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Motherhood is amazing. It is the best thing that has ever happened to me! However, between after-school activities, blogging events, playdates, birthday parties and more- things can get a little crazy! Today I wanted to share some busy mom & blogger organization tips!
Blogging & Mommy Tip: Get a planner!
I can’t imagine life without my planners! I used to put things in my phone’s calendar. But I find it much better to write things down in a physical planner. Some people go all out when it comes to planners & planning. I don’t get too crazy, just a few stickers here and there. I love writing down everything! I’ve been using 2 planners lately. One for more household stuff and the other strictly for blogging. Seriously, writing everything down is so important! There’s been times I almost missed events from not jotting it down quickly. Get a planner- you’ll thank me later!
Blogging Tip: Save Receipts!
I love blogging! There is nothing like being able to work from home doing something that you love. However, when Tax Season comes around things can get a little crazy with 1099’s and other tax forms. I learned many years ago to stay organized by saving all of my receipts and filing them in a little accordion. It just makes things so much easier when tax season comes around. I also file contracts in my accordion in the rare case that I do print them out. (I usually sign most contracts electronically online and then save them in a folder on my computer.)
Blogging & Mommy Tip: Upgrade your phone, plan and get more data at a value with Walmart Family Mobile Plus!
Walmart Family Mobile in the Electronics Department.
True story: My phone plan prior to switching to Walmart Family Mobile Plus, cost around the same and only included 1GB of 4G LTE. I would blow through my 1GB so quickly! It actually started to get really frustrating. As a blogger there is nothing worse then being at an event with no wifi and slow phone service. How am I supposed to Instagram,Facebook, SnapChat, Periscope and Tweet? Or how about for entertainment on a subway ride home? Nothing like distracting the kiddo with my cellphone during a long commute. But not with the old plan I had…
It is important for me to me to have a phone that is able to handle a lot, since I am both a mom and a blogger. I need to be able to utilize my social media,check emails, have enough data for my kid to play games, listen to music- and of course a phone with a decent camera to capture moments in time! With it being Tax Season- it was the perfect time to switch over! I used my tax refund to upgrade my phone, plan and get more data at a value!
Walmart Family Mobile PLUS includes Unlimited Talk, Text, & Data which includes up to 10GB of 4G LTE. Not to mention, a free movie on VUDU every month ($7 value) per line for $49.88! Awesome deal right? Way better than what I had before!
The starter kit costs $25 and they have a variety of phones to choose from!
I ended up choosing the HTC Desire 626s. Awesome phone and it was only $129.00! Some of the other great phones to choose from included:
- Alcatel Fierce XL- $119.00
- Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime – $99.00 (Rollback from $149.00)
- Samsung Galaxy Core Prime – $79.92 (Rollback from $99.92)
- LG G Stylo – $179.00 (was $199.00)
- LG Leon LTE: $49.82 (Rollback from $99.82)
Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change.
Please refer to Walmart Family Mobile Plus or your local Walmart for current pricing.
HTC Desire 626s perfect for talking, social media & selfies!
Selfie with my little lady!
Movie night! Gabby invited some of her doll friends along!
I’m still amazed at the great value Walmart Family Mobile Plus has to offer! It’s such an added bonus to get the free VUDU movie perk! Family time is important, so the free movie comes in so handy for a family movie night! We love watching it via our ROKU® and occasionally my laptop.
Mommy & Blogger Tip: Plan outfits ahead of time!
Have your kids choose their outfits the night before. Trust me, everything will go by so much better in the morning! This goes for yourself too. No going crazy over what to wear! If I have an event, I do the same. Choosing my outfit for a blogging event ahead of time makes me a lot less stressed and saves me time. More time for selfies on my new HTC Desire 626s!
Mommy Tip (Actually this applies to everyone!) : Eat Breakfast
Eat Breakfast? That’s right! Make sure to eat breakfast! It makes such a huge difference starting off the day with breakfast. I know so many people who don’t! The kiddos will also concentrate better and have more energy in school when they eat breakfast. I find I am able to get through emails and work a lot better myself when I eat breakfast. Nothing like fueling yourself up for the day!
Blogger Tip: Use scheduling programs
There are many great programs available to schedule content ahead of time. Some are paid, there a many that are free! I find that doing this comes in very handy. Just take a little bit of time every day to schedule posts that way you’re not constantly having to post things.
These were just a few tips I wanted to share with you all today. I hope these tips help you out! Please share any tips you may have in the comments section! I would love to hear suggestions!