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Are you trying to figure out how to hold a baby, wrangle a toddler and write a few hundred words a week? A follower of our blog had this issue and asked if we’d we'd give some time management writing tips for parents with kids. So that’s what we’ve done. Check out the how these writing tips that will make you more productive while navigating the wilds of parenthood. FREE WRITING GOALS PRINTABLE #WritingTips #TimeManagementTips

The Best Time Management Writing Tips for Parents

By Melissa Uhles and Amber Roshay

Are you trying to figure out how to hold a baby, wrangle a toddler and write a few hundred words a week? A follower of our blog had this issue and asked if we’d we'd give some time management writing tips for parents with kids. So that’s what we’ve done.

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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.

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Are you looking for more focus when it comes to blogging? Check out these tips for more organized blogging and make 2018 your year of success! Comes with a FREE PRINTABLE - Viral Blog Post Cheat Sheet. #OrganizedBlogging #MakeMoneyBlogging

How to Become an Organized Blogger in 2018

by Brigitte Evans

Becoming well-organized can be a challenge for any blogger regardless of how experienced they are. This is even more difficult when working from home, as there are so many distractions.

Sometimes no matter how many awesome ideas you have, you yearn to have more time to bring them to life. So how can you make this happen?

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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Do you want to know how to move from a free website to self-hosted? Are you tired of all the limitations of your free website on Wordpress.com and want to move to Wordpress.org, but aren't sure how? A self-hosted blog will allow you to monetize, brand, add plugins, and more. It's easier than you think. Follow these simple steps of self-hosting on Bluehost with your wordpress blog. Click through or save to read later. @penandparent

Starting a Blog: Hosted vs. Self-Hosted on WordPress

Are you tired of all the limitations of a free website? Do you want to move from a free website to self-hosted but not sure how? Well, it’s easier than you think, if you follow these simple steps. 

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Do you want to be happier and healthier? Start a gratitude journal for an amazing life. Check out this informative article

The Proven Benefits of a Gratitude Journal and How to Keep one

By Melissa Uhles

With Thanksgiving around the corner, it got me thinking about what I’m grateful for. Each year before tearing into turkey I ask my family to tell us about one thing that they are grateful for. It’s interesting to see that no one’s response is immediate, it takes time for the good stuff to rise to the top of  mind sometimes.

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