I am 32 and having given birth for the first time at 23 and raising my husband’s 5 year old starting at the age of 20 I have raised a child at every single age from pregnancy to 18!! (Well, technically, I am 3 months away from the 18 mark.) Now, I wouldn’t have called myself a minimalist when I first became a mom but somehow having 3 kids in my life (plus a 24 year old step daughter) forced me to simplify…or die. So how did I do it? I don’t know… but I’m going to do my best to give you simple tips that can help you practice minimalist parenting at every age.
There are so many blogging posts on what to do, how to succeed, how to improve your traffic and grow your following. You can find every single tutorial out there about the strategies you need to start seeing success and make money blogging but the truth is, there are so many things you need to accomplish before you dive into those strategies. You may have to work out some kinks and find your own way, but to get you started I have 13 secret things you are doing wrong. Seriously. And chances are, no one is telling you. These are the real reasons why you’re not making money blogging.
You know that line on Pitch Perfect, “Don’t put me down for cardio?” Well, that is basically how I have lived the last decade of my life. Don’t get me wrong, I love my fitness classes like hip hop and turbo kick but when it came to that dreaded treadmill there was no way I was getting on board. Still, even without a treadmill, I have managed to change, maintain and love my body using so many different methods. For those of you who are newer to fitness or are just sick of getting nowhere, you have got to check out these 12 ways to get the body of your dreams without stepping foot on a treadmill. There may even be one added bonus tip in there too!
I wish someone would have told me years ago just how simple it can be to make some extra cash. The second we started getting serious about debt payoff, it seemed like I began finding all of these really awesome ways to make money. As we enter a new year, I wanted to create an updated list of some of the best, newest and simplest ways to make yourself some extra money. These are 30 of the latest side hustles and passive income sources to make more money. Some require very little effort, some require more but all of these things can definitely make you money this year!
Almost 4 years ago we made the choice to downsize our entire family of 5 into a house that was nearly 2,000 square feet smaller than the one we were currently living in. There were many reasons we felt it was right for our family to downsize and it changed our lives for the better. If you have been feeling that pull that it might be time for you to make a downsize, you’ll definitely want to read these 12 signs that downsizing is right for you.