Birthday Party Flops

What to do when your son's birthday party turns out to be a total flop: Here's what happened...and further on is what cheered me up.  I had been planning the bells and whistles for my sons birthday.  I'm the outdoorsy type so I planned a party in the park, not just any park, the park... Continue Reading →


Put down that coconut oil!

Am I insinuating that a product everyone tells us is good for you is not?  For the record this article's focus is on how coconut oil can wreak havoc on your skin.  A few months ago I started breaking out and not the typical pimples I was used to (we're talking good-sized cystic type acne)-something I... Continue Reading →

Parenting Blogger Emily Austin on Turning a Hobby into a Full-Time Job

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Since 2011, Emily Austin has built a loyal readership at The Waiting, her blog on parenting and motherhood. Emily’s personality and humor have helped her carve out her own corner of the web among thousands of family blogs. Through blogging, she has built a community of readers and colleagues, and eventually landed a position as a paid blogger and social media manager — transforming a hobby into a full-time career. I chatted with Emily about the evolution of The Waiting and her growth as a blogger.

What were your goals when you launched your blog?

Emily Austin Blogger Emily Austin.

Am I allowed to say that I didn’t have a goal other than to post once a week? I wish I had some inspirational story about how I had planned to write my magnum opus and find a cure for cancer by blogging, but I don’t. I just wanted to write. I don’t have…

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Top 10: My Amazon Inexpensive Gift Ideas

Little Viral Hog's suggestions for inexpensive gifts that are present worthy. Digi Piggy - Digital Coin Counting Bank   Dodge Tag   Nail color set --worth every penny!   My Password Journal Goes great with Marabou Feather Pens Hanging 3-Toed Sloth Plastic Dragonfly Assorted Colors        

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