After co-sleeping with two kids, I’ve come to find that there are different variations of co-sleeping and no one really does it the same way. Co-sleeping with a bed rail, bed up against the wall, parents in different beds with different kids, parents on the floor, kids in the middle – the list goes on and on. There are lots of factors that go into deciding how you’re going to co-sleep and it’s not only different for each family…it’s also different for each child.
With my first child, we moved the furniture in our room and pushed the bed right up against the wall. My son slept between me and the wall and for the most part, it worked just fine. The second time around, we’ve done things a little differently and have opted to co-sleep with a bed rail.
Co-sleeping with a bed rail has been great for us. There are some things to consider though, so this may not be the best choice for everyone. While I do love it, there are some safety concerns, so please make sure to read through all of this before making your decision!
If you’re debating whether co-sleeping with a bed rail is the right move to make, here are some things to consider:
I can’t tell you how many times I hear “I would love to be a stay at home mom, but we just can’t afford it.” It kills me that so many people find themselves in this predicament, but I truly do believe that just about anyone can figure out how to become a stay at home mom if they give it time and plan accordingly. It may not happen overnight, but it CAN happen, you just have to make the right financial moves.
So if you’ve been thinking about this in the back of your mind, start making these moves now! Even if you don’t end up becoming a stay at home mom, you will be in a better place financially and have way more security.
And if you’ve already made the leap (or need to really, really soon), don’t worry, you can still make this happen.
Here’s how to become a stay at home mom (or at least afford it):
My husband recently said to me that if I were to become the breadwinner, he’d take over all the cooking. WHAT. This man was serious. Needless to say, I haven’t stopped writing since. It also got me thinking about all the other women that are in the same boat as me. So it’s time to come up with a list of six-figure business ideas for stay at home moms! Jobs and businesses that can be started during nap time or when Moana is singing. Businesses where we retain full control over our schedule so we can take the whole day off for a sick kid or all of a sudden spend 8 hours a day during a week of camp.
This is that list. Not only are these six-figure businesses possible, but they’re happening each and every day. We’re not talking about becoming the next J.K. Rowling or Sara Blakely. Sure, that would be fabulous. (And please, please, please come back and tell me that I helped you make that dream come true.)
What we’re talking about are good, high-quality six-figure businesses for stay at home moms that already have proven business models and case studies in place. Businesses that won’t necessarily make you enough to end world hunger, but are actually enough to support your entire family, make more than your husband, and potentially change the trajectory of both of your lives. And most importantly, jobs and businesses that you can do while you’re also staying at home with your kids.
When I started my first blog (this one), I prepared and prepared and prepared. I had tons of posts drafted, I took my time setting things up, I made mistakes that then had to be fixed. I learned from trial and error and experimentation. It was an amazing experience, but I paid the price in time. So when my husband and I decided to start another blog together (Documentary Reviewers), I knew I wanted it up quickly. There was no reason to play around with things I already knew we’d need and want.
So if you’re considering starting a blog and want to just get it up quickly, here’s what we did and what you need to do too:
From the second I came across the concept of hygge, I was hooked. And since it goes hand-in-hand with holidays, I can’t wait to have a hygge Easter this year!
Easter is hands down one of my favorite holidays and it’s perfect for adding hygge. So many critical hygge concepts (family, outdoors, food) are already present in Easter, so hygge-fying it is not only easy, it’s also fun.
I’m a huge documentary fan, so when I came across Napoleon Hill’s Master Key (featuring his 13 keys to success), I was intrigued enough to hit play. My curiosity was immediately rewarded with an inspiring and powerful documentary that was honestly more impactful than some paid webinars these days. It’s old…really, really old (it was filmed in the 50’s!), but the lessons are timeless and so important. He basically lays out exactly how you can succeed at anything in life. What’s better than that?
So if you’re trying to achieve anything at all, keep scrolling to find out the 13 essential keys to success and move this documentary to the top of your watch list. Luckily, the episodes are only about 15 minutes each, so you can squeeze them in here and there.
It’s that time of year again! Time to play the Easter bunny. And with these Easter basket ideas for 4-year old boys, I’m hoping the job will be simple for you this year!
4 is such a magical age, so this is a particularly fun year. Not only are they really starting to get into the holidays, but they also get so excited for any little goodies you get for them. And with all that they’re learning, there are tons of great options to fill their Easter baskets with.
So if you’re in need of Easter basket ideas for 4-year old boys, look no further!
Here’s what you should focus on:
I am a HUGE fan of playing the Easter bunny each year and there is no way my son is going without some great Easter books for 4-year old boys in his basket! Ironically, it took me a while to find a good selection of Easter books for preschool boys, so I couldn’t help but share what I found. Hopefully this will make life easier for you as you fill your own 4-year old boy’s Easter basket!
This post contains a free printable list of daily affirmations for financial freedom. I highly recommend you print it out and give it a try! Wealth and money affirmations have the power to help you get out of debt, build your investments, and create habits that will transform your financial health.
Since I discovered how powerful daily affirmations are, they’ve been my go-to tool for anytime I’m demotivated or down. AND THEY WORK. Every. Single. Time. But not only do they work when I need a pick-me-up, they also are extremely powerful as a means to achieve any goal I have. Seriously. And right now? That means daily affirmations for full financial freedom – living debt-free, making more money, and having full control over my schedule.
After having kids, something happened that made me absolutely love being the Easter bunny. It’s like Santa Clause, only with not nearly as much stress, not nearly as much stuff, and instead of a pending winter once it’s over, SUMMER is right around the corner.
So needless to say, I take my Easter bunny duties seriously and strive to put the perfect basket together! Last year, my daughter was a tiny newborn, so while this isn’t her first basket, it will be her first FUN one (at least, from her perspective).
So if you’re in need of Easter basket ideas for a 1-year old girl, look no further! I’ve got you covered. Here are some great ideas: