Why You Should Not Be A WAHM

 

WAHM

 

 

Yay, so you decide to take the plunge and be a WAHM (work at home mom).  Somehow you are asking yourself why do I have WOHM (work outside home mom) issues. Well join the club because that is something that all WAHM go through. I know, I know you were told the glamorous story of being a WAHM. How you will be able to spend more time at home with your kids, or no child care expenses or my favorite you don’t have to worry about what to wear to work. I am going to share why you should not be a WAHM.

Well I hate to be the barrel of bad news but all of that is semi a lie. Hey, hey, hey don’t shoot the messenger. I just want you to have the pretty and the ugly side of being a WAHM. Don’t get me wrong I do LOVE working from home.   Still there is some perks and yes some disadvantages. There are some days I wish I can go to an office building.  Then there are some days I wonder how some mom do the office environment.  Before you jump in head first in to the WAHM let me give you brief low down of what you should and should not expect being a WAHM.

 Perks

  1. NO COMUTE (Hey that alone is the best part)
  2. Yes, that is a great not have to worry about dealing with the morning or afternoon traffic plus you save a lot of money in gas and maintenance on your vehicle
  3.  You can work from the comfort of your own home.
  4. Being around familiar surroundings and not worrying about clicks in the office but it is you and your fuzzy slippers.
  5. Depending the job you are able to set your own schedule.
  6. There is a reason I say that. If you are starting your own business and working with a company that allow you flexible schedule that statement is true. But some virtual call center company has set schedule that you must adhere to.
  7. No company dress code.
  8. If you like to have casual day at the office everyday then you can because you are a WAHM.
  9. Don’t have to go out to eat for lunch. This has to be one of my favorite reasons from working from home. Lunch every week was costing me about $40. That is a lot of money so to have the pleasure of walking into my kitchen and fix my lunch at home is so awesome.

 

Not So Happy Perks

  1.  Depending on the job you still may have to put your kids in daycare. The reason I say that because if you work in a virtual call center, then your office has to be quiet and free from distraction. That is really hard to do with small children in the house. So there will be some cost at being a WAHM such as daycare. Now if the company you work for has a 24 hours virtual call center then you can work the late shift while your beautiful angels are asleep.
  2. Some  jobs (such virtual customer service) are not very flexible with schedule.Some virtual call centers have a strict policy on attendance. One job that I had in a virtual call center required that I follow my schedule very strictly. If for any reason if I was late then that was an automatic write up
  3. Distraction from family.As much I hate to say this but there will be distraction from your family. Your child will want some water as some as you start working. Or your husband can’t find the remote control to the television. It will happen so you have been warned.
  4. Working alone (especially an issue if you are not an introvert)Being a WAHM is not for the social butterfly. You will be alone many, many days. I learn how to cope with it but don’t get me wrong I do have my moments when I get tired of looking at these white walls and I have to get far, far away from this house. But if you really want to do this then you can definitely make it work but if you know you need the interaction with co-works around you then WAHM is not for you
  5. Self-motivation.  It takes a lot of self-motivation to be a WAHM. When working a 9 to 5 you all already know what is required from you because your employer has given you the rules of the company and someone is there watching you to make sure you are doing your job. Being a WAHM does allow you the freedom of not having your boss breathing down your neck but you have to be motivated enough to go to work every day to earn a living.

I hope this encourage your decision of being a WAHM or stay being a WOHM. Whatever you decide enjoy doing it.

 

Frugal Summer Activities For Kids

Frugal Summer Activities

 

 

 

Summer is here and the three dreaded word that every parent hate to hear their children say, “Mom, I am bored”. If you are like me you are trying to save money and not spend a whole lot of time and energy on finding activities for your kids to do.   I am here to give you tips and ideas on how to find frugal but fun summer activities for kids.

 

Frugal Summer Activities For Kids

1. Check Your Local Library

The library is the perfect source to have fun activities for your kids. I know at my local library they have reading program throughout the summer. This is great because it ensure that my kids keep reading while school is out. At some library they have different activities throughout the week and weekend. Guess what it is absolutely free.

2. Local Community Activities

Check your local newspaper or city Facebook can offer free summer activities for kids. My local city  have movie on the lawn one Friday a month and it’s free. We bring our lawn chair and blanket and pack a dinner and watch movie on the lawn. Sign up for your city Facebook page to get free family activities. Some city Facebook will announce different organization that are having free or inexpensive family activities.

 

3. Arts and Craft

Doing arts and craft is one of my favorite activities. I am always on Pinterest finding ways to make slime or homemade bubbles. I have a craft bag that my kids can go in to make their own craft project. These simple products can be bought at our local dollar store or bough in bulk online at Amazon. Some of the amazing craft my kids enjoy making is:

Slime: Check out Sugar, Spice and Glitter homemade fluffy slime recipe here

Homemade Bubbles: Check out Artful Parent homemade bubbles recipe here

Homemade Moon Sand: Check out Lesson Learnt Journal moon sand recipe here

This is some just a few art and craft I do with my kids.

4. Movies

During the summer months my local movie theater offer discount movies. The movies are in the afternoon and they are previous movies that came out in the past. The cost is usually about $6.00 and it include the movie, popcorn and drink. This is a great way to have family time and staying cool at the same time.

 

5. Water Day

This is one of my kids favorite. Water Day consist of inexpensive pool or sprinkler and my kids go to town. It get really hot in Georgia and this is a great way for my kids to school off. Plus this wear them out. I got my pool from Wal-Mart and we is been in good use year after year.

 

I love the summer months it is a great way to spend time with you kids. If you are budget savvy it is easy to find frugal ways to have great summer activities with your kids.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How To Start A Blog With SiteGround

This is the best time to start a blog.

Blogging has become a way for moms and dads to stay home an earn a decent income.

There are thousand of courses on how to earn money as blogger. With Facebook groups to Pinterest board there are topic specifically on how to grow your blog audience.

There is no better time start a blog and jump in the world of blogging. With a good web hosting site (I prefer SiteGround) you can start a blog within minutes.

What Do You Want To Blog About.

What is your blog niche? Is there something that you have knowledge of that you think that would be beneficial to someone else? This is very important because you want to make sure you have the right audience for you blog.

For example, if you love to make your own pattern for sewing. Then that is a niche that you can reach, There is nothing wrong have a different topic on your blog but you main focus show be about sewing,

Another reason to have a niche is because you can be the number one resource for your reader, There are certain bloggers I visit frequently when I need something answered, such as blog growth to easy family recipe That should be your goal. That your niche or blog is the resource that your reader come to about any niche you are providing.

 

Monetizing Your Blog.

Most bloggers start a blog to make extra money or turn their blog into a full time income. When choosing your niche you want to make sure it a niche that you can monetize. There are several ways to make money with your blog, Some ways to make money on your blog is sponsored post, affiliate marketing, sell space on their blog for advertiser, offer services or sell your own product.

The important thing  to remember is that your niche should be able to give you the opportunity to earn an income.

Choosing SiteGround As Your Web Hosting Site

When I started back blogging I knew I wanted a reliable and inexpensive web hosting site. I done my research and with SiteGround I knew I was getting a great deal on great service

Web Hosting SiteGroundThere Uptime is 99.99%

I started with Bluehost but I constantly kept getting reports that my site was down. As a blogger that is never good. With SiteGround I have never had that issue. They have a reliable uptime and if my site does go down it is only down for a couple of seconds. SiteGround has uptime of 99.99% which is great for blog

 

 

 

 

 

SiteGround Beginner Web Hosting 24/7 Service

SiteGround has 24/7 service. Either by chat or by phone. That is good if you are not computer savvy. Plus, if you are new blogger you want a web hosting site company that can help anytime you need them. I am a night hawk and I do majority of blogging at night. If something happen to my website I like the idea of reaching out to my web hosting company in the middle of the night instead of waiting the next day to speak with someone.

 

 

 

Choose A Package

SiteGround Packages

SiteGround has three package to choose from: Start Up, Grow Big, and Go Geek. I recommend as a new blogger to get the Start up. Here is why. As a new blogger you are still fine tuning your blog and trying to reach your audience. If blogging is something you are starting out as part time and want to grow full time later then getting the Start UP will be great for your budget. The Start UP it is only $3.95 per month which is great for anyone budget. Plus if you purchase one of the larger packages and realize blogging is not your thing at least you have not spent a whole lot of money.

Choose A Domain Name

Domain Name

If you have not chose a domain name you can choose one right on SiteGround, I recommend to get a .com domain name because it is recognizable and more common. A lot of people stress about having a blog name match that match their niche. I on the other head rather you not stress that much about it. My blog name is Blissful Corner but it is about mompreneurs and home management. Let me tell you I have change my blog name so many time trying to find something for my niche but I did not like it. My rule of thumb if you have a blog that has good SEO and good content the blog name is something you should not stress about.

 

Set Up Your Account

Fill out your account and client information

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Then, you will fill out your payment and purchase information (to get a bigger discount select 12 month period or longer to get the 60% discount for the whole year

 

At end you will find a couple Extra Services you can keep or opt out. If you don’t need them don’t buy them and save some extra money.

 

 

 

Finally you need to agree to the terms and agreement to SitGround that is under the tile and your total amount will be display and click Pay Now.

Tadaaa! You have you set up your hosting blog.

Wasn’t painful at all, right? Next just install WordPress and start getting creative with the style and design of your new blog.

I can’t wait to hear about your blog.

When you set up you blog let me know I would love to follow you. Leave me your blog link under the comment section. You can also find me on Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

 

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