• Balanced Body,  Balanced Home,  Featured

    10 Habits That Keep Me Well and Balanced as a Mom

    People tell me that they're amazed at my discipline and my motivation. But the truth is that I don't have exceptional discipline or motivation. What I do have are some good habits. Those habits have led me to success in many areas and help me to fell well and balanced in my everyday life despite the constant challenges of motherhood. See, if you can harness the power of habit, you don't need to have nearly as much discipline or motivation to do what you know you should do.

  • From My Life

    I Hope She Always Wants to Sit With Me

    “Mommy, can I sit with you?”  I hear those words from my 5-year-old constantly. She always wants to sit with me. She has ever since she was big enough to have an opinion. Sometimes it’s not convenient. Sometimes I have writing to do or other work to finish. Sometimes I just want a little space. Sometimes I just want to be comfortable and sit alone for a few minutes.  

  • Balanced Finances,  Blogging

    7 Work at Home Ideas for Busy Moms

    When you’re a mom, sometimes working seems like a lose-lose situation. You lose time with your kids and you lose money from your paycheck to childcare. And if you have more than one child, forget it. Daycare costs force many otherwise career-driven women to stay home because it doesn’t feel like it’s worth it to work. But what if we have goals like getting out of debt or saving money for our kids’ college? It can be hard to reach financial goals on a single income or even on two incomes while paying for childcare. Or what if some of us want to be stay-at-home moms but are already living…

  • Parenting

    What All Parents Need to Know About Child Sex Abuse

    It’s hard to imagine that we live in a world where innocent children are so often abused, but unfortunately, we do. Most of us can’t comprehend how anyone could want to hurt a child. I know I can’t. Recently, I started learning more about child sex abuse. Although I’ve never written on this subject, I feel called to be a voice in this area. I believe that we all have an obligation to be advocates for children. After all, children can’t protect themselves. They depend on us for that. So, we all have a responsibility to learn the facts about child abuse and start doing what we can to save…

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    Blogging

    Should You Start a Blog?

    Are you considering starting a career as a blogger? Blogging can be an amazing way for moms to make a living from home, but it's not for everyone. Find out in this post if it might be right for you!

  • Blogging

    How My Blog Traffic Exploded Overnight

    Are you a blogger struggling to get traffic to your site? So was I.Pretty recently, in fact. On April 26th, my blog had ten visitors. TEN! The next day, April 27th, I had 952! When I say my traffic exploded overnight, I mean it! Find out how I did it.

  • Balanced Body

    Why Coffee Naps Are a Mom’s New Best Friend

    Have you heard about coffee naps? I promise that I didn’t make this up, it’s a real thing. A coffee nap is as simple as it sounds— you drink a cup of coffee and then take a quick power nap (15-20 minutes is ideal but no longer than 30). When I first heard about this, I was confused. Coffee and naps are two of my favorite things, but aren’t you supposed to choose one or the other? Coffee to wake you up or a nap to give you a quick rest? Nope— scientists have found that these two things actually work better when they’re together. People feel more rested and…

  • Balanced Body,  Balanced Mindset,  Featured

    Tips to Help You Break Your Cell Phone Addiction

    I love what my phone is capable of. From the comfort of my couch, I am able to work, talk to friends, and even grocery shop. But with this powerful tool comes a serious potential danger—overuse. While our cellphones have the ability to connect us, they also have the power to leave us feeling deeply disconnected. We can all break free from the addictive hold of our phones and get back to living. Here are some tips to help you (and me) break our cell phone addiction: