Book Series Review: “Dozi the Alligator Finds a Family” and “Hiding Dozi” by Daniel Boris

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  If you know me even remotely well, you know that one of my all-time favorite ways to relax is to read a book. I am also really excited about anything that gets my son interested in reading (or listening to) stories. I know that getting your child to love reading isn’t always an easy task. Thankfully, we have come across several authors that have really gotten my son excited for our weekly trips to the library. We’ve also had the opportunity to receive books directly from the authors. One such author is Daniel Boris. Daniel is the illustrator responsible for the comic strip Hoxwinder Hall, which is all about an alligator named Dozi and his human friend, a little boy named … [Read more...]

Teaching My Son Compassion

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FTC Disclaimer: As an ambassador for Central Arkansas McDonald’s, I receive compensation for talking to others about how McDonald’s is part of our family’s life.    Here is a fact about me: I moved to Arkansas from Baltimore, Maryland. In Baltimore, it was common to walk around the city and come across homeless people who asked for help. I could never bring myself to say no when I knew that I had something to give. In fact, I felt sad when I didn’t have anything to spare. I knew that no matter what challenges I faced, at least I had a safe home to go to and hot food to eat. When I was in college, I used to volunteer to work for food pantries that collected and handed out food to … [Read more...]

16 Ways Cats Are Your Toddler’s Spirit Animal

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If you have spent time around kids and cats, chances are you might have noticed quite a few similarities between the two. We don’t have a cat, but I had a few growing up and one day I was thinking about how similar cats and kids are. Their toys always end up under the couch. And you are the one who has to retrieve them. You sometimes wake up in the middle of the night with one of them staring at you in a creepy manner. You spend money buying them cute and fancy toys, but they’d rather play with paper, boxes, and string. If you co-sleep, get ready to be very uncomfortable. Objects in bed are smaller than they appear. You might wake up with one of them sitting on your face. You … [Read more...]

8 Legit Ways Single Moms Can Earn Money from Home

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  Are you a single mom that needs to earn some extra money, but not sure where to start? Here are some of my favorite ways to generate additional streams of income as a full-time single WAHM. All of these are things that you can do in your free time; however, if you work hard, you can eventually turn them into full-time businesses. Blogging If you enjoy writing, feel like you have valuable insight to share with people, and have a topic you are passionate about, blogging might be right up your alley. Though it is far from a get-rich-quick thing, it is very possible to earn a significant amount of money by implementing a few monetization methods. The following are five ways you can … [Read more...]

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...]

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