Monday, August 18, 2014

Work at Home Job Resources

Resources for moms searching for work at home job opportunities compiled by The Stay-at-Home-Mom Survival Guide.
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I have been researching work at home opportunities, particularly for moms, and have put together a resource list for you. Many of you have messaged me on Facebook asking about work at home jobs for stay at home moms. I know supplemental income in a one-income house can be essential-and beneficial. Not sure if you have qualifications to apply for a job that allows you to work at home? Here is a list

Monday, August 11, 2014

Homemade Baby Food

The only recipe you need to make your own baby food plus 5 tips-simple, affordable and healthy! Via The Stay-at-Home-Mom Survival Guide
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Making your own baby food allows you to buy in bulk, cook large batches and store in bulk. For me this means less running to the store and less expense. Don't have an infant? Read on for an amazing tip for moms of toddlers and preschoolers, from a fellow mom and reader of this blog, to make your own pureed food snack pouches! Simple, easy snack idea.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Inspiring Blogs for Moms & The Very Inspiring Blogger Award



As moms and women, we are flooded with ideas, advice and opinions that may or may not align with our own choices. In this large interactive world, there are some bright spots where you are always going to find motivation, great thoughts for self-improvement and women learning and sharing as they live their beliefs. I am grateful to Ginger Harrington at Ginger's Corner: Where the Spiritual Meets the Practical for nominating me for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Now it is my turn to share my favorite blogs with you!


The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Monday, August 4, 2014

Activity for Infants: Beach Towel Sensory Exploration

Sensory activity for babies using a colorful beach towel. Great way to enhance and extend tummy time. Idea from The Stay-at-Home-Mom Survival Guide.

As a mom, I am amazed at how many options for baby play time there are just using items we all have in our homes. This one is great indoors or out! It helps enhance tummy time for babies and may even extend an infant's interest in spending time on his/her belly. This is a one item, one step activity. 

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Book-Based Activity Kits for Kids: Ivy Kids Review & Giveaway


Are you looking for project ideas that will keep your child learning this Summer and having fun too? Take a look at Ivy Kids started by a stay-at-home mom and Early Childhood educator. Ivy Kids are book-based learning kits for children ages 3-7 (and even 8 year olds) that are created around the theme of a children’s book.

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I was recently asked to take a look at the first two Ivy Kids kits that will be launching soon. (You have a chance to win two kits at the end of this post!) In each kit you get over 10 learning and play activities along with a great book to read and keep.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Kid-Made Cupcake Toppers

Looking for simple, inexpensive kids birthday party decorations? This is really easy to have the kids participate and make something unique! Idea shared at The Stay-at-Home-Mom Survival Guide.


Are you looking for easy ways to decorate for a kids birthday party? I have a really simple way to use the art your children can make to create cupcake toppers. These were fun!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

FREE Preschool Online: CHALK Preschool Review

Whether you supplement learning at home or homeschool preschool, this resource is a great one. CHALK Preschool Review from The Stay-at-Home-Mom Survival Guide.

Whether you homeschool preschool, supplement learning at home, or are just looking for some activities to try with your preschooler on a rainy day, I have a free online resource for you. Yep, it is FREE! It is worth the try and is a valuable supplement to activities that you do at home. 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Mess of Motherhood


This house has seen some messes. With kids, I think it is inevitable. Without a little mess how do we ever have a need to rely on faith? If we are always able to accomplish everything every day, we may think we are perfect and powerful all on our own. God does not need us on our own. He gave us children.


For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong."
2 Corinthians 12:10 


Motherhood is unique-it makes us feel all-powerful and completely weak all at the same time. We birth life-literally-and yet are stumped and challenged by that life on a daily basis. I thought I would have all the time that I wanted to get my work done.The dishes would be clean, the laundry folded AND put away, the rugs vacuumed perfectly. My children teach me otherwise.

I had no idea that in order to be a better mom, I had to be pushed off of my agenda and recognize who is in charge. We can not reach farther into faith if we are never pushed off of our confidence.