Author: Crystal Lynn

Crystal is the founder & CEO of MommyThrives and also full-time mom to a very active little guy. She’s passionate about cooking, cleaning, and organizing and turns her experiences into actionable systems to make mom-life simpler. When she’s not busy, you can find her reading, painting, or even on occasion indulging herself shooting bandits in Borderlands on her PC.

Fun Stay At Home Halloween Activities For Families

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. You can imagine my disappointment when I figured out that this year traditional Halloween activities would be cancelled.  I had planned on this being L’s first year to go trick or treating since he’s finally talking and ready to do this. However, 2020 had different plans and in an effort to make the...

Chicken and Penne With Butternut Squash Sauce

Have you ever had chicken defrosting in the fridge for a day or two when you suddenly realize you are missing ingredients for the meal the chicken was intended for? That was me yesterday and I had to come up with something pretty quick. Luckily, I was able to adjust my dinner plans. I whipped up a fantastic dinner that...

How To Care For Your Cast Iron Pots and Pans

I love my cast iron skillet. The ability to go from stove top to oven, cook in one pan, and the diversity of types of dishes that can be cooked make the cast iron skillet and absolute must have.  Food tastes better when it’s cooked on cast iron. My favorite cast iron meals are all actually breakfast. Biscuits and sausage...

How To Build Trust With Your Audience

The biggest reason why bloggers fail at blogging is because they failed to build trust with their audience. For years people have been told to not trust everything you read and hear on the internet, this statement makes the job of internet marketers harder. If you want to earn money in selling products, services, or affiliate products you must build...

Why Your Product Business Needs A Blog

When you are selling products online it can be a bit difficult to market them. It’s harder if you’re not comfortable with selling. Using a blog can stop the icky feeling of selling but still build trust and showcase your products to potential customers. A blog allows you to show how your product is used, your creative process, and build...

What Should Be On Your Winter Cleaning Checklist

If you haven’t done Winter cleaning, like other seasonal cleanings, then you may be interested in finding out what should be on your checklist. Today I’m sharing what I personally do for my Winter cleaning. I also explain the importance of doing Winter cleaning and point you to some helpful articles I already have on deep cleaning certain rooms and...

7 Things Bloggers Should Stop Wasting Time On

As bloggers we are often looking for shortcuts and areas in our work that we can save time. We are busy with jobs, families, and trying to grow our business. Luckily I can help you with some time saving tips. Before we dive into the good stuff I want you to know that all of this comes from first hand...

5 Secrets To Getting Dinner On The Table Every Night

If I’m being honest the closest TV mom I am is Kitty Forman. I’m not always going to have a home cooked meal on the table for dinner every night, I like margaritas, and sometimes I lose it. It doesn’t matter how hard I try either, I will never be that type of mom with the always perfect home or...

12 Unique Scandinavian Styled Rooms

Scandinavian decor is a minimalist blend of modern design with natural elements. It focuses heavily on functionality of the pieces you do have in the home. Smart storage, cozy and natural textures, and clean lines make Scandinavian decor feel comfortable. I first came across Scandinavian decor a few years ago and while I thought it was beautiful it wasn’t my...

11 Stylish Boho Chic Living Rooms

I’ve always enjoyed the look of bohemian decor. Every room is unique and reflects the personal styles of the owners well. Bohemian decor has a cozy cluttered look with focuses on comfortable fabrics, patterns, and colors. Boho chic decor typically uses more earthy colors with a couple of splashes of bright colors in pillows, throw blankets, or art work on...

12 Beautiful Beachy Bedrooms

I’ve been dreaming of a beach getaway for weeks now. To be honest I’ve been dreaming of moving to the beach and just spending the rest of my days soaking up as much vitamin D as possible. I’m sure there are a lot of people who can relate to this feeling right now as we’ve spent several months locked up...

How To Work From Home With Kids

Earlier this year we had what homeschoolers have dubbed as crisis schooling. As our country shut down to stop the spread of the virus a bunch of families were forced into online schooling for the remainder of the year. As homeschoolers and online schoolers we want to be very clear. What happened in early 2020 is called crisis schooling. There...
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