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Ask 5 people, you will get 5 different answers. That’s because people will tell you that the best baby stroller travel system is the brand they use, but is it REALLY? Before you end up making a purchase that you may regret, take a look at what our research has discovered about the supposedly best baby travel systems. Which baby stroller system is the best? The SAHM readers have spoken! These...

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I first discovered the health benefits of essential oils a few years back.  Originally, I was diluting my essential oils in grape seed oil and applying them directly to my wrists. While this was working, I did notice my scents would actually absorb faster than I wanted them to.  Many would fade within an hour or less.  So I started using lava stone essential oil jewelry from a company called...

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Let’s face it; stress and anxiety for women in all stages of motherhood is on the rise, but it’s not just moms who are suffering from the crippling condition. Women – and men – in all walks of life are feeling the debilitating effects of anxiety and it can be a struggle to find a solution.

That’s why when we heard this story; we had to write about it. Not because it is a fool proof way to cure your anxiety, but because of the strange “tool” that this relief came from.

Like so many women, Kathleen was struggling in her everyday life, always worried and stressing over the simplest of things.

She was worried about her kids getting sick so much that she was keeping them from going outside. She was avoiding friends and family because she didn’t want to be in a crowd of people.

She didn’t want to go out to eat and didn’t want to try new things because she just couldn’t stop the thoughts in her own head.

She knew something was off…

I remember thinking: “A chemical imbalance? Maybe it was my diet or my exercise program?”

She just couldn’t stop obsessing over it and yet nothing she tried seemed to do the trick. And that’s when she saw it. The most unlikely of hero’s hiding in the comments of a Facebook post.

“I was scrolling through my news feed and saw a post for pregnant women called a Harmony Necklace. I wasn’t pregnant, but I know several people who are so I started reading through the comments.” She remembers.

And there it was like a blinding light…

“This also helps with my anxiety” one woman wrote. “Needless to say I was intrigued. So I responded to the comments. “Does this really help with anxiety?” The response I got back was most surprising.

“We don’t advertise it like that, but many women say it does” the company wrote.

“Whoa, wait a minute.” I thought. “You mean this company is not trying to push this necklace down my throat as an end all, be all cure for my anxiety.”

“Needless to say I was intrigued at the prospect and just the fact that they weren’t trying to sell me on the product put me at ease.” Kathleen said.

So, she started doing her research on the product. Turns out these necklaces have been around for centuries and are used to soothe mothers and their babies during and after pregnancy.

So, she took the plunge and ordered a necklace for herself.

“I remember thinking, it’s only $35 dollars and they are very pretty. So, if it works great and if not, I have another necklace to wear.” she said.

“The necklace came very quickly and was just as advertised.” She remembers. “I’m not exactly sure what I was expecting, maybe some magic or voodoo to break this evil curse I was under.” She thought.

So she slipped the necklace on and just like that nothing changed. “I remember feeling totally bummed that my curse wasn’t lifted immediately” she said.

However, she continued to wear it throughout the day and as she moved the gentle chimes sent pleasing sounds to her ears.

“At the end of the day, I remember thinking how little I worried and obsessed that day.”  She said.

“I guess the soothing chimes were enough to keep my mind occupied and prevent me from over thinking, because nothing else changed.” She remembers.

Whatever it was, it worked and that’s all that matters!

Kathleen continues to wear her necklace and continues to experience a relief from her anxiety and panic attacks. “Some days are better than others, but there is no doubt that the necklace was worth every penny.” She said.

What an incredible story and one that we are so happy to share; for even the mere hope at the relief of anxiety and stress is something that all moms can appreciate.

You can read more about the Harmony Necklace at HarmonyNecklace.com

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Many of us already know that survey sites will pay moms to answer questions, but did you also know that you can review products that you are (actually) interested in and get paid to do it too?

Many moms find this much more enjoyable because they can choose products that they would use anyway such as products from Disney, Walmart, Gerber Apple, Baby Einstein and others.

“When I discovered Minds Pay, I was pleasantly surprised with my options and the wide variety of offers I could signup for.” says Dawn a married mother of two. “You can earn up to $50 for each offer you complete, but I like to stay in the $10 range.” she said.

Another cool thing is that they will pay you to read emails based on the preferences you set. Once you open the emails, there is a button at the bottom in which you must click to confirm your MoneyMail, and for it to be recorded in your account balance. It’s super easy to do and doesn’t take much time at all.

Getting Signed Up is a Breeze

Step 1. Go to Minds Pay website.
Step 2. Sign up for free to get instant access to a database of offers.
Step 3. Find products and services you are interested in and provide feedback.
Step 4. Get paid.

It’s a straight forward and simple process and best of all you don’t have to answer stupid questions about things that are boring or products you would never use.

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Taking online surveys is one of the easiest ways for Stay-at-Home-Moms to make some extra pocket money. Most surveys require no special knowledge or training and can be completed within minutes.

Making money in my spare time with little to no thought involved is as close to “passive income” as a mom with 3 kids can hope for!

“I had no idea that there are companies out there willing to pay you just to fill out a simple form?” said Jessica at Stay-at-Home-Mom.

“That’s when I discovered My Survey. Now I spend a few minutes each day answering questions and filling out forms when the kids are sleeping or watching a movie.

It’s the kind of thing you do whenever you have a couple minutes to spare, then cash out at the end of the month with enough money to to take care of a bill or two.” she says.

You’re not going to get rich off of these surveys, but they do offer a source of supplemental income that can help pay a few bills, cover eating out, or treat yourself to something nice once a week. In the end, you’ll get as much out as you put in with these websites.

Check out My Survey now for more information or to sign up. (It’s a very small form)

There are plenty of survey sites that will pay you to answer questions and we would recommend signing up with several so all of your “eggs aren’t in one basket” so to speak. This is just in case there ends up being an issue with one of them. Here are a couple of alternate survey sites that will pay you too.

Spend a few minutes on each site and see which one you like the best, which ones pay the most and which ones have the best customer support.

Once you have your site narrowed down, spend a few minutes each day answering questions and by months end, you will have a nice little payday waiting for you!

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Most mothers agree that the world is full of hidden dangers. And while we would like to think that we are ready for anything that comes our way, the truth is that unexpected situations, accidents and emergencies are lurking around every corner for parents with small children.

One mother saw this first hand and created a product for moms to utilize all over the US.

I feel better knowing that should an accident happen or if a child gets separated from their parents there is an easy way for them to be reunited.

“When I first saw the child standing there all alone, I was mortified. I kept looking around for her mom or dad, but didn’t see anyone. I could tell by the look on the child’s face that she was lost. And all I could think about was; what if that was my child? I would totally be freaking out…” stated Kimberly, a Stay-at-Home-Mom turned business owner.

“Then I had a revelation. I realized that this type of scenario happens all the time and I thought to myself. What if there was a way for young kids to help themselves in an emergency situation. And just like that Child Safety Tags was born.”

The concept behind these Child ID Tags is nothing new, other companies having been doing tags for years. However, these tags are much more functional, attractive and are used in a different manner.

Texas Example ( All 50 states are available )The tags are like little drivers licenses, so they look really cool and are built to last. But more importantly they display important information on them for things like allergies, medications and emergency contact information.

They also leave off sensitive information like home address for extra security. The tags are not readable from a distance and are recommended to be used inside your child’s bag.

However, the biggest difference (and what makes them truly useful), is that they attach to the child and/or their stuff. So, if they get lost, separated or suffer an accident they simply give the tag to an adult allowing for a quick resolution to the problem.

Parents simply slip them inside a backpack, purse or pocket and they are ready to use at all times. The versatility makes them perfect for summer camps, theme parks, sporting events and other activities.

“I first made them for my daughter and her friends and they were a big hit. My daughter’s classmates thought they were really cool.” Kimberly recalls. “I was really surprised. It wasn’t long before I had other moms asking where they could get them.” she said.

At that point, I decided we should sell these to help keep kids safe and moms sane at the same time. So, it just kind of grew from there. We don’t make much profit at all…

Now, Child Safety Tags sells tags in all 50 states and is about to launch in Canada as well. Their website allows you to create and preview your child’s tag in real time.

One downside to the process is that you need to use a desktop computer and have a high quality image available of your child. Using a mobile device is a bit cumbersome. I was told there is a mobile version in the works, but it is not available as of yet.

As mothers all we can do is expect the best, and prepare for the worst. After all what is $20 dollars, compared to your child’s safety?

For more information go to: http://www.childsafetytags.com

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Most mothers agree that the world is full of hidden dangers. And while we would like to think that we are ready for anything that comes our way, the truth is that unexpected situations, accidents and emergencies are lurking around every corner for parents with small children.

As it turns out, moms all over the US are taking some extra precautions when it comes to their child’s safety.

I feel better knowing that should an accident happen or if my child gets separated from me there is an easy way for us to be reunited.

“When I first saw the child standing there all alone, I was mortified. I kept looking around for her mom or dad, but didn’t see anyone. I could tell by the look on the child’s face that she was lost. And all I could think about was; what if that was my child? I would totally be freaking out…” stated Kimberly, a Stay-at-Home-Mom turned business owner.

“Then I had a revelation. I realized that this type of scenario happens all the time and I thought to myself. What if there was a way for young kids to help themselves in an emergency situation. And just like that Child Safety Tags was born.”

The concept behind these Child ID Tags is nothing new, other companies having been doing tags for years. However, these tags are much more functional, attractive and are used in a different manner.

First of all, the tags are like little drivers licenses (all 50 states are available), so they look really cool and are built to last. But more importantly they display emergency contact information on them for things like allergies, medications and emergency contact information.

However, the biggest difference (and what makes them truly useful), is that they attach to the child and/or their stuff. So, if they get lost, separated or suffer an accident they can simply give the tag to another adult allowing for a quick resolution to the problem.

Parents simply slip them inside a backpack, purse or pocket and they are ready to use at all times. The versatility makes them perfect for summer camps, theme parks, sporting events and other activities.

“I first made them for my daughter and her friends and they were a big hit. My daughter’s classmates thought they were really cool.” Kimberly recalls. “I was really surprised. It wasn’t long before I had other moms asking where they could get them.” she said.

At that point, I decided we should sell these and help keep kids safe and moms sane at the same time. So, it just kind of grew from there. We don’t make much profit at all…

Now, Child Safety Tags sells tags in all 50 states and is about to launch in Canada as well. Their website allows you to create and preview your child’s tag in real time. They don’t make

One downside to the process is that you need to upload an image and fill out a large form, so the website is not really intended for mobile devices.

As mothers all we can do is expect the best, and prepare for the worst. After all what is a few dollars, compared to your child’s safety?

For more information go to: http://www.childsafetytags.com

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Parties can be quite expensive sometimes. And because we all have at least a few birthdays of our family members’ it can be quite a challenge to afford everything to make a perfect day every time. In fact, there are some ways how to throw these parties in a cheap and frugal way. And soon you will learn some of these ways for sure! So forget about overspending before the party and have the best birthday celebration for your kids while saving money!

Decide on a budget

First things first – you need to decide on your party budget. This is the only way how you can keep yourself away from overspending and still have a perfect birthday for your kids. By deciding on a budget, make separate parts of how much you can spend of various different party categories. It should be something like food, decorations and etc. Also, make sure to keep to that budget strictly, otherwise it won’t work and you will overspend for sure!

Decorate less

It is fun to decorate your whole house with birthday attributes but that is going to cost you a lot and you are going to throw away everything anyway! So why do that then you can decorate in a minimum way and save money at least at this part of preparation. Or if you really want to make your house festival-like, then purchase either such décor elements that can be used for many times, or balloons only. It is quite cheap, make fun environment instantly and it can be throw away without any sentiments. Just perfect for any frugal moms!

Don’t serve food at all or find alternatives with it

Food is usually the biggest money eater while throwing a party. So the simplest solution for you – frugal mom – is not to serve full meals at all. Just serve some snacks and it might turn out to be quite enough. Especially since kids don’t come to sit and eat – they come to play. On the other hand, you can cook meals, but ask guests to bring their own snacks. This way birthday table will be full, kids will be full, and your wallet will be full as well!

Shop for party essentials with coupons

You can also reduce a lot of your spending if you start your preparation for the party in the store having some coupons in your hand. It can reduce prices on everything – from decorations to food and it is just plain amazing! For instance, even these Target coupons I got from ChameleonJohn.com are going to make your kids’ birthday party a lot more amazing. With these, you will surely save money and have an excellent celebration without spending too much!

Reconsider your party location

Finally, if you really wish for a frugal party then stay at home! Going to a restaurant and throwing it in there is definitely not a cheap way to celebrate your kid’s special day. You can do the same thing and at much cheaper cost if you throw a party at your home and cook meals by yourself. Use stuff around the house (like containers, large boxes, etc.) to create fun activities zones for kids. Decorate everything with balloons and you have a great party without restaurants! It might take some of your time, but it will surely save you money and kids will love it too!

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Note: this is a follow up post to 5 Ways Moms Can Get Paid to Work At Home Writing Articles. If you haven’t yet read that, be sure to do so now. This post is meant for moms who are ready to try leveraging their writing skills to earning a $xx,xxx yearly income.

So you’ve discovered the wonderful world of freelance writing and you want to see how far you can take it. Use this post as your guide to finding more clients and maximizing your income as a SAHM freelancer writer.

Following these 5 steps will enable you to not only earn more money as a stay at home mom, but also enjoy your job more.

1. Establish high ratings on content marketplaces. The reason we suggested moms try out writing beginning on content marketplaces in our last past is because they give you a real taste of freelance writing while simultaneously building your personal brand. These marketplaces operate on an experience based rating system; allowing the most experienced and highly rated writers to earn a higher wage. On sites like Text Broker the difference can be as much as an increase of $4.30 per 100 words, or about an $18 difference on a 500 word article. It can be a grind getting up to the highest ratings, but it’s worth it in the long run.

2. Building up freelancer profiles. Very similar to the first point, but even more important. The two biggest freelancer sites are eLance and Upwork (formerly oDesk). These mega-sites match freelancers with people in need of all kinds of services, including writing services. Building up a reputation on these sites will likely take even longer than the content-only marketplaces. You need to think about the longterm – a highly rated eLance profile is a tool you can use to find a lot of work.

3. Contact your favorite websites. Now that you have a solid track record to prove your worth, you’re entitled to write about topics you’re interested in. Love yoga? Are you a really good parent? Obsessed with working out? Start getting in contact with websites relevant to your own interests and tell them you want to write for them. They may not be ready to take on a new writer, but it’s hard to pass up a great writer who’s passionate about the given topic.

4. Keep updated on blogger job boards. If you haven’t already bookmarked our page showcasing jobs for moms, do that now. For writing specific jobs the Pro Blogger job board is a must. Another awesome tip is using a tool like Search Tempest to search multiple Craiglist locations at once. Make sure you go through the “writing” category under the jobs heading and check the “telecommute” box.

5. Supply and demand. Following these steps should put you in a position to earn a full time income through writing. The next step is to raise your prices and start turning down jobs that you don’t get excited about. Often times working on a project you dread isn’t worth the money; especially when you can replace that job with another fairly easily.

That is exactly how any ambitious SAHM can leverage writing talent into a full time income. It’s not easy, and often times it will feel like “real work”, but it is an accessible job that pays very well for any mom with enough time to climb the ranks.

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We’ve shown a lot of ways stay at home moms can make money over the past couple of weeks through freelance opportunities, fun business ideas, and websites that pay you for completing simple tasks. Today we’re going to talk about 4 real work from home jobs perfect for moms who have the time to work a “real job” and need a guaranteed paycheque.

These jobs aren’t necessarily better or worse than more ambitious opportunities, but they may suit some moms better than others. These are jobs in which you will know exactly what is expected of you, what days you need to work, and what day you’ll receive payment. There is a sense of security that comes with having these things set in stone that you may not have when trying to run your own business.

Here are 4 jobs SAHMs can do from home:

Search Engine Evaluator – Search engines (like Google and Bing) are constantly being refined to deliver more relevant results to a user’s particular keyword. Part of this process involves a manual review done by humans. Search Engine Evaluators receive specific queries to type into a search engine for the purpose of rating each one of the results. Evaluators will rate each result on a scale of not relevant at all to highly relevant.

The most popular company among Search Engine Evaluators is Lionsbridge; who offer up to $13.50 per hour, for about 20 hours per week. More big name companies hiring for the search engine evaluator position include Leapforce (average $13.50/hr) and Zero Chaos (up to $15/hr.)

Virtual Call Center – Working from home for a call center is one of the oldest work at home jobs that still exist today. Make calls to take surveys and follow up on reservations or receive calls for tech support and customer service. There are many positions call centers need phone operators for.

There are many companies hiring for their virtual call center, including: Amazon ($12/hr), American Express ($16/hr), and Cisco (unknown).

Tech Support – There is some overlap with call centers here, but also added responsibility. Often times tech support will require you to speak with customers over the phone and/or over an instant messaging platform, and potentially using remote control software to assist customers fix the problem.

The pay heavily varies based on experience and type of work. You can find jobs with big brands such as Apple and Dell.

Data Entry – If you can type fast and don’t get bored easily, this job is for you. Data entry doesn’t pay too well, but it’s extremely easy to do for anybody with typing skills. If you need to find work, no matter what kind, this may be a good last resort.

Capital Typing is hiring for both data entry and transcription. Virtual Bee specialized in data entry work as well.

These are all “real jobs” that SAHMs can use to make money from home. Do you work from home doing one of these jobs? Something else? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll share it with other moms.

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