Balanced Life

Bag Chore Game – End the Whining & Complaining!

Bag Chore Game,

By Guest Blogger Cassie of The Thrifty Couple Would you like to know a secret to getting your kids to help around the house without complaining? Would you like to see the nooks and crannies of your home cleaned every month or so with ease?  Enter the Bag Chore Game! I know, this sounds totally…
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How to Stop Mommy Guilt in Its Tracks

Putting an End to Mommy Guilt,

Hi everyone! I’m Selena from Look! We’re Learning! and I’m here to talk about something just about all moms can relate to: mommy guilt. No matter how loving and devoted we are to our families, it’s so easy to feel like we’re not doing enough for our kids. Let’s face it – parenting is hard…
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Social Media Stranger Danger: What do You Share?

Social Media Stranger Danger,

This post was written by Kelley Crowe, originally published on her own blog, The Best Crowe’s Nest. Kelley is a SAHM and blogger to two kids. This post is about her Social Media Stranger Danger experience and what she learned. Social media is a huge part of most peoples lives these days. With smart phones, tablets,…
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Why Every Family Needs a Puppy

Why Every Family Needs a Puppy,

Hi everyone! I’m Amberly, and I blog over at Life with Amberly and Joe. A little over a year ago, my husband and I added a Shorkie puppy to our little family. Since then, I’ve become convinced that not only does every married couple need a puppy, but I’ve learned why every family needs a…
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How to Find Me-Time as a Stay at Home Mom

Hi everyone! It’s Selena from Look! We’re Learning! and today I wanted to share a few pointers for finding “me time” when you’re a stay-at-home mom. My husband and I have four children under the age of 10, we homeschool them, and we only have one vehicle, so I’m at the house with all four…
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Top 7 Reasons You Should Go Camping with Kids

camping with kids

I’m Joanna from Lazy Mom’s , and I’m extremely exited to guest blog on Mom Favorites today and share my camping with kids experience! Believe it or not, I’m no camping lover. I’m a city girl, who loves her comfort and hates bugs and public washrooms. Between you and me, my definition of perfect family…
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Home Cleaning Tips For Busy Moms


Home Cleaning Tips For Busy Moms Mothers are pretty amazing and, despite their heavy to-do list, they always seem to find time to keep the house clean and tidy. It’s not easy keeping your home dust-free without hiring an array of cleaning services on a regular basis but, for those who might want to do…
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6 Tips for Getting Must Have Baby Photos

Must Have Baby Photos,

By Guest Blogger Betsy Finn It’s amazing how quickly kids grow, how soon babies lose that “newborn” look. All the more reason to go overboard with baby photos, right? Well, that may be true in concept, but the fact is that life happens. It doesn’t make sense to spend so much time behind the camera…
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Date Night When You’re Ready to Pop

Date Night when you're Ready to POP:

This Date Night is Ready to Pop, thanks to the Pop Perfect app! As one who loves the local social scene, fancy dinners and any excuse to throw on heels and a dress, it’s tough to admit – I’m just not up to it anymore. At nearly 36 weeks pregnant, I’m ready to pop.  Quite…
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Choosing Your Ideal Work-life Ratio


This winter, my daughter was selected for her elementary school’s Odyssey of the Mind team. The kids were tasked with creating an original, humorous skit that adhered to the strict guidelines of the competition. I agreed to make myself available several afternoons a week to help supervise the kids but when the team’s teacher went…
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Moms Have Dreams Too

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I knew I wanted to be a yoga teacher the first time I walked out of a yoga class nine years ago. In the course of an hour, I felt like I had stepped out of my life and reconnected with some timeless part of my Self. At the time, I was a stay-at-home, nursing…
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Managing Holiday Stress

holiday stress

The most wonderful time of the year can also be the most stressful, especially for women. From Thanksgiving to New Years, women run themselves ragged trying to live up to their vision (or possibly Madison Avenue’s vision) of a “magical” holiday. According to a recent survey of holiday stress by the American Psychological Association, the…
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