Today's moms are choosing more frequently to work from home. They opt to stay home to raise the kids but are still looking for something they can do part-time to contribute income to their families. I know the feeling. It happened to me when my first son was born in 2000. I turned to direct sales to enable me to earn money without leaving my baby. Direct sales is a great option for many women. According to the Direct Selling Association census, over 81% of direct sellers are women. There are ... Continue Reading
Five great apps to help you find substitute ingredients, make a crock-pot meal, and more!
We all want to unleash our inner culinary goddess but life is busy and keeping track of cookbooks, ingredient lists and meal planners can be a real hassle. Many of us use our smart phones to stay organized so why not use them as a kitchen helper too? There are an abundance of apps available that can make your life easier when it comes to planning and preparing meals. We checked them out and came up with a list of five great ones that are worth downloading. BigOven (free) The BigOven ... Continue Reading
Mothers usually are grateful for the efforts their kids put into finding a Mother’s Day gift. However, there are some gifts that should never be given to mom.
Mothers are usually grateful for the efforts their kids put into finding a Mother's Day gift. However, there are some gifts that should never be given to mom. If you want to improve your chances of getting a tech gift that you can actually use, try placing this article where your gift-givers can find it ... and then hope for the best. While there are a lot of unusual gadgets available on the market, here are the top eight worst Mother's Day tech gifts for moms: Bluetooth Handset ... Continue Reading
Women are increasingly the gamers in the family.
The old stereotype of men playing video games while their wives and girlfriends stand and complain may be becoming a thing of the past. In fact, the roles may even be reversing a little. Data shows that more and more women are picking up the controller and playing both computer and video games more frequently. Gender Roles Incredibly, a 2012 study by the Entertainment Software Association showed that a whopping 47% of all game players are women. What’s even more astounding is that ... Continue Reading
Searching for kid-friendly iPad apps can be easy with this new guide for parents.
The colder winter months offer families more time together indoors, and homes with an iPad have many fun and educational apps within reach. However, with over a half-million apps in the App Store, searching for those kid-friendly apps can sometimes be a pain. But there's help. Jenny Gudmundsen in her new book, iPad Apps For Kids For Dummies®, offers parents a reliable resource for choosing the best apps for their kids. As a respected USA TODAY Kid-Tech columnist, Jenny has tested a host of ... Continue Reading
Make sure those gifts (or re-gifts) are safe for your kids this holiday season.
The holidays have arrived and with that come new smartphones, new tablets, and new iPods for the family. If you gifted any new or used devices to your children - you need to make sure they are child-safe. Kids are more tech savvy than ever these days. Chances are, when you were passed their Christmas wish list there is at least one techy item listed. One way to save money and make everyone happy is pass down your old electronics to your tweens or teens when you upgrade. Of course there are ... Continue Reading
Launch a successful New Year’s sale for your website, product, or service.
With the end of the year quickly approaching, many work at home moms are looking for ways to increase their bottom line. Launching a big sale at the end of the year (or the start of the new year) is a great way to give your income a big boost. According to the National Retail Federation, over 20% of yearly sales happen between November and December. If you get your timing and sales strategy right, you could quite possibly increase your income by year-end. So how do you launch a successful ... Continue Reading
The most important cell phone accessory this holiday season is mobile phone insurance.
Your holiday list is sure to include at least one gadget - possibly even a new mobile phone for a family member or child. That expensive gift is going to be the hit of the season, and get a ton of use, but what if it gets lost or damaged? With more than 80 million phones lost, stolen or damaged each year - the cell phone “must have” accessory this holiday season is insurance. Asurion is the world's leading cell phone insurance provider and works with customers to protect their cell phone ... Continue Reading
Quick ways to make money for the holiday season by writing and working online.
With the holidays fast approaching, many begin creating shopping lists of gift ideas for friends and loved ones. As the list grows, so does the need for more money. For those looking for ways to earn a little extra income for the holidays, the internet offers many opportunities. You can become a part of someone else’s enterprise or create a business of your own. Every day people search the Internet for all sorts of opportunities with the goal of finding ways to make money with low ... Continue Reading