A Day in The Life of A Brand New Stay At Home Mama

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By Diana, Contributing Writer Hi! I’m Diana from My Humble Kitchen. I’m a brand new, full-time, stay-at-home mama. I’m just smitten to be able to write that, and I am looking forward to the day when I am able to shake someone’s hand and confidently tell them that my full-time career is home educating my children and serving my family. It was a long road traveled to get here. My husband and I worked on smashing our debt, living simply and, through it all, finding joy […]

Spring Giveaway Week: 4-Week Course on Blogging for Income (a freebie for ALL my readers!)

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When I first began blogging over 5 1/2 years ago, I didn’t have the faintest clue what I was doing. What started as a hobby soon grew into a small income-earning venture, and then eventually into a part-time business that I run from home, which contributes greatly to our family’s income. While blogging certainly isn’t for everyone, I do know that many of you are seeking to earn some sort of income while continuing to be a “keeper of the home”. Blogging for income takes […]

From Cube to Farm: Surviving and Thriving as a Stay-at-Home Mom

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Guest post written by Heather Bryant Once upon a time I used to wear a suit to work. Each morning I would plod through a labyrinth of cubicles to my lowly station where I would sit for hours on end with a headset on. From time to time I was required to leave my little den of technology to convene with the other cube dwellers in a boardroom where presentations would drone on for hours.  During these meetings I would frequently catch myself daydreaming out […]

Managing Life as a Work-at-Home Mom: How to Juggle It All, Part 2

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Did you miss the first two posts in this series? Find them here and here.  Let’s continue on with the practical, shall we? Making Work More Productive Part of the balancing act is learning to work smarter, not harder. This includes developing the ability to see what doesn’t need to be done, and not just learning to do too many things more efficiently. Doing unnecessary work “efficiently” is still a waste of time! Here are some productivity tips that work for me: Batching. Rather than processing emails […]

Managing Life as a Work-at-Home Mom: How to Juggle It All, Part 1

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As I shared last week, I think that working-at-home is an amazing and viable opportunity for many women who wish to (or need to) work but still want to remain at home with their children. Today, I want to get really practical and start sharing some of the things you can do to really make it work for you. There’s no denying that it is a challenge to manage the tasks of maintaining a home and a business, while still having time to care for […]

Managing Life as a Work-at-Home Mom

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As someone who has a firm conviction that being home with my children and keeping my home is the best thing that I could possibly do in this season of life, I never really considered any sort of career or business work once that first sweet baby arrived. Becoming a work-at-home mom was not part of my original plan. I love the idea of focusing only on my home, my children and my husband and not balancing hours of other work on top of it […]

Finding Fulfillment in Being a Mother Only

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Written by Sherrie Cook, Contributing Writer For many years I’ve disliked filling out paperwork at a doctor’s office or school that asks for my employment status.  I struggle with knowing the right adjective or title to describe all I do in a day. Usually, I simply put “homemaker”.  That never seems fair to anyone.  Does that mean that the mother who works is not a homemaker, too?  No.  Does that mean that all I do all day is manage my home?  Of course not.  So […]