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8 Clever Mom Tips that Went Viral

“All mothers are working mothers.” – Unknown This is one of my favorite mom quotes. Because, no matter how much the media wants to talk about the “mommy wars” – we’re all working moms. We’re all tired. We’re all doing our best to make the best for our families. Right? So – I wanted to share my absolute most popular posts and tips – the things that have gone viral, having over 30k repins on some of these posts. Others are newer – but seem to be helping solve mom-probs already. And others are some of my best freebie tips that people asked for updated codes and info on. So – whether you’re a new mom, a tired mom looking for extra tips, or a friend of a mom looking for cool gifts and info to share – you’ll find it here. Pin it at the end to share it with your other mom friends – we all need a boost, right?

Mom tips that went viral - must pin!

Some of you might remember when I won the StartupNation Home Based Business award in 2012 – when I shared my story of becoming an unexpected work at home mom. I had to use every tool I had – from survey sites to selling on ebay, to make enough money to get by. As I did that, I learned an amazing amount of ways to be an  awesome mom on a small budget. Check out some of the most popular tips of the past two years… Pin ’em, share ’em on Facebook, or tweet, google +, or whatever else the kids do these days, lol.

free nursing pillow

Get a free nursing pillow – pick your choice from 9 different prints. Once you’ve added your favorite to the shopping bag, you’ll enter promo code “ENBABY”, and it’ll automatically take 100% off of your purchase, leaving just the shipping charge for you to pay. These are seriously gorgeous – and Abby still uses hers, even as a big girl :)

baby post

This is one of my most popular posts – learn 10 ways to save big bucks on baby essentials – from rewards programs to freebies. Many moms get overwhelmed by all of the costs that come along with a new baby, so be sure to check out other tips on my Frugal Mom Living board on Pinterest.

free baby sling carrier

Seven Slings is offering free baby sling carriers for a limited time. But be sure to go to the sizing page so that you can get the right size carrier for you – when I ordered mine, I totally got the wrong size, so read it and measure! Once you’ve selected your size, you’ll automatically be directed to the “shopping bag” where you can enter the promo code “ENBABY”. This promo code takes 100% off of the baby carrier, you just pay shipping. This also makes an awesome baby shower gift!

Handmade baby shower gift idea: DIY Cupcakesies!

Learn how make this adorable handmade baby shower gift – DIY Cupcakesies, made from baby onesies and blankets! Handmade gifts are so much more personal and meaningful – and this is easy enough that even a beginner can make it. Get more inspiration on my Handmade Gifts Rock board on Pinterest. And sign up for my daily email alerts to get updates when I start my 31 days of handmade holiday gifts in November!

How to turn a baby wipes holder into a make up case

Learn how to take a super cute baby diaper/wipes container and transform it into a perfect make up or travel bag for mom. There are so many baby products that you either end up with multiples of {due to gifts} – or just outgrow quickly. This is a great way to get more use out of a common baby item. Get more tips and ideas on my All About Baby board on Pinterest.

Free car seat covers

Get a free car seat canopy – Click on “Shop Now”, select any canopy you would like (be sure to go to their sizing page so you can get the right size carrier for you). Once you have selected your size, you will automatically be directed to the “shopping bag” where you can enter the promo code “ENBABY” This promo code will take off 100% of the canopy purchase and all you’ll have to pay is shipping! You can even use the code more than once – you just have to open a new browser/window each time.

Kids Room Decor Tips: Find a focal point

Get loads of tips on setting up the perfect kids bedroom or playroom – from organization to easy DIY projects and more. {I can’t wait to get this project finished up later this month, so I can show you the finished makeover!} See more of the ideas that have been inspiring our major room makeover on my Playroom Ideas board on Pinterest.

10 real ways moms can make money from home

If you’re a stay at home mom wanting to earn some extra money – whether a full time job or just some extra vacation cash – or, if you’re working but would like to add some additional cash to your family budget, or even transition to a full time work at home life – this post has some awesome tips. It’s been repinned over 20K times, and is my most popular post of all time.

Thanks for reading! I hope you found some tips and tricks that were helpful. If so – please share the post! It helps me, and it helps your friends by sharing rad info. Thanks for reading!




  1. I love your compilation posts. There are always such good tips. I’ve received one of the free nursing coverups from the sling company and it was really beautiful, high-quality. Just paid shipping and used it for a few months. Then I sold it at a consignment sale for more than I paid in shipping. How great is that!!

  2. These are fantastic tips. Some of them I am just hearing about now.

  3. I so agree that all moms are working moms! Once you have a kiddo, free time hardly exists anymore :) Some great tips here, thank you for sharing.

  4. Wow, this is such an excellent post! You have listed some awesome tips, thanks for sharing this :0)

  5. Love these… they are perfect for new or soon-to-be mommies… especially all the freebies

  6. Oh my goodness, Meagan, this is such a great post. Your cupcakes turned out absolutely adorable!

  7. I love the baby shower cupcake!

  8. I just love all of it! I wish I could have read your posts sooner, I could have had freebies a long time ago but I guess it’s still not too late. Thank you for sharing them! My baby is now 5 months old and we have spend an awful lot of money on disposable diapers. What you’ve posted a Frugal Mom Living really helps out.

  9. I seriously love this post! As a mom, we need all the help we can get to be frugal and effective in what we do. I love the free baby gear too! Huge bonus!

  10. Thank you so much for linking up to the Inspiration Monday Party Meagan! I am sending this link to my daughter who is just about to have my 1st grandbaby :) xo

  11. Wow, I almost wish I had a baby again so that I could take advantage of all of your freebies and tips. The “cupcake” is darling, and I’ll definitely try that for a baby shower gift, plus I love the room makeover. I’ll be sure to pass your site along to my friends with babies.

  12. congrats on the award! 10 ways to earn money is really helpful – of course I had to pin it. ;) some ways I have already tried (since I had found myself in a similar situation), but you gave me a couple of new ideas. thank you for sharing!

  13. What a great quote. I feel like it really unites moms, working and stay at home. At the end of the day, that’s exactly what we need, to empower and support each other. Your tips really hit this nail on the head, helping all moms, working or not. Thanks!!


  14. What a great post! My friend recently had a baby so I’m definitely referring her over here. I’m definitely going to keep the DIY Cupcakesies in mind for my next shower gift. They’re super cute!

  15. What great tips with interesting products. I am many years down the road from having wee ones, but I applaud the young moms who choose to stay at home and figure out how to earn extra money on the internet and make the budget work.
    Love the cupcakes!!

  16. Great Tips! I especially like your moneysaving tips for baby essentials. I used alot of those myself when my kids were little, and still do! I also like the how to make money from home post. I’m a stay-at-home mom, and have been for 11 years. Now that my kids are in school all day, I’m trying to find ways to make money from home. I do sell things on craigslist and ebay, and have now started my own blog. I hope to be as successful as you someday!

  17. What great tips. I wish I had a baby shower to go to so I could make some of those cupcakes – so cute!!! I love that your solutions aren’t just saving money but also stylish to boot! I know when my kids were little I would scour the stores for deals on diapers and wipes and thanks to a few websites out there I was always able to get great prices at CVS and Walgreens. A little research can go a long way.

  18. What a good choice for the comment event! I know a lot of moms are looking for ways to supplement the income. I’ll be reading this stuff for sure.


  19. Man, I wish I had seen this when my kids were born! Great list of tips and resources. Very cool… I’ll share with my pregnant SIL. :)

  20. Great tips for all mamas of lil ones… or grandmas like me!! Your cupcakesies are absolutely gorgeous :-) Oh and to all those who haven’t ordered the baby carrier from Seven Slings, GO, GO, GO!! I got it for my daughter and she loves it!!

  21. Really good tips and a really beautiful blog! I love the decorating ideas!

  22. Fantastic tips! It has taken me 3 years to get around to most of these. It’s so nice how you have them all in one place!!

  23. I love this post, and he suggestions you have shared. I have been looking for some patterns to make the cupcakes for my cousin who is having a baby girl soon. I will share this with her. Thank you.

  24. Thanks for sharing these helpful tips!

  25. I am leaving baby stage, but I saved so much by making homemade wipes, asking the pediatrician for samples, and signing up for savings clubs (e.g., Publix Baby Club). Thanks for sharing tips for helping new parents.

  26. These are great articles that I will be passing on to all my expecting mom friends! Thanks so much :)

  27. Thank you for the reminder about Seven Slings!! I ordered my nursing cover from them and love it! I need a sling so I’ll definitely be placing an order! I read over your list of things mommies can do and am inspired to get back into surveys again. Love the cupcake idea too :)

  28. Love the wipes container turned travel bag for mom, going to have to check that one out myself. Also checking out the ways to make money at home. I’ve had a little luck in that area and always looking for ideas to add!

  29. These are good tips, Meagan! I ordered our baby supplies via Amazon Mom and took advantage of the discounts offered – by not going to the store, I saved a ton of money not buying stuff I didn’t need!

  30. These are great resources!! I absolutely love the cupcake onesies! ADORABLE!!!

  31. So many great ideas for the baby showers I am invited to in the next coming months. Going to check out the 10 ways to earn money. Thank you so much for such a helpful post.

  32. Thanks for the plentiful tips! Love the freebies and the explanations as how to claim them. Good advise on the sizing for the sling. Pinned!

  33. I’m a big fan of freebies and deals for new moms–I had to do it, too, when I had my twins when my son was just 2. The diaper costs were staggering! I do a lot of the home-money-making things you do: sell on CL and FB, babysit, blog, freelance write, surveys, and now mystery shopping. It’s a little hard to juggle it all, but I’m earning decent money around the time I spend with my kids.

  34. Thank you for the awesome tips! There were several I hadn’t heard yet. Definitely checking out your pinterest boards and other posts! New follower here :)

  35. WOW the tips are very helpful to the future mothers. These are great tips thank you for sharing! ;)

  36. Wow – you’ve really got a lot of great tips! I wish I’d known about the free carrier cover – my little one has almost grown out of her carrier now. :-(

  37. Thanks for all the tips for freebies! I’m not a mom but I will share this post with my mommy friends.

  38. Wow, those free pay only shipping posts are awesome. I’m sure you made a lot of mamas happy. I can’t imagine 20K pins on a post I’m happy if one of mine gets 100 :) Congrats on starting your business, winning the startup home based business award and being a working mom.

  39. Wow! Great tips…it’s gonna take me more time to go through all these. Great compilation! Also, that quote is so true…all moms work and alot! Thanks for this!


  40. Ohhhhh cooolll that you won the StartUp Nation Business award – a belated congrats! I’m not a Mom, but my best friend just had a baby, and I will pass this information onto her. Thanks for sharing.

  41. I love the idea for this post. I liked the sling carrier, the free nursing pillow and the DIY cupsiecakes. So cute!

  42. These are fantastic tips! I love the DIY cupcakes!! It will make the perfect gift for my friend’s new baby :)

  43. Great tips! And yes, all moms are working moms!

    Thanks for linking up at Fabulously Frugal Thursday.

  44. Love this compilation post, Meagan! So nice to have it all in one place! :)

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