How to Start a Mom Blog (or any other niche blog)

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If you follow my blog or fan page, you know that I have been working from home as a freelance writer and blogger for over 4 years. Over the years, I have had a lot of people send me private messages asking me how they can start a blog and even earn extra money from it. Though I would love to be able to help everyone, there are only so many hours in the day. Besides, I'm honestly not a blogging expert.   I spend a lot of time trying to learn more about the industry myself and still have a lot to learn. I read books, listen to podcasts, take courses, watch webinars, and network with other bloggers to find out what I can do to improve my blog. I recently came across a blog that BLEW … [Read more...]

Save Money With Groupon Coupons

Save Money with Groupon Coupons

FTC Disclaimer: I was given the opportunity to spread the word about Groupon's mission to save people more money. Though this post is compensated, it is 100% my opinion as a long-time Groupon user.  If you know me, you know that I hate spending money. I. Am. Cheap. Or should I say frugal? However, I do buy things that I need (and some that I just really want). I am also always on the look out for ways to save money on those things. That is why I really love Groupon. I have been using Groupon since 2012. They would often have awesome deals for Vistaprint, which is the company I always used for my business cards. I almost NEVER paid full price for my business cards. Another exciting … [Read more...]

McDonald’s Dessert Menu Combos

McDonald's Dessert Menu Combos

FTC Disclosure: As an ambassador for Central Arkansas McDonald’s, I receive compensation for posts that mention McDonald’s. However, I always share my genuine thoughts with you guys and have no plans to change that. :) I’ll admit, dessert is not an everyday occurrence in our house. Although I love cookies, ice cream, and other sweet goodies just as much as the next person, they are more of a treat than something you have after dinner each night. That’s why when we do have dessert, it’s something that we really enjoy. I will also admit that rather than buying a whole container of sweets (and being tempted to devour them all in one sitting), sometimes we just head to our local … [Read more...]

Is Working From Home Worth It?: The Pros and Cons of Being a WAHM

Is Working From Home Worth It

Most of my friends and readers know that I work from home. Over the years, many people have reached out to ask me a variety of questions about working from home. There are so many people out there who are interested in working from home, but are hesitant or even skeptical about actually making the leap. Some have even made the attempt. but (for a variety of reasons), opted to return to the more traditional work situation. Because so many people have legitimate concerns and questions about working from home, I decided that I would chime in with my responses and experiences. A friend recently asked me"Is working from home worth it?". At first I wasn't sure how I could answer this question … [Read more...]

2016 Reading Challenge

2016 Reading Challenge

One thing about me...I LOVE to read. Always have. Always will. I am the person that always has at least one book within arm's reach. In my purse. In my car. In the bathroom. There is not a single room in our house that doesn't have a miniature library in it. Sad fact: I haven't been able to read as much as I used to pre-mommy hood. I mean, I read a bit every day. In the tub. That is my "mommy time". But, let's be real - tub time only lasts for 15-20 minutes if I'm lucky. I am determined to change this! At the beginning of the year, I committed to reading 52 books this year. I immediately fell behind, lol. Well, now I am getting back in the game with the Popsugar Reading … [Read more...]

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