Blogging

My First 3 Months as a New Mom Blogger + 5 Mistakes I Made

Get the lowdown of the first three months as a new blogger

It’s official.

I’m a mom blogger. It’s been three months since I’ve been blogging and it’s been a whirlwind, to say the least. But, what’s happening over here?

What’s the whole point of blogging if I’m not monetizing my blog, growing my email list and doing what ALL the other bloggers are doing out there?

Well, I am a stay-at-home mom.

Money

63 Ways to Live on One Income (And Be a Stay at Home Mom for Good)

Learn how to live on one income for good!

Are you itching to be a stay-at-home mom? I recently became a stay-at-home mom and found it a challenge at first to change our habits as a two-income family.

To live frugally wasn’t in my vocabulary before I became a stay-at-home mom. So, actively trying to cut back on expenses and live off one income was something brand new to me.

A few links in this post are affiliate links.

How do you cut corners, save money for the long run and downsize enough to live on a tight budget?

Kids

Why Your Child Needs to Do Chores (+ Free Chore Idea Printable)

Get a Free Chore Idea Printable!

How old should your child be when they start to do chores?

For a lot of moms, it’s something they want to encourage in their child, but don’t want to ruin the experience, i.e. chore tasks are no longer fun, they are now CHORES!!

If you are a stay-at-home mom, then chores are an every day task.

When I became a stay-at-home mom, I had a mountain of laundry to put away and dishes in the sink.

Organizing

The Secret to Getting More Done With Kids at Home

Learn the secret to getting more done with kids at home!

I have a boy that is needy, crazy and OMG wants ME, ME, ME all the time!

Now that I’m a stay-at-home mom, there are things that have to get done in a day.

Every day I do two loads of laundry from washing to folding.

I have to make three meals for me, my little one and my big one (aka husband).

It’s tough when everyone in my family eats entirely different meals. While my son could eat tomatoes and avocados for every meal, my husband could care less about avocados and I can only tolerate so many tomatoes in a meal, EVERY DAY.

Mommy

The Reason I Became a Stay-at-Home Mom

The reason I became a stay at home mom!

** update **
Due to some big life changes recently I’m no longer a stay-at-home mom. I treasure the time I spent over the past year and my blogging journey has been a fabulous learning experience. But I’ve come to the realization that working outside the home is where I’m needed. — Cathy

I grew up in a household where both my parents worked out of the home. This is all I knew, but as a child, I didn’t like it. My mom would come home and had to hurry to get dinner on the table and there was no time for her to check my homework or even play with me.

It’s sad when I think about it. I love my mom and I know both my parents had to work to support me and my sister. So, when I was pregnant, I figured I had to go back to work when my maternity ended. It’s just what you do.

But, my husband said, you only live once!