Fuel Your Passions with Skillshare

Our Daily Mom team is full of incredible, intelligent women who love being creative and love to learn new ways to express ourselves and to improve our skills. We are writers, photographers, designers, and entrepreneurs in addition to our full time and favorite role as moms. When you have a lot on your plate like we do, it may seem impossible to continuing learning and try new things. Who has time to get your normal responsibilities handled, find childcare, and make it to a class somewhere when you want to learn or sharpen your skills in areas like photography, business, social media, writing, and more? We sure don’t. So when we found out about Skillshare and realized we could take courses in all the areas that interest us in a few minutes during the day, we jumped at the chance. You can enrich your mind and add new skills to your resume without finding a babysitter, and for a price anyone can afford.

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The Ultimate Family-Friendly Camping Gear Guide

With 13,000 public campgrounds in the US and Canada (and that doesn’t even count private ones or go-pitch-a-tent-in-an-abandoned-field ones), we have good reason to believe that the oftentimes thought of extinct act of camping does still, in fact, exist. That there are still families who own a sleeping bag and a canteen and aren’t afraid to put down the smartphone for a night or two warms our souls. So, as the temperature starts to thaw, the kids begin to remember what grass and trees are, and Mom and Dad are finally ready to tackle that New Year’s resolution of “spend more time together as a family”, it’s time to circle a weekend on the calendar and go good ol’ fashioned camping!

We won’t let you take ol’ fashioned camping too literally, though. In this day and age, even basic camping gear comes with bells and whistles. We’re excited to show you what the camping gear industry looks like today, and what essential – yet oh so cool – products are out there to give your family-friendly camping excursion a modern and just-like-home feel.

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The golden mean between work and family

Balancing work and family is nearly impossible. Like juggling, only so many balls can be up in the air at one time. When another ball is picked up, another ball must drop. It’s a give and take. A constant ebb and flow. While some of us struggle to maintain both aspects of our lives, others have figured out the tips and tricks to keeping both family and career afloat, without sacrificing our sanity or relationships. Our guest contributor, a mother of three and an Advanced Practice Provider, provides some key insight into ‘doing it all’ after witnessing the success of a close friend.

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Kitchen Fire Safety Tips

This post brought to you by ServiceMaster Restore. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Daily Mom.

We live in our kitchens. Your family may spend more time in the kitchen than any other room. We cook at home more and more, whether in an effort to save money or to eat healthier. Cooking is wonderful, but it is actually more hazardous than anyone realizes. According to the NFPA, cooking causes almost half (48%) of reported home fires and (45%) home fire injuries, one of every five (22%) home fire deaths, and one-sixth (17%) of the direct property damage from home fires. Follow these helpful tips to prevent cooking fires and the disaster that can result from these fires.

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How to Avoid Mold Mishaps in the Most Expensive Rooms of Your Home

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Homeownership is a wonderful thing, but it is a huge responsibility. Home maintenance is never ending. There are some problems you need to prevent at all costs, and one of those problems is mold. Mold, a fungi that can grow inside and outside, doesn’t just silently destroy your home, it puts everyone in your home at risk for serious health problems. If mold gets deep enough, you could end up having to evacuate your home completely while it is removed and portions of your home are repaired or rebuilt. Prevent mold with these tips, and avoid a lot of heartache, inconvenience, and money spent.

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Can You Afford A Large Family?

… of course that depends. How many times have you heard, “If we were in a better financial place, we’d have more”? What exactly does that mean? When pressured a little bit more into what that really means, you realize that that was just the short cop out response. No actual dollar figure was ever mentioned, or location preference; nothing tangible as far as being measurable. So how do you really afford a large family if you want more children? What is your measurement? And if your spouse isn’t into having more children because they have been deemed “too expensive”, well then, perhaps they are, or perhaps there’s more to discover about children and how much they really cost once you put a figure to it.

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How to Use Hashtags Momtrepreneur 101

Added to the Oxford Dictionary in 2010, you are most likely familiar with hashtags throughout social media, but do you know where the term originated from and what the best practices are for how to use them?

Before social media took over the symbol, the lonely # [number or pound] sign was resigned to mailing addresses and pencil types. With limited use in everyday conversation, the pound sign was ideal for helping users of fast paced Twitter to group discussions in an easy to search platform. Since then, other social sites have adopted hashtag usage but few users understand how hashtags can be more than an aside at the end of your most recent post.

We’ve put together some tips and tricks for how to properly use hashtags on a variety of social sites and how Momtrepreneurs can capitalize on this social tool for growing your businesses.

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Natural Air Cleaning Tips

As we head into the cooler months keeping the air clean inside your home becomes more challenging when you can’t open the windows for fresh clean air.

This August, researchers from the American Chemical Society presented findings on a study that demonstrated how house plants are the ideal solution for cleaning the air within homes and buildings by lowering volatile organic compounds (VOCs) inside homes that can result in increased dizziness, asthma or allergies.

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4 tips to keep your home safe while you’re away for the holidays

Traveling for the holidays is something your family should always look forward to. There’s no better way to close out the year than by hitting the road, singing holiday songs at the top of your lungs, spending time with family and friends, and eating delicious food. But, do you ever get that nagging feeling in your head while you’re away from the house that something may not be right? What if a pipe freezes and bursts? What if there’s a fire? What if a thief comes? We’ve partnered up with Ooma this holiday season to bring you our top 4 tips for keeping your home safe and secure when you’re on the road this holiday. 

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Learning more about contemporary kitchen fixtures

When it comes to buying modern fixtures for your kitchen you must consider the needs of your family and especially the one who is managing the kitchen – more than likely, you! This will help investing in fixtures that will prove to be beneficial in more than one way. A contemporary kitchen focuses on ease, functionality, and simplicity to make your chores easier and more effective.

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Sex and The Long Distance Relationship

Long distance relationships are becoming a common occurrence today. Though technology makes our world seem smaller and smaller, many couples still find themselves in the situation where they do not live in the same area, and as a consequence, do not see each other as much as they would like. Distance can increase your desire for one another but not being able to act on that desire as much as you want can cause a strain in a relationship. Is it possible to have a long distance relationship that is fulfilling in all the ways you need? Is it possible to meet your physical needs for each other? We think so. Here are some tips to make sex work for you and your partner in a long distance relationship. This is obviously a post about SEX, so you probably shouldn’t read this one at work. 

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Simple and Stylish Furniture Shopping with Article

Christmas is just around the corner and the New Year is creeping up on us quickly. Are you looking around your house thinking of how nice it would be to do a furniture and decorating overhaul as a holiday gift to your family or to kick off the New Year? Then you have stumbled into the right place. Does the thought of braving furniture stores and their overbearing salespeople, sales you cannot seem to understand or navigate, or the pressure of chasing your kids down in a large store with way too many breakables seem daunting to you especially during the busy holiday? Insert Article: the revolutionary online store that is as transparent as a company as their furniture is gorgeous. They are quickly refashioning the entire furniture shopping experience in amazing ways.

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How to Say Thank You All Year Long with Bloomsy Box

It is that time of the year again, the time when we go from one dinner party or family event to another. It is a busy season. On the other hand, all those parties and events mean we get to catch up with loved ones we otherwise don’t get to see very often. We exchange holiday gifts and we bring gifts to those who host us in their homes. You should show your gratitude for your loved ones all the time, not just once a year when you get together for the holidays. Wouldn’t you love to be the reason that someone smiles even if you are far apart? It is easy to say thank you all year long with Bloomsy Box.

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How to Winterize Your Car

Cold weather means more than pulling the jackets and sweaters out of storage. Preparing your car for winter weather will help keep you and your family safe on the icy roads and prevent costly repairs later on in the season. While the weather is still mild in early December, take the time to make sure your car is ready for the icy months ahead by checking off all our car winterization tips. 

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