All posts by Diana Stone

5 Tips for Finding {and Keeping!} a Great Sitter

5 Tips for Finding {and Keeping!} a Great Sitter

Next month our amazing sitter of over a year is moving home with her husband. So we’ve started looking for (and hopefully found) a new sitter to give me a few hours to work and also watch Bella for our […]

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Freelance Blogging isn't a Paid-by-the-Hour Job

Freelance Blogging isn’t a Paid-by-the-Hour Job

I've been working from home as a freelance writer and blogger for 2 years now. I make what equals out at the end of the year to a

Cleaning

Rhyme nor Reason: Cleaning Habits of a WAHM

I love a clean house. I just love walking into a room that is all bright and shiny and organized. It's like some kind of a 30 year

Confidently Loving What I Do

Confidently Loving What I Do

I have this strange hesitation to ever tell people how very much I adore what I do. How each morning I wake up to my dream jobs -

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Finding Time to Be Healthy as a WAHM

Between Bella, my home, meals, errands, homeschool, therapy, and working full time from home, the thought of adding in "just one more" thing is enough to send me

Opting Out, Leaning In What About Loving the Now

Opting Out, Leaning In – What About Loving the Now?

Lately in the news there's been a lot of talk about opting out, leaning in, and all kinds of other chatter about what moms are choosing to do

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Literally Working From Home. Part 2.

A couple of weeks ago I posted on how I'm no longer physically able to work out of the home writing anymore. This pregnancy has taken a toll

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Literally Working From Home. With a Sitter.

Today I realized that I can probably no longer leave home to work. Physically - at 34 weeks pregnant - my body can't handle getting ready to go

In the Military? Out of Luck for a Free Breast Pump.

In the Military? Out of Luck for a Free Breast Pump.

Being a military “dependent”, we are offered nearly the same kind of coverage as our spouses, with also the ability to pay more to be seen off post.

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Would You Regret Staying at Home?

Yesterday I read a very interesting, well written piece on Huffington Post where a woman confessed she regretted staying at home. This wasn't a young mother in the throes

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The Homeschool Aspect of Working From Home

We've known for a couple of years we wanted to homeschool our children. Believe me when I say that prior to my husband joining the military for a

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Life Changes While Working

This summer, I'll be having a baby. Hopefully sometime between July and August if this little guy decides to cooperate. We'll also be moving across the country. My

6 Ways to Make Working From Home Easier

6 Ways to Make Working From Home Easier

It's 1pm. My 3-year-old is down for her nap, although I can still hear her playing. The house is semi picked up, the dog is in his cage

Choosing an In-Home Sitter Over a Preschool

Choosing an In-Home Sitter Over a Preschool

A few weeks into working from home as a freelance writer, I began to see that the number of hours I was working from home weren't realistic with

The Grass is Always Greener

The Grass is Always Greener. And Browner.

I have to admit, I always get the same awestruck response when I tell people I make money blogging. They can't seem to wrap their head around how

Choosing the Right Preschool

The Right Preschool: Why it Does and Doesn’t Matter

Picking a preschool can be a giant stressor for many parents these days. From insane pricing, long wait times, and competitive entrance exams for both the child and

Pregnancy and the Working Mom

Pregnancy and the Working Mom

I'm 8 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I'm also a mom to a 3 year old and work from home as a writer. I'm at that point where I

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Finding a Sitter While Working From Home

Our adored sitter is leaving next month to head back home. The news wasn't a shock, with both of us military wives it was bound to happen at

Learning to Say No

Learning to Say a Two Letter Word

Oh, the word that causes me to cringe, to rethink my time management, to wait with baited breath for the other person to get upset. That little two

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Finding My Balance

As a mom who works from home in social media, my days aren't 8-5. They don't have a lunch break, I don't get to shut the door to

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