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Why Every Mom Needs A Blog + The Super Easy Way To Start A WordPress Blog

I started my mom blog just a few months ago. I had been thinking about starting a blog for a long time. I wanted to share my thoughts, tips, failures and favorite things. I wanted to pursue and develop my writing. I was scared to start a blog. I was scared no one would read it. I was scared all I would hear were crickets…I was silly. Every mom should have a blog, and its super easy to set yourself up with one. I’ll give you the run down of why you need a blog as well as the quick and dirty way to get yourself up and running with your own blog before Sesame street is over. I currently make over 3k a month just blogging and raising my babies. I would never have that opportunity if I didn’t just go for it and start. If you want to…

The Best Free Branding Resources for Bloggers

I finally created my branding guidelines for my blog. Actually getting to branding the blog will be another story, but I’m almost there. I did it all myself. Now, I do have experience in graphic design and a background in web design, but I was never a branding person. I designed and created marketing materials, email campaigns and more, based off of an already-established brand most of the time. In order to brand my own blog, I needed to do some research on the most up-to-date guidelines and advice. Then, I realized that if I needed brand guidelines for my blog, and I could do it myself, I could help other bloggers as well! So, stay tuned for a freebie coming to the blog soon. Think straight forward branding template and branding guide that explains what things like “sub marks” are, while also helping you understand what the purpose of different…

Is Working From Home Really Better?

Most moms are pushing to be home. Pushing to fill in a financial gap with any talents or skills they own without leaving their babies. The dream is to bring in the paycheck, while never dropping the kids off at daycare (for most).  I think we have an innate desire as women to help our husbands and partners provide financially, while still nurturing and caring for our children. But, as I’ve been working from home for a few years now, I ask myself, is it really better? Here’s the problem I see. We bring our work into our home without our children’s consent. They didn’t sign up to go to work with you each day. Bringing work home enables me to bring in extra cash without setting foot in an office or relying on someone else to care for my children, but it does put pressure on me to complete and…

What I Gave Up To Make My Blog Successful

I am frequently asked how I do everything. I have two toddler boys, a newborn, clients’work to do, blogs to write for and my own blog to manage. I don’t notice all that I do because its just a way of life for me now, but I definitely have given up some things in the short term to pursue my goals in the long term. Its because I’m only human, and I can’t do everything to achieve everything. Something’s gotta give. Here’s what I let go of to achieve a blog with a regular readership, rising page views, increasing followers and income. Let’s Start Your Blog and Make Money Now By Doing What I Should’ve Done How I Got My First Viral Pin How I Went From 0-60 Email Subscribers In Two Days Still haven’t started your blog? Get started with simple and easy steps now! TV: I rarely watch…

Mompreneurs, Stop Multitasking For Success

Hey Momprenueur, your hurting your brain with all this multitasking, and its slowing you down. I know, I know, you have so many things to do, you can’t possibly get to them all unless you double up. I’m being serious, its time to stop unless you want to continue to tax your mind and achieve less than you are capable of. It goes against our nature as mothers, but it is necessary. Just this morning, I poured my coffee while breastfeeding the baby and telling my 2-year-old he can’t have cookies for breakfast. Then, still nursing, I turned the hot water on and started spraying down some of the dishes I didn’t get to last night, put my coffee in the microwave and grabbed the clothes from the wash and shoved them into the dryer – one-handed. Multitasking is motherhood. Its what we do. I hunt for socks while talking on…