Keane Interest: Toyopia, Lowes Build and Grow and a Halloween Win

In this edition of Keane Interest we take advantage of the free military day at MOSH, attend a Lowe's free Build and Grow workshop and I get to announce Halloween contest win thanks to Tom and Sheri's Iron in a Bottle. There's also a chance to win a free movie download for Love and Monsters! … Continue reading Keane Interest: Toyopia, Lowes Build and Grow and a Halloween Win

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

A Bittersweet Goodbye to My Maternity Jeans

I've been listing a lot of stuff on Poshmark and eBay this week, and I just sold my very last piece of maternity clothing: a pair of GAP Long and Lean maternity jeans. My feelings were bittersweet as I wrapped my favorite stretchy top jeans up in tissue paper, wondering how far along the mama-to-be … Continue reading A Bittersweet Goodbye to My Maternity Jeans

Geek of the Week: Mike Crowder of Gray Sheep Graphics

Our latest Geek of the Week is Mike Crowder of Gray Sheep Graphics, who also happens to be a children's book author with one fun ABC book out and a new book coming soon. Mike knows a thing or two about comics, the difference between science fiction and science fantasy, and breaks it all down … Continue reading Geek of the Week: Mike Crowder of Gray Sheep Graphics

Making Progress on this Self-Publishing Journey

I feel like I've been talking about working on this kids book forever! The self-publishing journey is a long one when you jump into it with no idea what you're doing. Though I figure that's probably how a lot of people start. It's been kind of tough to continue working on a kids book about … Continue reading Making Progress on this Self-Publishing Journey

I Had the Best Mother’s Day Ever

This year, due to COVID-19 quarantine, we made no big plans for Mother's Day. We didn't go anywhere for brunch, I didn't get all dressed up for a fancy dinner, I pretty much didn't even need to get out of my pajamas and I LOVED IT. Let the Mother's Day Festivities Begin! First I got … Continue reading I Had the Best Mother’s Day Ever

Happy Mother’s Day 2020

Happy Mother's Day to all the mommies! I feel compelled to post something on this day, given that this is a "mommy blog" and becoming a mom has given me a deeper appreciation of all moms and what they go through. I still think we should petition for Mother's Appreciation Week that culminates in the … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day 2020

How to Host a Vision Board Party

After a few months of feeling unfocused and uninspired, I was in desperate need of something to get my mind back on track and help me focus on good things. So my friend Heather and I teamed up to host a Vision Board Party. A vision board is a collage of words and images that … Continue reading How to Host a Vision Board Party

How to Turn Kid Bath Time Into Your Spa Time

My son has been very anti-bath lately. Also anti-shower and basically anti-water. I got tired of fighting about bath time and decided I was was going to make it the best bath time ever and have some fun myself. That's when I came up with the idea to create a Spa Bath Experience at home, … Continue reading How to Turn Kid Bath Time Into Your Spa Time

Good Friends Can Be Better than Xanax

I got to go to dinner recently with a couple of good friends that I've known for 25 years! We used to be crazy raver kids that danced until dawn, and now I have a kid and have to get home early so I can wake up at dawn. Times sure have changed, but our … Continue reading Good Friends Can Be Better than Xanax