Balancing Diapers and Deadlines – My Review!

Balancing Diapers and Deadlines – My Review!

Hello again readers!

As a work-at-home, homeschooling mom I often struggle with with keeping organized and balancing work and home. So when I recently had the opportunity to review Balancing Diapers and Deadlines from Lisa Tanner Writing I jumped at the chance! After working through the course I want to share with you how it worked for me. And perhaps, it may be just what you’ve been looking for too!



Lisa wrote this course after spending two years balancing her own life while raising and homeschooling her own 8 children, preparing most meals from scratch and running a working homestead! WOW!


Lisa describes her course this way:

Balancing Diapers and Deadlines gives all of my best tips — rigorously tested and proven to work — right to you.

The course contains over 30 lessons to show you how to take control of your life. You’ll have immediate access to all the material.

With Balancing Diapers and Deadlines, you’ll learn:

  • The number one secret for getting more done
  • Tips for integrating your family into your business
  • Effective time management for real moms growing a business
  • Little-known secrets for tackling your to-do list
  • And more!

You’ll also receive downloadable worksheets and action steps to bring it all home.

And the best part is: with the way each lesson is broken down, you can begin implementing these changes immediately.



The course is broken down into smaller, manageable lessons. This means that when you find a spare moment, you can easily get through a lesson or even two without getting overwhelmed.

Have a look at the lesson titles, each lesson is then broken down into smaller lessons, making it easy to work through. You can check off each lesson as you complete them to keep track of your progress.


I worked through the course bit by bit as I had time to sit down and read the lessons. Each lesson had great ideas for helping to create organization and balance. Lisa shared many of her own personal experiences and challenges and how she was able to overcome them. The lessons are detailed but simple, and give an action step at the end to help you to implement each strategy in your own life. Some of the lessons even come with printables and links to additional resources to help you work through the action steps.

Of course not all of the topics applied me, such as the section on “Growing a Business with a Child with Special Needs” or the section  “Improve Your Typing Speed” (I’m already quite proficient in typing if I do say so myself). But most of the topics had points I could draw and learn from. Even if I didn’t use her exact technique or idea, I was still able to use the general thoughts as a guideline to create systems that would work for our particular family. For example, there is a section that talks about chores for our children. It gives the idea of using the Marble Jar System. We’ve tried something similar to this in the past, and it just didn’t work for my kids. But I did know that our current chore system (practically non-existent) needed some work and it’s given me the push to better organize how we handle daily chores. So there is definitely something to take away from each lesson, even if you don’t follow it to a “T”.

While I can’t go into too much detail so as not to spoil the course for you, I can definitely say that I feel it is a worthwhile investment for anyone who feels they need more balance and organization in their life. Even if your kids are grown, there are still MANY helpful suggestions in the course for everyone.

So go ahead and take a closer look at Balancing Diapers and Deadlines from Lisa Tanner Writing.

And don’t forget to check out what other members of the Review Crew thought of this great little course!
Just click on the image below to be taken to the other reviews.

The Simple Steps To Starting A Blog!

The Simple Steps To Starting A Blog!

This post contains affiliate links, which help to support this blog. Thank you.

Have you been thinking about starting a blog but not sure where to start?

Many moms today are earning part-time and even full-time incomes through blogging! Why shouldn’t you be one of them?!
Let me take the guesswork out of it for you with these 5 steps to starting a mom blog. There is no time like the present!

1) Decide on your niche: What do you want to blog about?

Before you can start a blog you need to know what you’re going to blog about.
A good rule of thumb, if you’re hoping to earn from your blog, is to choose a niche that will help others.
Readers are more willing to visit and read your blog if it can help them in some way. Give them a reason to come to your blog.

Need help finding your niche? Let Suzi help you with Niche By Number!


2) Choose a domain name.

You’ll want to spend a bit of time brainstorming a blog/domain name. You may want to ask friend and family what they think of some of your name ideas. Getting an outside opinion can be very helpful and will show you how your domain name will be perceived. Next, you’ll need to check if the name is available. If not, you’ll need to try something different.


3) Pick a blogging platform.

There are many blogging platforms out there: WordPress, Blogger, and many others.
I personally use WordPress as my blogging platform. It’s very popular among the big name bloggers out there and pretty easy to use and navigate.


4) Sign up with a hosting company.

If you’re planning to earn income from your blog at any point, you will want a self-hosted blog. Advertisers, affiliate programs and readers all find a self-hosted blog to be more professional and will take you more seriously. There are a lot of hosting options available out there, many at an affordable cost too.

One of the top web hosting companies today is BlueHost and if you use my link, you can start your blog with them for only $3.95/month! You will get your domain for free if you purchase a 12 month or longer hosting plan (a $15 value).

I recently switched my hosting to SiteGround and couldn’t be happier! They managed the whole switch for me at no extra cost and with no down time! SiteGround‘s hosting plans also start at only $3.95/month.



5) Now you’re ready to work on your blog design and start adding content!

It’s now time to set up your basic design on WordPress and then start adding your first posts!
You can get started right away without worrying too much about design.

However, I prefer to start off strong with a great theme and framework for my blog. That way you don’t have to worry about adding a theme later on, and your readers will have a seamless experience each time they come back to read your content.

I personally use Divi Builder for my blog. It is by far the easiest way I’ve found to get your blog looking the way you want it. I highly recommend checking out Suzi’s course on how to use Divi to the fullest. You can find her course, Theme By Number, HERE.
Suzi will walk you through everything you need to know to build your blog with Divi!


Here are a few resource recommendations that I have personally used and recommend:

– Any and all courses from Suzi at Start A Mom Blog:
I have most of Suzi’s courses. They are very encouraging and detailed, if you only use one resource, make it one from Suzi!
Her Blog By Number course will walk you through the whole process of getting started. The course is FULL of great tutorial videos to make things as easy as possible!


Make Money Blogging At Any Level from Victoria at A Modern Homestead. This is a super affordable guide to monetizing your blog, even when your just starting out.Learn how to make money blogging even if you only have 1,000 monthly page views! Get real actionable tips to start earning an income blogging, and learn how to make a living as a blogger!


  • Pinterest Ninja is such a valuable course to learn all about Pinterest and how it can help you to drive TONS of traffic to your website!
    And when you purchase her course you get access to ALL future updates to the course at no additional cost!

    Pinterest Ninja


  • The FREE Make Your First Affiliate Sale video course from The She Approach. Ana will teach you about affiliate marketing, and show you how you can use it to make your blog profitable.



Once you’ve set up your blog, please comment below to share your blog with me! I’d love to check it out and help support my fellow bloggers!











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