Making money

So I’ve read, tried and tested most things online to make money. Stocks were popular with me a couple of years ago. Tag lines such as ‘easy was to make £1000 in a month’ do catch your eye and make you want to read the blog attached to it, but you have to either watch a video that last 30 minutes about how the stock market works and how “they” don’t want you to know how easy it is or you have to invest your own money. Obviously. The whole reason people look for things like this is because they have no money and want to get some quick. So stocks was definitely a No-Go for me. After watching said video. I still had no idea on how the stock market works and I didn’t want to lose all my money… You know… The money that I don’t have.

The next venture was filling out surveys. Oh my goodness. You have to fill out 1000’s of surveys to even make a living! The ones I was finding were only giving out pennies for each survey I filled out. I had enough of that after about a week. What’s the point?!

Because you all know I’m a self named ‘Pinterest Mum’. This great app has recently been giving me Pins for Affiliate Marketing links. So I’ve read up on this and researched A LOT. Like I do with anything new. So basically you can sign up with companies that will give you a list of other companies who will give you a commission to promote their business or product. Great! I could start making money before the day was out. I’ve been doing it for a day now and nothing. Is it my lack of push, is it my lack of followers, is it because it doesn’t really work? Who knows?!

I just know that if you want something. You just have to work hard to get it. No one is just going to hand you money for nothing. Are they?!

On a lighter note. We had a fab time at a forest school yesterday.

The girls made Stick Man! We love the story. Actually we love anything that Julia Donaldson writes.

Moo turns 2!

Yesterday was Marnie’s 2nd birthday. She woke up in my bed with Darcey singing ‘Happy Birthday’. Darcey was welcomed with the response “NO!” And a slap. 🙄. Great start to the day.

She opened her presents from the three of us and we got ready for the school run. After taking Darcey to school, we headed out for some party supplies. I’d already been to Costco’s for a couple of pizzas the day before, so yesterday was cups, plates and banners. A few other things were purchased too. New hula hoops and a couple of teddies for both girls.

To make it clear. I’m not “one of those parents” who give the non-birthday child a gift on the birthday child’s actual birthday. The things I got Darcey are hidden and I will give them to her on another day.

So, anyway. I prepped the party food during the day. The party was starting after Darcey had finished school. Everyone came over and filled the house pretty quickly, but I love the madness! We played some games, filled up all the children with sweets, cake and pizza and sent them on their way. Marnie did well for presents. Clothes, toys, soft animals and puzzles! She loved opening them all (with the help of the older children).

I got to the end of the day and thought “How on earth is she 2 already?!” It feels like I’ve blinked and she turning into a little girl. She’s just not a baby anymore. She’s talking up to five word sentences and just becoming more bearable to be around, which is always a nice feeling. Roll on Darcey’s birthday in October.

Also, I’ve come to the realisation that I’m turning into a ‘Pinterest Mum’ and do you know what? I’m fine with that.