Welcome to our house! Habibi means beloved and so we want you, our readers, to see what we personally love.
Just like us, you probably wear many hats: mom, wife, nurse, teacher, business owner and the list goes on.
Everything on this page has been used and approved by Anna or myself and is our top recommendations for bloggers and for mothers.
We make a small commission from some of the links (you don’t pay any more for using our links), however some of the recommendations, we do not earn anything, we just love ’em and want you to know about them. Click here for our full disclosure. Thank you!
We have separated them into categories to make it easier for you to move quickly to what you are looking for.
Pregnancy & Parenting Class Endorsed By Habibi House
Birth Boot Camp Childbirth Classes Online or Live Classes Available
Life with A New Recruit Infant and Parenting Class
By far, for a feminine theme, use Bella Creative Studio. Don’t pay for installation if you purchased Bluehost through my link. I will install your site for free and offer a competitive upgrade to install your branding as well.
Plugins and more:
Jetpack (we use premium) it includes a lot, including blocking attacks on the site. $9 a month.
Tasty Pins is used to ooptimize your pictures for Pinterest and add a Pinterest Pinning Option to your blog. You can choose whether or not an image is pin-able or not. This is huge as Pinterest will not like you if you have random weird images pinned to Pinterest.
Social Warfare (use the free unless you want to make your links match your website, which Anna and I are all about branding)
Milotree We use this for social awareness and converting blog viewers to social media followers. It is $9 a month or $99 a year. Instagram gets about 700 clicks a week from this plugin, although we aren’t extremely active yet on that platform. We have about 30 Pinterest followers added a week from this pop-up. You can brand your pop-up to match your theme. You may have seen ours, slide in from the side.
We use both PicMonkey and Canva. I suggest trying them out (I believe both have a free trial) and deciding for yourself. Some people swear by one and some people swear by the other. I use PicMonkey for their crazy impressive photo editing capabilities and make most Pinterest graphics in Canva. I need to learn to use Picmonkey more proficiently as most big bloggers, use it more. Both are key recommendations for bloggers and content creators!
#1 Tailwind Do not consider moving forward without it! More on this later. Seriously, do not waste time. Pinterest can be your biggest traffic source so maximize your time and efforts with HELP from TAILWIND!!! (Sign up for the free account now!)
#2 TastyPins is used to optimize and add a Pinterest Pinning Option to your blog. You can choose whether or not an image is pin-able or not. This is huge as Pinterest will not like you if you have random weird images pinned to Pinterest.
We use Planoly to schedule and create our grid for Instagram.
Content Tools you must have:
Do not consider writing content without this grammar checker. It is a must-have. You can add an extension to Chrome or Safari.
Best Plagiarism Checker & Proofreader
Absolutely no brainer to be amongst our recommendations for bloggers, use Convertkit, most courses I took recommended Convertkit as the email marketing brand of choice. It has the opt-in forms, landing pages, and many integrations included. Other email companies do not include all you need for success.
Teachable is the course creator of choice. It is easy to navigate, creating branded courses and allowing for the collection of payment.
Courses I took that have led to my success:
These are my recommendations for bloggers to have the same success we have found.
The Pinterest Project my Pinterest Game and our Pinterest account have grown to over 3.2 million monthly viewers and over 340k monthly engaged. We have an average of over 6k blog visitors daily coming from Pinterest.
Yes! all I can say is TAKE THIS CLASS! This was the changing point for our blog. We had incredible traffic, but Michelle’s class changed it all for us.