile for my son’s changing table a few years ago. This would be a great gift at a baby shower as well! My

How to Get a Baby to Drink from a Bottle Even When They Refuse To

My daughter is just an angel. She has been so calm and sweet and just an absolute joy to have around. The only thing that she’s really put up a stink about is drinking from a bottle. My first was so hungry all of the time that he took to the bottle very well. The only problem

17 Darling, Practical, & Custom Handmade Baby Gifts

There are so many fun ways to celebrate the upcoming arrival of a baby. Making custom gifts is one of them. Here are 17 great homemade baby items/gifts to show your excitement for a new baby. Further, many of these are less expensive than buying store bought presents (which saves you money). I know quite a

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