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9 Steps to Take Before Conceiving

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

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

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 including

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

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

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

How to Cure Diaper Yeast Infections

My son has only had a few very bad diaper rashes. Whenever he shows any kind of diaper rash signs we put on Desitin or this homemade diaper rash cream and it goes away. A few weeks ago nothing was working. The regular, extra strength, and my miracle diaper rash cream weren’t cutting it and the rash looked

Travel-Friendly Baby, Toddler, & Kid Snacks

We’ve been on a few roadtrips and vacations this summer with two kids. We are planning on going on at least three more. I have found that having snacks packed and ready to go in an easy-to-consume manner has made traveling much easier. Below you find a list of  travel-friendly baby, toddler, and kid snacks.

How to Deal with Toddler Screaming and Crying

I love being a mother. But it can get downright tough. I always looked at toddlers that were having huge major meltdowns and thought to myself, ‘man I hope that my kid isn’t like that’. Well now I have one who is exactly like that. Of course I love him to pieces but man can

7 Ways to Keep Your Mind Sharp When You Aren’t in School

It’s really important to exercise our mind. If we don’t, it’s weakened. For example, after graduating with my Bachelors at age 20, I traveled and learned a new language. Because of this, I was studying often. When I got back to the US, I stopped studying and took a few years off from anything academic.

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