Money-Makin’ Mama: How to Generate a Steady Income as a Stay-at-Home Mom (Book Review & Giveaway)

I spent the first year of this blog saying how much I wanted to stay at home with my kids. It was eating me up inside thinking of all the time that other people were watching my kids while I went to work. The odd thing is I did (and still do) love to work. I love challenging myself to be creative and I love the mental stimulation that the job offered. I have always enjoyed the left brain way of thinking and feeling good about generating income for my family. So it felt like I would never be able to find a balance. I have discovered on my journey to work from home that I am not alone. So many other women feel exactly the same! That is why when I discovered a book that was from a mom’s perspective on how to do both I was intrigued!

Money-Makin’ Mama: How to Generate a Steady Income as a Stay-at-Home Mom

by Amber Carter

A note from Amber: “Because it’s important for me to stay home with my kiddos (I have a daughter who is almost 3 years old and a son who is 8 months old), but I also love keeping that left-brained, professional side of me busy, I’ve developed a business which allows me to do both. I’m able to be home full-time with my babies and still work part-time, earning a reliable income while they’re sleeping. My book doesn’t advertise for some weird pyramid scheme. I simply educate readers on types of businesses that work with a variety of family situations, encourage them with stories of real moms who are making this work, and equip them with practical tips and checklists on how to make this dream into a reality.”

Sounds great right? Well I immediately went over to Amazon to check out the free preview of the inside pages of Money-Makin’ Mama using the “Look Inside” feature. After seeing all the topics in the table of contents and reading through the first few pages I knew this was something I HAD TO READ!

When it arrived I was excited to see that it was not a long and overly wordy book that would take me forever to read. I could easily see that a mom wrote this book. I knew this because only a mom would know that other moms do not have much spare time to read.  Amber made the book very user friendly. See gets to the point and in a very easy to understand manner. If you only have a few minutes you can easily see where the topic is that interests you and read it.

I want to tell you, as a mom of 2 who works inside the home and has very little extra time, I read through the entire book in one afternoon. I want to add the afternoon I am referring to was during the time when I sit outside after school and let the kids play before coming in and making diner. I hope that tells you how great and how easy this book is to read!

I learned so much from this book! Immediately after reading it my mind wheels were turning. Actually they were spinning! She touched on so many things that a mom working from home has to think about. My favorite part was about prioritizing! She suggested a calendar that specifically marks “work time”, “mom time”, “me time”, etc. I created this that day!

She also focuses on all types of moms! Money-Makin‘ Mama is for moms who already successfully work from home, are just starting to work from home, are thinking about working from home. This book is for moms are looking for ways to make extra money from home as well as ways to make a large and steady income. This book makes you think about all everything from where to look for work to taxes on your existing work from home job. She also lists many very informative websites available to help moms.

Money-Makin’ Mama: How to Generate a Steady Income as a Stay-at-Home Mom is perfect for any of the following situations:

  • Have you always wanted to work from home but thought there were only pyramid schemes or companies that require selling items?
  • Are you wanting to find companies ready to hire stay at home moms?
  • Do you need a work at home company that does not require start up fees?
  • Do you have a GREAT talent or idea and want to start your own business and be your own boss?
  • Are you working from home but feel overwhelmed?
  • Wanting to make more from home?
  • Looking for resources to help you be more successful?
  • Curious about all the taxes and legal stuff involved in working from home?

This book covers so much information. That is why it is perfect for all these situations and more. I do own my business and love what I do. But I needed her suggestions about helping me grow. She gave me so much great information to help me be a better worker, mom, money maker and more.


Money-Makin’ Mama: How to Generate a Steady Income as a Stay-at-Home Mom is available in paperback for the low price of $14.99. Or start reading it NOW with Money-Makin’ Mama on Kindle for only $6.99

Amber Carter author of Money Makin’ Mama has created a Promo Code just for Living on Love and Cents readers! With this code you can take $7 off of the retail price! That means that you can purchase the paperback version for only $7.99 (instead of $14.99), which is only $1 more than the Kindle edition. I’ll This code is only good for 30 days from the posting of this review. It can only be used on the Money Makin’ Mama site (not Amazon). Click here and enter the “discount code” LVCB4WS6.


We have partnered with Money Makin’ Mama’s  Amber Carter to giveaway 3 Money Makin’ Mama: How to Generate a Steady Income as a Stay-at-Home Mom books!


Enter by using the rafflecopter form below.  Open to US residents only.You do not have to do all of the entries listed.  Each entry is a extra chance to win. Good Luck!

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I received one copy of Money Makin’ Mama: How to Generate a Steady Income as a Stay-at-Home Mom for the purpose of this review. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are mine and honest.

  • Sarah Ahmad

    I would so love to win this!

  • What a great idea – love the thought behind this book:)!

  • A great idea!

  • Thanks for the lead. This book sounds right up my alley.

  • Gerri

    I was just told the other day I should look into working from home. Your review makes me REALLY want to get this book and look into making that thought a reality.

  • I love to read books that help the family finances.

  • John Onstott

    I am a Dad bought would have no problem garnering information from this book.. Hope to win it but got it on my MUST read list.

  • I would seriously love to work from home, and with my current job, it’s not possible in my line of work.

  • I already sell from home but need some serious pointers to build up my business. This book would be a wonderful asset!!!

  • D Schmidt

    This book sounds so interesting and I think it would really benefit me!

  • Darla

    I am looking for part-time employment turned in an application at the library this morning!! working from home would be great just not sure how to do it …. so i need this book right?

  • trishden

    Hello, I would like to win this because I am always looking for ways to make extra money as I don’t have a real job, and I guess you could say I’m a displaced homemaker who’s been out of the job market for a long time. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  • jenn

    My resolution this year is to find a job i love so this book may be able to help point me in the right direction

  • I’ve been working from home for just over a year now and love it. I take incoming customer service calls for a major roadside assistance company, but there are other clients available as well (cruise lines, wireless providers, retail companies, computer company and a few more) My husbands a shift worker in the military, and my youngest of 3 girls is a hemiplegic, so working from home, and around everyone else’s schedules and therapy works perfect for me. There is more information on my website ahvirtualsolutions .com

  • Kristina L

    This book sounds great as a military wife and a mommy of three girls ages 4,3, and 2… This book sounds like a great way to help add a second income to our home.

  • Fawn H

    I would love to win this because I would love to learn how to work from home so I can spend more time with my family.

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  • Kasie Anderson

    I have a 1 year old daughter and am in law school although I have thought about putting finishing school off so that i can have the time to work since with only one income we are living paycheck to paycheck and it only seems to be getting hard.

  • Michelle Small

    I would love to learn ways that I can supplement income.

  • Blue Racer

    would love to win this because with 2 kids ages 4 and 18 month, I’d spend as much in daycare costs as I would earn at any job I can currently find. Love to find a way to add some extra income.

  • christine jessamine

    i would love to win this because i am new to blogging, I would love to get more tips!

  • kelly

    I would like to win because I would like to know if it is possible to replace my income as a stay at home mom

  • Danielle Ferguson

    I have been looking for a way to bring in money while being a SAHM, for over 6 years now. I have tried CTMH, etc and it just does not suit me or the area I live in. I would love to win this book!

  • Denise

    This book would be an excellent fit for me, would love the tips to bring in extra income.

  • This is just what I need, I have had SO many of these questions. I am five and a half months pregnant and need some answers right away.

  • Jeanne Medina

    I have worked from home off and on ever since I became a mother, but special needs issues have made time management an issue and it’s been difficult to juggle it all. I’d love to get some more ideas for how to manage it all.

  • Lisa Brooks

    This sounds like a great book!

  • Michelle Williamson

    I’d love to win this because, even though I’m not a mom, I’m looking to get out of my 12 hour day job and work from home eventually. I’d like to have a child within the next 2 years and I know that I won’t be able to work that job with a baby. And, in the mean time, it would be a nice supplemental income while making the transition!

  • Not sure if my company is going to survive. I need a backup plan I hear that it is very tough to find a job right now.

  • Amy Hegge

    This is wonderful! I’ve been a stay-at-mom for almost over a year and am struggling to find a well paying part-time job to help with the household finances. I would love to win this resource to aide in learning what my income options are that will allow me to continue to stay-at-home but also contribute to my family income :-)

  • Stacey

    I would love to read about how to be successful as a work-at-home mom. It’s hard for me to find the balance.

  • Brandi Hughes

    I would LOVE to win this but if I don’t I will have to buy it, I don’t have the money right now but I am hoping soon. I am not a stay-at-home mom but I would like to be at some point. I have a full-time job currently but would like to learn some stuff I can do from home instead of getting another job (part-time to cover our bills). I don’t want to have to never see the kids, it’d be too hard but we need another income coming in. Thanks for the chance at getting this book for free! Have a great day! :)

  • Jeanne

    I would like to learn about the different types of businesses that work with each different situation. Just maybe there is something that I could do from home. Thank you for this giveaway. :)

  • Theresa J

    We definitely could use a second income but still be available for the kids so this book would be a great tool

  • stephanie miller

    i am disabled, fighting for disability right now. my husband of 14 yrs walked out on our family oct 1, 2011, after having an affair. i had no idea anything was even going on, until about a wk before when he started acting strangely. now i look back and i can see the signs were there, i just didnt know them. he cleaned out the bank acct, and gives us a little money every couple weeks, i guess if he things about it, or has a heart for a minute, for groceries. but its not enough, im applying for food stamps, and temp assistance, but i would love to learn how to do something that would bring in some money i could actually do! i hope this will help me too! sorry for the long comment.

  • Amy Carlson

    I’m starting a home business and I’d love to read her advice.

  • Jamie Brigham

    I would love to win this book so I could make money at home to help support my family financially.

  • Raynetta Maggiacomo

    I recently lost my job because of a back surgery so any help in making money from home is appreciated:)

  • Ronda

    This could really help. I torn my PCL and did other damage to my knee and need surgery. I lost my job because of this injury, so anything will help.

  • This would be a great book for me. I have been out of work nearly a year now and am tired of trying to make ends meet on my limited income.

  • Gayle Rhodes

    Just starting to think about starting up a business and the start up cost is the worry. I think this book might be an answer. Thanks for the chance!

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