Monday, September 30, 2013

10 Money-Making Jobs for the Stay-At-Home Mom

I'm adding 2 more GREAT Money-Making Jobs for the Stay-at-Home Moms that I have personally had success with. (Edited by Lisa - Creator of

#1: Bookkeeper - Own a 100% Virtual Bookkeeping business.

Not sure you have what it takes? Take this free introduction to bookkeeping class to find out!

#2: Blogger - Start your own blog!

Make money as a blogger through page views, ad revenue, affiliates, and paid content.
This is the blogging course I took - I highly recommend it!

#3: Start your own business

If you're thinking of starting your own business, I highly recommend this book: Will It Fly by Pat Flynn. It personally helped me design and build my successful businesses. It has over a thousand 5-star reviews for a reason. Pat Flynn walks you through the step-by-step process of creating a meaningful and successful business, starting with your "WHY" and your values for your business.

About me: I met Lisa and Lauren in the Accounting program at BYU. After graduation I moved to Houston to work in audit for a large public accounting firm. I left my (good-paying,

Monday, September 23, 2013

Welcoming my new Money Hip Baby! (My Favorite Things for Pregnancy, Labor, and Newborns)

Well, this blog just hit a couple milestones. We reached over 10,000 views per month (thanks everyone for reading!) and... I just had another Money Hip Baby!
A little over a week ago I had my second baby, my first totally natural birth (to a 9-pounder, no less). It has been a beautiful experience. I am about 1,000 times less stressed this time around than I was with my first. So in celebration of this beautiful new baby, I thought I'd throw together a list of the things that have helped me the most throughout my pregnancy, labor & delivery, and recovery with a newborn.
I hope you enjoy (and that you'll add your own tips in the comments section)! By the way, if you haven't already liked our Facebook Page, please do so now!
My new little sweetie @ 5 days old. As you can imagine, I am completely smitten


1. The Waiting Game

I know due dates are

Monday, September 16, 2013

My Favorite Things (#7) -- Kitchen and Cooking Tips

1- Clean/Dirty Dishwasher Trick

Is one of your most commonly uttered household phrases, "Are these dishes clean or dirty?" Or, worse, have you ever emptied half of the dishwasher before realizing, ew, those were dirty. Nevermore. And you won't even have to put one of those homemade signs or kitschy magnets on the door of your dishwasher. I learned this trick from a college roommate, made my husband learn it when we got married, and my own parents even adopted it after visiting me a few years ago.
The trick: IMMEDIATELY after emptying a clean dishwasher, before closing the door again, put the dishwasher soap/tab in the dispenser and close it.
Think about it: If the dishwasher soap dispenser is closed, you always know the dishes are dirty because as soon as the dishwasher runs and cleans the dishes, it will open and remain open until the dishes are emptied and a new tab is added and the dispenser is closed again. It takes a week or two to get in the habit, but once you do, you always know:

2- Easy way to dispose of grease

Am I the only

Monday, September 2, 2013

How to Host a My Favorite Things Party

Back in July, my friend and I hosted a My Favorite Things party. It was basically just an excuse to have a girls night (I'm always looking for an excuse), but the exchange ended up being a total hit. Clearly, I love talking about My Favorite Things and turns out everyone else does, too.
If everyone is far apart, check out these virtual games to play on Zoom.

(1) Pick a Theme

We did a basic two
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