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Pros and Cons of Being a Work at Home Mom

Working from home is a dream many moms aspire to. Here are a few pros and cons to consider.

Being a work at home mom is appealing for lots of reasons, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it is an easy option. While working from home is a dream for many moms, the reality may be a little different than expected.

Working from home is a dream many moms aspire to. Here are a few pros and cons to consider.

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Having the option to work from home is something that many moms strive for. Even if you work in an industry that makes homeworking possible, some employers may be reluctant to offer it to their staff. Worries about productivity and managing staff from a distance are typically the major concerns for employers. However, nowadays more employees are pushing for flexible working options to help get a better balance between their home life and work life.

The difficulty in finding work from home jobs is something that drives many moms to set up on their own home business, but what is it like to be a work at home mom?

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62 Free Birthday Party Printables

62 FREE birthday party printables for kid's birthdays. Cute and clever birthday party ideas. Free birthday party invitations. Free happy birthday banners. Printable cupcake toppers and photo props. Loads of free party pack printables. Plan the perfect kid's party with 62 of the best free birthday printables and ideas.

Recently, both my boys had their birthdays. We had a bowling party and a lego themed party. I like to DIY as much as I can when it comes to celebrations, both because I like being crafty and I like being thrifty!  So I went on the hunt for free printables. I hunted so much and I found so many great free birthday party printables that I had to write a post about it! There are free printable invitations, envelopes, cupcake toppers, banners, photo props and complete party packs.

Don’t forget to pin this post for future birthday parties!

62 FREE birthday party printables for kid's birthdays. Cute and clever birthday party ideas. Free birthday party invitations. Free happy birthday banners. Printable cupcake toppers and photo props. Loads of free party pack printables. Plan the perfect kid's party with 62 of the best free birthday printables and ideas.

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I vetted all of these free birthday party printables, they are all free and awesome! Most of them you just click to download, but some of them you have to sign up to an email list to get access to. It’s worth it though. 🙂 

Free Birthday Party Printables

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Free Bowling Party Printables

Bowling party ideas. Free bowling party printables for a fun kid's birthday party! Download these free bowling party invitations, cupcake toppers, treat bag toppers and free happy birthday bowling banner! Throw a fun bowling party for your kiddo using these free printables and party ideas!

We had a bowling party for my now 7 (eek!) year old last weekend. I had a really hard time finding free bowling party printables though, so I designed a few myself instead. And I love to share, so you can download all of my designs below!

Bowling party ideas. Free bowling party printables for a fun kid's birthday party! Download these free bowling party invitations, cupcake toppers, treat bag toppers and free happy birthday bowling banner! Throw a fun bowling party for your kiddo using these free printables and party ideas!

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My son’s party went remarkably well! No one cried or fought or anything! He had 10 school friends attend, plus his cousins and other family. And everyone had fun!

I only managed to snap a couple of badly lit and fuzzy photos during the party, I was super busy running around keeping everything running smoothly!

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28 Birthday Party Favour Ideas for Kids

28 Birthday party favour ideas for kids. Lots of free printables for birthday goodie bags. Awesome non-candy favor ideas for kid's birthday parties. Reach 'super-mom' status with these super-creative treat bag ideas for a kid's party.

One year we made the mistake of not having treat bags at my son’s birthday party. Rivers were cried. And we learned our lesson in a hurry. But the thing with treat bags is that they have to hit 3 points; not contain too much sugar, not cost too much money, and be fun for the recipient. It’s a tall order. So for future reference I’ve rounded up 28 of the best birthday party favour ideas that I could find.  Most of these ideas include free printables, but a few of them will require a little more diy’ing on your part. 

28 Birthday party favour ideas for kids. Lots of free printables for birthday goodie bags. Awesome non-candy favor ideas for kid's birthday parties. Reach 'super-mom' status with these super-creative treat bag ideas for a kid's party.

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I tried to find lots of non-candy options, mainly because it drives me nuts when my boys come home from a party with loot bags full of sugar. I’m not anti-sugar by any means, but things like suckers, fizzy sugar powder, ring pops, etc make my kids go bat shit crazy. Usually little chocolates or cookies don’t affect them too much.

Some of these birthday party favour ideas are actually just a design idea for the bag or a printable topper, you’ll have to come up with the treat ideas.  I usually just cruise through the Dollar store to find some appropriate treat bag fillers. But now I can also reference this post well in advance of future parties to get some more creative ideas! 

Birthday Party Favour Ideas

Birthday party favour ideas for kids

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DIY Patchwork Baby Blanket – 2 Hour Sewing Project

Sew a super cozy patchwork baby blanket in just 2 hours. Use 4 fat quarters and some minky fabric for this simple baby quilt tutorial. Learn how to sew this easy patchwork blanket with this free tutorial. This adorable baby quilt would be a great baby shower gift.

This bundle of fat quarters arrived this month in my subscription from Stacked Fabric Company. I instantly went all squealy and excited when I opened the package, because they’re so cute! I decided to use these 4 fat quarters to make a simple DIY patchwork baby blanket for my nephew for Christmas. His bedroom is kind of an animal meets lumberjack theme, so I figure these tribal prints will fit right in! I’ve seen him bury his face into fuzzy blankets, so I think the soft minky fabric I used on the back will be a hit. 🙂

Sew a super cozy patchwork baby blanket in just 2 hours. Use 4 fat quarters and some minky fabric for this simple baby quilt tutorial. Learn how to sew this easy patchwork blanket with this free tutorial. This adorable baby quilt would be a great baby shower gift.

 

Start to finish, this DIY baby blanket took me about 2 hours. It’s nice to be able to finish a project in one sitting! That’s practically unheard of among crafters who typically have about 84 unfinished projects lying around at any one time!

A word on my fabric subscription. It’s like crack for crafters, I’m totally addicted! Every month I get 4 coordinating fat quarter quilting cottons. It’s a mystery bundle so I never know what’s coming, which is literally half the fun. It’s the absolute best mail! Stacked Fabric Company is Canadian owned and operated by the sweetest lady. (Who is not compensating me for singing her praises by the way, I just reallllly love this company!)

Ok, carrying on.

There really isn’t much to this DIY patchwork baby blanket, I kept it super simple. So the instructions are also pretty basic. If you have a fair knowledge of sewing, you should be fine!

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