Could You Be A Home – Based Photographer?

Do you love, love, love babies? Do you have a knack for taking beautiful pictures? If so, you could combine your love of babies and photography by starting a home – based photography business which specializes in baby pictures. Of course, you can specialize in other areas too, but one very hot photography specialty right now is the newborn photo shoot. You have probably seen some of the beautiful and creative photos that newborn photographers have taken, working their magic with teeny, tiny photo props, hats, clothes, and of course, the most precious tiny little people. You can learn about … Continue reading

I Am Toddler, Hear Me Roar

Sometimes, one or both of my boys have a rough day. Today seemed unusually difficult for Blake, and to make matters worse, whenever I tried to help him through an upset, disappointment, or other situation, he seemed to just get more upset. One time, he even got so worked up that he nearly made himself sick. When one of the boys has a rough day, I feel bad for both of them. Of course, whomever is freaking out must be attended to, and if there are only small amounts of time in between freak outs, the other guy gets only … Continue reading

Oh Snap, He Took Another Nap

Ah, nap time. Most of the time, it is a relief when your toddler naps. After all, many kids need at least one nap a day until they are about five years old. Of course, my oldest son, Dylan, gave up regular naps around the age of two and a half. He naps maybe once a week, if that, on days when there is a conveniently timed car trip involved. Blake is 17 months old now, and has been napping only once a day since around his first birthday. When your child transitions from two naps a day down to … Continue reading

Do You Need An Etsy Shop?

It has been a while since I gave myself permission to go and browse (okay, ogle is more like it) the bevy of beautiful things that people are making and selling on I love Etsy, but I could sit there looking at the things on there all night long and not get any work done, so I have to keep myself in check and only look at the site once in a while. The very best thing about Etsy is the reason that there are so many beautiful things available for purchase on the site is that there are … Continue reading

Why Does My Toddler Rip His Clothes Off?

I know that it’s summer and all, but even on the hottest days around here, everyone is usually wearing at least some clothing. Well, almost everyone. Blake has decided that he does not like wearing clothes – or diapers, for that matter. Toddlers are notorious for their penchant for running around naked, much to their parents’ chagrin. Of course, not all toddlers go through a phase where they resist clothing and diapers. I do not remember Dylan doing that at all. I mean, he may have ripped his diaper off once or twice, but that was about it. He was … Continue reading

Monkey See, Monkey Do

If you have more than one child, it can be very interesting to see just how much you toddler learns from his or her older brother or sister. Younger siblings often reach developmental milestones sooner than their peers who have no older siblings in their homes. The reason for this can probably be boiled down into a simple concept – monkey see, monkey do. Of course, we, as parents, think that much of our little ones’ learning comes from watching us do our thing. This is true, but when there is an older sibling in the home, a toddler sees … Continue reading

Working From Home Could Save You Money

If you work outside of the home and you are considering switching to working from home, you may be wondering whether you can afford to make the switch. You know how to make your family’s finances work with your current income, at least most of the time. You are wise to be wary because many home-based businesses do take a while to start making money, but the transition may be more affordable than you think. The reason for that is that, simply stated, working from home cuts your expenses in a number of ways. For example, unless your home-based business … Continue reading

Procrastinators, Read This Later

Some of us procrastinate some of the time, and some of us procrastinate much of the time. I have not met many people who never ever procrastinate, but I suppose that they may exist somewhere. Sometimes there is a reason behind why we drag our feet, such as not liking the task that you are supposed to do. Sometimes, though, procrastination happens for no reason at all. For example, you suddenly find yourself doing something instead of what you know you should be doing yet you cannot come up with any reason why. The other day I realized that I … Continue reading

Diaper Detective – The Toddler Edition

Before your little one was born, it is likely that no one told you that beginning on day one of your precious baby’s life outside of the womb, you would be investigating the contents of baby’s dirty diapers in addition to changing them. When your baby arrives, you quickly learn what to look for as far as frequency of wet and dirty diapers, color, consistency, and all that good stuff. Now that you have a toddler, the days of diapering are nearing an end. However, every child learns to use the toilet at his or her own pace. You may … Continue reading

Love Coffee? Start a Coffee Roasting Business!

If you love coffee and you want to work from home, you may be thinking that you will combine your love of coffee with working from home by taking frequent coffee breaks and savoring the delicious java that you brew at home in your very own mug in your very favorite place in the house, wherever that might be. That sounds nice, but if you really, really, really love coffee you can integrate it into your home – based professional life instead of taking a break to hang out with it every now and then. That’s right, you can get … Continue reading