About Chantal @ Busy Blogging Mom

Mom, blogger, and wannabe #Boss. When I'm not blogging, I'm wrangling a messy toddler, working my way to the bottom of the laundry pile, or cuddling with my German Shepherd.
  • Dear working mom, how do you do it?

Dear Working Mom: How Do You Do It?

Dear working mom, this one's for you! Today I finished a random library book that took me by surprise when it reeled me in like an over-zealous fish. It was one of those books that I just grabbed while trying to keep my two year old from ripping off every single book in the two-story library. [...]

By |November 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments
  • Live frugally with these money saving tips.

50 MORE Little Ways to Live Frugally

My post "50 Little Ways to Live Frugally," is my most popular post on this blog. It started out with a few hundred page views per day, then jumped to several thousand, and now sits at several hundred views per day. Hi there! This blog is where I help other make and save money! If [...]

By |November 14th, 2016|EARN + SAVE|6 Comments

10 Ways to Take Your Blog from Hobby to Business

Is your blog a business or a hobby? When I ask myself that question, I'm not sure how to answer it. I think I'm somewhere in the middle, honestly.  It's probably not the best thing for growth - but over time I've realized that taking things too seriously can set you up for some major [...]

By |November 10th, 2016|BLOGGING, Tips + Tutorials|0 Comments

How to Install WordPress with SiteGround

Hello new bloggers + friends!  Do you know how to install WordPress, or was it done for you? I was on Facebook the other day when I noticed the thread of a distressed newbie blogger. She had purchased a domain name and hosting package from Siteground, but was having trouble installing WordPress.  It reminded me [...]

By |November 6th, 2016|BLOGGING, Tips + Tutorials|19 Comments
  • There's a lot to learn from your favorite powerful bloggers.

What do Powerful Bloggers Have in Common?

Lately, I've been looking at big, powerful bloggers that really know their stuff. I've been studying them like crazy. But I'm not just casually visiting their sites and occasionally pinning something I might want to go back to, or nodding my head at something I like. I'm really trying to learn something - taking notes, rereading things, eyeballing their [...]

By |November 5th, 2016|BLOGGING|1 Comment
  • Housekeeping tips.

12 Housekeeping Tips for the Unnatural Homemaker

I'm 25 now and still learning so much about keeping house. I've read all of the housekeeping tips out there, but I'm still I'm a self-proclaimed, "crappy homemaker."  Before being a stay-at-home-mom, I wasn't a homemaker. My mom wasn't a homemaker, either. As a kid, I never spent more than a few minutes a day [...]

By |November 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

October 2016 Blog Income Report

Hi blogging friends and mamas!  Today I bring you my first income report since returning to the blogging scene after a month of rest back in July/August. I started doing this income reports when I started this blog in April or so, and since this is my first full month back, I thought I'd start doing them [...]

By |November 1st, 2016|BLOGGING, Income Reports|4 Comments
  • Your blog may never be lucrative if you're doing these things.

5 Reasons You May Never Have a Lucrative Blog

Do you have a lucrative blog? Does your blog have the potential to be lucrative? I know, those are some scary questions. Not all bloggers like to talk about money. But it's time to get real! (What is a lucrative blog, anyway?) Now that I've just had my first "blogiversary," I can really look back [...]

By |October 31st, 2016|BLOGGING, Tips + Tutorials|0 Comments
  • Use Crowdfire to gain Twitter and Instagram followers.

How to Use Crowdfire to Gain Twitter + Instagram Followers

Hey blogging friends and mamas!  Want more Twitter and Instagram followers? Of course you do! Recently a lot of you have asked me how to get more sponsored work on Twitter (follow me!), how to gain more followers, and how to use it to get traffic to your blog. I recently came out with a [...]

By |October 27th, 2016|BLOGGING, Tips + Tutorials|3 Comments
  • Want to know how to make money with sponsored Tweets?

How to Make Money with Sponsored Tweets

Several months ago, some of you came to me with questions about how I'm making money on Twitter.  I wrote about sponsored Tweets a few months ago but I'd like to answer your questions again today.  Although it's not a huge amount, I do make anywhere from $10-50 per month Tweeting for brands. However, I [...]

By |October 26th, 2016|BLOGGING, Tips + Tutorials|5 Comments