Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Thanksgiving Tablescape

Thanksgiving seems like it has turned into a holiday that gets slightly overlooked between Halloween and Christmas, but let’s not to forget to give Thanksgiving it’s due credit, it is the only holiday where you can gobble till you wobble!

I will admit that I am 100% guilt of being one of those people who gets completely warped in the whirlwind that is Christmas the day after Halloween. I have started listening to Christmas music and I may or may not have a tree up… However, I completely love Thanksgiving; the Macy’s Day parade, It’s A Wonderful Life right after, family gathered around a table exchanging embarrassing stories of each other, the turkey coma, and the traditions that come with every holiday. But before any of this can take place a beautiful table must come first! Below is a little tablescape inspiration curtsey of Pinterest.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Guest Post :: 5 Career Ideas For The Stay-At-Home Mom

There are definitely upsides and downsides to technology, but one definite plus is it makes it easier to work from home, especially if you are a stay-at-home-mom. Over the years the Internet and social media have presented whole new career opportunities.

I’m not a mother myself, but back when I was a child there seemed to be the divide between the working mom and the non-working mom. In today’s world the internet and other new opportunities have opened up a whole new window for the stay-at-home-mom. For the most part my friends that are moms have turned to photography, teaching a morning workout class, have a part-time job, work from home, and do a few other things, and it’s honestly kind of neat to see what career they choose that still allows them the time to stay at home with their young children.


Today Peter Minkoff, who let me just say, always seems to come up with some of the best post ideas, is guest posting on the blog today and sharing a few career ideas for the stay-at-home mom.
Even though there are moms who almost never get to see their child due to hours and hours spent at work, there are those who simply cannot spend one more minute at home doing nothing, longing for a job to make their days more interesting. Luckily, there is a plethora of job opportunities online that one could do from home, in their pyjamas, without makeup or actually getting ready to go to work. If you are a stay-at-home mom, and want to earn some money while in the house, here are some of the best ideas.

Sell your stuff online

One of the things you could do is sell stuff on websites such as eBay, Amazon and Etsy. There are two ways in which you could play this. The first one is finding everything in your house that you don’t need anymore – starting from clothes, books, things intended for decoration, and placing them online so that somebody else could buy them if they need them. Another option, if you have more free time, is to go on websites such as AliExpress, buy certain things in bulk and resell them on one of the previously mentioned websites. If you have an eye for arts and crafts, you could start a DIY project and make necklaces, bracelets or even pieces of clothing, and try to sell those online. The list of choices you have is limitless, and the only important thing is that you find what you want to sell and start doing it.

Start blogging/vlogging

Another extremely popular choice nowadays is blogging, or vlogging (vlog is a video blog). If you have free time, you’re good at writing or you’re not scared to be in front of the camera, this might be a job for you. A positive side of this is that it can be quite financially rewarding if you manage to gather your own fandom. Make sure to choose a theme for your blog which would be interesting to the people your own age – making videos for teenagers might not be a good step. The choices vary – you can either choose to run a DIY blog, a makeup one, culinary, comedy… the choices are numerous. Try to search online for certain vloggers in order to find inspiration, set up your camera or your laptop, and you’re ready to start.

Tutoring

If you happen to excel at a certain skill or a subject, why not tutor someone? Think about, for example, high school neighbours that you have and see if they need help with any particular skill that you’re good at. If you happen to be good at maths, start preparing students for tests; if you’re musical and play the piano, giving elementary piano lessons might be a good thing. The advantage of tutoring is that you can organize your classes in the way it suits you and your children. You can always find an hour a day for tutoring, and, who knows, maybe you’ll realize you can pursue a teaching career!

Taking surveys online

It does sound very unusual, but this is a real thing, and a great one. The most important thing (and also the best one) is that you don’t need experience at all. Secondly, if you want to get paid to take surveys online, you can get paid in cash. You also get to work from home, and you can allocate yourself as many working hours a day as you want. It is an easy job, and you can start working immediately.

Freelance writing

This is a great way to earn money if you enjoy writing and you’re good at it. Writing is a skill, and by practising, you get to improve your style and vocabulary, which is always a good thing when you’re pursuing a career. If you start this job as a freelancer, it doesn’t mean that it will be so for a long time – it could easily happen that you get employed by a certain company as a full-time writer, which you would also be doing from home. So, if you’re good with words, definitely get onto this one.

Even though you’re a stay-at-home mom, it doesn’t mean that you can’t have a career. This new technological day and age gave us the ability to have a plethora of working-from-home possibilities, so if you long for a bit of work during the day (that’s not a household chore), and want some extra money on the side, try any of these five options and express yourself.