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MomAdvice Monthly Recaps: July ’10

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

I just want to say a special thank you to each of you for visiting my website and sharing it with your friends, family, and your own readers. This month was a big move for us over to a new WordPress blog and we hope that you are able to find everything easier, that you are enjoying the new full feed, and that the site is continuing to be a fun and inspirational destination.

If there is anything you would like to see on here, please contact me (amy@momadvice.com) and let me know what you would like to see in the upcoming year.

Are you on Facebook? Please be sure to Fan our MomAdvice.com Page. We would love to continue to share and interact with you! If you are on Twitter, you can find me there too sharing about our daily life and what is happening on our site. There are so many ways to connect regularly with the site and I would love to interact with you daily!

Don’t forget, you can subscribe to my feeds and never miss another thing on our site again! We have a landing page where it makes it easy to subscribe to our blogs and you can even subscribe to my article feed. Everything is right at your fingertips and we want the site to be a daily destination for you and your family!

This month’s top referrers were:

1. Freebies 4 Mom
2. A Soft Place to Land
3 Swagbucks
4. Facebook
5. Hoosier Homemade
6.  Tip Nut
7.  Like Merchant Ships Tumblr
8.  Feels Like Home
9. Organizing Your Way
10. Mommy Snacks

This month’s top articles & entries were:

1. A Week of Summer Fun on $20 or Less
2. Notebook Experiments: Are Homemade Bubbles Better?
3.Great Reads for Moms: June ’10 Edition
4. Snickerdoodle Cupcakes
5. Wafflepalooza: 6 Amazing Waffle Recipes & Tips for Getting Your Waffle On
6. An Old-Fashioned Birthday BBQ Bash
7. Blueberry Muffin Cake
8. Easy Entertaining: Summer Recipe Ideas
9.  Throwing a Baby Shower on a Budget
10. Finding a Mom’s Group

Please take some time this month to check out each of their sites. They are amazing at what they do and we are thankful that we have such great supporters!

Welcome, Parenting Magazine Readers!

Friday, July 16th, 2010

I would like to extend a warm welcome to this month’s Parenting Magazine readers. You can find our blog in a great round-up of 3 Great Family Blogs that can help families save money in their August 2010 Early Years issue. We are so thrilled to keep company with such amazing bloggers and I will admit…awfully flattered that the site offers, “sumptuous photographs,” and that we make “saving money seem stylish.”  Oh-la-la!  We only hope to offer great inspiration to families on ways to save and make simple living approachable and every bit of glamorous that it possibly can be! I promise, it really can be that way!

If you are visiting from Parenting Magazine this month, I would love to take a moment to introduce myself!

My name is Amy and I am the Founder of MomAdvice.com. I am a busy mom of two and live in the beautiful Midwest with my web designing husband and our two children. I love to cook, knit, drink coffee, take pictures, and am a total bookworm. I am dedicated to anything that will help make my life simpler, keep me on my budget, and that promotes family time!

We started this site six years ago as a platform to share about all of those topics that I had been searching for when I became homemaker. How do I cook? How do I clean this house? How do I keep my children entertained without breaking the bank? How do I manage a daily routine? Most of all though…how do I do all of this on a limited income?

Please grab a cup of coffee and let me shake the dust off of a few of my favorite reads on the site. If you like what you see here, you can subscribe to my feeds and never miss another thing on our site again! We have a landing page where it makes it easy to subscribe to our blogs and you can even subscribe to my article feed.

I love staying connected with my readers so you can find me on Facebook, Twitter, GoodReads, and Ravelry…just to name a few! Chances are, if you search for someone named momadvice, you will likely find me there!

Regardless, I am so thankful for your visit and I hope only to offer inspiration that will make your life easier!

Simplify

Simplify Your To Do List
Boosting Energy by Transforming the Paper Clutter
Boosting Energy by Transforming Your Clutter
How to Get Back in the Groove of Reading
Finding Beauty in the Ordinary
My New Year’s Goal: Get Happy

Save

A Week of Summer Fun on $20 or Less
Our Debt-Free Party
Vrooming Through Our Debt
The No Spend Experiment
Six Easy Ways to Save on That Weekend Getaway
At-Home Hair Color Savings
Price Book 101
How You Can Help the Unemployed Today

Home

Making An Addition to Our House for Less
Our Kitchen Makeover
Patio Renovation on a Budget
Weekend Project: New Workspace

Eat & Drink

The Frugal Mom’s Guide to Good Coffee
Boxed Wines: An Eco & Wallet-Friendly Choice
The Cost of a Homemade Happy Meal
One Month of  Slow Cooking

Family

DIY Rainy Day Survival Kit
Just Call Me Ticketmaster
Fun Ways to Make Outdoor Living a Priority
Being a Crafty Parent… When You Just Aren’t
Cloth Diapering 101
Finding a Mom’s Group

This is just a tiny sampling of what our site has to offer! I hope you will stick around and enjoy our site for years to come.

I would just love to be a part of your day and hope that the site can empower you to simplify your life and your home management routines!

Bad News!

Monday, June 21st, 2010

I am so sorry, but our power has been down since Friday and I am unable to do any work this week. We had a rough storm with hurricane winds on Friday evening that knocked our power out. We are very blessed though and our house is fine and no trees fell on our property. I hope to be back soon and thank you for your patience!

Update- Our power came back on late last night. We are so thankful! It will take a bit to get back in the swing of things, but we are very happy for those little luxuries in life! Thank you for your patience!

MomAdvice Monthly Recap: May ’10

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

I just want to say a special thank you to each of you for visiting my website and sharing it with your friends, family, and your own readers. This month was a big move for us over to a new WordPress blog and we hope that you are able to find everything easier, that you are enjoying the new full feed, and that the site is continuing to be a fun and inspirational destination.

If there is anything you would like to see on here, please contact me (amy@momadvice.com) and let me know what you would like to see in the upcoming year.

Are you on Facebook? Please be sure to Fan our MomAdvice.com Page. We would love to continue to share and interact with you! If you are on Twitter, you can find me there too sharing about our daily life and what is happening on our site. There are so many ways to connect regularly with the site and I would love to interact with you daily!

Don’t forget, you can subscribe to my feeds and never miss another thing on our site again! We have a landing page where it makes it easy to subscribe to our blogs and you can even subscribe to my article feed. Everything is right at your fingertips and we want the site to be a daily destination for you and your family!

This month’s top referrers were:

1. Freebies 4 Mom
2. Swagbucks
3. Tip Nut
4. Facebook
5. A Soft Place to Land
6.  Organizing Your Way
7. Hoosier Homemade
8.  Feels Like Home
9. Mommy Snacks
10. I’m An Organizing Junkie

This month’s top articles & entries were:

1. Glad to Give Virtual Bake Sale: Honey Nut Granola
2. Iron Chef Moms Challenge: Chicken Broccoli Lo Mein
3. Throwing a Baby Shower on a Budget
4. 35 Ways to Save on Your Grocery Budget
5. It Hasn’t Always Been Easy… My Fitness Confession
6.  Gift Giving: Putting Your Own Spin on Photo Journals
7. Perfectly Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Root Beer Floats
8. Shifting Your Focus to Thankfulness
9. Grilling Out: Yummy Honey Chicken Kabobs
10. Great Reads for Moms: April ’10 Edition

Please take some time this month to check out each of their sites. They are amazing at what they do and we are thankful that we have such great supporters!

MomAdvice Monthly Recap: April ’10

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

I just want to say a special thank you to each of you for visiting my website and sharing it with your friends, family, and your own readers. This month was a big move for us over to a new WordPress blog and we hope that you are able to find everything easier, that you are enjoying the new full feed, and that the site is continuing to be a fun and inspirational destination.

If there is anything you would like to see on here, please contact me (amy@momadvice.com) and let me know what you would like to see in the upcoming year.

Are you on Facebook? Please be sure to Fan our MomAdvice.com Page. We would love to continue to share and interact with you! If you are on Twitter, you can find me there too sharing about our daily life and what is happening on our site. There are so many ways to connect regularly with the site and I would love to interact with you daily!

Don’t forget, you can subscribe to my feeds and never miss another thing on our site again! We have a landing page where it makes it easy to subscribe to our blogs and you can even subscribe to my article feed. Everything is right at your fingertips and we want the site to be a daily destination for you and your family!

This month’s top referrers were:

1. Freebies 4 Mom
2. Swagbucks
3. Wisebread
4. Facebook
5. I’m An Organizing Junkie
6.  Organizing Your Way
7. whatever
8.  Tip Nut
9. Feels Like Home
10. A Soft Place to Land

Please take some time this month to check out each of their sites. They are amazing at what they do and we are thankful that we have such great supporters!

This month’s top articles & entries were:

1. Throwing a Baby Shower on a Budget
2. Deliciously Frugal: Salmon Patties & Perfectly Baked Potatoes
3. Great Reads for Moms: March ’10 Edition
4. I Did Not Sort My Laundry This Week…And We All Lived
5. Smart Strategies for Saving Time & Money When Flying
6. Because I Am Glad to Give And I Want You To Give Too
7. Storing Homemade Bread & Bread Ingredients
8. 5 Quick Dinners for Busy Weeknights
9. My New Year’s Goal: Get Happy
10. Notebook Experiments: Are Homemade Bubbles Better?

Retro MomAdvice 04.15.10

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

One Year Ago:

Day Old Bread Gets a Makeover… Or Four

Simply Scoring the Best Freebies Resource List

Surviving the Grocery Hike

Two Years Ago:

This American’s Dream

Our Debt Free Party

The Benefits of Line Drying Your Clothes

Three Years Ago:

Making a Safe Haven for Baby

Prepping for Garage Sales

Summer Survival

Retro MomAdvice 04.08.10

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

One Year Ago:

Writing Love Notes to Your Child

Amazingly Delicious Roasted Green Beans

Notebook Experiments: Will We Like a Chicken Cooked in Milk?

Two Years Ago:

Spring Break Day One

InfantSEE- Free Vision Coverage for Your Infant

Goodbye, Old Friend: Asking Jealousy to Leave

Three Years Ago:

Mashed Banana, Mashed Banana

Reducing Plastic Bag Consumption

Creating a Kid-Friendly Office

Achieving Balance When Working From Home

Retro MomAdvice 04.01.10

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

One Year Ago:

Deliciously Light Banana Oat Bread

At-Home Hair Color Savings

Notebook Experiments: Will We Like Wheat Pizza Crust?

Two Years Ago:

Cute Jewelry Holder & Homemade Jewelry Cleaner Recipe

Family Night Activity: Earth Hour

Who is the Old Lady Now?

Three Years Ago:

What a Difference a Day Makes

Finding a Mom’s Group

Being a Crafty Parent… When You Just Aren’t

MomAdvice Monthly Recap: March ’10 Edition

Thursday, April 1st, 2010


I just want to say a special thank you to each of you for visiting my website and sharing it with your friends, family, and your own readers. This month was a big move for us over to a new WordPress blog and we hope that you are able to find everything easier, that you are enjoying the new full feed, and that the site is continuing to be a fun and inspirational destination.

If there is anything you would like to see on here, please contact me (amy@momadvice.com) and let me know what you would like to see in the upcoming year.

Are you on Facebook? Please be sure to Fan our MomAdvice.com Page. We would love to continue to share and interact with you! If you are on Twitter, you can find me there too sharing about our daily life and what is happening on our site. There are so many ways to connect regularly with the site and I would love to interact with you daily!

Don’t forget, you can subscribe to my feeds and never miss another thing on our site again! We have a landing page where it makes it easy to subscribe to our blogs and you can even subscribe to my article feed. Everything is right at your fingertips and we want the site to be a daily destination for you and your family!

This month’s top referrers were:

1. Freebies 4 Mom
2. Like Merchant Ships
3. Tip Nut
4. Facebook
5.  Swagbucks
6.  Organizing Your Way
7. Lifehacker
8.  Feels Like Home
9. Nest Files
10. Kingdom First Mom

Please take some time this month to check out each of their sites. They are amazing at what they do and we are thankful that we have such great supporters!

This month’s top articles & entries were:

1. Throwing a Baby Shower on a Budget
2. Delicious & Easy Cereal Bars
3. Eating Healthy at Aldi Supermarket? Yes You Can!
4. Great Reads for Moms: February ’10 Edition
5. Mistreating My Windows the Type-A Way
6. Welcome to Our New to Us House
7. The Best Steakhouse Experience on a Poor House Budget
8. Chicken, Broccoli, & Fusilli in Garlic Cream Sauce
9. Iron Chef Moms Challenge: Day One
10. Weekly Meal Planner Download

Retro MomAdvice 03.25.10

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

One Year Ago:

How to Make a Rainy Day Survival Kit

Read Our Family’s Story in Redbook

Whole Wheat Hamburger & Hot Dog Buns

Family Night Activity: Earth Hour

Two Years Ago:

Just Call Me Ticketmaster

How Does Your Garden Grow?

We Need to Work On Our Letters

Weekly Menu Planner Printable

Three Years Ago:

Busy Day Activities for Warm Weather

Should You Buy Brand Name Detergent?

Happy Homemaking the Homemade Way