Thursday, March 23, 2023

Buy + Sell Children's Gently-used Clothing

Are you unsure of what to do with your children's gently-used clothing they have outgrown? How about re-selling for extra cash? This app/site makes it easier and gives you an audience to look at what you have for sell. Get started or learn more! 

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Saturday, March 18, 2023

Here's the app I wish more women knew about...


How many times have you wanted a cool woman friend to vent to or go to the movies with? Have you ever moved to a new area where you did not know many friends? I know just from working at home; I have to remember to fit in time for socializing. Besides; it is a wonderful way to also network genuinely. That's why I highly recommend this app for women.

This app has some groups you can join to connect with like-minded women; mainly moms. I have even found groups I enjoy for recipes, fitness, play dates, girls night out, crafts, and more. There is even virtual-only book clubs and a podcast-style feature. Even if you are shy and not into meeting up with new friends; you can read or post in support forums for advice, tips, and conversation virtually. 

Too bad this app was not around when I was an eighteen year old. When I was a new mom I did not know of it; I wish I did. There are tons of parenting chats, breastfeeding, and potty training advice. With the mom groups alone; I would have enjoyed coffee chats with other moms going through what I went through such as co-parenting. You can try the app out now; I use the free version so there is nothing to lose.  

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Start your own blogging business with these 3 simple steps!


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Did you know that some bloggers are earning thousands of dollars per week from the comfort of their homes? Have you ever wondered how exactly do bloggers make money? Then you are in the right place! I have been blogging for years and wanted to share my knowledge and tips. You can start your very own blog in these easy steps; it is way easier than you probably think. 

1. Choose a blog niche; which will be what you want to blog mostly about. Even if you have a fashion still may post things about travel here and there so do not get so stressed about sticking to one niche. This just helps you know your target audience. Maybe you would like to start a crafting or parenting blog? What is a topic you could go on and on about? Do you love cooking and sharing recipes? Recipes seem to always be a great blog niche and topic.

2. Next go ahead and think about a blog name. Maybe something catchy? Perhaps something that goes along with the main niche you will blog about. 

3. You will now want to get started by getting hosting and a domain name for your blog. Blogging can be a very affordable business to start. I invested very little for what I have the potential to profit and have earned thus far.

To create images for your blog and social media posts; try using Canva. It is pretty popular amongst bloggers and content creators. I like making pins for each blog post I write; then pinning them on Pinterest and my social media platforms. 

When you do start blogging; you will want to be consistent. I never spent money on courses to learn how to blog; it was a lot of learning and experimenting for myself. I wrote blog posts; then shared them with others. Then I joined affiliate programs to monetize my blog. Some affiliate programs do accept smaller blogs, and some did not accept me until I grew my traffic and they have seen I was more consistent. That is okay! Your niche also just may not be what some advertisers are looking for; regardless; you can find plenty of companies who accept micro-influencers or those just starting. 

You do have to add disclosures when you are promoting products, doing sponsored posts, and being involved in affiliate marketing ads. You can find out how to do all that easily for free before you publish your first blog post. I would then spend all your time pinning your posts to Pinterest to gain more views. Pinterest is like a visual search engine and some people's happy space for a bit. That is why I suggest positing things with fun, catchy headlines that sound motivational or helpful to them.

When it does come to promoting on social media; I like to focus on just two platforms mainly. I do have accounts on more than two platforms for my blogging business but I put my energy mainly into two as to not spread myself too thin...resulting in mastering nothing! Another lesson learn from me. Focus on the platforms that are generating the most traffic for you; your blog analytics and stats can show you that on your dashboard area upon login. 

You can always get an accountant once your business starts growing and to prepare for taxes. I also love using Honeybook for contracts with sponsors, templates, and more.

You do not have to be a "perfect" writer. You can be yourself and type as you are talking to a friend. Stay consistent and do not give up! Happy Blogging!

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Free Fitness Center Trials For Moms To Enjoy


Have you been wanting to try a fitness class but are unsure you want to commit just yet? Perhaps you have been wanting to focus on your overall health goals more and need to find a great fitness studio to begin with helping you feel more motivated to show up. 

Trying a fitness class can have its perks! The fitness studios I have tried seem far more personable than when I go to busy gyms to work out. Not only can you reach fitness goals by attending fitness classes; it is a perfect way to meet new people in your area.

Being a busy mom means little time for myself. I like how these classes are offered at various times of the day. You can find a studio or location closest to you and see if you like it first…

That’s right! You can try it before you buy it; which I love. How many times have you made a purchase you just were not happy with? I have been there and feel your pain. These companies allow you to try a fitness class before signing up as a member. How about a trial class offered at no cost to you? 

When I used to work at a fitness center; a lot of people traveling from out of town would stop in to work out and use a free trial pass. If you are staying at an air bnb and totally needing to get a work out session in; that is a good idea!


24 Hour Fitness

Anytime Fitness

Genesis Health Clubs

Monday, February 21, 2022

The ultimate Father's Day Gift Guide


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Ready to find the best gifts for Father's Day or a guy in general? There are plenty of gift ideas here for all the men in your life. Whether it is your dad, male co-worker, boyfriend or husband...find the perfect way to spoil them with all the ideas below.

Do not get too excited...there are so many ideas here so book mark this so you can reference later as well. I love going to this list for every holiday or special occasion as it is updated from time to time.

 Gifts For Him 

This gift guide shares some unique and fun gift ideas. My suggestion is always vacations as travel creates memories that last a lifetime. You could also order him a meal from his favorite restaurant using DoorDash


Toiletry Bag - Tabs

Your partner may enjoy you wearing something special :) Of course your significant other should not care what you wear; it is just for fun!

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