The Secret to Scheduling Blog Posts for the Impatient Blogger

I just got done scheduling four blog posts to post during my holiday traveling time, which is a big deal for me. I have such a hard time writing and then not publishing immediately! I think because my posts are usually personal, so it's stuff I want to talk about NOW. Not two weeks from … Continue reading The Secret to Scheduling Blog Posts for the Impatient Blogger

You Look Pretty Today, Mommy

It was still dark outside when I rolled over and came face-to-face with a smiling little boy. A little boy that was way more awake than I'd like at 6AM. I was waiting for him to shout his trademark morning command of "Get Up," but instead he smiled and said, "You look pretty today, Mommy." … Continue reading You Look Pretty Today, Mommy

Week in Review: Same Name, New Geek, Christmas Cards, Santa on Fire and Adagio Tea

Last week I was musing about changing the name of the Week in Review to something like "Blog Digest." That's as far as I got. I've been doing the weekly review for a bit and I think I'll just keep the same old name. The only thing I can't seem to keep the same is … Continue reading Week in Review: Same Name, New Geek, Christmas Cards, Santa on Fire and Adagio Tea

Keeping Your Car Safe with Owl Cam

*This post is sponsored by Owl Cam, all opinions are my own* The holidays are a big season for gifts, giving and unfortunately thieves looking to relieve you of a little holiday cheer by breaking into your car. You might not think a dash cam would be a deterrent, but what about one that records … Continue reading Keeping Your Car Safe with Owl Cam

A Blog Posting Experiment

I've taken two blogging breaks this year while on vacation and tried two different methods to see how my blog traffic was affected. In July I went to Ireland for a couple weeks and put the blog on "vacation." By that, I mean I wrote a blog post called Blogger on Vacation and then then … Continue reading A Blog Posting Experiment

Geek of the Week: Erika from Dorky Mom Doodles

I've been wanting to get this Geek of Week feature going for some time now, and I figure what better time than when a fellow geeky mom just released a new book and is doing a giveaway? So I'm happy to introduce my firstĀ Geek of the Week, Erika Watts, blogger and author of Don't Lick … Continue reading Geek of the Week: Erika from Dorky Mom Doodles

I’ve gone Sideways – Weird WordPress Photo Glitch and 3 Ways to Fix It

After posting my suspicions on Facebook Monday, it was confirmed: I've gone sideways. Or more specifically, some of my photos are showing up on the blog as sideways, but only after they show up as perfectly fine in my preview, and only on certain desktop browsers. This is something that either only started happening recently, … Continue reading I’ve gone Sideways – Weird WordPress Photo Glitch and 3 Ways to Fix It

Week in Review – A Housewarming, Stomping Sandcastles, a Giveaway and a New Idea

I'm not sure how this became a new Tuesday trend, but here we are again with the week in review on Tuesday (and it will be next week too!) This past week we finally had our housewarming party, even though the house renovation is only half finished. We've been working on it for two years, … Continue reading Week in Review – A Housewarming, Stomping Sandcastles, a Giveaway and a New Idea

Inspired by Zelda: STL Ocarina Takes Ocarinas Beyond the Gaming World

Do you remember playing the recorder in school? For a lot of kids, it's their first musical instrument. I actually kept mine for years afterwards even though the only thing I could play was Hot Cross Buns and some terrible song about a goose dying called Go Tell Aunt Rhody. I think I would have … Continue reading Inspired by Zelda: STL Ocarina Takes Ocarinas Beyond the Gaming World

My Best Piece of Parenting Advice: It Gets Better

I'm not usually one to dish out advice, but there's one thing I've learned that keeps popping up over and over again - Don't let your terrible experiences stop you from trying. Like the people who take their child to a restaurant, suffer through a public meltdown, and then never leave the house again. (You … Continue reading My Best Piece of Parenting Advice: It Gets Better