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

From DragonCon to MommyCon

Since 2005, this time of year has meant one thing, and one thing only: DRAGONCON! From the first moment I stepped foot into the amazing costume/cosplay/fandom/craziness that is DragonCon, I felt at home. I remember checking into my hotel and immediately running up to my room to change into one of the many costumes I … Continue reading From DragonCon to MommyCon

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

My Week in Review – Local Beans, Free Bowling, Pavers and a Magic Wand

This week I stumbled across a local bean roaster right here in Jax Beach, set the first paver stone down in my new front patio, learned (sort of) how to use a curling wand and introduced my son to the wonders of the bowling alley. My week in review 6/17 -6/23  Psst...you got the beans? … Continue reading My Week in Review – Local Beans, Free Bowling, Pavers and a Magic Wand

My Week in Review – Little Donuts, Blue Ice, Clams, 16 Years and a Pile of Dirt

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you had a good week. Since I didn't want to stick to doing a weekly round-up on a specific day or a specific number, I just decided to keep doing what works best for me- a random mishmash posting when I feel like it! No rules! lol  My Week in Review … Continue reading My Week in Review – Little Donuts, Blue Ice, Clams, 16 Years and a Pile of Dirt

Mommy Bloggers are Crazy

For many years I had a blog for my shop. Boutique news, convention wrap-ups, costume stuff, etc. So I thought I knew what I was getting into with the new blog thing, but noooooo. Just like everything else that relates to parenting, I was wrong about the Mommy Blog. Mom blogging is a different world. … Continue reading Mommy Bloggers are Crazy

My Top 10 Toddler Realities

*** Updated Intro - Funny thing about this post. I ran across it in my drafts and realized I'd never published it. This post is from the viewpoint of having a freshly minted two-year-old. I now have an almost three-year-old and it's a world of difference. A lot of these toddler dreams are slowly coming … Continue reading My Top 10 Toddler Realities

My Favorite Blog Post, Our IVF Story

I was filling out an interview for a guest blogger feature on the I Just Wanna Finish My... blog and one of the questions was “What is your favorite blog post, and why?” I was stumped. I scrolled through my posts. There were many I really liked but none that stood out as an all-time … Continue reading My Favorite Blog Post, Our IVF Story

I Sold My Soul for a Free Pillow

It's all fun and games until you turn it into work, and that's exactly what I did when I signed up for this mission from Smiley360 and Sleep Number. I was having fun, sampling stuff left and right, but high on the prospect of free goodies I took on too much and that was my … Continue reading I Sold My Soul for a Free Pillow

My Top 5 Daily #MomFail Moments

Every day starts off with grand intentions. He's going to eat all his breakfast! Then we brush teeth! Serious potty training starts now! Then it takes about two minutes into the morning for it to all go to hell and I'm giving the kid M&Ms for breakfast just so I can sit for a minute … Continue reading My Top 5 Daily #MomFail Moments