10 Things That Suck About Being a Working Mom (Plus 6 Things that Rock)

This post will cover the best and worst things about being a working mom. 10 things that suck, and 6 things that rock.

I love that our society is supportive of the mom bosses in our work force. It’s great that women have the opportunity to have a career and a family. Some women really love doing both and would be absolutely miserable if they felt forced into being stay at home moms. In the interest of honesty – I am not one of those women. Whether you are a career-driven lady or are just working to pay the bills, I think that we can all agree that there are things about being a working mom that suck.

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Daily Goodie Box Review

Daily Goodie Box offers free samples and full sized products to members in exchange for opinions. Here are my opinions. :-)

As you saw in the post about my favorite money saving apps and website, Daily Goodie Box is a great site if you are looking to score some freebies and try out new products! Members periodically receive a box full of samples and full sized products in exchange for sharing their experiences. I recently received my first Goodie Box and my husband and I had a great time trying out the products inside. Keep reading for my review of the products that we received!

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Dads and Postpartum Mental Health

I asked a panel of dads what they remember bestsellers about having a newborn and their advice to a new dad. Here are their answers.

Allow me to state the obvious for a moment here: Being a new parent is hard! It doesn’t matter if you are a mom or a dad, if you are single or married, or what your support system is like – being a new parent is hard. Today we are going to focus on dads. If you are an expecting father yourself, you may be worried that your whole world is about to be flipped upside down! Well, it likely is, but that doesn’t need to send you into a panic. In this post, 5 dads will share their stories and advice for surviving the newborn phase.

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Why We Decided to Turn Our Love of Wine into a Business

Checkout this post to find out why my husband and I decided to start a side business with a direct sales wine company


My husband Kyle and I recently joined a wine club, and we are so excited that I want to tell you all about it as well! We were introduced to this company through Facebook and a couple of friends who sell for the company. After doing some research, we decided that it was an opportunity that we just couldn’t pass up. If you love wine (especially free wine!!), checkout this post. I am so pumped about this business that I even included a video for those of you who would rather listen than read!

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Healthy Homemade Apple Chips

Healthy homemade apple chip snack recipe from Mommy: Home Manager

Apple chips are a favorite healthy snack in our family. Every fall we go to an orchard and pick a bushel of apples and we make pie and apple chips out of them. We even went this past year when we had a one month old baby! It was a nice outing…but I’m not sure that we would do that again. That’s a story that I don’t need to get into now. 🙂 Anyway, apple chips are great. They are a healthy treat to replace either sweets or your crunchy snacks. They are also so simple to make. I know that some people add sugar to theirs, but I really don’t think that the apples need it.

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How to Save Big with Amazon Subscribe & Save: May 2017

Check out this post for some of the deals deals on Amazon Subscribe and Save updated monthly.

If this is your first month stopping by, let me just tell you how much I love Amazon Subscribe & Save! It is a great way to buy diapers, baby food, snacks, personal care items, coffee, cleaning supplies, and just about any other consumable product that you use within your home. Keep reading to see what is coming in my May order as well as some other great deals for you to check out.
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Clean out your Closet with the Backwards Hanger Challenge

Use the backwards hanger challenge to see what you do and don't wear so that you can purge and clean out your closet

If you saw my post at the end of March (Backwards Hanger Challenge: Day 1), then you know that on March 23 I decided to try the backward hanger challenge with hopes of cleaning out my closet. The goal was to find out which clothes I don’t wear often and get rid of them. Well, it has been six weeks and my closet has definitely been cleaned out!

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My Favorite Money Saving Apps and Websites

My 17 favorite apps to save or make you money without too much effort!

Sometimes it seems like there are 230,498,324,983,290,483,284,923,084,029 apps and websites out there that claim to help save families money. It can be really hard to decide which of these are worth your time, and which are just too much effort to be worth it. This post will walk you through some of the apps and websites that I actually use to make and save my family money.

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5 Books Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Read

5 Books that every woman needs to read during pregnancy

Pregnancy is an exiting, overwhelming, and downright emotional time! There are so many questions that most women have, and it really helps to do your research. Fortunately for the women of 2017, there are nearly infinite resources out there to teach us about what to expect when pregnant. In fact, there are so many resources that it can be hard to know where to start. Let me make it a little easier on you with this list of 5 books that every pregnant woman needs to read.

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How to Use Link Parties to Promote your Blog

One of the easiest ways that I have found to increase traffic and make new blogger connections is with link parties and blog hops. They are fun, easy to use, and you can spend as much or as little time with them as you want. In addition to increasing your traffic, you will discover some great posts that you would have otherwise missed.

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