Taking Off the Training Wheels – The First Bike Ride

I feel like learning to ride a bike comes with a special sense of freedom and adventure. It's a big milestone for a child and the start of a newfound sense of freedom. It was also an emotional experience for this mom of the newest little speed racer on the block. I can only imagine … Continue reading Taking Off the Training Wheels – The First Bike Ride

The Ten Year Challenge: 2009 vs 2019

On Facebook and Instagram I keep seeing people's "2009 vs 2019" or #10yearchallenge posts and it got me thinking about how different things are now. Ten years ago I was building a costume business, partying late two or three times a week and traveling all over for conventions. A decade later, and I'm living a … Continue reading The Ten Year Challenge: 2009 vs 2019

Week in Review: NYE, Painted Rocks, Enchanting Cosplay and Xcentz

Hey there! I'm back with the first Week in Review for 2019, and only a couple of weeks behind. I slacked off on the round-up during the holiday, but the kiddo went back to preschool (finally!) so I guess it's time for me to get it back together.  Week in Review - 1/1 - 1/12 … Continue reading Week in Review: NYE, Painted Rocks, Enchanting Cosplay and Xcentz

Geek of the Week: That Nerdy Mom Katherine

This week's Geek of the Week Katherine is no stranger to the local geek crowd! You can find her set up and selling her geeky wares at many of the local events, conventions and art shows under the guise of That Nerdy Mom~ 1) Let's start with the basics - My name is Katherine and I … Continue reading Geek of the Week: That Nerdy Mom Katherine

What a Stay at Home Mom Really Wants for a Gift

I know we have just left gift-giving season, but there are plenty of other holidays ahead so maybe one husband will read this and if I can help one mom, I'll be happy. I've tried to explain this to my own husband, but it isn't really working. I think guys are more wrapped up in … Continue reading What a Stay at Home Mom Really Wants for a Gift

My Year in Blogging: Top 8 in 2018

This year was a big year for me in blogging. It marks the first year since I started the blog that I actually called myself a blogger. In fact, there were a lot of firsts this year! It's the first time I actually made money blogging, first time I applied myself and treated it like … Continue reading My Year in Blogging: Top 8 in 2018

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

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

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

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