Week in Review – Little Bakers, LeeLoo, Cake Truffles and InsTiles

This week we went to Panera for their fun (and super cute) bakers-in-training class, got back to work on costume making for the Halloween season, learned to make cake truffles and tried out cool photo tiles from InsTiles. Week in Review Sept. 10-16 Little Bakers - The highlight of our week was definitely the Panera … Continue reading Week in Review – Little Bakers, LeeLoo, Cake Truffles and InsTiles

10 Ideas for Maternity Costumes from a Cosplay Mom

For a long time, I had a file folder of ideas and references for pregnancy costumes, should that day ever come. I had a big section dedicated to Amidala's pregnancy outfits. Then, Halloween hit and I was 8 months pregnant with no Star Wars costume in site. I don’t know if it was pregnancy hormones or … Continue reading 10 Ideas for Maternity Costumes from a Cosplay Mom

Make Drinking Water Fun with Gululu Go

*This is a sponsored post in partnership with BraVoMark and Gululu* Do you remember Tamagotchi pets? What about Furbies? Every childhood since the 80s has had a long line of electronic or animatronic pet options.  Sure, they kept us entertained, but what if that virtual companion could also help build healthy habits? That's the premise … Continue reading Make Drinking Water Fun with Gululu Go

The Panera Bread Bakers-in-Training Experience

Today we joined a group of friends to go behind-the-scenes at Panera Bread with their Bakers-in-Training program. It's a class designed for children 5-12, to introduce them to "kitchen essential and the fundamentals of baking." Or in our experience- how to look cute while wearing a chef hat, squish your dough too much and then … Continue reading The Panera Bread Bakers-in-Training Experience

My MommyCon Adventure

I decided to do something a little different over Labor Day weekend and attended my very first “mom convention.” So I traded in my usual geek convention cosplay attire for comfy mom clothes, packed a sippy cup instead of a flask and attended panels on potty training and picky eaters. Instead of browsing racks of … Continue reading My MommyCon Adventure

Week in review – MommyCon, Haircuts, Plumerias and a Box of Slime

We spent the weekend in Orlando, got a haircut, laid our sweet puppy to rest under a plumeria and unboxed some pretty cool Scented Slime by Amy. Week in Review Sept. 2 - 8 By Orlando! We had a great time at MommyCon over Labor Day weekend. I'll be doing a full post on that … Continue reading Week in review – MommyCon, Haircuts, Plumerias and a Box of Slime

Guest Geek: 7 Kid Friendly Anime Moms Can Watch Too

Anime is one genre of geek I haven't really gotten into. I've watched it here and there, but most of my knowledge comes from seeing the costumes out at cons. But as my son gets more into cartoons, anime is creeping into my life. If you have a cartoon-watching kid, then anime is going to … Continue reading Guest Geek: 7 Kid Friendly Anime Moms Can Watch Too

My Top Five Reasons for Amazon Returns, aka Blame it on the Toddler

I was not a member of Amazon Prime until I became a mom. Now I understand not only the incredible convenience of not leaving the house to purchase much needed things, but the value of being able to return items for free for any reason. And when they say "any reason" that includes the crazy … Continue reading My Top Five Reasons for Amazon Returns, aka Blame it on the Toddler

Spicy Chocolate Brownie Bites with Chili Sea Salt

I love chocolate! I also love spicy! So when you put them together and add a dash of salt on top, it just becomes a heavenly treat for your taste buds. I started with a recipe from Miss Jones Baking Co. and changed a few things (as usual) and made it my own way. This … Continue reading Spicy Chocolate Brownie Bites with Chili Sea Salt

When Blogging Becomes Stressful

I started a blog as a release, a way to get my anxieties about motherhood out and share my story, and hopefully connect with other moms going through the same thing. I didn't start a blog to make money or make a new job for myself. To be honest, I wasn't looking for a new … Continue reading When Blogging Becomes Stressful