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33 Ideas on How to Get Children to Love Reading

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I’ve always wanted to raise children who love to read. I believe that reading and continuing our education are very important habits to develop and cultivate in life. Capabilities, knowledge, and skills are empowering—especially in this day and age. In our book, Living a Rich Life as a Stay-at-Home Mom: How to Build a Secure Financial

Babies Don’t Keep Cross Stitch

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When my mom was pregnant with me, she read the poem/song called, “Song For a Fifth Child” and was very touched by it. She made a cross stitch of the last verse now known as “Babies Don’t Keep,” while pregnant with her fifth child (my little sister). She framed and hung it in our house near

Bubblegum’s First Birthday Party

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My daughter Aurora is nicknamed Bubblegum (just for now, because she is so squishy and bubbly). She is so happy, sweet, kind, and a total momma’s girl. She loves her older brother and playing with his toys. She just turned one and I wanted to share her birthday party here on my blog. We held

How to Create a Memorable & Cherished Christmas for Children

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Creating a memorable and cherished Christmas for your children doesn’t have to be overly expensive or complex. To prove this point, just take a minute and think back on when you were a child. What do you remember and cherish most about Christmas? As I did this, three main things game to mind: 1- Helping and

9 Steps to Take Before Conceiving

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There are many things to do and consider before trying to conceive. When we were thinking about trying to concieve our first (who is now almost three) I asked my sister, friends, etc. what they recommended. Doing what they suggested made for a better pregnancy and experience. I now have two children and have learned a few other

9 Lessons Learned from a 7-Day-Labor

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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

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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

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

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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

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  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

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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

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‘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

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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

How to Make Money as a Captioner

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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

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

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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

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