Hello! Thank you for visiting my blog! This is my About page. If you are a brand rep, you may be interested in my Advertising Page.
My name is Lena.
I’m a CPA turned stay-at-home-mom of 3 little boogers ages 4, 6, and 8.
By day I stay at home with my kids
and serve on the board of a local non-profit that feeds hungry children over the weekend (now that my 3-year-term has ended, I’m back at home full time and focusing on my blog when I’m not running from one kids activity to another! 😀
As my schedule allows, I blog about family finance, kids activities, fun with kids, holidays, and fitness. I also like to write about ways to give back and finding time for yourself in the midst of motherhood (which I know is nearly impossible some days).
My my real passion is FINANCIAL LITERACY (I’m a licensed CPA). I like helping other moms figure out ways to save money and contribute to household income, manage the family’s budget, and in general handle the ups and downs of home life.
Above all, WhatMommyDoes is all about “Helping Every Mom Feel Successful”
I think we need to protect our confidence as moms now more than ever. After we browse our friends’ “best of” Facebook feeds, save a million pins we will never take action on, feel frazzled from activities, take hundreds of pictures that end up sitting on our hard drives, and just in general run ourselves ragged from being mom…we need a way to feel good about the efforts we are making to raise our little ones.
Because WE’RE ALL DOING IT RIGHT – in our own unique way – and it’s unrealistic to expect perfection!
Whether you are feeling down on yourself about your ability to discipline your children in a firm but gentle way, contribute to the household income, make memories with your family, get a healthy meal on the table each evening, stick to a Bible study regimen, or just take care of yourself, that’s where WhatMommyDoes comes in.
My goal: to provide PRACTICAL strategies for winning at this mom thing.
When everything seems to working against you (temper tantrums, kids getting sick, volunteer requests coming in from left field, etc), I want to give you the tools you need to feel in control of your life. Nothing about being a mom is predictable….but at least we can be prepared!
Welcome to WhatMommyDoes – HELPING EVERY MOM FEEL SUCCESSFUL
My Favorite Posts
I have around 500 posts published to date, but I thought it would be nice to show you some of my favorites! These 60 posts will give you an idea of what you can find on my blog.
How to Triple Stack CouponsScripture Verse Coloring PagesHow I Lost 50 Lbs After Having My Third ChildWhat Moms Need, First Baby vs. Second Baby, vs. Third Baby!7 Ways to Make $800 Extra a MonthFree Stuff for MomsFive Words That Will Save You ThousandsTrix TreatsFree Monthly Budget Printable100 Free Mandala Coloring Pages for AdultsThe Stomach Bug Survival GuideNew Baby Tax Deductions and ExemptionsHow to Organize CouponsCrockpot Chicken Pot Pie13 Ways to Make Money as a Virtual AssistantHow to End Dinnertime TantrumsWhat is a Pantry or Fridge Challenge?How to Know if You’ll be a Good BloggerSimple Summer Fun Mud Pie PlaydateOctober 2015 Blogging Income ReportThe 3 Basket Laundry SystemFree Weekly Meal Planning Printables13 Mason Jar Crafts to Make and Sell for Extra CashFree Printable Lists – Cute and Colorful TemplatesHow to Make Your Own Coloring Pages for Free Online10 Minute Pumpkin Rice Krispie TreatsHow to Make Saving Money and Making Money Fun!Thank You for Being a Great Teacher End of the Year InterviewFree Printable Art Inspirational QuoteHow to Teach Letters and SoundsSpring Playdate Ideas for 2, 3, 4, and 5 year oldsHow to Create a Budget7 Ways I Make $5000 a Month OnlineRed Box Christmas Gift IdeaHow to Save $1000 in 26 WeeksFree Printable Detailed Stars Coloring Page5 Ways to Make Extra Money With Photography3 Meaningful Ways to Give Back With Little KidsHow to Save Money With CouponsFor It Is By Grace Printable10 Unforgettable Back to the Future CharactersCute and Creative Money Gift Idea7 Valuable Lessons to Teach Your Kids About Money50 Crafts to Make and Sell for Extra Cash5 Nutrition Books That Fueled My 50 Lbs Weight LossYard Sale Negotiation Tips3 Things Your Daughter Wants to Hear You Say15 Things You Can Sell to Make Cash QuickFree Printable 2016 Monthly Calendars10 Tricks to Get Your Kids to Eat VegetablesPretty Pink and Purple Ombre PrintableHow to Identify a ToddlerHow to Plan an Awesome PlaydateHow I’m Saving Up $3500 for Disney3 Things Every Girl Needs to Hear Her Daddy SayThe Best Thing You Can Do For Your Finances$265 One Month Saving ChallengeConversation Heart Rice Krispie TreatsDear Mom of a Preschooler, Toddler, and BabyThe Money Making Theorem to Make $1000
If You’re Thinking About Becoming a Blogger
If you think blogging is something you’d like to do, I have a comprehensive guide to help you do just that! You can read it on my blog or have it emailed to you so you can read it later or print it out!
If You’re Already a Blogger
If you’re a blogger you might be interested in this ebook I wrote to help you increase your blog’s page views. Also, you can join my Blogging Tips mailing list where you will receive actionable tips to grow your blog (and a copy of my free 2017 blog planner!):
If you would like to connect, please shoot me an email at lena <at> whatmommydoes.com
I hope you have a lovely day!