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

And This is Why We Don’t Have Playdough

We made homemade playdough and it was enough to remind me why we had no playdough available to start with. I'll share the recipe we used, just in case you'd like to give it a try with your kids. (scroll to bottom for recipe) It's great for about 20 minutes of frustration in the kitchen, … Continue reading And This is Why We Don’t Have Playdough

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

Best Board Games to Try During Lockdown

GeekMamas guest blogger Ashley Lipman has rounded up several fun board games to break the boredom of being stuck at home during these "safer at home" pandemic times. ~~~ Best Board Games to Try During Lockdown With everyone trapped at home during the lockdown, now is the perfect time to bring out the board games. … Continue reading Best Board Games to Try During Lockdown

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

Hello Fresh Compared to Every Plate

I've been enjoying my Hello Fresh meal box subscription for a bit, but wanted to see what different places were like since there are SO many now. So I put Hello Fresh on pause last week and gave Every Plate a try. Here's the breakdown comparing the two. **Also, because I plan to keep Hello … Continue reading Hello Fresh Compared to Every Plate

Surviving a Comic Con with Your Teenager

While my child-related Comic Con expertise lies in the little kid stuff, today's guest blogger Emily Parker from The6Parkers is taking up the challenge of bringing teenagers to a convention. From group cosplay to just getting them to put down their phones, Emily dishes out a little advice based on her daily experience of raising … Continue reading Surviving a Comic Con with Your Teenager

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…