Amber Roshay
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Minimalism with kids is a practice that not only teaches families to live with less toys and stuff, but also creates a mindful mindset about consumerism. Check out these minimalism tips that will help you not only create a home free of clutter, but help you to raise mindful kids that appreciate experiences over toys. FREE KIDS WRITING PRINTABLE! #MinimalismWithKids

Practice Minimalism: Give Your Kids Less Toys

by Katie Ashton

Are you still recovering from the avalanche of gifts your children received over the holidays? Are you already dreading Valentine’s Day and Easter? If you answered yes to these questions, Katie’s story and tips below will inspire you to practice minimalism with kids.

Did you know that healthy dark chocolate has many health benefits for everyone, but even more so for parents and writers. Parents need quick snacks on-the-go and writers are sitting all the time. Check it this great article. Free dark chocolate recipe. #HealthyDarkChocolate #DarkChocolateRecipes

Discover the Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

By Melissa Uhles

It’s that time of year when some of us writer/parents are trying to eat healthier. Recovering from holiday splurges may have you leaving things like chocolate in your rear-view mirror.

But wait! Save yourself some squares of healthy dark chocolate and you’ll thank me later.

What do you say to a child when a pet or a person they love dies? These tips will help parents provide support to their grieving child. Dealing with death is difficult, but teaching your kids how to grieve will make the process easier. #GrievingChild #DealingWithDeath

How to Support Your Grieving Child

By Melissa Uhles

Have you or your child lost a loved one? Are you grappling with what to say when a grandparent, sibling, parent or even a pet dies?

If so, I imagine you want to support your child by letting them know what grief is and that it’s a normal process for all of us when we lose someone we loved.

One of the best pieces of advice I got as a writer was to set my personal writing goals every year. Setting creative goals is easy with your FREE writing goals printable for 2018. Click through to read now or save to read later. #WritingGoals #WritingGoalsPrintable

Crushing Your 2018 Writing Goals

By Amber Roshay and Melissa Uhles

Everywhere you turn this time of year people are talking about the importance of writing down your goals for the new year, 2018 in this case.

Guess what, Amber, my Pen and Parent co-blogger and I are going to help you feel brave by sharing our personal writing goals with you.

Are you looking for the best blogging websites to help you make money blogging in 2018? You'll find the best blogging tips and strategies for growing your email list, increasing traffic, affiliate marketing, and more. FREE PRINTABLE Create and Promote Your Blog Checklist. Click to save. #MakeMoneyBlogging #BestBloggingWebsites

The Best Websites for Bloggers Right Now

By Melissa Uhles

Are you a new blogger hoping to increase your traffic and income? Is 2018 the year you plan to make your blogging goals a reality? In our own quest to achieve success as bloggers we’ve come across some terrific websites that share their secrets to blogging success.

So you keep seeing all these gorgeous Pinterest pins, but you have no idea how to make them. I can tell you the secret to making beautiful Pinterest pins in PicMonkey that will increase traffic to your website. You don't need any design skills and creating the pins will take minutes. Most blog posts will give you only basic design elements, but I'll give you easy to follow yet detailed instructions with quick video tutorials. Plus, lots of freebies. #howtomakepinterestpins #howtocreatepinterestpininPicMonkey.

How to Create Gorgeous Pinterest Images Easily

Updated 5/20/18

Are you having trouble creating a gorgeous pin for Pinterest? I know I did. You’ve spent hours crafting a perfect blog post with amazing content, only to have it go nowhere. The only sound on your blog is internet crickets. Well, I'm going to tell you the secret of how to make a beautiful Pinterest pin in minutes. 

Do you want to be a successful mom blogger AND be a successful mom to your kids? The secret to success is to create a daily schedule that helps you prioritize and reach your goals. In 2018, you will have the work and life balance you deserve. Download your free printable. #createabloggingschedule #successfulmomblogger #reachyourgoals #freeprintable #successfulmom

How to Create a Schedule as a Mom Blogger

By Jessica Szekalski, Sane Momma Blogger

One of my greatest challenges over the last year has been to find a schedule that allows me to be a successful mom blogger, and an even more successful mom.

Through all the changes that a new mom endures over the first year, I have managed to not only create and stick to a schedule, but find one that provides the flexibility I need to make my son the top priority. 


Are you looking for the best writing websites for writers right now? These online writing websites will give you great information on the craft of writing, self-publishing, freelance writing, making money with your writing and more. You have to check them out or save to read later. Click through to get your free ebook on How to Make a Living as a Writer.

The Best Writing Websites for Writers Right Now

Updated 6/10/18

By Melissa Uhles

Are you an author already or would you like to become one? There’s so much to learn once you start down this path. I had my first novel published in 2015. Now I have five books out and hope to keep writing them. Over the past few years I’ve discovered some the best writing websites for writers that have become long-term resources for me as an author. 

For some becoming pregnant over age 35 is scary, but there are many benefits of being an older mom. In this article, I'll give you tips from an older mom on the honest truths of raising children with a few extra wrinkles and a little more wisdom. Comes with a free children's book about an introverted skunk. Click now to read or save to read later. #beinganoldermom #oldermomspregnancy #oldermomtips

The Misconceptions of Being an Older Mom

Following is a guest post by Humilta Abigail Holmes (From the Writing Box)

How do I know anything about being an older mom? Well, I became pregnant at the age of 38. That’s older than the average woman is when she becomes pregnant for the first time.
Are you interested in making money online by designing and selling products on Zazzle? Zazzle allows you to create custom gifts for your business, website or family in minutes. You can make t-shirts, mugs, journals, and more without any design skills. Start making extra money now or send loved ones a gift designed for them. Save to read later or click through now. Comes with an FREE Budget Printable #making money online #selling products on Zazzle

How to Make Extra Money with Zazzle

By Melissa Uhles

Have you ever wanted to create customized gifts or products with your own designs or art-work?

In years past I’ve had fun creating custom gifts on sites like Vistaprint and Shutterfly. But this year I wanted a site where I could design products that could be gifts but also make products available for sale to our blog readers.