Earn Money as a SAHM

Are you a Stay at Home Mom who misses being able to make a little money herself? Or maybe you are a college student who could use a little extra spending money. Well I put together a little list of my 5 favorite ways to earn an extra buck.

  1. Donate Plasma

This is a new one for me, but I think it will be my new favorite. I recently became a plasma donor at BioLife Plasma Services. It was a great, clean, facility that even provides free childcare while you donate. I signed up during a special promotion so I will earn $300 with completion of my first 5 donations. After that it is $20 first donation $50 second donation within each week. So you can earn $70 each week or $280 each month. This is a great option for moms. As you can earn money, have a safe place on site for your children, and have an hour to yourself to read or watch a video on your phone. Just tell them LAURA WRIGHT sent you and I receive a $20 bonus. Then recruit your own friends and family and get your own bonus! You can get more information on Biolife HERE or to find a location near you. All your funds are loaded onto a reusable prepaid debit card.

Not only will you earn a little extra money, but you will help save lives in the process.


2. Taste Test Ice Cream

Yup. You read that correctly. This one is only for local Siouxland residents. Wells Enterprises, the makers of Blue Bunny Ice Cream, Bomb Pop, and more are in need of individuals to come in and taste their ice cream. No joke. I actually use to work for Wells before I became a SAHM and run these panels. But now I get to sit on the other side of the window. For each session it takes about 45 minutes and you earn a $30 prepaid gift card.  You can sign up HERE. If you can eat ice cream and work a computer than you can be a taster. You must be able to get to Le Mars, IA for the tasting. I love getting to participate and try out the new flavors they are working on. And come on, is there a better way to earn $30 than eating ice cream?

Be a Taste Tester

3. Ibotta 

If you aren’t familiar with Ibotta rebate app, you should be. This has been a great way for our family to earn cash back on grocery items we already buy. And now that they include online retailers like Hotels.com and Amazon you can earn even more. I have been using Ibotta for a little over a year, and so far I have earned over $173 cash back on items I was going to buy anyways. Things like milk, eggs, bananas, pancake syrup, etc.  Use referral code gergdwu when you sign up to earn a bonus after you complete your first rebate. I also get a small referral bonus. See my actual earnings report below. It works!

All you do is select which retailer you are going to be shopping at; choose which items you plan to buy. Purchase your items, scan your receipt and items and DONE! Cash back can be redeemed as a gift card to all major retailers or as a payout to your venmo or paypal account. Sign up Here. Don’t forget to use code gergdwu.


4. Join my Arbonne team

I am an Independent Consultant for Arbonne International. Arbonne sells high quality products for every member of your family. Skincare, nutrition, baby products, even things for your beloved 4-legged family members. Your success with Arbonne is limited only to your own determination and willingness to try. Earn 4 ways, Commission, Overrides, Mercedes Benz cash program, Cash bonuses at every level of management.

I would love to have you join my team. You could totally rock this business. Unlike some MLM companies, you do not have monthly quotas to meet. If you have a slow month, that’s ok. Just start fresh next month! Join my team. You could earn enough to cover groceries, or your mortgage, or your kids sporting fees. Its up to you! Why not try it. You have nothing to lose!



5. Swagbacks

This is an app for your phone that will pay you to watch movie trailers, take surveys, and watch ads for major companies. I just signed up and have already earned a lot of Swagbacks. Each point earned essentially equals 1 penny. So 100 SB = $1. While this app won’t pay back a ton. It is something easy to do while killing time waiting in line or waiting for the doctor. Do on your own time. Earn as much as you want, it’s all based on you. Join my team.


Do you have a favorite way to earn money while staying home? Post your thoughts in the comments.


I’m a Millenial Mom

I found this picture on Facebook the other day and it got me thinking. 

How to be a parent in 2017: Make sure your children’s academic, emotional, psychological, mental, spiritual, physical, nutritional, and social needs are met while being careful not to over stimulate, under stimulate, improperly medicate, helicopter, or neglect them in a screen-free, processed foods-free, GMO-free, negative energy-free, plastic-free, body positive, socially conscious, egalitarian but also authoritative, nurturing but fostering of independence, gentle but not overally permissive, pesticide-free two-story, multilingual home, preferably in a cul-da-sac with a backyard and 1.5 siblingsspaced at least two years apart for proper development, also don’t forget the coconut oil. 

How to be a parent in literally every generation before ours: Feed them sometimes.

Being a mom is hard work. And everyone has an opinion on how to do it correctly. This post didn’t even touch on hot button issues like breastfeeding vs formula,  rear- facing car seats til age 5, cosleeping or letting them cry it out. 

How is a mom ever to feel like she is doing the right way of parenting? I know there are times I have felt like a total failure as a parent.  Then in a devotion I read this morning I saw this. 

If I get to the end of a long day and I’ve given each of my kids 12 hugs; I’m going to count that as an A+ Gold Star day! 

As parents in a world of information at our fingertips, we forget about the simplest things. Hugs. Giggles. Spending time together. So my advice to you fellow mom’s, just give your kids a hug. You are doing the most important job in the world and rocking it!

Leave a comment with your thoughts. 

Contentment in my Role

This morning I attended Bible Study Fellowship. I am so glad I did. Because I had not really wanted to go. It was cold and rainy, Teddy slept poorly last night and I was just tired.  Well, with BSF they hand out green sheets that have tips for Godly parenting. I dont always read them. But today I was drawn to it. And it was all God.

“God has a plan for your child, and your parenting can help your son or daughter discover God’s goal for his or her life.” Some days it is hard to remember that my children have a plan that God has destined for them. That when they are out of the barbie and dinosaur stage they will be maturing into the people God wants them to be. 

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