Taking a Moment for Kindness in the Chaos

It often seems like the world is in constant turmoil these days. It can be hard to stay positive amidst the chaos, but one thing that helps is just taking a moment to be conscientious about being kind to others. This concept of kindness inspired author T.A. Barron to ask people to share how they … Continue reading Taking a Moment for Kindness in the Chaos

A Five-year-old is Everything I Wanted from Motherhood

Reading back through my blog posts struggling through the toddler years, I repeatedly mused that it wouldn't last forever and that some day we'd reach the magical five-year-old milestone. Well we're here now, and it's everything I thought it would be. I've finally reached that light at the end of the tantrum filled tunnel. I … Continue reading A Five-year-old is Everything I Wanted from Motherhood

Somebody is Using My Photos on Tinder for a Fake Profile

A few days ago I was alerted that someone is using my photos on Tinder and going by the name Emily. I've been married for 18 years so I've never even been on Tinder and the only thing I know about the app is that it involves a lot of swiping and then maybe a … Continue reading Somebody is Using My Photos on Tinder for a Fake Profile

Weekly Round-up: TikTok, Fashom and Eco Gloves

This week I finally joined TikTok, got a new clothing box from Fashom and partnered with Eco Gloves to send a glove sample to everyone who orders a mask from my Etsy shop. Getting ready to open my Fashom box! Follow SewGeekMama on TikTok I've been holding off on joining TikTok for a while just … Continue reading Weekly Round-up: TikTok, Fashom and Eco Gloves

The First Day of Kindergarten During a Pandemic

My son started kindergarten yesterday, and although it wasn't quite the first day of school I'd been imagining due to the COVID pandemic, it actually went really well. A Little Bit of Normal We live close to school, so our day started with a bike ride, just like I've been imaging we'd do since we … Continue reading The First Day of Kindergarten During a Pandemic

Hermit Crabs: Not the Simple Pet I Remember

My son recently came home with two hermit crabs in a shoe box and a sack of supplies. I was baffled by the array of food pellets, water conditioners, special sand and various sponges. I recall having a hermit crab when I was little, and apparently they are not the simple pets I remember. Maybe … Continue reading Hermit Crabs: Not the Simple Pet I Remember

A Garlic Press, Pumpkin Latte Candle, Taco Stands and Iron in a Bottle

My favorite things I've gotten to try this month include a garlic press from Zulay Kitchen, a pumpkin latte candle from Chesapeake Bay, taco stands and Tom & Shari's Iron in a Bottle. Before the coronavirus pandemic, I did a weekly round-up of events I went to and things I was doing. As those things … Continue reading A Garlic Press, Pumpkin Latte Candle, Taco Stands and Iron in a Bottle

Not Going to be the First Day of School I Imagined

I've been looking forward to my son starting Kindergarten since his toddler days, but unfortunately due to COVID-19, his first day of school is not going to be quite like I imagined. I've been watching, waiting and hoping things would improve, but here in Florida it just seems to be getting worse. While I'm glad … Continue reading Not Going to be the First Day of School I Imagined

About that Felt Letter Message Board…

When I first started blogging and Instagramming, I felt the need to get a felt letter message board. It seemed like everyone was using them! I even wrote a blog post called I Got a Felt Letter Board, Now What? I used it for a sign at a party, wrote a message to my grandma … Continue reading About that Felt Letter Message Board…

How I’m Coping with COVID Anxiety

Everyone is a little extra stressed these days due to the effects of COVID stretching across the world. My anxiety got the best of me last month and I landed in the ER due to a panic attack that made me think I was about to die from a heart attack. The anxiety issue is … Continue reading How I’m Coping with COVID Anxiety