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Category Archives: Parenting

How to ‘Kid-Proof’ an App (like Netflix) on an iPhone or iPad

As a parent, there are just times when you need your child to sit quietly. We recently experienced one.  I was leaving to go to a funeral and our babysitter cancelled due to the flu. Her cancelling meant that my wild toddler and newborn and I were going to a funeral together—gulp. As expected, we

How to Teach a Toddler Their Colors (37 Creative Activities!)

  Children learn their colors between 20 months-3 1/2 years of age. Doing some of the following 35 activities will help facilitate their learning. Playing with colored blocks. Color with crayons, colored pencils, etc. Go on a treasure hunt! Using paper lunch bags with colors on the front go collect colored toys together.   Tutorial

How to Make Money Selling Spark Naturals Essential Oils

Today’s Money-Making SAHM is a good friend of our family, Rebekah George. Rebekah is very well versed in holistic and natural remedies. She decided to become an affiliate for Spark Naturals because their quality of oils is very high, yet the prices are more reasonable than other competitors. She shares more information in the interview

How to Save Money on Pregnancy-Related Medical Bills

There are some awesome ways to save money on medical bills during pregnancy, labor, and post partum. Some I found after searching for hours online and talking to insurance representatives for my first pregnancy. And a few I didn’t find until my second pregnancy and really wished I had known about them for my first!

How to Discipline Children Constructively Using The “Rewind System”

I have a very strong-willed two year old. As a result, he is often in time out. I’ve been looking for better ways to discipline him. I was told about a constructive yet fun technique from an acquaintance, Doree. I am so excited about it. Doree told me that a few years ago her oldest

Unique Gender Reveal

I love seeing how others reveal the gender of their soon-to-be son/daughter to their spouse, friends and families. Recently, I realized that I hadn’t shared our gender reveal. So here it is. I went to FetalStudio at the South Towne Center Mall in Sandy, UT. The earliest they will try a pregnancy gender verification is

The Best Way to Teach Your Children about Money

Hello readers of Anita’s blog. We are Paul & Camille Walker from www.kidsfamilyfinance.com and honored to guest post today. Over at KidsFamilyFinance we are a niche blog that is all about teaching kids about money. One question we have asked ourselves (and heard many others ask as well) is why do kids learn so much

How to Teach Your Children about Their Ancestors

*Article written by Karen Jensen, my sister and co-author of our book Living a Rich Life as a Stay-at-Home Mom: How to Build a Successful Financial Foundation for You and Your Children. My second grade daughter has been assigned to do a presentation on her family tree in school. She was asked to go back

Breastfeeding Check-off List

Although I was unable to breastfeed very long with my son (story here), I’ve had a much better experience with my daughter. Things have been going really well. Before I sit down to feed my baby I go over the acronym TWEP to make sure each feeding goes well. I created this acronym to be able

How to Help a Child Learn through Play

  I really want my children to learn and gain a well-rounded education. I’ve always been really passionate about teaching my son. But what I’ve come to find out is that at this age (20 months) is it is really tough to try to keep him still! It is near impossible to get my son to

How to Get through Difficult Times in Life

This last month has been one thing after the other. The passing of two friends, a misdiagnosis of a rare nerve disease that had me totally terrified for 4 days, an emergency room visit and emergency root canal, finding out that my insurance doesn’t cover a lot of what it told me it did… hello

How to Make Money by Starting a Preschool from Home

  Today’s Money-Making Stay at Home Mom is a great friend Annette. She shares with you how she started her own preschool while being a SAHM and how she continues to make enough money each month to pay for their entire house payment! Q. What inspired you to begin working? A. I love teaching. It

Best Tips for Giving Birth

I rarely share a blog post in a personal diary style. The reason why is because I started this blog/website to provide useful information to others and I think that a diary format does not lend itself to being as useful as other formats. But there are exceptions to almost every rule and today is one

How to Become and Make Money as a Freelance Editor

Today’s Money-Making SAHM is a freelance editor named Rachael. Below she shares with you the pros and cons of editing, things to watch out for, how to be successful at it, and ultimately how to make money as a freelance editor. Welcome Rachael, Q. What inspired you to begin working? A.  I got my degree in

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