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The best creative outlet for a stay at home mom

Can you imagine becoming a stay at home mom and having absolutely no creative outlet planned? No wonder being a stay at home mom often gets a bad rap. Moms set themselves up for failure when they consider all aspects of making staying at home with the kids possible except how to keep themselves from going batty. I was a stay at home mom for only two months before I approached my super techy husband about starting a blog. Two months. We aren’t wired to stay at home, talk to ourselves, clean constantly, and have PJ Masks on repeat. We’re people who were designed to desire creativity. I’m finishing up my third year of being a stay at home mom and when I compare life as a SAHM newbie to now, I just see how much more I love being …

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Valentine’s Day gift guide for kids

Valentine’s Day is here again and I’ve got the perfect Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for your kids (you know, that’s not just sugar…) Gift guides get me so hyped up! As a mom who has to constantly clean up whatever her kids get for the Holidays… Looking through gift guides that actually list products they would love makes me super happy. [ This post may contain affiliate links. This means, if you click the link to the product, and make a purchase, I’ll get a small commission for referring these items to you on this blog! Don’t worry, this is at no additional cost to you! It just helps me keep this blog up and running. If you’re interested to learn how you can earn a little extra income for your family as a stay at home mom, email me: …

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Saving money without the mess of extreme couponing

“Saving money as a stay at home mom” – Do you find yourself Pinteresting this phrase about saving money as much as I do? When I first became a stay at home mom, I would find myself feeling guilty that I get to stay home all day while my husband worked so hard to provide for us. Now that I have a few years of being a stay at home mom under my belt, I wouldn’t say that the guilt is gone forever, but I would say that I have learned how to contribute to our home more efficiently. I got started with the idea of saving money as a way to contribute to our home one day when I was reading Proverbs 31. A wife of noble character focuses on ways she can save her family some expense. Particularly, …

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Successfully start a blog as a stay at home mom

So, you’re ready to start a blog, huh? This is going to be so much fun! I’ve been blogging for almost four years and have absolutely loved every single minute of it! Now, I’m not going to pretend that there aren’t five million articles out there covering all of the steps for how to start a blog. So, instead of listing out each step, I thought I would share a few things with you from my perspective and then share a couple of resources that I have found most helpful throughout my blogging adventure! Let’s dive in! When I decided to start a blog, I knew nothing about blogging. Everything I have learned about blogging, I have learned by doing a ton of research, much trial and error, and a lot of starting and stopping and changing direction. If I …

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Business Goals that you can actually keep in 2018

Happy New Year friends! I wanted to start 2018 off with a goal for this blog. After much thought about where I wanted this blog to take my business, I decided to not only share my business goals with you but also help you out with some business goals of your own! If you do not have a blog for your business, you are missing out on a highly converting type of content that will truly maximize your business. If you’d like to brainstorm ideas for a blog for your business, shoot me an email and let’s chat [ hello@ianswertomom.com ] I wanted to provide a TON of valuable tips, tricks, and goodies to you as we walk through 2018 together. One of the ways I am going to do that is through my email list! I have a weekly …