Category: Guest Posts

The Shift Working Mom and the Child Care Conundrum, Guest Post by The Mama Nurse

The Shift Working Mom and the Child Care Conundrum, Guest Post by The Mama Nurse

Today I’m sharing some thoughts from the lovely Tori of The Mama Nurse on the topic of shift working schedules and the struggles of finding adequate child care. Tori shares her experience from a Canadian perspective, showing us that finding adequate child care with flexible hours is a wide-spread struggle. The guest post below is an excerpt. For the full post, please visit the post on The Mama Nurse. This post is part of a series I am curating on child care and nannies. If you are a blogger and would like to guest post here on this topic, let me […]

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5 Things to Do When Hiring a Nanny, Guest Post by Cristy of Happy Family Blog

5 Things to Do When Hiring a Nanny, Guest Post by Cristy of Happy Family Blog

Today I have a guest post from the lovely Cristy of HappyFamilyBlog.com on the topic of hiring a nanny. This is part of a series I am doing on child care and nannies. If you are a blogger and would like to guest post here on this topic, let me know.   5 Things to Do When Hiring a Nanny I remember before our daughter was born, the thing I was most worried about was child care.  Everywhere we went I would think “ok when we have a child, where would they be?”  I loved my career so the idea […]

Posted March 21, 2016 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, TopPosts, Working Mom, / 11 Comments
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Seasonal Wedding Trends

Seasonal Wedding Trends

After 2015’s season of trendsetters with intricate laces, minimalist, and multi-day weddings, along with rustic and natural appeals, you cannot help but look forward to this season’s trends. At least, we know we can’t! Well, get excited because the 2016 wedding season is shaping up to be even better than the last and that means it’s got to be good. From trends like outdoor wedding venues to the most glamorous of wedding venues, and everything in between, get ready to be wowed with what brides and grooms will offer their guests in 2016. 2016 Wedding Trends to Watch Out For […]

Posted February 27, 2016 by Julie in Bridal, Guest Posts, Sponsored, / 0 Comments
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Alternatives for Child Care, Guest Post by Cristy of Happy Family Blog

Alternatives for Child Care, Guest Post by Cristy of Happy Family Blog

Today I have a guest post from the lovely Cristy of HappyFamilyBlog.com on the topic of child care. We’re actually sharing a nanny as well, so I’m excited to see that specified as one of the items on her list of child care alternatives. This is part of a series I am doing on child care and nannies. If you are a blogger and would like to guest post here on this topic, let me know.   Alternatives for Child Care Since my daughter was a preemie the idea of a day care center never came into our decision-making process.  […]

Posted February 24, 2016 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, Working Mom, / 5 Comments
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Survival guide for working moms

Survival guide for working moms

The level of stress working moms have to face is tremendous. Working moms have to balance a lot more than just work.  The responsibility of the children rests on their shoulders; they have to balance their work while simultaneously being accountable for the household. Making sure the house runs smoothly, grocery shopping, picking up the kids from school, helping them with their homework, making sure a warm delicious meal rests on the table for dinner time. Their life is very hectic. There are ways women can balance their life and survive while maintaining their sanity.  For starters, working moms should […]

Posted January 21, 2016 by Julie in Guest Posts, Working Mom, / 6 Comments
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5 Smart Ways to Let Your Kids Have a Good Night’s Slumber

5 Smart Ways to Let Your Kids Have a Good Night’s Slumber

Just like adults, kids also encounter sleep trouble. There are times when your kids have a hard time catching their sleep and you don’t know what to do. It feels like you have done everything to make your child sleep, but to no avail, they still find it difficult to fall asleep on time. As a parent, it is your responsibility to make your kids sleep at the right time. You have to ensure that your kids always have a good night’s slumber so that they will have enough energy the next day. Sleep is essential for their health and growth, […]

Posted December 19, 2015 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, Sponsored, / 3 Comments
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Gender-Neutral Baby Shower Themes and Gift Ideas

Gender-Neutral Baby Shower Themes and Gift Ideas

Planning a baby shower can be fun, and sometimes the baby’s gender is a surprise for the guests, and even the parents. Here are some fun ideas for baby shower themes and gifts to go along with them. There used to be a time when waiting to discover a baby’s gender meant loads of humdrum yellows. But if you or someone you know is having a “surprise” baby, it doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice style when it comes to planning the baby shower and gifts. We’ve put together a couple of great baby shower theme ideas that work for […]

Posted December 6, 2015 by Julie in Gift Guides, Guest Posts, Parenting, Sponsored, / 0 Comments
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Believe in the Power of Vacations

Believe in the Power of Vacations

This is a contributed post. There’s nothing like a vacation to rejuvenate the mind and heart, and visiting the outdoors is at the top of the list for both exciting and relaxing vacations. Outdoor enthusiasts can use vacation clubs such as Outdoor-Traveler to make it easier and cheaper to visit a wide variety of natural wonders in the United States. Whether you are looking for a skiing vacation or to spend a week at the beach, you won’t be disappointed. Here are a few places where Mother Nature is the main attraction. Ozark Mountains, MO Like a natural wonderland with […]

Posted October 12, 2015 by Julie in Guest Posts, Sponsored, Travel, / 3 Comments
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HTML Tip: How to Create a Custom Style for Text Boxes

HTML Tip: How to Create a Custom Style for Text Boxes

In this post, I will show you two options for controlling the size and colors of a text box on your post. Example 1: Specify Blockquote Style Example 2: Add a Class to a DIV   Example 1: Specify Blockquote Style I like to use the blockquote feature to highlight special text or a writing prompt, and I have styled my blockquote accordingly. The reason I choose to use the blockquote to emphasize specific text, is it already indents and differentiates the text, allowing me to only need to add customization in the colors used. In the screenshot below, the area […]

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Tips for Buying Maternity Clothes and How to Avoid Common Shopping Mistakes

Tips for Buying Maternity Clothes and How to Avoid Common Shopping Mistakes

While being pregnant is one of the greatest joys in your life, it may not feel like it when you feel like you’re carrying around a beach ball and don’t feel like going anywhere. Here are some maternity shopping tips so you can accentuate your best features and not fall into common maternity shopping mistakes. We all know that looking stylish regularly can be overwhelming at times, but this often seems like a major feat when you’re pregnant. You have this tiny little baby bump that you want to show off when you’re newly pregnant, and then suddenly it expands […]

Posted September 5, 2015 by Julie in Guest Posts, Pregnancy, Sponsored, / 2 Comments
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