Welcome to Mommy Thrives. My name is Crystal and I am a work at home mom to an awesome 3 year old. I created Mommy Thrives to help other busy moms navigate this mommy life.
Between raising children, running a business, working, house keeping, managing the money, and any other number of daily tasks sometimes Mommy needs a bit of time off. My goal is to not just give you systems to manage it all, but to help you figure out what will work best for you.
Every persons systems will be different but that’s why I am here. I explore different ideas and lay out different plans that can help you find what works for you.
I have been a full time working mom, a stay at home mom, a work at home mom, and a part time working mom. It doesn’t matter what role I get when the role changes the way I manage my time to get it all done changes too.
Where I Come From
I was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. My mother is my superhero. She worked part time to full time most of my life but still managed to keep an immaculate home and take care of me; her willful, independent, and awesome daughter.
I was an only child growing up and I saw how much my mom worked to take care of me, my dad, and still work to help provide for us. I was not seduced into motherhood easily because I saw the actual work that went into being a mom first hand in my own mother.
I moved to Akron, Ohio back in 2014 to live with the love of my life and future husband. It didn’t take us long to decide we wanted to start a family and we welcomed our little bundle of joy into the world in February 2015.
Today we live in central Pennsylvania near family and have big dreams of moving to Pittsburgh in Spring 2019.
Being A Stay At Home Mom
Shortly after our son, Lucas, was born I made the decision that by the time he would start remembering things I would be a work at home mom. I started a few different businesses before starting this blog.
We made some cuts to our spending, learned to live in a budget, and drastically downsized so we could live off of one income alone. Thankfully by the time my son turned 3 I was able to become a full time work at home mom and start bringing in an income from my blog.
If you want to know how I created and built a blog to bringing in a full time income you can find all of my blogging tips, tricks, and help over at Blogging Tech Tips. My husband, an IT guru created Blogging Tech Tips to help bloggers with the technical aspect of blogging. I started writing for Blogging Tech Tips in order to bring some of my marketing and blogging expertise. Also to show that you can make a living running a mom blog or a niche blog without blogging about blogging.
Being a mom is tough, but it’s also fun and inspiring. My hope is that I can help you to not take this moming thing too seriously and that you can find time for yourself and your goals too.
So stick around, check out some fun parenting ideas, find awesome easy meals, faster cleaning solutions, home decor options, and more. Sign up for my email list here. Find out more about blogging over at Blogging Tech Tips. Also be sure to check out some of my more popular and favorite posts below.
- The Best Pregnancy Tips For An Easier Pregnancy
- How To Be A More Balanced Mom
- How Busy Moms Can Feel More Human
- How To Declutter Your Home Fast
- 7 Easy Cake Decorating Ideas For Beginners
- How To Start and Use a Bullet Journal – Plus Examples
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