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surviving an empty nest after being a SAHM

Surviving an Empty Nest After Being a SAHM

This is a guest post by Jennie Wallick

I was a SAHM off and on for 20 years. I loved it. It was such a gift to be able to do. Which, in hindsight was a good thing, because I didn't make enough money to cover childcare. Surviving an empty nest after being a SAHM wasn’t something I was prepared for.


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frugal living/saving money tips

Mom Hacks: Incredible How to Save Money Tips

By Melissa Uhles

In my circle of friends and family I have a bit of a rep for being cheap, I mean frugal. This was originally born of necessity. When I was single in LA (an expensive city) doing a variety of low paying jobs, I had to be creatively frugal to survive; I had to learn how to save money. 

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healthy summer snacks for kids

Kids Will Love These Healthy Summer Snacks

This is a guest post by René Brooks of ParentingPod.com

Summer is here and that means that your kids are going to be home all day. Expect them to be active and hungry. You can come to the rescue with a kitchen stocked with healthy summer snacks for your kids.

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family staycation ideas

14 Family Staycation Ideas for Summer

By Melissa Uhles

Are you already wondering how you’ll cope with kids this summer? If funds or tight or you’d like to have some fun in your hometown, check out my 14 summer family staycation ideas. These are also sure-fire ways to get your kids off their screens for a few hours each day!

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50 Working Mom Quotes for Encouragement and Inspiration

Working moms need support sometimes. We’re aren’t superhuman; although we like to believe we are and sometimes I do see Super Woman in the corner of my eye. Okay, maybe that’s my kid zooming by with toilet paper, but still one can only hope that I am accomplishing superhuman feats while looking hot. 

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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.

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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.

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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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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

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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