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5 First Birthday Themes for Fall

5 First Birthday Themes for Fall

Thanks Basic Invite for sponsoring this conversation.     Themed parties are all the craze these days, and summer babies seem to get all the fun with their options for pool parties and back yard Barbecues. Fall babies make parents have to be a little bit more creative with theme ideas because weather can be unpredictable, and sometimes cute, pastel bunnies feel out of place while the crisp autumn breeze blows leaves off the trees around you. To help all you fall baby parents out I’ve teamed up with Basic Invite to bring you Five First Birthday Themes for Fall. […]

Posted August 24, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, Sponsored, / 1 Comment
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Side-Hustle Series: Interview with Baby Sleep Consultant Nicole

Side-Hustle Series: Interview with Baby Sleep Consultant Nicole

I am enjoying interviewing professionals about their line of work or their side hustles. Today I am sharing an interview with Nicole from The Baby Sleep Site. Tell us a little about yourself and your business. Why did you select it and how did you get started? Many, many moons ago, I obtained my MBA and kept my career focused in computer programming, which was my life for a long time.  Once my husband and I had our first child, though, things got very interesting. By interesting, I mean foggy and blurry and not knowing if I was coming or […]

Posted August 9, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, Sponsored, Work, / 0 Comments
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Ways to Have Fun Doing Chores

Ways to Have Fun Doing Chores

13 Ways to Have Fun While Doing Chores   Many people dislike the idea of doing household chores. After all, they can be so dull and mind-numbing. But it does not have to be that way. Just follow the steps below, and you are guaranteed to have fun while doing your daily chores.   Listen to great music. Get a and load up your favorite inspirational or upbeat music. This way, you can sing or dance along while working on something. Alternatively, if you have no working player available at home, tidy your home following the beat of a song […]

Posted July 25, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Home, Sponsored, / 1 Comment
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Help Your Baby or Toddler Learn to Sleep with Tips from The Baby Sleep Site

Help Your Baby or Toddler Learn to Sleep with Tips from The Baby Sleep Site

Thanks to The Baby Sleep Site for sponsoring this conversation and providing helpful tips!   When you have a brand new baby, you expect sleep to become non-existent. Newborns are not born knowing how to sleep; they eat often and sleep for short periods. But as your baby gets older, you start being able to get longer stretches between wakings. Older babies can learn to fall asleep on their own, but they do go through periods of sleep regression and may continue to have sleep problems. I have been a subscriber to The Baby Sleep Site since becoming a Mom and […]

Posted July 19, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, Sponsored, TopPosts, / 6 Comments
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Surviving a Summer Road Trip with a Toddler

Surviving a Summer Road Trip with a Toddler

Inside: Summer is about family travel, including long car rides. Read on for tips on how to survive a summer road trip with a toddler. This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Tree Top     Summertime is all about family time, whether you work full time or not. Most of us tend to take our families on a fun summer adventure to take advantage of the longer days and bright skies. But adventures usually include quite a bit of travel, and long car rides with children can get a bit overwhelming. Here are some tips for keeping car […]

Posted July 12, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, Sponsored, TopPosts, , / 3 Comments
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15+ Side Hustle Ideas to earn extra Money from Home and Pay Down Debt

15+ Side Hustle Ideas to earn extra Money from Home and Pay Down Debt

Side hustles are getting more popular these days as busy parents yearn for more flexibility and a better work-life balance. Many of us have accumulated quite a bit of debt and are working on paying it down (student loans anyone?) and balancing our budgets. Being able to earn some extra money from home is wonderful and can help in so many situations. Read on for some great ideas for side-hustle businesses you can start and maybe even work from the comfort of your home in your pajamas!   Some links in this list are sponsored or affiliate, meaning I may […]

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Investing in Stocks for Beginners: Learn to Invest with Stockpile

Investing in Stocks for Beginners: Learn to Invest with Stockpile

In exchange for my honest and unbiased review, I received a $25 gift card to try out Stockpile. This post contains a referral link. I am not a market professional and not responsible for gains or losses that you may experience.    Starting your money journey off early and on the right foot is important. Or, if you’re like me, you are arriving late to the party. It’s fine though, whether you start straight out of college or in your 30s, the important piece is to start! Previously I laid out the important basics you need to set up your […]

Posted June 22, 2017 by Julie in Finances, Sponsored, / 4 Comments
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How to Downsize your Home when Planning to Move

How to Downsize your Home when Planning to Move

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CORT for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Moving is hard, I get that.  This word can cause someone to experience feelings of dread and anxiety. I’m certainly one of those people and am staring down our upcoming move with my fair share of worry. Several years ago, we upgraded our home and moved into a very large, luxurious house. We quickly filled the house with more furniture and all kinds of stuff after we had our baby. Now, we’re tasked with going in the opposite direction and trying […]

Posted June 8, 2017 by Julie in Home, Military, Organize, Sponsored, TopPosts, / 0 Comments
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Photo Prints make great gifts! Prime users, get yours from Amazon Prints

Photo Prints make great gifts! Prime users, get yours from Amazon Prints

Thanks to Amazon for sponsoring this post and providing prizes for the giveaway! Opinions are my own. Whenever I need to come up with a gift idea for my husband for Father’s Day or my mom for Mother’s Day, Grandparent’s Day or even her birthday, the first thing I think to do is print up a lovely something with a recent photo. Photo prints are an instant treasure and make wonderful gifts for any occasion.   Did you know that you can now get your photos printed using Amazon Prints? Amazon Prime users – I have already you about the Amazon […]

Posted June 2, 2017 by Julie in Family, Gift Guides, Sponsored, / 2 Comments
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Side Hustle Series: Become a Wine Guide with Traveling Vineyard

Side Hustle Series: Become a Wine Guide with Traveling Vineyard

Thanks to Traveling Vineyard® for sponsoring this conversation. I’m a mom of a toddler, so I am beginning to understand why so many moms love wine. Seriously, though, there are a ton of different types of wine ranging in colors and flavors and appearance. Unless you’re already an expert and have sampled a wide array of options, you might not yet know what you like. I know I have a preference for sweet wines, and I have to stay away from reds due to getting headaches, but there is so much more to wine than that. The side-hustle I am sharing with […]

Posted May 23, 2017 by Julie in Sponsored, Work, / 0 Comments
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