December 2016 Income and Pageviews Report

December 2016 Income and Pageviews Report
December 2016 Income and Pageviews Report

December was an interesting month to blog. With all the holiday craziness I was interested to see if people would buy like crazy or be disengaged because they had so much to do. I made sure I had a post out about the toys that last for kids to give my readers present ideas. It was kind of up and down and I was busy with my own holiday events and fun with the kids so I definitely didn’t give the blog too much of my time. Continue reading “December 2016 Income and Pageviews Report”

November 2016 Blog Pageview and Income Report

2nd month blogging double the income and pageviews
2nd month blogging double the income and pageviews Laptop Beach by Laura Hoffmann cc2.0

The second month blogging was even more exciting for me than the first! It was so amazing to watch the numbers grow both income and pageviews! I think the absolute best part of it was the comments that came pouring in. I loved hearing from the other momma’s out there! It was amazing! I got some “tried it’s” on Pinterest and that was exciting as well. Continue reading “November 2016 Blog Pageview and Income Report”

October 2016 Blog Income Report

October 2016 Blog Income Report
October 2016 Blog Income Report – Photo by Ashley

Okay, so here we go my October 2016 blog income report! I am officially a blogger(totally jumping up and down doing a happy dance)! I definitely wondered when I started this little venture when I would be able to come back and write about making money with it. It was MUCH sooner than I anticipated. Continue reading “October 2016 Blog Income Report”

How to start a blog for newbies with step-by-step instructions!

 

how to start a blog for newbies with step-by-step instructions
how to start a blog for newbies with step-by-step instructions      Photo by Ashley

Less than a year ago I had no clue what a blog was. I was reading them every day on Pinterest but just assumed they were websites. Now I know that a blog is a website but it is also a real person writing about their passion or topic that they are knowledgeable in. These awesome people are everywhere and they are traveling the world, staying home with their kids, paying off debts or enjoying a life they never thought they could. Continue reading “How to start a blog for newbies with step-by-step instructions!”

My Blogging Journey From Day 1 Edition 1

blogging journey from day 1 edition 1
blogging journey from day 1 edition 1

Browsing Pinterest one day I stumbled across a blog (which I didn’t know was a thing at that point) it was about working from home as a mom and side hustles. I read on about how this mom was blogging part time and making enough money to stay home with her kids from writing about topics that I felt like “hey I know a lot about that stuff too.” Then I searched it and found a huge number more of these women. Continue reading “My Blogging Journey From Day 1 Edition 1”

The About Me

About The Blog:

Welcome to The Best Of The Middle! What you’ll find here is the best of middle-class life from a stay-at-home mom/working mom/nanny/blogger. I’ll be talking about topics like kids and babies, personal finance, the home, credit, home buying and selling, travel and my blogging journey. Add in a little bit of reality and humor and that’s what you can expect here.  

Check out my categories list and look for some great tips and tricks I think are worth sharing and some products that have made my life easier! I am certainly not super frugal or really crafty, what I can give you is realistic ways to simplify life and make it more enjoyable. Helping women and moms who are looking to do the same is my goal! If I can make one day in your life more simple and enjoyable then my mission is complete!

I have also decided to share my blogging journey from start to finish as a way to encourage other moms out there that they can stay home with their kids too! I will be including a lot of behind the scenes posts about how a SAHM with NO blogging experience started and how it progresses over time. Stay tuned!

 

About The Me:

I’m Erin, I’m a mom to two beautiful children, one that’s on my boob right now and one that will be up any minute.  Wife to an amazing man that drives me crazy but I can’t live without. I was a nanny for 10 years and love children they are my absolute passion! Now I am lucky enough to be a stay-at-home mom for the moment and have been a working mom as well.  It’s new to me but I am also a blogger and I’m trying to make it my full-time gig.

I love spending time with my family! We enjoy watching sports, getting outside for an adventure or staying in for a family movie night together! We are a pretty regular middle-class family that loves to be together and loves to travel! Our little man “P” joined the family in 2016 and Our big girl “J” is 2 but with the attitude of a teenager!

My husband and I have been together for 10 years now and married for 4. He is my best friend and the love of my life! He also drives me crazy of course! I couldn’t imagine a minute of my life without him!