5 Expenses to Consider When You Start Planning Your Work-At-Home Life | Guest Post

If you’re a dreamer who sees the long-term rewards of self-employment, it’s important to stay informed on the expenses associated with reaching your career goals. Some of the costs to be aware of fall under creating a business entity, marketing, and equipment purchases. Furthermore, compiling savings for any unexpected circumstances, like in any other career. 

Don’t let finances diminish your dreams! Educate yourself and make informed decisions. Let’s look at a few fees associated with startups or side hustles to get you started.

How I Read Nine Books in Two Months as a Busy Work-At-Home Mom

Here’s my advice, to you and to myself: Create time to read, even on the busiest of days. Put it on your calendar. Set a reminder on your phone (I do this!). Choose to read while you’re waiting for the water to boil, or while dinner’s in the oven. Decide to read instead of scrolling on your phone during your lunch break, or while you’re on the bus or in a waiting room. The point is that you don’t have to commit hours at a time – just a few minutes here and there.

What I've Learned in My First Year as a Plant Mom | Tips on Indoor Plant Care

I have officially been a "plant mom" for one year, as of this month. [Hold for applause.]  While I'll admit that in the course of this past year, I have lost a couple of plants here and there due to natural causes, I feel like my emerging green thumbs have come so farAs of right now, I have 34 plants who seem to be very happy with their planty little lives.

Books You Should Read in April 2019

I used to never read more than one book at a time, but I've found it to be so much more enjoyable now, especially if I'm reading a particularly long book and just can't wait to start another story. As long as I keep the genres different between the books I'm reading, and especially when I throw a non-fiction book in, I never mix up the storylines and haven't gotten confused or lost… yet.

Fall Recipe: Quick and Easy Essential Oil Cider | Guest Post

Apple cider is phenomenal, but it takes hours to make it by scratch. It seems like everyone's lives are so much busier these days, and while I wish I had half a day to dedicate to making cider, that just isn't my life. I think a lot of people are in that same boat. I want all the comforts of a wonderful fall, full of homemade things, cozy moments, and warm memories. But, I need it all to fit into my crazy, hectic schedule. This quick and easy essential oil cider recipe takes 10 minutes or less.

How to Explain Your Non-Traditional Job to People | Guest Post

One day, I realized that the reason certain people weren't really taking my dreams seriously was because I wasn't able to put them into words and explain them. A 30-second elevator pitch describing my work wasn't going to be helpful to someone who has no idea why a blog is so important or why I decided to branch off into podcasting, or why having a carefully curated Instagram is so important for your business and your brand (and not just something you do for fun).