A New Blogger’s Review of ConvertKit Email Marketing Provider in 2020

Learn why I switched from sumo to mailchimp to convertkit. Even with its high monthly price. Find out about their new free masterclass, easy-to-use interface, A/B testing, simple integration & more. Grow your blog, business & email list by switching over to ConvertKit. With free landing pages included in their services, you'll be able to offer more to your readers & clients than ever before.
Learn why I switched from sumo to mailchimp to convertkit. Even with its high monthly price. Find out about their new free masterclass, easy-to-use interface, A/B testing, simple integration & more. Grow your blog, business & email list by switching over to ConvertKit. With free landing pages included in their services, you'll be able to offer more to your readers & clients than ever before.Learn why I switched from sumo to mailchimp to convertkit. Even with its high monthly price. Find out about their new free masterclass, easy-to-use interface, A/B testing, simple integration & more. Grow your blog, business & email list by switching over to ConvertKit. With free landing pages included in their services, you'll be able to offer more to your readers & clients than ever before.

Learn why I switched from sumo to mailchimp to convertkit. Even with its high monthly price. Find out about their new free masterclass, easy-to-use interface, A/B testing, simple integration & more. Grow your blog, business & email list by switching over to ConvertKit. With free landing pages included in their services, you'll be able to offer more to your readers & clients than ever before.When I started this blogging journey months ago, I was determined to make a go of it with little to no monetary inputs – email marketing included.  Boy, was I kidding myself.

While it is possible to make an income with a self-hosted blog and free services, to me it is only a pipe dream.  I am not techy whatsoever, and the thought of coding makes me break out in a cold sweat.

So, I did what any 90s baby would do – I Googled and researched the best services and companies for people like me.

One of the biggest recommendations across the board was for ConvertKit – an email marketing service provider.  And, in my limited opinion on the matter, one of the best.

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9 Deliciously Simple Cheesy Holiday Appetizers

The holidays can get hectic. Ease some of your stress during Thanksgiving and Christmas by creating these simple holiday appetizers. You’ll have everyone begging for the recipe when you bring these cheesy holiday appetizers to your next party. Go ahead and try all of them. I know you want to. Give your friends and family an extra special treat with the free treat recipe included!
The holidays can get hectic. Ease some of your stress during Thanksgiving and Christmas by creating these simple holiday appetizers. You’ll have everyone begging for the recipe when you bring these cheesy holiday appetizers to your next party. Go ahead and try all of them. I know you want to. Give your friends and family an extra special treat with the free treat recipe included! The holidays can get hectic. Ease some of your stress during Thanksgiving and Christmas by creating these simple holiday appetizers. You’ll have everyone begging for the recipe when you bring these cheesy holiday appetizers to your next party. Go ahead and try all of them. I know you want to. Give your friends and family an extra special treat with the free treat recipe included! The holidays can get hectic. Ease some of your stress during Thanksgiving and Christmas by creating these simple holiday appetizers. You’ll have everyone begging for the recipe when you bring these cheesy holiday appetizers to your next party. Go ahead and try all of them. I know you want to. Give your friends and family an extra special treat with the free treat recipe included!

For most of us, the holidays can get pretty stressful.  With all the parties and events to attend, shopping there is to do, and planning to coordinate, we end up feeling anxious and run down.  Not at all joyous and relaxed as the word holiday is meant to imply.  A huge part of the festive season is eating.  Everywhere we turn there's food to be tasted.  You probably have obligations to bring a dish or two to a certain event.  Let me ease some of your stress by suggesting some Deliciously Simple Cheesy Holiday Appetizers.

All of these ideas are so simple you'll be left wondering why you've been spending your time making boring cheese balls and basic bruschetta as your go-to Holiday Appetizers.

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How To Potty Train a Baby in 2020

Early potty training, because potty training is a marathon. it's a long learning experience. Learn how to potty train your toddler or baby. It's easy and fun. Lots of bonding time. Easy to do. Great for the family. you will be shocked at how well your child responds and how proud you all are! Early potty training, because potty training is a marathon. it's a long learning experience. Learn how to potty train your toddler or baby. It's easy and fun. Lots of bonding time. Easy to do. Great for the family. you will be shocked at how well your child responds and how proud you all are!

Even before I became pregnant for the first time I knew I didn't want to be the family that had the 3 year old in diapers.  Early potty training, to me, was just going to be potty training.  I didn't consider it a “fad” or a “thing”.  It was just the way we were going to do it.

Fast forward to the delivery room, take 1.  I distinctly recall, with a slimy newborn on my chest, talking to the nurse about how we'll start training Sweet Girl at 9 months old.  Her reply was along the lines of “oh, you're one of those.”

Excuse me?

I didn't realize there were “those” to be categorized.  But, as I soon found out, with any parenting decision there will be distinct divisions and “sides”.  And yes, a lot of the time we are “those” parents.

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How to Turn a Onesie Into a T-Shirt

As parents we know the trouble that comes with onesies. By 9 months old, most kids are too old to be wearing them and they just become this massive hassle that is so not worth it. Ease some of the annoyance in your life by turning a onesie into a T-shirt. You’ll get more use out of it and it will save you time and energy during dressing and diaper changes. Win-win!
As parents we know the trouble that comes with onesies. By 9 months old, most kids are too old to be wearing them and they just become this massive hassle that is so not worth it. Ease some of the annoyance in your life by turning a onesie into a T-shirt. You’ll get more use out of it and it will save you time and energy during dressing and diaper changes. Win-win! As parents we know the trouble that comes with onesies. By 9 months old, most kids are too old to be wearing them and they just become this massive hassle that is so not worth it. Ease some of the annoyance in your life by turning a onesie into a T-shirt. You’ll get more use out of it and it will save you time and energy during dressing and diaper changes. Win-win! As parents we know the trouble that comes with onesies. By 9 months old, most kids are too old to be wearing them and they just become this massive hassle that is so not worth it. Ease some of the annoyance in your life by turning a onesie into a T-shirt. You’ll get more use out of it and it will save you time and energy during dressing and diaper changes. Win-win!

Can we dedicate today's post to one of the most adorable things on the planet?  No, I'm not talking about all the cute trick-or-treaters you had your way last night.  I'm talkin' about baby clothes!  All those teensy-weensy little garments that really have no reason for being so adorable other than they're, well, teensy-weensy.  Specifically, shirts.  We're going to talk about turning a onesie into a T-shirt!

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7 Ways Pregnancy 2 Differed from Pregnancy 1

Pregnancy differences between my first and second pregnancies. 7 elements that were different between baby 1 and baby 2 and what it meant for the sex of the babies. See what the different symptoms meant for me and my experience for being pregnant twice. Plus a FREE hospital bag checklist. If you’re expecting or hoping to become pregnant, this post is for you.
Pregnancy differences between my first and second pregnancies. 7 elements that were different between baby 1 and baby 2 and what it meant for the sex of the babies. See what the different symptoms meant for me and my experience for being pregnant twice. Plus a FREE hospital bag checklist. If you’re expecting or hoping to become pregnant, this post is for you. Pregnancy differences between my first and second pregnancies. 7 elements that were different between baby 1 and baby 2 and what it meant for the sex of the babies. See what the different symptoms meant for me and my experience for being pregnant twice. Plus a FREE hospital bag checklist. If you’re expecting or hoping to become pregnant, this post is for you. Pregnancy differences between my first and second pregnancies. 7 elements that were different between baby 1 and baby 2 and what it meant for the sex of the babies. See what the different symptoms meant for me and my experience for being pregnant twice. Plus a FREE hospital bag checklist. If you’re expecting or hoping to become pregnant, this post is for you.

If you're new to hampersandhiccups.com, let me catch you up.  I have a 17  month old Sweet Girl, and we just welcomed our new bundle of joy – Pipsqueak.  You probably don't want to do the math, so I'll tell ya – that equates to me being pregnant for roughly 18 months out of the last 26.  69%!  While both pregnancies were relatively uneventful and, dare I say, easy, they were still pregnancies!  As I'm sure you've heard, no two pregnancies, births or babies are the same.  I can agree with this and I'm going to share with you 7 of my pregnancy differences.

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How to Survive the Final Month of Pregnancy

FREE Hospital Bag Checklist! What my final month of pregnancy looks like. What I’m doing, how I’m coping. Preparing for baby, getting the house ready. Awaiting baby’s arrival. It’s the end of pregnancy and I’m full of energy. Find inspiration for your own final month of pregnancy here.

FREE Hospital Bag Checklist! What my final month of pregnancy looks like. What I’m doing, how I’m coping. Preparing for baby, getting the house ready. Awaiting baby’s arrival. It’s the end of pregnancy and I’m full of energy. Find inspiration for your own final month of pregnancy here. FREE Hospital Bag Checklist! What my final month of pregnancy looks like. What I’m doing, how I’m coping. Preparing for baby, getting the house ready. Awaiting baby’s arrival. It’s the end of pregnancy and I’m full of energy. Find inspiration for your own final month of pregnancy here. FREE Hospital Bag Checklist! What my final month of pregnancy looks like. What I’m doing, how I’m coping. Preparing for baby, getting the house ready. Awaiting baby’s arrival. It’s the end of pregnancy and I’m full of energy. Find inspiration for your own final month of pregnancy here.

Hey all!  This is an exciting post for me!  I'm writing it at 36+1 which means I'm about 4 weeks from the estimated due date of our second baby, and officially in the final month of pregnancy!  To say the time has flown by would be an understatement.  There was so much I wanted to have done before #2 comes along, and it doesn't seem like the To-Do list has gotten any shorter, even though I've been running around like a crazy person for the last 6 weeks.  In my final month of pregnancy I'm dedicated to tackling the list and getting everything ready for our sweet new arrival.

The final month of pregnancy is fraught with apprehension, curiosity, excitement, and an overwhelming need to get shit done!  Each day I'm hyper-aware of every little movement and feeling, wondering if it's time.  This excitement is immediately followed by slight panic when I realize I have virtually nothing ready for going to the hospital!

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So, instead of actually getting this stuff done, I'm writing about it – haha.  I'm bringing you into my home for a glimpse at what my final month of pregnancy is looking like in hopes that you can find some motivation and comfort in your own final month of pregnancy.

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How to Earn Money While Pregnant in 2020

FREE GUIDE! I made over $600 from my nesting habit – purging! And you can too! But guess what? You don’t even have to be pregnant! Find out how to get rid of stuff quickly and efficiently, and make some cash in the process. Your house will feel lighter, your mind clearer, and your family happier. If those aren’t enticing incentives, I don’t know what are! Take control of your home and your lifestyle. Learn how to become a happier homemaker. Make some extra cash. Pay down some debt, save for a vacation.

I may have mentioned a few times (here, here, here, here, here, here) that I'm currently pregnant with our second little angel.  If you signed up for my free 5 day email course, you'll also know that my go-to nesting habit is to purge.  And it's seriously awesome.

Haven't had the opportunity to sign up for the course yet?  I'll make it easy for ya.

So, if you haven't already guessed it, the way I made well over $600 from my pregnancy was by initiating a purge (or 3) and selling a lot of the excess!  I don't have an accurate total because it was money gathered over time (and I wasn't yet in the blogging mindset), but I will outline what avenues we took to selling our things.

FREE GUIDE! I made over $600 from my nesting habit – purging! And you can too! But guess what? You don’t even have to be pregnant! Find out how to get rid of stuff quickly and efficiently, and make some cash in the process. Your house will feel lighter, your mind clearer, and your family happier. If those aren’t enticing incentives, I don’t know what are! Take control of your home and your lifestyle. Learn how to become a happier homemaker. Make some extra cash. Pay down some debt, save for a vacation. FREE GUIDE! I made over $600 from my nesting habit – purging! And you can too! But guess what? You don’t even have to be pregnant! Find out how to get rid of stuff quickly and efficiently, and make some cash in the process. Your house will feel lighter, your mind clearer, and your family happier. If those aren’t enticing incentives, I don’t know what are! Take control of your home and your lifestyle. Learn how to become a happier homemaker. Make some extra cash. Pay down some debt, save for a vacation. FREE GUIDE! I made over $600 from my nesting habit – purging! And you can too! But guess what? You don’t even have to be pregnant! Find out how to get rid of stuff quickly and efficiently, and make some cash in the process. Your house will feel lighter, your mind clearer, and your family happier. If those aren’t enticing incentives, I don’t know what are! Take control of your home and your lifestyle. Learn how to become a happier homemaker. Make some extra cash. Pay down some debt, save for a vacation.

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