This Terms and Conditions page is for you, the reader of ahardmomlife.com, to understand the rules of use on my site and my use of affiliate links. I’ll try to keep everything in lament’s terms, but if you have any questions, leave a comment at the bottom of this page or email me at SaraBeth@ahardmomlife.com, and I will happily answer them.
I’m going to be honest here. I’m not a professional carpenter, banker, cake maker, piñata crafter, or any other master tradeswoman/businesswoman. I don’t have a special degree or hold an authoritative position that would give me the right to tell you how to do things in relation to the posts and tutorials I offer on ahardmomlife.com.
What I am is a mom of three who likes to do stuff herself. I’m merely sharing my experiences so that others can learn from my mistakes and occasional triumphs. My thought is that if I can try fifteen different ways of doing something and fail fourteen of those times, I can share that one victory with others, so they don’t have to waste their time like I did.
The point of this disclaimer is to say, don’t blame me if you try something and it goes horribly wrong. Take my suggestions with a grain of salt. You may find my words helpful or not. Either way, thanks for visiting.
I love comments. As a matter of fact, I ask for your opinion on almost every post I write because I want you to respond. I also have comments open so that readers can respond to other reader’s comments. I would hope that it would go without saying, but I’m going to say it anyway. Don’t be rude. It’s as simple as that. If you don’t agree with something I’ve said or a comment someone has added, you can voice your opinion in a polite adult manner or not at all.
I will remove any derogative comments. I will not stand any blatant mistreatment, not for myself or anyone else who might visit ahardmomlife.com. So, do what mama always said, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”
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I will add affiliate links to some of my posts because the only way I can convince my husband to continue to allow me to write on this blog instead of getting a “real job” is to make some money. That said, I am not working for any company directly. Every product I use and talk about I bought with my own money. My words are my own, and if I like a product, I’m going to tell you about it.
On the opposite side of that coin, if I don’t like a product or find that it didn’t do the job for me, I’m going to tell you about that too. I will not promote a product just because I might make a couple of dollars off it. If I say I like a product, then I’ve used it, and it works. I’ll add affiliate links to the same or similar products not only as a way to help support my blog but as a convenience to you, my reader.
The internet is a wonderful place and shopping on it is even better. Being able to click a link to a product and get taken to where you can buy it is pretty convenient. You don’t have to click the link, and you certainly don’t have to buy it. If you don’t think it would be a good fit for you, then don’t get it. That’s your choice. But if you do use my link to buy a product, and in the process, you help support my blog then I would like to say thank you. I truly appreciate it.
If ever I get a free product to try (That would be so cool, but knowing my luck it’d be something like a panini maker or something else that I’d probably never use.), I will state plainly at the top of the post that I received the product for free. But you can bet your sweet Aunt Susie that I’ll still be giving an honest review of the product. ’Cause this chick’s opinion can’t be bought.
Sharing My Content
This one is more for other bloggers. If you would like to use one of my posts on your blog, you are more than welcome to, provided you give me credit for the content. That includes providing links back to ahardmomlife.com and adding attribution for any images used. I’d also love it if you sent me an email at SaraBeth@ahardmomlife.com just to let me know that you’ll be including my post on your site. That way I can sing it from the rooftop, so everyone I know will know that you’re one of the cool kids. 😉
I’ll update these Terms and Conditions if I feel that they need an adjustment, but I think they cover the basics. Essentially, play nice, take what I say as just friendly advice, and believe that what I say is how I really feel.