It’s Halloween! Carve ALL the Pumpkins!

One of my must-do Halloween activities is carving pumpkins. I love visiting the pumpkin patch and picking out just the right one! I usually go for a medium size one with a good area to put on a "face." I also like to use a pumpkin carving tool kit that at least has a scooper, … Continue reading It’s Halloween! Carve ALL the Pumpkins!

Family Trip to Bryson City, NC with a Beer Stop, Gem Mining, Apple Picking, Sunflowers and a Pumpkin Patch

We had a great trip to the Smoky Mountains last week! We stopped at the Sierra Nevada Brewery on the way there, then went gem mining, visited a farm and pumpkin patch, saw a lot of pretty trees and mountains and went apple picking on the way home. First stop, the Sierra Nevada Brewery! This place … Continue reading Family Trip to Bryson City, NC with a Beer Stop, Gem Mining, Apple Picking, Sunflowers and a Pumpkin Patch

Let the Games Begin, Starting with a BittBoy Mini Game System

When my husband saw our son playing with a BittBoy, his reaction was "Well I guess this is the start of the video games..." It was said with a bit of disdain, as if it were a bad turn in our son's development. My reaction was a little different. Imagine me saying the same thing, … Continue reading Let the Games Begin, Starting with a BittBoy Mini Game System

New Blog, New Opportunities: The Momtastic Mommy Blog

I had big plans when I started GeekMamas.com. I was going to involve all kinds of people and have many "geek moms" writing for the blog. And then once the blog got going, it became more of a personal outlet for my own mom story. My frustrations and triumphs. A place for me to vent, … Continue reading New Blog, New Opportunities: The Momtastic Mommy Blog

Happy to be a WordPress Mom Blog

A blog question everybody always asks is "What platform do you use?" You can do WordPress, Blogger, self-host...I'm sure there's more but I haven't looked too far into it. I've been using WordPress for over 10 years now! Recently I was researching where some of my blog traffic was coming from, and I ran across … Continue reading Happy to be a WordPress Mom Blog

Week in review – MommyCon, Haircuts, Plumerias and a Box of Slime

We spent the weekend in Orlando, got a haircut, laid our sweet puppy to rest under a plumeria and unboxed some pretty cool Scented Slime by Amy. Week in Review Sept. 2 - 8 By Orlando! We had a great time at MommyCon over Labor Day weekend. I'll be doing a full post on that … Continue reading Week in review – MommyCon, Haircuts, Plumerias and a Box of Slime

My Top Five Reasons for Amazon Returns, aka Blame it on the Toddler

I was not a member of Amazon Prime until I became a mom. Now I understand not only the incredible convenience of not leaving the house to purchase much needed things, but the value of being able to return items for free for any reason. And when they say "any reason" that includes the crazy … Continue reading My Top Five Reasons for Amazon Returns, aka Blame it on the Toddler

When Blogging Becomes Stressful

I started a blog as a release, a way to get my anxieties about motherhood out and share my story, and hopefully connect with other moms going through the same thing. I didn't start a blog to make money or make a new job for myself. To be honest, I wasn't looking for a new … Continue reading When Blogging Becomes Stressful

I Dig Baby Talk

I originally published this last year around the same time, and it's amazing how my son's vocabulary has changed. He's three now, and there are no more "mogatoos" or "z cups." But there are "super herioes" and I'm not correcting that one just yet. It's what he calls The Incredibles. It rhymes with Cheerios and is … Continue reading I Dig Baby Talk

And Now I Know Why They Do That…The Great Kid Mystery Explained

If you'd like to skip to the end for the answers, it's because they're kids. And no matter what my mother says, they are all little monsters at times. It's possible my mom got off easy and I was actually the quiet little well-behaved angel she describes. But she set the bar pretty high with … Continue reading And Now I Know Why They Do That…The Great Kid Mystery Explained