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Gift Guide for Different ‘Types’ of People on Your List

This is the time of year that my family starts divvying out names for gifts that we are going to buy for our siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles, etc. We draw names for my immediate and extended family. Instead of getting hundreds of gifts each year, we only give a few. By dividing names out, we save a

Advice from My Mom: Practical Ways to Teach Your Children to Control Money

My mother has always been a great example of fiscal responsibility. She would often say, “Anita, control your money, don’t allow it to control you.” It reminds me a lot of the famous quote penned by P.T. Barnum, “Money is a terrible master, but an excellent servant.” My mom taught me by example this principle

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 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 Increase Efficiency and Decrease Stress While Mothering

As mothers we have a lot going on. Taking care of our homes, families, cooking, taking care of finances, shopping, and the list seems to go on and on. With my first child, I was able to find extra time to do things, and efficiency didn’t really matter. When I had my second, I did not have that

21 Must-Cherish Memories for Parents of Babies

Having a baby is both difficult and rewarding:  recovering from labor can be extremely difficult; adjusting to a newborn’s schedule seems nearly impossible; and I’m the first to admit that cleaning up from blow outs and constantly trimming microscopic fingernails isn’t the funnest. However, experiencing the joy of a baby sure outweighs the negative aspects. After having my

How to Make Money as a Graphic Designer from Home

Today’s Money-Making SAHM is my friend Chantel Grigg. She is a SAHM and a wonderful graphic designer. She shares tips and tricks to start working from home as a graphic designer in the interview below. Thank you and welcome Chantel! Q. What inspired you to begin working? A. I have always known that I wanted

19 Must-Make Memories for Parents of Toddlers

Before I had my son I had all kinds of concerns. I would wonder: What if he was a this way or that way? What if he had a disability? What if I wasn’t a good mom? What if… Then I read a conversation between two women online. One woman (pregnant with her first) commented

How to Make Money through Medical Billing

Welcome to Money-Making Stay at Home Moms: How to Make Money through Medical Billing. There are 38+ interviews in this series (see links below interview). Today’s Money-Making SAHM is Stacy Collier. She lives in Anchorage, Alaska with her husband, daughter, and is pregnant with a son (due this summer). We met while my husband and I

9 Toddler-and-Mom Friendly Recipes

   When my son went from baby foods to solids I was at a bit of a loss as to what to feed him and I. He isn’t too picky (as long as the veggies are flavored or disguised in recipes), but I was still having a hard time figuring out what to make us for

9 Ways to Prepare Your Family for Catastrophes, Natural Disasters, Income Loss, and Economic Depressions.

Photo courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration. I just got off the phone with my grandpa. He is a very humble and kind man, the type of man everyone just loves to sit and chat with for hours. He has a great sense of humor and loves to tell me stories. Today one

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