Leaving the Crib: Making the Switch to a Big Kid Bed

Our son's bed is one of those 3-in-1 transforming cribs that goes from traditional crib, to toddler bed to regular full size bed. The night we heard a loud THUNK followed by a screaming wail was the last night our son slept in his baby crib. We ran into his room to find him on … Continue reading Leaving the Crib: Making the Switch to a Big Kid Bed

GeekMamas.com Finally Has a Real Newsletter

After three years of just using the built-in WordPress sign-up form, I finally sat down and created a MailChimp account and newsletter so I could send out neatly arranged summaries of everything that's going on over here at GeekMamas.com. Unlike the WordPress one, this won't just send every blog post, but will be a curated list … Continue reading GeekMamas.com Finally Has a Real Newsletter

National Dog Mom’s Day is Almost Here!

National Dog Mom's Day falls on May 11th this year. It's celebrated the second Saturday in May, usually the day before Mother's Day. I think it's great they made a special day for "Dog Moms," but I've always included moms of all fur babies in my Happy Mother's Day posts because I feel they deserve it. A … Continue reading National Dog Mom’s Day is Almost Here!

Can Thrive Algae Oil Replace Your Olive Oil?

I recently got the chance to try Thrive Culinary Algae Oil through Tryazon, and decided to make three things I would normally make with olive oil to see how it stood up to the test: a dipping sauce for bread, pasta salad and salad dressing. Then I invited several friends over for the big taste … Continue reading Can Thrive Algae Oil Replace Your Olive Oil?

Mommy Bloggers Ruined Pinterest

When Pinterest first came out, I thought it was a great place to find and collect cool photos of things and inspiration. I created boards like "Hair Color Ideas" or "House Inspiration" and they were filled with pretty photos I could easily glance at while looking over the board. Fast forward to a few years … Continue reading Mommy Bloggers Ruined Pinterest

Bring in the Geek

I spent about an hour on Saturday rearranging and adding new categories. This blog is a constant, always morphing project, so each time I find a little more focus I like to rearrange and fine-tune my categories. I was inspired Geek of the Week GeekMomLife and figured it was time to bring a little more "geek" … Continue reading Bring in the Geek

Week in Review: My Little Valentine, a Win from Jax Mom’s Blog, Snow in Florida and Goliath Games

This past week we celebrated Valentine's Day with two cute little guys and a sunset beach stroll, I won $100 gift card to Winn-Dixie from Jacksonville Mom's Blog, we made it snow in Florida and tried out a bunch of fun games. Week in Review: February 11 - 17 We celebrated this Valentine's Day with … Continue reading Week in Review: My Little Valentine, a Win from Jax Mom’s Blog, Snow in Florida and Goliath Games

Two Easy Ways to Make Play-Doh Valentines

After a total Halloween and Christmas candy overload, this year I wanted to make my son Valentine cards that didn't have any sweets with them. Relatively cheap and easy were also at the top of my requirement list, so after a quick Google search, Play-Doh looked like a fun way to go. (*Warning: there will be … Continue reading Two Easy Ways to Make Play-Doh Valentines

I Don’t Want You to Sit Next to Me Either

The other day on Facebook a friend of mine mentioned how she hates to be seated next to a family with small children when she's looking forward to a nice quiet dinner. Oh really? Like anyone wants that? It may be my own small child but I don't want to sit next to him either. … Continue reading I Don’t Want You to Sit Next to Me Either

Writing Rejection – How It Can Be a Positive Thing

Writers always talk about their rejections, so this is nothing new. You always read about famous authors collecting stacks of rejection letters and postcards, maybe even hanging them on the wall for inspiration. But as someone who only recently starting sending out queries and submitting articles, it is new for me. And in these days you … Continue reading Writing Rejection – How It Can Be a Positive Thing