Category: TopPosts

How I practice self-care on my commute

How I practice self-care on my commute

Working moms who work outside the home envy those who work from home most over one particular item: their lack of commute. If your commute is anything like mine, you’re probably super stressed by the time you even arrive at work in the morning. Oh, how I would love to see teleportation invented already, so I don’t have to drive to and from work on a daily basis. I waste spend about 3 hours on average every day on the road, thanks to the wonder that is Houston traffic. How is a busy mom to cope with such a long commute? […]

Posted April 5, 2017 by Julie in TopPosts, Working Mom, / 0 Comments
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7 Tips To Tame a Toddler Tantrum

7 Tips To Tame a Toddler Tantrum

How to Tame a Toddler Tantrum Toddler tantrums are scary, and sometimes there’s so much crying and screaming going on, you don’t know who’s making more noise — you or your child. It’s a whirlwind ride in which you live in fear of someone one-third your size. If you haven’t experienced a toddler tantrum yet, here’s the lowdown on what happens. Your child can be incredibly sweet and happy one moment, and in the next breath turn into a raving lunatic. The worst part is even if you see a tantrum brewing, it can be too late to contain it. […]

Posted April 3, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, TopPosts, / 0 Comments
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How to Hide a Pinterest Image in your Blog Post

How to Hide a Pinterest Image in your Blog Post

I get it.  Pinterest images are HUGE. And sometimes they just don’t look that great in your post. Would you rather hide Pinterest images in your blog posts?   Images that are Pinterest-optimized are big and tall and beautiful, but they do take up a lot of visual space in your blog post. This isn’t always a problem, especially when you use these images to break up text and have the blog visually skimmable. I sometimes put my largest image, or one of them if I have several Pinnable images, at the bottom of the post. Like I did with […]

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Easy Toddler Activity: Pouch Cap Color Match

Easy Toddler Activity: Pouch Cap Color Match

Toddlers are such curious creatures. Full of energy, everything they see is a toy, and they soak up their surroundings like a sponge. They are at a perfect age to try new activities to enrich their minds, practice their skills, and learn something new. This busy working mom is always on the look out for simple, and I mean simple activities I can do with my toddler on weekends. Something fun to teach him a new skill or concept, but easy for me to put together. This past weekend I came up with one such idea. I have been hoarding […]

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Tips for Battling Momnesia

Tips for Battling Momnesia

Inside: Tips for Battling Momnesia, or Mommy Brain. How to overcome forgetfulness and stay on top of your tasks. Read tips from a group of moms. Sorry, my “mommy brain” made me forget. I’m sure you have heard this phrase too much already, but the struggle is real. The reality is that sometimes we have too much on our minds.   Are you suffering from momnesia? What is mommy brain? Sometimes, our brains really do get full of everything that we have to do – everything that includes keeping ourselves and our tiny humans healthy, plus run the household, plus perform well at […]

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How to Create a Monthly Budget Like a Boss (with Printable)

How to Create a Monthly Budget Like a Boss (with Printable)

The more you make, the less you seem to keep. Do you have this problem, too? Why is money so hard to hold onto? It certainly requires being organized, planning ahead, and having a good budget in place. But do you know how to create a monthly budget? Many of us make an attempt at a budget, but then unexpected things creep up or holidays and birthdays happen, and our good intentions go out the window. There’s always something that is getting our attention and wanting us to buy it, take it home, and live with us. We live in […]

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The Ultimate List of Free Baby Stuff for New Moms

The Ultimate List of Free Baby Stuff for New Moms

Congratulations! You’re expecting or just had a new baby. You’re exhausted, but so happy, right? There’s so much to do, a lot of planning involved, and tons of supplies you need to collect. New Moms certainly have a lot on our plates. It certainly helps to have access to freebies and great information. Check out this list of freebies for new moms and see if anything interests you. Free Baby Stuff for Expecting and New Moms I have compiled a list of free items, some free trials, some that may require paying shipping and handling (S&H), some that require participation […]

Posted January 30, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, TopPosts, / 1 Comment
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How to Prevent Crying When Baby is Put Down

How to Prevent Crying When Baby is Put Down

For an already tired mother, dealing with a crying baby can be exhausting. If your baby cries when put down consistently, you’re probably ready to try nearly anything to break the habit. Luckily, there are plenty of tried and true options for dealing with this situation, helping your child, and regaining your sanity in the process. Strategies for Babies Crying When Put Down Know You’re Not Alone It’s incredibly common for infants and toddlers to have a strong attachment to parents, especially mothers. Infants will need some time to feel comfortable with detaching from their mother. Because they are helpless without […]

Posted January 25, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, TopPosts, / 3 Comments
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Let’s Hear it for Survival Mode Moms

Let’s Hear it for Survival Mode Moms

Some moms are Pinterest moms. This post is not for them. This post is for moms who I like to call survival mode moms. Moms who barely get by day to day with a high-intensity child and a busy schedule. Moms who work all day then take care of a child all night, because let’s face it, those kids don’t leave us alone at night. Especially those of us solo-parenting, or parenting a dragon child (on in my case – both). This is for those of us who are struggling each day. We’re in survival mode, and we need to support […]

Posted January 9, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, TopPosts, / 54 Comments
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How to Rock Affiliate Marketing, Interview with an Expert

How to Rock Affiliate Marketing, Interview with an Expert

If you’ve been in the blogging sphere for any length of time, you’ve heard many bloggers tout affiliate marketing as one of their biggest income streams. There’s good reason – some bloggers are killing it! I want to be one of those bloggers too, and I’m sure many of my friends reading this would love that as well. That’s why I wanted to introduce you to Michelle from Making Sense of Cents. This lady, listen up, is amazing. She has mastered this affiliate marketing thing and makes at least $50,000 a month! I know I’d love to be her when I […]

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