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Being a working mom for some seems too difficult or perhaps they would prefer to be a SAHM. But I am a working mom because I want to be. Check out my thoughts on being a working mom and why. A must read for any mom but especially so if you're trying to decide between staying home with the kiddos or becoming a working mom. #workingmomtips #workingmoms

7 Honest Reasons Why I Am a Working Mom

For some, staying home with the kiddos is an easy decision. For others, being a working mom is the only choice. I wanted to tell you why I’m a working mom to help you decide what’s right for you.

writing about becoming a mother

The Benefits of Writing about Becoming a Mother

By Kara Wilson

Becoming a Mother is a big transition. Have you ever thought about writing about how you became a mother? This guest post by Kara Wilson may inspire you to do just that.


Dear Facebook, Stop Acting Like My Crazy Ex-Boyfriend

By Melissa Uhles

Facebook, why are you so needy, asking me weird questions? Stop acting like my crazy ex-boyfriend. You already have enough of my data.

As Father's Day approaches, my thoughts are with my dad who raised three kids. Mostly alone. Sometimes with a lot of help. But always present. This is one daughter's letter to her father with love. Free Father's Day Writing Prompts #Father'sDay #father'sdaygifts

A Daughter’s Letter to Her Dad on Father’s Day

As Father's Day approaches, my thoughts are with my dad who raised three kids. Mostly alone. Sometimes with a lot of help. But always present. This is one daughter's letter to her father with love.

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5 Reasons to Hire a Content Creator for Your Blog

By Melissa Uhles

How do you know when it’s time to hire a content creator or writer? Have you grown your blog to the point where advertising, affiliate links and your own products are are bringing in regular revenue? Do you have a small business that could be bringing in more leads if only you had time to get regular content up on your site?

7 Things to Do For Yourself on Mother's Day

7 Things to Do for Yourself on Mother’s Day

By Melissa Uhles

Does Mother’s Day feel like a day when you have to “mom” even harder than usual? You might have to choke down that burnt toast breakfast in bed and clean up the mess your kid made in putting it together. But after that, consider asking for a few hours to yourself.

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12 Games to Play with Kids this Summer

By Melissa Uhles

Are you looking for some fun games to play with your kids? In a world filled with technology and disconnection, family game night is a way to get everyone re-connected as a family. Whether your kids feel like playing a classic game or something new, here are 12 game ideas to inspire you.

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A Blog Post “Before” and “After” Editing

By Melissa Uhles and Kim Poteat

Have you wondered what one of your blog posts would look like before and after editing? Most bloggers have to self edit and may be able to use tools like Grammarly to help. However, if you are writing a post you’d like to get paid for and are just starting out, it wouldn’t hurt to have your work edited by another writer or editor friend.

Pro Tip: If you do edit your posts on your own, let them rest. If you write a rough draft on Monday, close the computer when you are done. Come back on Tuesday or Wednesday to re-read and then edit it. You’ll be amazed what errors you will catch with fresh eyes.

Start a Writing Group

8 Tips for Starting a Writing Group

By Amber Roshay

Writing and blogging can be a lonely business. Most of the time it’s you and womankind.  Cough. Cough. Okay, maybe you and your computer. Or you and the procrastinator who lives inside your head. Maybe you need a writing group.

Are you trying to decide on a profitable blogging niche? Take a look at these 5 blogging niches for moms that make money and drive traffic. Making money blogging is easier than you think. Click through to read or save to read later. #makemoneyblogging #profitableblogniches

Make Money Blogging With These 5 Niches

By Melissa Uhles

Are you on the verge of starting a blog but don’t know what niche to choose? You probably want to pick one of the profitable blog niches for moms so that your content creation efforts will pay off. I’ve done some digging to find some examples of profitable blogs in a variety of niches.