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Month: February 2017

Work From Home As An Independent Contractor For Leapforce

Work From Home As An Independent Contractor For Leapforce

Hi all! I get a lot of questions about what exactly I do since I work from home, so today I want to share some detailed information about it with you (hopefully without violating the non disclosure agreement that we’re required to sign as I have no desire to be sued!). Currently, I am an independent contractor for a company called Leapforce, and I do search engine evaluation for them; that’s my title–“search engine evaluator”. What do Leapforce contractors do? So…

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When Does Parenting Get Easier?

When Does Parenting Get Easier?

This is something I asked daily when my daughter was first born: when is this parenting business going to get easier? I asked my mom, my grandmas, my mother-in-law, my husband, random moms on the street, Google–anyone that would listen. “When is this going to get easier?!” It took me a lot of hypothesizing, but I  have found the answer, and it’s where I least expected it.   Hypothesis #1: Parenting gets easier never. At one point when AJ was…

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50 Things You REALLY Need For A New Baby–And 10 Things You Don’t

50 Things You REALLY Need For A New Baby–And 10 Things You Don’t

Happy Monday, readers! My very best friend/sister from another mister (what a weird phrase) is having her first  baby in July, and she asked me to make a list of things that she really needed for a baby. I was super honored that she would ask for my advice and took the task very seriously. So seriously, in fact, that the list turned out to be super long–perfect for a blog post! Since I had it just sitting around, I…

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Insanely Easy Toddler Activity: Cards in a Coffee Can

Insanely Easy Toddler Activity: Cards in a Coffee Can

Hi all! If you live in Iowa, you know it’s been pretty cold the last few weeks. If you don’t live in Iowa (good for you)–use your imagination. No snow, just very, very cold. It’s been hard to keep AJ entertained with the same old things in the house, and she has a bad case of cabin fever. She wants to go outside. We try to when it’s over 30 or so, but I just can’t justify taking a 17 month…

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31 Day Blog Challenge–Day 31: A Weird Quirk Of Mine

31 Day Blog Challenge–Day 31: A Weird Quirk Of Mine

Hi all! Today is the last day of my blog challenge, day 31. It’s been fun, but it’s time to get into some serious, original writing after this. I’m looking forward to it, but also nervous–what if you hate it?! Time to spread my wings, I suppose. Day 31 is a weird quirk of mine. My entire existence is basically a weird quirk, but just to pick one off the top of my head, I will say popping my gum…

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31 Day Blog Challenge–Day 30: My Favorite Comfort Food

31 Day Blog Challenge–Day 30: My Favorite Comfort Food

Hi all! Day 30 of my 31 day blog challenge is my favorite comfort food. This is weird, but it’s tuna melts. If Hubby comes home from work to see that I have made them, he walks on eggshells because he knows something is wrong. I’m sick, or I’ve had a horrible day. I’m not sure why this is my go-to, but it is. When I worked at the call center, I would text him and say “Tuna melts for dinner” and…

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31 Day Blog Challenge–Day 29: My Bucket List

31 Day Blog Challenge–Day 29: My Bucket List

Hi all! Day 29 of my 31 day blog challenge is the top things on my bucket list. I needed a little help brainstorming ideas, so I Googled it. I found this awesome website with tons of really inspiring ideas–check it out here! This is so cool! The List I’d probably like to make it to all 50 states before I die. I think I’m at something like 27 currently, so I’ve got a good start anyway! I have a…

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31 Day Blog Challenge–Day 28: The Last Time I Cried

31 Day Blog Challenge–Day 28: The Last Time I Cried

Hi all! Day 28 of my 31 day blog challenge is the last time I cried. Wow, I can’t actually remember. That’s unbelievable. The last time I can actually think of was when I found out that a second one of my friends was pregnant. I love babies, everyone. I love my daughter. I loathed being pregnant, but there were some really special times–hearing her heartbeat for the first time, seeing her on an ultrasound, feeling her kick (this got…

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31 Day Blog Challenge–Day 27: What Makes Me Feel Better, Always

31 Day Blog Challenge–Day 27: What Makes Me Feel Better, Always

Hi all! Day 27 of my 31 day blog challenge is what makes me feel better, always. I’m not sure there’s anything that consistently makes me feel better when I’m down. I can tell you what makes me feel better, usually. My husband makes me feel better, usually. AJ makes me feel better, usually. My dogs make me feel better, usually. Chocolate makes me feel better, usually. These things can all backfire on me, though. Hubby has been known to…

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31 Day Blog Challenge–Day 26: My Favorite Blogs

31 Day Blog Challenge–Day 26: My Favorite Blogs

Hi all! Day 26 of my 31 day blog challenge is my 5 favorite blogs. Despite the information that I have read about blogging indicating that networking with other bloggers and having specific role models in the blogging community is super important, I’m not sure I can make it to 5. That’s definitely something for me to work on. I had a super popular food blog in mind to share with you all because I use tons of the recipes…

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