The Next Amazing Book You Need to Read: You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

Wow, I can’t even believe it’s happened.  I HAVE A NEW FAVORITE BOOK. It may actually be better than The Miracle Morning (even though The Miracle Mornings is STILL a must-read for everyone).

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life is brilliant.  Jen Sincero actually makes self-improvement cool.

This book was so amazing that after I read it from the library, I actually purchased it just to have a hard copy to reference.

(And I’ve read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.  So I don’t own books.  But now I own this one.)

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How to Overcome Writer’s Block & Get More Writing Done

How to Overcome Writer's Block

Writing is a fickle thing.  Even when you love to do it, you often feel like you have to do it.  When you’re inspired and motivated, you can’t type fast enough.  But when you hit that writer’s block or have distractions pulling you in different directions, you can waste a ridiculous amount of time just staring at a blank screen.

If you write for a living, that problem can be a really big problem.  And not just because you really do have to write. The bigger problem is that if you’re writing for a living, you’ve almost certainly obtained your dream job and you just want to keep it that way!

So the next time you need to overcome writer’s block or are seriously backed up on your writing obligations, try out some these strategies:
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The 10 Best Gifts for 3-Year Old Boys

10 Gift Ideas for 3-Year Old Boys

3 year-old boys are at such a fun age!  They’re becoming self-sufficient, you can communicate easily with them, and they’re figuring out the world at full speed.  Regardless of how fun they are though, it can still be tough to figure out the perfect gift for a 3-year old boy (especially if you’re not around them a lot).

All of the gifts listed here are absolute favorites of my own 3-year old son, so I’m speaking from experience!  If you opt for one of these, I’m sure it will be a huge hit.

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How to Supplement Your Blog Income with Hubpages

How to Supplement Your Blog Income with Hubpages

Third party sites like Hubpages often get a bad rap from bloggers.  After all, we’re all taught from the beginning that one of the most important aspects of managing a blog is owning and hosting your own domain.  

These sites, however, are totally misunderstood (and definitely under-utilized) by writers and bloggers.  I’ve been using Hubpages for longer than my blog’s existence and despite my blog’s success, I still head back to Hubpages to regularly publish material.  It is an important source of income that supplements what my blog is earning for me.

While the money is obviously important, there are other serious benefits to using Hubpages when you’re a blogger.

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The Next Book You Have to Read: The Millionaire Next Door

The Next Book You Have to Read: The Millionaire Next Door

The Millionaire Next Door, by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko, had been on my list forever. I had pushed it off because I thought it would be similar to the various other “tips to become wealthy” books, but I was totally wrong.  

This book is an absolute must read for anyone that wants to be truly financially free or hopes to make a substantial amount of money in their lives…and it’s unlike any other book I’ve ever read.

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Why You Should Start a Blog

Why You Should Start a Blog

Honestly, I’m not exaggerating when I tell you that blogging may very well be the new American dream. It gives you everything…complete control over your life, your finances, your time.

Financial freedom. Career success. Time to parent. Freedom to travel.

That may be the gist of it, but those reasons really only scratch the surface of why you should start a blog.

Having a blog is so worth the effort it takes to make it succeed.  It is, without a doubt, the best thing I ever did for my family and my career.  And the benefits go way beyond the obvious (that it’s a flexible way to make some extra money).

So before you blow this off as something not worth your time, consider these reasons for starting your own blog:

Related post: How to Start a Money-Making Blog

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Your Next Baby Shower Gift: A Fully-Loaded Diaper Caddy

How to Create the Perfect Diaper Caddy

When I had my first baby I quickly grew attached to parenting devices that I just couldn’t live without (our water sling, the Ergo, and the Rock ‘N Play to name a few).  So when baby #2 was on her way, I had all of those items ready and waiting.

But of course, as you’d expect, I didn’t end up needing them because she had her own ideas and her own needs.

So I started the discovery process all over again and for her, one of the greatest creations I came across was the diaper caddy.  

It’s basically a diaper bag that doesn’t need to be unzipped, is more easily accessible, and can be anywhere in your home that you need it. It was an alternative to having a dedicated diaper changing table and ended up making travel a breeze. (more…)

15 Best Gifts for the Tech Loving Man in Your Life

The 15 Best Tech Gifts for Men

I’ve got some definite tech lovers in my family, so this list was really easy to put together.  Some are past successes that I wish I could just give again, others will be making their appearance at the next holiday season. Thankfully, my husband and Dad have both agreed not to read this post (it will be really hard for them, I’m sure), so I can be totally honest with you. 🙂  They also both weighed in on these ideas, so I can tell you exactly what they were thinking.

Here we go!  The best gifts for the tech loving man in your life:

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