Family Life

Unleash Your Side Hustle: Dog Walking Fetches Profits

Unleash Your Side Hustle: Dog Walking Fetches Profits The best job is one that doesn’t feel like work, pays well and provides the flexibility your lifestyle demands. If you’re a mom looking to re-enter the working world, you’re probably rolling your eyes right now, thinking that’s way too good to be true. In what job could you possibly make $30 an…

Meal Planning 101: How to Prepare for a Hectic Week As a Stay-at-Home Mom

As a single mother, it might not always be easy to prepare full meals with healthy options for your family. With a little planning, you can prepare meals ahead of time that are nutritious and that your children will likely enjoy. When you make meals, try to get your kids involved as much as possible because it’s a time that you can spend together after a day of…

How Busy Moms Can Practice Mindfulness

by Freelance writer Jennifer Landis photo by Mommies In Orbit You know the prehistoric squirrel in shorts before the “Ice Age” movies? Yeah, that’s me — Scrat, the saber-tooth squirrel, is my spirit animal as a mama when life gets the best of me. I’m constantly scrambling to collect my nuts for winter, but there’s always one that gets away and…

Eco – Friendly Decoration Ideas

Guest post by Hilary Smith If you’re environmentally friendly and want to go beyond merely recycling plastic bottles and cardboard boxes, all you have to do is look within. Not within yourself, mind you, but within your own home. Yes, you can practice what you preach by updating the look of your house, apartment, or condo in a way that is environmentally sustainable and esthetically pleasing. Read on…

Insurance Company Denies Doctor’s Recommendation For Cancer Treatment

To my readers: This is a heartbreaking story about a friend and neighbor of mine who I have known for over twenty years.  His insurance company denied him a specific cancer treatment recommended by his doctors. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois is the insurance company. Perhaps you or a loved one is “covered” by this particular insurance company. This is wrong! Please read this story…

4 Fun Hobbies Any Busy Stay-at-Home Mom Can Enjoy

Guest post by Meghan Belnap Even the busiest of stay-at-home moms need something for themselves. A little hobby that entertains you, educates you, helps you grow, or connects you to the world beyond your family gives you your own identity and something you can be proud of besides being an awesome mom. But when you’re busy, you also need a hobby that doesn’t require…