Easy Ways for Moms to Make Money from Home

As a stay at home mom, you know that taking care of your little ones is a full-time job. However, it can sometimes be challenging to cover all of your expenses on one income. If you are looking for some extra cash, you don’t have to leave your baby and head back into the workforce. Instead, try out some of these ways to make money from home.

Offer Babysitting Services

You’re already spending time at home with your kids, so you might want to consider watching other children in your home, too. Some moms choose to open home day cares to do this full-time, but you can also choose to babysit for just a few hours each week. Your children will enjoy having extra companions to play with, and you can earn some extra cash by playing games, making snacks and ensuring that everyone gets a good nap.

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Camp Espino: Homeschool Rocks!

Welcome to Camp Espino – where Supersonic Kids learn!

We finally took the leap and decided to homeschool our children this school year.  Yes, we did get the typical violent reactions of “Why?!” “What about their socialization?” “What’s wrong with them?” “Whyyyyy?!” “Are you sure that’s the right thing to do?” etcetera etcetera.  However, I’m glad to say that those were very few.  Majority of those who know us  have congratulated us on starting this journey.  Many have already offered (and continually offer)  support. God bless their good hearts!

This new journey of ours is also the reason why this blog has been quiet the past couple of months.  The Tottering Mama had been quite busy preparing for her new role as Teacher Mama.  🙂 Hopefully, I can share those preparations with you soon.  For now, let me share with you how our homeschooling has been since we “officially” started class last June 13.

Take a peek at our first month as TMA homeschoolers…

WEEK 1

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Week 1 was wonderful!!! Not perfect but really wonderful!

On our first day, we had our an orientation where the kids learned how we would go about our lessons (more about that in another blog post).  BUT before we started our study period, they got to ride their bikes outside first!

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Outdoor activities like these are what they like best in homeschooling. Riding a bike definitely trumps being stuck in traffic on the way to school!!!

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Becoming a Better Person with the Help of … The Internet?

The internet gets a bad reputation as a time suck and something that’s full of evil and corrupting influences. Whilst this is largely true, the internet is also a wonderful thing, full of knowledge and tales of hope. If you want to become a better person, then the internet is a good place to start your journey.

How do you class being a ‘better’ person? It’s open to interpretation and so for the purpose of this article I’m going to treat it in its broadest sense.

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Fun On A Trampoline

A trampoline is an ideal way to get children to play outside. It might seem dangerous, but there are several ways to add a bit of safety while children are on them. You can purchase nets that can be added to the sides so that children don’t fall off. Place guards over the springs to prevent pinching and to prevent children from slipping between the sets of coils.

Fun and Useful Accessories for Your Trampoline

There are a few trampoline accessories that you want to keep on hand. Springs can break if there is a lot of pressure applied to them. You can often get an entire set at a retail or hardware store so that you can immediately replace the springs when they break.

A fun accessory that you can add is a basketball hoop. The hoop attaches to the netting that is installed around the trampoline. It is sturdy and will likely provide hours of entertainment for children. A ladder usually doesn’t come with the set, but it’s a good investment so that children aren’t injured when they get on the equipment. Children can camp out on the trampoline when you add a tent that secures along the edges of the equipment. There is a large opening that zips close, keeping children from falling off the side.  This is truly useful while they are playing and telling stories at night before settling into sleeping bags.

Outdoor Fun on The Trampoline

Owning a trampoline gives children a reason to spend time outdoors. There are so many video games that keep children inside the house. Playing on a trampoline is a way for them to get fresh air.  It’s also a good way to get the exercise that they need to strengthen the circulatory system along with the skeletal and muscular systems.

The trampoline will likely keep older children at home, playing with their friends instead of wanting to go out of the house. Sometimes, children don’t get to spend enough time with their friends because of school, sports and family activities.  When they do find time to spend with friends, they would often opt to stay in cool hangout places.  Having a trampoline at home instantly makes your place the cool place to be in. It’s definitely an easy way to make sure your children stay out of trouble and have fun with their friends at the same time.

How to Clean Your Cowhide Rugs

Cowhide rugs are one of the best purchases you can make for your home. These rugs make a statement about your taste in any room they are placed in. The beautiful look of these rugs is sure to be an eye-catching accessory that will give your home the hint of luxury you have been searching for. Cowhide rugs keep their coloring for a very long time as well, as they are not as likely to fade as rugs made from textiles. The vast array of colors and designs available mean that just about anyone can find a rug that suits the décor of their home or apartment, depending on the effect desired. From rugs with neutral tones like brown or red to the more striking zebra print rugs, people who want to bring life to a room can easily do so with cowhide rugs.

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There are a couple of things to note about keeping your cowhide rug clean. First, it is important to know that cowhide rugs are one of the easiest rugs to maintain that you can buy. Because they are made of truly natural materials, it is difficult for them to gather dust and debris, so you will not find that the rugs become dirty or in need of cleaning very often. If you discover that your cowhide rug has gathered a significant amount of dust, all you need to do is shake the rug out to remove the accumulation of debris. Because of this ease with which you can maintain the rug and keep it from becoming too dirty, these rugs are ideal for placing in areas of the home or apartment where there is a lot of foot traffic. If you happen to spill something on your cowhide rug, there is an easy way to take care of it. Just apply some warm water to the rug and gently rub away the spot with a soft cloth. Because of the way cowhide is treated before turning it into a floor covering, it does not have the same vulnerability that other kinds of rugs do, so these rugs are likely to last for a very long time. Cowhide rugs can also be placed on couches or chairs as decorative throws or hung on the wall to enhance the aesthetic in any room. No matter what you choose to use your cowhide rug for, you can rest assured maintenance of these items is simple and trouble-free.

Anyone who has problems with allergies will benefit from cowhide rugs in the home. The reason is that harmful bacteria are not attracted to the cowhide rug and the oils that are found in the hides are hypoallergenic. Unlike rugs made from textiles, it is quite difficult for cowhide rugs to become moldy because they tend to repel the absorption of liquids that could lead to the development of mildew.

The real cowhide rugs are preferable to any facsimiles you can buy. These facsimiles are usually inferior to the real cowhide rugs in terms of their durability. The cost is very often comparable when looking at real cowhide rugs versus imitations, so it makes sense to go for the real thing when looking to decorate your home.

If you’re decorating a new home or apartment, need to replace an old textile rug or simply want a way to jazz up a room with a new look, a cowhide rug can be the perfect item to purchase. The easy maintenance, affordability, beauty and style of these rugs make them an attractive décor item, as does their safety for people with allergies and their resilience. Cowhide rugs are increasing in popularity among homeowners because they truly are an ideal addition to any home. To view a wide selection of cowhide rugs click here.