Making Your Health a Priority: BabbleBoxx Women's Health Box

This post is sponsored by on behalf of Single Edition Media. 

One of the most important parts of being a mom is making sure you take care of yourself. I mean, chasing around little ones and keeping up with everyone is hard to do if you aren't mentally and physically healthy enough to stay on top of everything. 

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, it's important to remind ourselves not just about breast health, but our mental and physical health as well. That's why I've partnered with BabbleBoxx to show you guys some great products that can help us stay on top of our health.

This was my first BabbleBoxx and I am so excited to show you guys all of the awesome products that were included. BabbleBoxx is not a subscription service and it is not available to the general public – it's an exclusive box with products that gets delivered to a limited number of social media influencers. 

Spire Wearable Wellness + Activity Tracker

As a mom with panic disorder and anxiety issues, this was probably my favorite item in the box. Spire is a wearable "trainer" for mindfulness and mindful living. It helps you recognize stressful situations by monitoring your breathing and even suggests breathing exercises to help you calm down.

State of mind affects how you breathe, but how you breathe can also change your state of mind.  - Click to Tweet this!

Studies have shown that slow, deep and consistent breathing can lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and increase the flow of endorphins in the blood stream. Spire worked with leading experts in several health fields to create the only wearable device that increases mindfulness and productivity by tracking breathing patterns.

Spire is fully integrated into the Apple Health App and works with Apple watch. An Android App is also now available. 

Learn more and receive $10 off when you purchase Spire by clicking here. (Discount applied at checkout)

Viviscal Extra Strength for strong, healthy hair

Viviscal has been the leading brand of hair growth supplement on the market for more than 25 years. It works by nourishing hair from the inside out with its scientifically formulated, exclusive and clinically proven marine complex, AminoMar®.

100% drug-free, Viviscal Extra Strength promotes thicker, fuller hair and reduces hair shedding in women of all hair types.

Ever since I had my first baby, my hair has shed like crazy - to the point where it has thinned out drastically from the full luscious locks I used to have. 

I'm excited to be using Viviscal to help my hair grow healthy and strong again!

Dermae Firming DMAE Eye Lift & Firming DMAE Moisturizer

The closer I get to the big three-oh, the more fine lines I notice around my eyes. Not only that, but I'm starting to notice that my face isn't as firm as it used to be.

With Dermae, I can finally combat some of those signs of aging and bring back that young glow that I once had (not that many years ago!)

Firming DMAE Eye Lift - This multi-action eye cream helps to revive and smooth the look of your delicate eye area. Widely-acclaimed DMAE helps to visibly improve the appearance of skin’s firmness for a more lifted look. While wrinkle-fighting peptides including Instalift® Goji Berry help to smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles for younger-looking eyes.

Firming DMAE Moisturizer - This nutrient-rich moisturizer is clinically proven to improve the appearance of skin’s firmness, hydration, and elasticity. Widely-acclaimed DMAE helps skin to appear visibly firmer, smoother and lifted. Antioxidant-rich Alpha Lipoic Acid and Vitamin C-Ester nourish your skin for a more revitalized appearance.

Fiera® by Nuelle™

It's not something that really gets brought up very often, but a woman's sexual health is just as important to her well-being. That's why Nuelle created Fiera, a small device intended to help your mind and body be ready for a physical, mental, and emotional connection with your partner.

This hands-free device is fast-acting and helps increase your arousal. Perfect for those times when the dirty dishes in the kitchen are distracting you from being completely present with your partner in the bedroom. 

Use the code Babble for 10% off at

Three Must-Know Hacks For Healthy Family Cooking

We live in an age where health and fitness are bigger priorities than ever before. Even the busiest of people seem to be squeezing in a HIIT class before work, and we're constantly told about the latest fad diet to be on. Plus, fitness accounts on Instagram are some of the most followed across the whole world, often showing an extreme dedication towards a healthy lifestyle. But what do you do if you simply can't dedicate all your time towards your health goals? The good news is, in the real world, not everyone can, and that's ok! For many fitness bloggers, they are also personal trainers, so keeping fit is their full-time job. When you're trying to balance a healthy diet with a career of your own, and running around after your children, it's not quite so simple!

With that in mind, it's easy to see how so many families put healthiness on the backburner and instead opt for convenience foods. A lot of people also consider these to be cheaper than buying fresh food in bulk, but in reality, this is actually doing your family a disservice. Convenience food tends to cost more overall due to the amount of chemicals and additives the companies put in the food. Health-wise, it doesn't look good either. Convenience foods are normally filled with excess fat, salt and sugar. These are all things that have been proven to be addictive if regularly consumed. It's therefore clear that switching to fresh, home-cooked meals is what's best for both you and your children. But whether you're an experienced chef or completely new to the kitchen, there are little things you can do to make sure your food is as healthy as can be.

Be mindful of your oil use

Nearly all of us use oil to cook our food in. This applies whether we are frying, baking or grilling our food. Oils can be heated to a much higher temperature than water, meaning that when our food is doused in oil, it forms a protective layer which prevents burning. There are many different types of oil on the market these days. Olive oils, vegetable oils, sunflower oils are the classic options for most people. But many of us also choose to cook our food in other things, such as duck fat (common at Thanksgiving) and coconut oil. With all these options, it begs the question, which is healthiest? It pretty much goes without saying that cooking your food in fat isn't going to provide you with a very healthy outcome. Of course, it creates an incredible flavour - duck fat, in particular, is a popular choice for cooking roasted potatoes in. But it is a compound which is very high in cholesterol and saturated fats, meaning it won't do wonders for your waistline. Olive oil is the most common choice for a cooking oil and is one of the healthiest too. It is loaded with antioxidants and healthy fats, meaning it is one of the best ways to cook your food. Coconut oil is also popular due to it being another healthy fat, and one that can add a great flavour to your cooking. It works especially well if you are making Asian food.

Consider what cookware you use

When we think of how to cook healthily, we normally consider what the ingredients are or how much of it is served. But you could actually be putting your family's health at risk simply from the pots and pans you use in the kitchen. Many popular types of cookware contain many chemicals that can actually leak into your food during the cooking process. This can leave your meal full of excess amounts of compounds such as aluminium and even lead. These  can be potentially dangerous for your health. Non-stick cookware is very convenient, but much of it contains Teflon, which has links to cancer and also reproductive issues. Copper cookware is fashionable at the moment and does admittedly look great. But any leakage can lead to you exceeding your recommended copper allowance, which can potentially be poisonous.  You may notice some of the coating come off your pans from time to time, and in these cases, it's better to just dispose of them. After all, that coating which has come off has ended up in your family's food at some point! If you're in any doubt, it is best to stay safe by investing in something such as WearEver Pure Living Cookware Set.

Remember that size matters

When we're plating up our dinner, so many of us don't even consider portion size. Even if you eat a strictly healthy diet, there is always too much of a good thing. In terms of calories, the recommended daily allowance for women is around 2000, and for men it is between 2000 and 2500. If your evening meal along is where you are packing away most of these calories, you may need to consider portion control. Consuming excess calories leads to weight gain, which can lead to a whole host of health problems such as diabetes and heart failure. Thankfully, there are certain tips and tricks you can deploy in your home to stop you and your family overeating. Try serving your meals on smaller plates or bowls, to trick your brain into thinking that you are eating your regular amount. The saying 'eyes bigger than your belly' is often true. We will often eat a gigantic portion of food simply because it is there, not because we are actually hungry. Eating our food slowly is another way to ensure that we don't overeat, or go back for seconds. It takes about 20 minutes for the brain to register that our bellies are full, so take your time with your meal. If you find this hard, try eating your dinner with chopsticks to make it take longer! If nothing else, you and your family will at least have a giggle together. Many of us also struggle with estimating the correct portions for things like rice and pasta. Measuring cups can be your savior here, and also help ensure that you're not wasting food too.

An American Girl Story - Melody 1963: Love Has to Win

This post has been sponsored by KidzVuz on behalf of Amazon Studios.

Today, Amazon is releasing its first Amazon Original Special, An American Girl Story—Melody 1963: Love Has to Win. I had the opportunity to screen it before its release with my stepdaughter, and this story is one I think all little girls should see.


Set during the civil rights movement, the special centers around Melody, a 10-year-old  girl living in Detroit in 1963, whose eyes are opened to the racial inequality surrounding her. True to American Girl fashion, the story shows the specific time period through Melody's eyes, including the 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing.

Melody's belief in the “indivisible” promise of our country’s Pledge of Allegiance comes into question as she challenges her teacher on the validity of this given the horrific tragedy. I found myself nodding along as she questions her teacher about the "liberty and justice for all" when black girls were denied service at a lunch counter.

There was one point in the video when Melody is falsely accused of trying to steal a dress when her only "crime" was being a black girl in a predominately white store. Then, the emotional moment when she sees her mother being treated differently at work, and seeing little boys bully Melody at school, really helped my stepdaughter see how much inequality there really was during this era, and opened the line of communication between us about racism and inequalities that are still present, more than 50 years later.

Throughout the show, Melody’s mother keeps reminding her that love brings out the best in everyone and fear brings out the worst. But, she also instills in her that it’s important to “stand up for what’s right, even when it’s hard or scary.” The same message that I will be teaching my children throughout their lives.


This story isn't the easiest to watch, but the messages it has are ones that need to be told and retold. Definitely plan on watching on An American Girl Story — Melody 1963: Love Has to Win today, October 21st, on Amazon Prime.


The Amazon Original Special is based on American Girl’s Melody character and inspirational stories. In addition to the special debuting exclusively on Prime Video, Amazon and American Girl have collaborated to create a destination for fans of Melody’s stories to find a wide selection of American Girl Melody products. Go to to shop an 18-inch Melody doll, historically accurate 1960s doll outfits, a Motown-inspired recording studio that plays and records music, and more. “We are always looking for new ways to bring our great content to life both on and off the screen,” said Eva Lorenz, Category Leader for Toys. “From toys to books to crafts, Melody’s biggest fans can now discover and shop a wide selection of items available with free Two Day Shipping for Prime members.”

An American Girl Story—Melody 1963: Love Has to Win will be available for Prime members using the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire TV and mobile devices, or online at—Prime members will also be able to download the series on mobile devices for offline viewing.


Did you know Amazon also offers more original programming for kids? Check out these new videos from the Amazon Pre-School show, Wishenpoofs:

Wishenpoof! Believe In Me - Official Music Video | Amazon Kids
Set to go LIVE 10/21 at 6am PST

Wishenpoof! Say Something - Official Music Video | Amazon Kids
Set to go LIVE 10/28 at 6am PST

Easiest Chicken Fried Rice Recipe

I received this item for the purposes of making my Chicken Fried Rice Recipe and for sharing my honest experiences with you. All opinions are my own.

I love rice. Unfortunately, I can't make rice to save my life. I mean, sure, I can whip up some Minute Rice as a side dish, but only if you don't mind a burnt layer stuck to the bottom of the pan...

Seriously, I gave up on making rice years ago. It's one of my favorite breakfasts, to make a bowl of fluffy white rice with a little bit of butter and sugar... yum! The frustration of making either crunchy rice or burned rice, though? Not even worth the hassle.

If your rice resembles cement more than something edible, you've gotta check out this new addition to my kitchen. It's the 4-20 Cup Rice and Hot Cereal Cooker from Hamilton Beach, and this thing totally cuts out the aggravation of trying to make a perfect bowl of rice.

I love this rice cooker because it can be used for so much more than just rice. I've used mine for hot cereals like oatmeal (add in some apples and cinnamon and your kids will go crazy for it) as well as steaming broccoli and carrots. It's definitely one of those things that I didn't realize I needed it until I had one.

It's so easy to use. The steamer basket doubles as a strainer to rinse your rice, and the measuring cup makes sure that your portions are perfect and exact every time. If I want to make 3 cups of rice, I just measure out 3 level cups with the measuring cup provided, rinse it, and then pour it into the pot and add water up to the 3 line. No more guessing portions or trying to make sure I remember the 50/50 ratio with rice to water.

It's a completely no-hassle system; All you have to do is close the lid, turn it on, and select the type of rice. There's even a delay button if you decide that you aren't ready to make the rice just yet. It took 45 minutes for fluffy, perfect white rice.

After trying out several different meals with my new Hamilton Beach Rice and Hot Cereal Cooker, my family's absolute favorite turned out to be this easy Chicken Fried Rice recipe:

Now, you're going to want old rice for this recipe. Leftover, straight from the fridge rice works best, cold.

1 cups cooked, diced chicken breast
3 cups cooked rice (day old rice works best)
1 bag frozen vegetable blend (corn, carrots, and peas)
1 yellow onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tbs Soy sauce
1 Tbs Vegetable Oil
1 egg
seasoning (I love the Sun-Bird Fried Rice Seasoning packets, but plain ol' salt & pepper works wonders too)

Start by heating your oil in the pan. Toss in your onion and garlic and cook on med-high heat until garlic is golden brown and the onions are becoming translucent. Add in your frozen veggies and stir, cooking about 5 minutes (or until the vegetables begin softening). Add in your rice, soy sauce, and seasonings, and continue mixing for 2-3 minutes. Move rice to the side and scramble egg, then mix into rice. Add chicken and enjoy!

Click here to learn more, and to get your own 4-20 Cup Rice and Hot Cereal Cooker.

What's your favorite rice recipe? Comment below and let me know!

Why Cottages are the Ideal Holiday Accommodation for Families

If you are planning a family holiday with your children, choosing where to stay is an important part of making sure that your holiday is a stress-free, enjoyable experience for the whole family. Wherever you are visiting, there is likely going to be a choice of accommodation options – whether that be hotels, apartments, holiday houses and cottages or even camping facilities. If you’re traveling with the kids in tow, you’ll want to choose somewhere to stay that is both comfortable and convenient for your needs. I’ve put together some of the top reasons why cottages are the perfect accommodation choice for families. 

Home from Home

One of the biggest reasons that moms and dads are increasingly opting to stay in a holiday cottage such as those offered at various destinations from is that they provide a more ‘home from home’ experience. Rather than simply being limited to a hotel room or a small self-catering apartment, a holiday cottage gives you fully-functioning rooms to utilize, such as a kitchen, dining room, living room, and separate bedrooms. Many holiday cottages are also fully family-friendly and will have a range of features to help make the stay easy and convenient for families with small children. 

More Space

Another great reason to choose a holiday cottage over a hotel room when looking for family holiday accommodation is that you’ll get more space. Even the most well-behaved of children can start to feel a bit cooped up and smothered whilst staying in a hotel room for a week, so parents are increasingly turning to booking a cottage to stay in so that their little ones will have more room to play and have fun. Many holiday cottages both in the UK and abroad will have facilities such as gardens and perhaps even play areas where children can let off some steam. 

Better Deals

Many parents mistakenly believe that holiday cottages are always more expensive than hotel rooms or apartments, but this is not always the case. In fact, there are plenty of great deals on holiday cottages both in the UK and abroad, and you may even end up paying less for your stay than you would had you opted for an alternative form of accommodation. Some holiday cottages are also run by their individual owners rather than large chains and corporations, which can also mean better prices. 

Support Local Communities

Opting for a holiday cottage for your next family holiday will also give you a great opportunity to support the local community in the area which you are staying. Many holiday cottages are owned by local landlords who use the property as a way of income from a small business. Paying local landlords, rather than large hotel companies, can be a great way to support the local economy and businesses. 

If you’re planning a family holiday in the near future, there are many great reasons to choose a holiday cottage over other popular forms of accommodation. Cottages are great for families because they are comfortable and more spacious.

Lullaby Collection and Lyrics

Lullaby and goodnight, right? Lullabies are a great way to soothe your child but did you know that they help with language development and even reading skills?

But do you know the words to those lullabies to be able to sing your baby to sleep? Now you can stop resorting to made-up lyrics and the dreaded hum because I've compiled a list of some of my kids' favorite songs for me to sing to them with lyrics. 

(Note: Not all of these are traditional lullabies, but these are the ones that my little ones have been known to request night after night. Just click through to get to the lyrics.)

Which lullabies do you sing to your little ones? 

Tips For Parents: Helping Kids to Cope With Stress

As a parent, you’re probably familiar with stressful situations. Even getting the kids ready and out of the door each morning can be a trial. But stress is not just an issue that affects adults. Children are also faced with struggles and stresses. If your kids are approaching exam time or you’ve moved house, for example, this can take its toll. Here are some useful tips to help you and them cope.

Identifying the cause

Stress affects us all, and there are hundreds of different triggers. For adults, stress usually arises from work pressures, financial problems, or relationship worries. For children, stress may be caused by tests or finding schoolwork difficult, changes at home, or bullying. Falling out with friends or worrying about keeping up with trends can also trigger anxiety.

If your child seems stressed, try and talk to them and identify the cause. If you know what’s troubling them, you can try and find a solution. Often, there will be a quick fix. In other cases, it may be an ongoing issue, which you may have to monitor. Encourage your child to talk to you. If they won’t, try another member of the family. If you have teenagers who are struggling with their emotions, it may be beneficial to research therapists.

Taking time out

Children are under a lot of pressure today, and they tend to get tired and overwhelmed. If they’ve been studying all hours of the day, or they’ve had deadlines, time out could make all the difference. Sometimes, you need to take a break, clear your head, and have a few hours where you’re not thinking about assignments. If the holidays are approaching, you could consider booking a few days away or taking a vacation. Try and go for something relaxing or a trip they will find really fun. Book an outdoor adventure in Yosemite National Park, or spread your wings and experience a different country. Theme parks are always a winner for children. Check out if you fancy exploring the thrills and spills of a UK theme park break.

It’s also essential for kids to take the time to relax and unwind during term time. If they’re revising or they’re behind at school, working all hours could cause them to burn out. Try and encourage time management. This way, they will have time to study, as well as socialize.


Exercise is one of the best natural remedies for stress and anxiety. It causes your body to release happy hormones known as endorphins, and it distracts and clears your mind. You can also get rid of pent up aggression and frustration. Popular exercises for kids include team sports, swimming, and cycling. You’ll find some more suggestions at

Stress is an increasingly worrying problem for parents. Children today are under a lot of pressure, and it’s beneficial to understand the causes of stress in kids. Try and talk to your child, and encourage them to use coping mechanisms. Help them manage their time, encourage openness, and make an effort to do fun things together. Get active, embrace the outdoors, and make time for relaxation.

Cleaning Tips to Make Your House Tidy in Minutes Plus a Shark® Rotator® Powered Lift-Away™ Speed Review

With three kiddos running around making messes, my house is never clean for very long. Matt will come home from work, look around, and sigh because he thinks I haven't cleaned at all. 

Our normal mess consists of whatever snack the kids were eating crumbled into the carpet, cereal under the couch cushions, and dirt that's tracked in all over the hardwood floor. I sweep, vacuum, and mop every day but it seems like as soon as I step into the kitchen to start working on supper, these house-destroying elves take over or a tornado comes sweeping through or something - and the house is a disaster again.

To make the daily cleaning ritual a little easier (and not so hard on my back) I've found a few things that work great to tidy up the house before Matt gets home without having to spend all day cleaning.

Clean Less Frequently

I know what you're thinking: this is a post about cleaning tips and I'm telling you to clean less often. There's a method to my madness, though! My mom is one of those people that scrub her floor on her hands and knees every day, and she has her whole cleaning ritual that makes me tired just thinking about it. It just isn't necessary to clean every little thing in your house every day.

What do I do? I break it up. On Mondays and Thursdays, I focus on laundry - specifically, folding the laundry. It's my most daunting task since it seems like there's always a load running, so I let it pile up and take two days out of my week to sit down with my favorite show on and catch up on folding. That way, I'm not having to spend an hour in the laundry room every day, plus I've made it into almost a reward for myself. 

That chocolate stain is definitely NOT from me dropping a Reese's when season 3 had a cliffhanger...

Delegate Chores

We have a "You made the mess, you clean it up" rule around here that is designed to teach the kids responsibility - but it really does help me out, too. When the kids are done playing with a toy, they know to put it away. After a meal, they clean their plates and carry them to the sink. 

We've also been working on giving each child chores that I know they can handle. The ten-year-old helps wash dishes and starts laundry, the five-year-old will take laundry out of the washer and put it in the dryer, and the three-year-old loves to put the silverware away after we finish washing dishes. 

The trick is to make chores less like work and more like "helping mom so she doesn't have a breakdown." Really, though, I've turned housework into part of everyday life so it isn't like being punished. I'm teaching them life skills that they'll need when they leave the nest.

Have the Right Tools

This is probably my best tip of all. When you're cleaning, there's no need to break out extra cleaning tools just to get the job done. My old routine included using a broom, a vacuum, a mop, and a duster. Then, I would have to pull the couches out just to make sure I was able to get all the crumbs out from under there too. By the time I had the house clean, I was exhausted.

I recently had the chance to work with Shark® to review their Rotator® Powered Lift-Away™ Speed and this versatile vacuum definitely makes cleaning a lot easier.

Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away Speed™ is a versatile vacuum providing uninterrupted floor to ceiling cleaning. Easily clean under furniture, above the floor, and all those other hard to reach places around your home.

  • "Never Loses Suction" Technology
  • Powered Motorized Brush in all Modes
  • Bare floor cleaning with Dust-Away™ Hard Floor Attachment
  • Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology®
  • Rotator Technology With Enhanced Swivel Steering
  • Advanced Swivel Steering
  • LED Lights on Floor Nozzle to Illuminate Work Area
I love that this vacuum can do the work of all of my cleaning tools!

Things I love about the Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away Speed:

  • Powerful suction. In comparison to my other vacuum, the Shark is a total powerhouse. I was able to get dirt and dust that I didn't even know was trapped in the carpet, not to mention it picked up the bigger pieces like random Cheetos without breaking and scattering them.
  • Lightweight. The vacuum I reviewed was lighter than my old vacuum, weighing in at about ten pounds. This makes it easier for me to use every day and means the ten-year-old can help me out with the cleaning too.
  • Straight from carpet to hardwood. I love that all I have to do is flip a switch on the handle to go straight from carpet to the hardwood floors. No changing attachments or grabbing the broom; It works just as well on the wood floors as it does the rugs.

What I would like to see improved:

Really, I only have one complaint about the Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away Speed vacuum, and that is that the hose doesn't seem nearly long enough. If it was extended by about six inches, this would be the perfect vacuum. I'm short - about 5'2" so if i detach the wand to clean cobwebs or under the beds, the entire vacuum falls over unless it's right beside me. 

Where to find your own Shark® Rotator® Powered Lift-Away Speed™:

Visit Shark's website to compare models and learn more.

What are your favorite ways to cut corners to make your cleaning easier?

15 Ways to Help Your Child Learn to Read + Free Sight Word Printable Flash Cards

Learning to read isn't as simple as enrolling your child in a Dr. Suess boot camp where they come out flipping pages in Little Golden Books. It's a process that begins alongside language development and starts in the womb.

Fun fact: The phrase "mother tongue" comes from the fact that babies begin learning their native language from their mothers in the womb. -

Did you know that there are many ways you can help your child learn to read, beyond the book? Part of learning to read is the readiness, and the more ready your child is to learn to read, the easier it will come to them. Here are some simple ways you can help get your child ready to learn how to read.

  1. Read to them.
  2. Sing nursery rhymes.
  3. Sing the alphabet song with them.
  4. Label common items that they use.
  5. Tell them stories.
  6. Make sure books are available for them to "read" from an early age.
  7. Play rhyming games.
  8. Make letter shaped snacks.
  9. Show them pictures in books, and corresponding words.
  10. Make up silly songs with them.
  11. Read them simple poems, emphasizing the rhythm of the syllables.
  12. Send them mail.
  13. Watch kids' YouTube videos with them (we love KidsTV123).
  14. Read a chapter book with them, depending on their attention span.
  15. Help them memorize simple words with flash cards.

Flash cards are probably our favorite thing around my house right now. Sammy is just starting kindergarten and they will be using the mClass Reading 3D to assess literacy skills and reading comprehension. Now, I would prefer they teach reading for the love of books, but because everything is so standardized in our school system - this is the path they are taking.

As an avid reader myself, I want to make sure my kids see reading as something to love instead of just a duty they have to complete for school. That's why I've been working on teaching them and helping them recognize words since they were little. These flash cards have been a big help with teaching Sammy the words that may not always follow phonetic rules and the early little words that he'll have to memorize to make reading a little more fluid as he graduates to bigger books. 

Click the button below to download the free printable sight word flash cards to help your kindergartner learn to read.

Click the button below to download the free printable sight word flash cards in an OpenDyslexia font.

Do You Love Blogging Too?! Here's A Few Ways To Get Started...

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As always, thank you for taking the time to visit my blog here at Momma Without a Clue. Blogging is something that has opened up so many possibilities for people around the world. It allows us to share stories that would otherwise never be told. It has created jobs and inspired millions throughout its lifespan.

Many people want to be bloggers, but they don’t necessarily know how to go about it. It has become a much more accessible option in recent years, so now’s the time to get started. Who knows, we might be stumbling upon your amazing stories before long!

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  1. It All Starts With An Idea…

Before you go starting a new blog, you need to have an idea. There has to be some kind of angle that you’re hoping to tackle. If you don’t have that, you’ll get lost in a mess of articles that don’t capture an audience. What do you enjoy? Are you a big video gamer, for example? Why not write about video games, and capture the gaming audience? If you suddenly start writing about gardening, they’re going to disappear. Make sure you’ve got an angle in mind.

  1. Domains, Hosts & Designs

If you’re happy to keep this blog as private as possible, there are free options out there for your domains and hosting. However, if you want to reach an audience, you’re going to have to invest a little money. Firstly, there’s the domain, which needs to be catchy. Once you’ve paid for the domain, you’ll find that certain sites like offer web hosting and web building, too. This is important - it will ensure that your site gets up and running quickly.

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  1. Write Because You Love To Do It

I’ve got some bad news for you - most blogs don’t succeed in the early stages. You’ll probably be spending weeks and months writing your blogs with single digit numbers of views. This is where the passionate bloggers are separated from the glory-hunters. If you’re really dedicated, you’ll keep going. Success doesn’t come overnight. In time, your blog will become more recognized.

  1. Consistency Is Key

It’s no good setting up a blog and writing multiple posts, followed by a month-long silence. Consistency means that your readers will keep coming back for more. Scheduling apps like can help you to remind yourself about when to write. Don’t fall by the wayside, or you’ll be starting from scratch all over again.

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  1. More Is Less

Take a look at this post I’m writing for you today. Do you think I’m covering all the tips I could give about blogging? No way! Unfortunately, we haven’t got the time to go through 200+ tips, and you haven’t got the time to read them. Blogging is all about summing up your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. In many cases, condensing a 5000-word piece into a 1000-word piece is much more beneficial. Less is more - don’t forget that!

If you’ve been inspired by Momma Without a Clue, let me know! I always love to hear your feedback.