Blogging for money was an idea I heard about many years ago and I just didn’t think it was “for me.” Yet, at the same time I continued on feeling like writing was going to play a huge part in my life. To me this meant I probably was supposed to write a book. So, I tried writing books. I tried writing a lot of them and wound up deleting them all. Nothing ever felt right. Then somehow, BAM, I just knew I had to start a blog. After we downsized our house I gave up my photography business, Tom’s job got crazy inconsistent and I knew I had to make something work where I could still homeschool our kids while also making money and setting my own hours. That’s not asking too much, right? Now, after 10 months of seriously hard work, I finally figured out how to do it, I figured our how to turn a blog into an extra income.