10 Great Work From Home Facebook Pages

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Do you want to work from home and earn some extra money? Or maybe you even want to earn a full time income working from home? Or maybe you have a child with autism or other special needs who demands that you stay home with him or her? In any case, working from home is a hot topic with moms and really with almost anyone. That said you do have to be careful because there are unfortunately a lot of scams out there. I wrote about 50 Work from hoe ideas for moms of children with autism in this post. However, today I would like to share 10 great work from home Facebook pages with you. These pages all have a large and highly engaged audience. Most if not all of them also have a blog and or website with additional articles and information, and all of them do an effective (in my opinion) job of screening their listings for scams.

1. Rat Race Rebellion This great work from home Facebook page focuses on work from home jobs although there are a few home businesses opportunities mentioned as well. Their focus is on larger companies hiring people to do traditional jobs working from home.

2. Work at Home Wife This page focuses more on part time gigs you can do to make a few bucks as well as ways to diversify your income. Both work from home jobs and starting your own business are mentioned with equal portions. They also talk quite a bit about selling on Amazon and Ebay.

3. Work at home mom revolution This page is similar to The Rat Race Rebellion with job leads for work from home companies mostly listed.

4. Work at Home Adventures This work from home Facebook page offers a mixture of tips, advice, job leads, and ideas on how to make money working from home.

5. The work at home woman This page focuses more on making extra cash and working from home with your own business with minimal job leads and job information.

6. Work at Home Moms This page offers more advice, tips and coaching on how to successfully be a work at home mom. While there are some jobs and business ideas, this page more or less assumes you already work from home and are needing help to increase your success and income.

7. The Work From Home Lifestyle
This page offers listings almost exclusively from one website. Although the listings are for a variety of work from home jobs. There are also videos and other educational information.

8. Work from home happiness- legitimate online jobs This page shares a mixture of work from home jobs including customer service and tech support jobs as well as tips for making money online with your own business.

9. Work from home opportunities. This page posts more tips to make money online as well as ways to generate part time and extra income working from home. There are not many actually full time work from home jobs shared.

10. Dream Home Based Work This page focuses on ways to make money online as well as work from home jobs. Most of the jobs are in the tech field or require a variety of online marketing and or research skills.

I hope you find these helpful. As always use your own intuition when applying and know that just because it is listed here doesn’t mean it isn’t a scam. While I’ve found these pages to be a reasonably high quality and they do their best to screen offers, they and I can’t guarantee that something didn’t slip through.

Want to work from home with me? Let’s chat.

10 Delicious Healthy Dairy Free and Gluten Free Christmas Holiday Drinks

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Believe it or not Christmas Holiday drinks can be full of gluten and or dairy if you buy them at the store or eat them at a restaurant. However, making your own delicious healthy gluten free and dairy free Christmas Holiday drinks can actually be quite easy. Here are 10 recipes.

1. Gluten Free and Dairy Free Eggnog with coconut milk This is easier than you think to make and is quite delicious. You can also buy it at the store. One brand that I have seen is the So-Delicious brand of dairy free ice creams. They make a dairy free eggnog too.

2. Eggnog with Almond Milk- You can try the recipe above in number 1 but with almond milk.

2. Apple Cider While apple cider usually doesn’t have gluten or dairy in it, it does often have more sugar than necessary.

3. Cranberry Smoothie

Put Coconut or almond milk, vanilla trim shake or other vanilla protein shake, cranberries, chia seeds, and stevia and blend in a blendtec or other high speed blender.

4. Pumpkin Smoothie
Put Coconut or almond milk, vanilla trim shake or other vanilla protein shake, canned pumpkin, banana in a blendtec or other high speed blender and blend.

5. Pumpkin Spice Tea. You can buy it above from Amazon or you could add clove, cinnamon, and or pumpkin spice to another kind of tea.

6. Raw Cocoa- Hot Chocolate- blend- warm coconut or almond milk with raw cocoa powder and stevia. Use about 1-2 tablespoons of raw cocoa per 8 0z. of coconut, almond or rice milk and 2-3 drops of stevia. If you want to stick with the chocolate flavor, then use chocolate stevia.

7. Chocolate Peanut Butter and Cinnamon Smoothie- chocolate trim shake, coconut or almond milk, peanut butter, cinnamon or 1-2 drops of cinnamon essential oil.

9. Apple Cinnamon Water- boil an apple in water- then drain the water and add cinnamon and honey.

10. Pumpkin flavored kambucha. I haven’t tried this one yet, but it sounds delicious.

Which one of these Christmas Holiday drinks is your favorite? Let me know in the comments.

10 Christmas and Winter DIY Crafts with Essential Oils

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Essential oils can help you make a lot of great Christmas and Winter DIY crafts. Here are ten of my favorites.

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1. Hand sanitizers- I make these by using a recycled essential oil bottle that I fill 3/4 full with pure or distilled water. Then I add in 10-15 drops of On Guard Essential Oil Blend and a small amount of witch hazel just enough that the bottle doesn’t overflow.

2. Hand Soaps- I make these with an empty plastic bottle with either a pump or a squirt. Then I fill the bottle almost to the top with castile soap and add in 10-25 drops of peppermint or clove essential oil. If the bottle is larger then I use more essential oil.

3. Holiday Spray bottles

4. Candy Cane Sugar Scrub This makes a great Winter time facial and body scrub.

potpourri with essential oils

5. Potpourri. Who doesn’t love potpourri during the Winter? It adds a great smell to your home and is a healthier alternative to candles and chemical sprays.

6. Ornaments and Gift Tags You can make your own ornaments and gift tags and save a lot of money at the store with these Winter DIY crafts.

7. Bath Salt Ornaments This is another clever and creative Winter DIY project that you can make and then you can use the bath salts in your bath after Christmas.

8. Lip Balm If your lips are anything like mine, they are always cracking and turning red all winter long. Make this Winter DIY essential oil based lip balm to help.

9. Peppermint Chocolates. Ready for some chocolate? Of course you are. Then why not make these delicious peppermint chocolates?

10. Inhalers. You make these by taking a plastic inhaler you can buy from a store like Aroma Tools and then add in 10-20 drops of your favorite essential oils on the wick. Then you inhale the oils via your nose. The breathe and on guard blends are some great ones during the Winter. You can also use something like peppermint and wild orange for an energy boost.

Emotional Wellness with Find Your Mood App

How is your emotional wellness? In my opinion and from my experiences emotional wellness is one of the less talked about aspects of health and wellness. However, it is actually just as important if not more important than physical health and wellness. What if there was a simple and easy to use way to mange your emotional wellness by figuring out which essential oils can help support and improve many of the common negative emotions? Well know there is. With the Doterra daily drop app for iPhone, ipad, and android devices. You can download this emotional wellness app for free and start using it today.

Watch the video below to learn more about how this app and the emotional wellness essential oil blends from Doterra can help you improve your emotional wellness. Learn how to manage your negative emotions and become a happier and more productive person.

Downlaod daily drop for the iphone

Download the daily drop for android

Warning: This information does not take the place of advice from Doctors or therapists for people with severe depression and other medical disorders.

The Ulimate List of Healthy Eating for Autism Tips

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Does trying to make healthy eating for autism drive you nuts? If so, here are 25 of the best tips for healthy eating for autism to help you.

1. Go slowly. Avoid trying to force your child to give up all unhealthy foods at once.

2. When eliminating foods, eliminate one food at a time.

3. Don’t be afraid to sneak in vegetables into foods your child likes. For example, you can blend spinach into tomato sauce for pizza, or you can blend broccoli into cheese sauce for macaroni and cheese.

4. Try getting your child to drink fruits and veggies. You can make delicious juices and smoothies your child will love.

5. While too much gluten free breads, cookies and cakes are not the best choices, when first beginning a gluten free diet with your child, it’s better to start with them rather than create caos by not allowing them at all.

6. Pinterest and blogs can be life savers when it comes to finding healthy eating and recipes for your child with autism.

7. Don’t be afraid to use bribery and rewards to encourage your child to try new foods.

8. Involve your child with the cooking.

9. Show your child pictures of fruits and vegetables and ask him or her which ones he or she wants to eat.

10. When it comes to healthy eating for your child, you the parent are ultimately responsible. If your child is a brat who only wants fries or cookies, you created the problem whether you realize it or not.

11. Healthy eating or unhealthy eating with a child with autism can be at the root cause of allergies, asthma, digestive issues, behavior troubles and sleep issues plus much more.

12. You may not be able to do it all on your own so don’t be afraid to reach out to a health coach like me, a nutritionist or other professional for help.

13. If you fall off the wagon, don’t stress and just get back on.

14. Having the full support of the rest of your household including other children who aren’t on the autism spectrum is a must.

15. Taking the extra time to look for store specials and sales, find coupons and deals and exploring online options such as Amazon and Vitacost is worth the effort to same money on healthy foods and on gluten free and dairy free options.

16. Think simple. A one pot meal of sauted veggies and chicken can be a delicious and healthy option that is simple to prepare and serve.

17. Get a crock pot and rice cooker and learn how to use them.

18. Avoid having your child watch food commercials as much as possible.

19. Find other fun activities to do that don’t involve food.

20. Teach your child how to cook healthy meals so that he or she will know how to cook and will enjoy healthy cooking.

21. Realize that all children and adults have taste preferences. Once you know your child doesn’t like a certain vegetable, stop forcing him or her to eat it. That said, you need to make sure first that your child really doesn’t like it and that he or she has tried it at least a few times.

22. Plan ahead with a grocery shopping list and menu plan.

23. Having a costco and or sams club membership can be a life saver especially if there are more than 4 people in your household.

24. Plan ahead. Then plan ahead again. Seriously though planning ahead will save you a lot of time, money and headaches. It will also make it more likely that you stick with healthy eating with your child even when it’s hard.

25. Think about the big picture. Why are you doing this? What do you hope to accomplish with healthy eating for your child with autism?

Which tip is your favorite? Have any healthy eating for autism tips to share that I missed. Share them below in the comments.

12 Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes Recipes

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Do you love mashed potatoes as much as I do? I know mashed potatoes are one of my favorite Thanksgiving and really anytime recipes. Yet ever since I had to give up dairy products, I’ve had to experiment with various ways of making dairy free mashed potatoes. Here are 12 of either my own recipes, or of those I’ve found online.

1. Mash potatoes with a pinch of salt, 1 cup of coconut milk per 2 cups of potatoes and 1 tablespoon of olive oil.

2. Use the same recipe as number 1 only use almond milk.

3. Mix and mash potatoes with coconut oil and a pinch of salt. You want to use just enough to get the coconut flavor without overdoing it. Usually about 1 tablespoon per 2 large potatoes is a nice amount.

4. Mix and mash potatoes with olive oil and 1 teaspoon of nutritional yeast per 2 large potatoes. This makes for a nice twist on a “cheesy” dish of dairy free mashed potatoes.

5. Use cauliflower instead of potatoes and blend them in a blender with a pinch of salt and coconut or almond milk.

6. Use half potatoes and half cauliflower and make the same recipe as in number 5.

7. Mix potatoes with olive oil and garlic spice mix. You can use a straight garlic one, or one that has garlic and a few other spices.

8. Make a rosemary and thyme version by mixing the potatoes with coconut or almond milk, a pinch of salt and some sprinkled rosemary and thyme herbs.

9. Make a version of dairy free mashed potatoes with chicken broth.

10. Use vegan butter with black pepper and chives.

11. Combine garlic, thyme and almond milk in these dairy free mashed potatoes.

12. Mix potatoes with olive oil and herbes de provence herb mix.

Got a favorite dairy free mashed potatoes recipe that I forgot? Please share in the comments below.

How to Deal with Autism Meltdowns Without Going Crazy

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What do you do when you child with autism has a meltdown? Do you know how to handle them without losing your hair? Do you know how to parent your child with love without turning him or her into a spoiled brat by always giving in in order to avoid an autism meltdown? If you are a parent who could use some help in learning how to deal with autism meltdowns without going crazy then keep on reading.

Yes I know autism meltdowns are awful. I remember having several when I was young and I’m sure they were really bad for my parents. One time in particular I cried on the kitchen floor for hours until I feel asleep because I refused to do the dishes because they were “yucky” and I didn’t like the feel of them. However, I survived and so did my parents. The reality is that like it or not, autism meltdowns are okay and in fact, if you always try to avoid them, you will end up with a brat for a child. Furthermore, what young child without autism doesn’t throw fits from time to time? None. All normal children have fits too.

That said, there are ways to limit and control meltdowns.

1. Teach your child that he or she will not always get everything he or she wants. Make sure that you don’t give in, no matter how hard it may be. Your child will learn over time that having a meltdown is not a solution to the problem.

2. Encourage your child to use words rather than over-reacting. This is even more important if your child is older and is verbal.

3. Establish a system with rewards for good behavior. Avoid overdoing it with bribery but know when to offer your child a reward for being good.

4. Know that many meltdowns are caused by sensory overload and as annoying as they are, they are a normal part of autism.

5. Find ways to stimulate your child’s senses. There are sensory toys and activities that can work well. Things such as balls, play dough, and silly putty can work well.

6. Consider using ear phones to help block out too much noise if loud noises are bothering your child and contributing to his or her sensory overload.

Keep working with your child slowly and you will over time watch the meltdowns happen less frequently.

The Real Reason Why the United States Health Care System is Broken

Unless you are living in a cave you no doubt know that the United States Health Care system is broken. However, in my opinion the problems with the US healthcare system go way beyond Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act and health insurance issues.

What are the real problems with the United States health care system? Why is it really such a mess?

Watch the video below and learn more.

Why a Health Coach for Your Child With Autism?

Have you ever considered working with a health coach for your child with autism? Many parents haven’t and yet a health coach can help you and your child in ways you never thought possible. Watch the video below about why and how a health coach for your child with autism can be life changing.

Check out these other blog posts for more details on health coaching and why you should consider it for you and your child with autism and really for your entire family.

Why Hire a Family Health Coach

Why working with a health coach can change your life

7 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Health Coach

Want to chat? Schedule a time now with me at: Free Wellness Consultation

50 great work from home ideas for moms of children with autism

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1. Ebay Have you ever bought or sold anything on ebay? Whether you have ever used the site before or not, why not make extra money selling on ebay? ?While there are a lot of ways to make money on ebay, here are a few of the best ideas. Find items on wholesale online and sell them on ebay. If you do this you want to stick with 2-3 main niches or kinds of items. You also want to find a place that will drop ship to people so you don’t spend lots of time at the post office. I also recommend that you find a few books on selling on ebay and that you read them first so that you can learn to use ebay effectively.

2. Etsy Etsy is like an ebay for crafters. If you are crafty or artistic you can do quite well here. You can sell all kinds of things such as homemade soap, baby blankets, weighted blankets and more.

3. Catering. If you love to cook and you are good at it, there are lots of people who would love to hire you to cook for their family reunions, family parties, birthday parties, weddings and more. You can do this part time very easily by letting your friends, family and neighbors know that you are willing to cook dinner or other meals for them as needed.

4. Photography. This is another great one. If you have a good camera and some experience you can make money taking pictures of people. Many people just need someone to take a good family photo, or some nice looking pictures for the web or for other personal or business users. There are also stock photo websites that will pay for photos that you take and upload to the site.

5. Direct Sales. This is my personal favorite, however it is not for everyone. If you do want to try it, then you need to choose a company that you are passionate about and one that has products that you love. You can check out the national site at http://dswa.org for ideas, companies and training. Ask around and see what options are out there before you choose one. If you want to work with me you can learn more about what I offer at
http://healthandwealthwithoils.com

6. Scrapbooking
How many people do you know that have boxes of photos in their basement? Many people gave them. Why not offer to put these together for them for a fee?

7. Doing research- many companies have needs for information and you can get paid to help them find it.

8. Tutoring
Many children need tutoring and if you have skills and education in any of the main subjects you can do this part time and earn an income. This is especially true if you are good at math or science. There are also options for teaching ESL and other subjects online.

9. Birthday Parties
Many parents are busy or get stressed out planning birthday parties for their kids and don’t want to do them themselves.

10. Pizza Deliveries
Many pizza companies hire drivers to do deliveries part time and they are busiest on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. For most moms, this is a time when you could work and find someone to watch your child. While not a work from home option specifically, it does offer more flexibility than most other jobs.

11. Mystery Shopping- You can find lots of these jobs that you can do when your child is at school or when you have someone else to take care of him or her. Never pay a fee to access these jobs though.

12. Typing
There are many business owners and busy people who would love to hire someone to type letters, and other documents.

13. Special Needs Daycare
While this might seem difficult, I have met a few parents who have done this. You can find a way to take care of 1 or more other special needs children along with your own. Either all day or for just a few hours.

14. Run Errands
Run errands for people. You could combine them with your own errands to save time.

15. Sewing
Depending upon your level of sewing, you could either sew clothing for people, or you could just do simple alterations such as hems on pants.

16. Piano Accompanist
If you can play the piano well, you can earn money accompanying children and adults who are playing the violin, cello etc at recitals and concerts.

17. Frozen Meals
This is similar to catering, but a bit different. You can make extra food every time you cook dinner, then freeze it into meals and sell these meals to people who are busy and don’t have the time to cook themselves.

18. Writing and Selling Ebooks
This is another great way to make money. You can easily write these ebooks based on topics that you have experience with and then sell them online to people who need the information. See the article below for tips. You can also use the site http://e-junkie.com to collect payment and manage how they are distributed to your customers.
http://socialfresh.com/ebook-how-to/– a great article on how to get started with this.

19. Insurance
Many insurance agents have a lot of leads they need to call and if you are good on the phone you could get paid to call them or to answer the phone when leads call.

20. Apartment Manager
If you could use housing as well, why not find an apartment that needs a manager and you can usually live there for free and get paid.

21. Book Reviewer
Many websites, magazines and newspapers need people to read books and review them. Look online to see if you can find any that are hiring.

22. Blogger
Why not blog and then get a large audience and you can sell ads and make money. There are lots of moms who do this. For example, check out http://specialhappens.com or http://5minutesforspecialneeds.com

23. Hair Stylist
You can formally go to school for this and open an in home salon, or if you already know how to do it you can cut the hair of children and get paid.

24. Virtual Assistant
If you have computer skills and marketing skills you can do quite well at this. You can do it as a formal business or just on the side part time working on whatever tasks people ask you to do that you know how to do.

25. Social Media Marketing
Lots of business owners need help with their social media marketing so why not do it for them? You can do simple things such as creating facebook fan pages and opening up twitter accounts, or you could do more complex things such as installing wordpress blogs. To make this a success you will need to get some training and experience yourself but this can be quite profitable.

26. Nails
You can get formal training as an esthetician or you can learn how to paint nails and other similar tasks and many people will be willing to pay you for this. One company that sells nice looking nail products is called Jamberry.

27. Makeovers
Many people need someone to do their hair, makeup and other similar things for weddings, photos and other special events. You could offer this service and get paid to do it.

28. Personal Shopping
Busy people and especially corporate executives need someone to do their shopping for them. If you have a sense of style and fashion this can be even more profitable.

29. Gift Wrapping
Wrapping gifts at Christmas and for other holidays can be very time consuming. You could arrange to offer this service for a few hours each day around all the major holidays or all day long every day the week or 2 weeks before Christmas and earn some extra money.

30. Editing
If you have good English spelling and grammar skills many people will pay you to edit and proofread anything from papers, to rough drafts of books.

31. Translating. If you have foreign language skills, this can be quite profitable.

32. Dance Lessons
If you have dancing skills and have taken ballet or other dance lessons, many studios hire people part time to teach dancing, or if you are very good you could open up your open studio and it could be at home depending upon where you live and any available space you have.

33. Foreign Language Lessons
Again this requires foreign language skills but if you have them and are good at it, you can offer this service to all kinds of people. Lessons for adults or young children are in especially high demand.

34. Cleaning
Who do you know who really enjoys cleaning? Not most people. If you enjoy it or if you are good at it, many cleaning companies need temporary help especially around the holidays. You can find cleaning companies and call and ask if they need help, or you can let everyone you know that you are available to clean for parties, special events and whenever they need their house or office cleaned.

35. Used Book Seller
You can find all kinds of great used books that people would be happy to pay a lot more for by looking at library book sales and yard sales. Then you can resell them on amazon or half.com

36. Antique Dealer
You can find all kinds of antiques and other treasures at yard sales and estate sales and then resell them on ebay or other auction sites or at your own yard sale for a profit.

37. Painter
If you have painting and art skills you can paint and sell your paintings. You could maybe even find a local art gallery to partner up with.

38. Event Planner
Whether its family reunions, high school or college alumni events, large family parties, business conferences or other events.

39. Video filming and editing
This one requires some equipment and skills but if you have a video camera and a computer with at least basic video editing software, you can make money doing this as well.

40. Ghost writing
Many people need articles, blog posts, newsletters, letters, books and other things written for them and they may not have the time to do it and they will pay you to do it as long as they can use their name on it. If you have good writing skills this can pay very well.

41. Graphic Design
This is another one that requires a few skills. However, if you have access or you can purchase adobe photoshop and painter for your computer you can learn how to make and sell graphics. You can also use free sites such as bannerfans.com and xheader.com to make banners for websites and sell them.

42. Web Design
While creating large sites is quite complicated, there are many people and businesses who would love to pay you for a simple web site and you can learn how to create these quite easily.

43. Host an Online Radio Show
This one will require some work but it can be quite profitable. You can start your own show for free at http://blogtalkradio.com and if you work it consistently and you provide value and a show that people want to listen to then you can eventually start charging for advertising and make money.

44. Food Sampler
You know how when you go shopping on weekends at grocery stores or at clubs like Sams and Costco and you see people giving out food samples. There are always companies looking for people to do this and the pay is pretty good too. If you are available on weekends and can find someone to care for your child or children you could make money this way and be home with your kids during the week.

45. Yard Sales
Host your own yard sales. Keep an eye out for bargains at thrift stores, at other yard sales and wherever else you can and collect things to sell. You can then have your sales every Saturday during the Summer and you can potentially make enough money to last you the entire year.

46. Ironing and Laundry
Who really loves to do this? Not many people that I know. So if you can handle doing it or maybe you do even enjoy it, then you can get paid to do it for people.

47. Filing Taxes
You have to be careful with this one since you need training and certification to do taxes for people who have businesses, who own rental properties or who have other complex items on their taxes. However you could do them for people who just don’t want to do them themselves or for teenagers who worked just one job during the year. You can get paid to these simple tax returns for these people. You can figure out how to do them by reading through the tax booklet forms and looking online on the IRS website.

48. Jewelry Repair
Many people have jewelry that gest broken. You can figure out how to repair it or how to get money for the gold and silver by taking it to a reseller and then charge them a fee.

49. Dog walking
Many people have dogs who need walking but they just don’t have the time to walk their dogs. You could become a dog walker and offer this service for a fee.

50. Pet Siting
Just like dog walking many people need someone to care for their pets while they are on vacation or even in some cases while they are at work. Dog kennels and other pet sitting companies cost a lot of money and so many people would be very happy to have you care for their pet or pets and to pay you less than a kennel but enough that it can give you some much needed income. Furthermore, many special needs children can really benefit from having the company of a dog, or other pet so this can be an added bonus and your child could even help you care for the pet or feed it.

These are just a few ideas for making money while working from home with a child with autism. Some of these will require some outside of the home time and others less. Some may work from you and others not, but hopefully you have found at least a few you can try.