5 New Year Resolutions for Moms

2017 was full of highs and lows for me. The fairytale of new mom life wore off 2 months in, & reality sunk in. In 2017, I had to learn a new role. The young, professional, working mom role. I had to learn how to trust my instincts, shed the “I want to be perfect image” and let my hair down. Here is my year in review, and the 5 new year resolutions for moms that I have for myself.

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How to Master Pinterest for Beginners

I’ve been on Pinterest since 2011. Up until a few months ago, I thought Pinterest was simply a social media site for me to get fashion, home, and food inspiration. While that may still be true for myself and for others, Pinterest is MUCH more than that. Pinterest has a smart algorithm, is the secret spot for SEO, and is the #1 source of traffic to my blog! Want to know what’s even more interesting? I went from 1,232 viewers to 52,553 viewers in ONE MONTH! How did I do that? Keep reading to find out how to master Pinterest for beginners.Many bloggers are aware that there are secrets to Pinterest that will help them create viral pins. However, for some, it still seems to be a mystery. In just a few steps, you too will be able to master Pinterest and skyrocket your views.

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5 Tips to Organize Your Blog Now

The internet is a mod-podge full of tips, tricks, and ideas to grow your  blog business. You can find a masterclass on just about anything, these days. However, what do you do with all of the information that you learn? Are you taking notes? Keeping a running list? Or do you jump into the process and move onto the next thing that you can learn? This is why you need to take the necessary steps in order to organize your blog.

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PR Opportunities for Bloggers

This past summer, I submitted my first pitch to Romper, a popular mom blog that boasts over 350K likes on Facebook alone. A writer for Romper sent out a pitch, looking for stories from moms who realized the moment they were more than just a mother. The story was a part of a series posts sponsored by Baby Dove. I instantly jumped on the opportunity to respond. To my surprise, I was chosen!  Although it was an unpaid mention, which publicity sometimes is, it made me realize just how important it was to pitch to brands. Although I did not pursue pitching for a few months afterward, I kept my eye open for how I could turn those pitching opportunities into more publicity for myself. Keep reading to find out how to gain PR opportunities for bloggers.

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My Birth Story:Fibroid Tumors

On This Day in 2016, I shared my birth story online. On this day, I am still in the bed. Undressed, unshowered, unmotivated. I do not want to get up. Yet, I have to shower, get dressed, and force myself take care of the new baby. I have to adjust to this new life as a mom. The only problem is that I am not adjusting to motherhood. I’ve only been home from the hospital for 2 weeks. I cry almost every day due to feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and most importantly, in pain. All of those feelings came about because of my emergency C-section. This is my birth story.

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Social Media Secrets You Need to Know Now

Have you ever wanted to know the really juicy social media secrets? The secrets that help up and coming bloggers get viral pins, tons of new followers on Instagram, and an overwhelming amount of page views?
Whether you are new to the blogging scene, or you’ve been in the game for a good minute, there are always new things to learn. The information is readily available, and easy to find. I am currently running an email series that talks about the seven social media secrets that everyone needs to know. In this series, you will learn secrets about your favorite social media sites, ways to boost your SEO, and things that may affect your content in the new year.

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Converting Analytics into Blog Visitors

Is converting analytics into blog visitors really a thing? Can you really do that? I have heard one too many bloggers say that they do not understand analytics. I totally get it. Analytics across Google, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter are just a bunch of numbers, percentages and charts. If you know me, you know I hate numbers. But, I LOVE running analytics. It’s something that I do once a month for some of my clients. The reason why I love analytics so much, is because when you really take the time to dive into analytics, you can figure out how you are performing on that particular platform, and you can achieve converting analytics into blog visitors. But, before you begin, you have to understand how to read them. Here is a quick run down on the analytics I take a look at. Click through to find out more.

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Jaxon’s Birthday Recap: Baby’s First Birthday Ideas

Jaxon’s first birthday was this past Monday, November 13th, 2017. The day went by a lot faster than I wanted it to. However, it was decided early on that we were not going to throw Jaxon a first birthday party. Most people were disappointed when we told them we were not having a party. I think that they assumed it meant that we were just not going to celebrate it at all. Really, y’all? However, throwing a birthday party is not the only way to commemorate the first birthday, nor do I think it is the BEST way. There are many first birthday ideas, but I will highlight my top 5.

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What I Learned From Piercing My Son’s Ears

Piercing my son’s ears was not a decision that I made lightly. However, it was a decision that taught me a valuable parenting lesson. After a year-long debate between Marquis and I, I reluctantly decided to pierce Jaxon’s ears. And I do not regret it. If little girls get their ears pierced, what’s wrong if a little boy has earrings too? Instead of him growing up to possibly feel different for being a little boy with earrings, he will instead look up to his daddy, uncles, and other men and see that boys and men with earrings are a normal thing.

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