Would I Recommend Being a Stay-at-Home-Mom? No. Maybe. Sort Of…

After more than a decade running my own business, I closed up shop and decided to launch myself into the stay-at-home-mom world. Family and friends supported my choice, but now that the mental fog of toddlerhood is clearing and my son is in preschool, I'm not 100% sure if it was the right decision. I have … Continue reading Would I Recommend Being a Stay-at-Home-Mom? No. Maybe. Sort Of…

When Your Child Just Wants You to Stop and Play

As a busy mom, I'm always trying to do a million things. Laundry, clean the house, feed the kid, shower, maybe even attempt to exercise. My son is also trying to do a million things. Create more laundry, harass the cat, plant LEGO landmines, get everything dirty, and also- get me to play with him. … Continue reading When Your Child Just Wants You to Stop and Play

Why I Wanted to Know My Baby’s Gender Early

A good friend of mine is pregnant and is keeping the gender a surprise until the end. She said she did the same with her son and really enjoyed it. I was on the opposite end of the spectrum and found out my baby's gender at just ten weeks with the Materni-T21 test. I couldn't … Continue reading Why I Wanted to Know My Baby’s Gender Early

Serving up Watermelon Summer Salad, Sweet Corn and Sunshine

* This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, however all opinions expressed are my own.* To me, nothing says summer like pool parties, grilling burgers, corn on the cob and big juicy slices of watermelon! We had a great time this past weekend and I … Continue reading Serving up Watermelon Summer Salad, Sweet Corn and Sunshine

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

MomLife: There’s Always Something to Do

I was chatting with another mom at the park the other day and the topic of school came up. I said I couldn't wait until the fall when VPK starts and my son goes to school five days a week. (VPK is Florida's free preschool program) And she said, "That's funny, I'm terrified of it! … Continue reading MomLife: There’s Always Something to Do

Week in Review: Yard Work, Monster Jam, Beaches WellFest and the Gender Reveal Game

Spring seems to be creeping in early in Florida so we got busy doing some planting in the yard, we had a busy Saturday attending the Beaches Wellness Fest in the morning and then our first Monster Jam that night, and if you are pregnant you might want to take a gamble on this week's … Continue reading Week in Review: Yard Work, Monster Jam, Beaches WellFest and the Gender Reveal Game

Just Tell Me, I’m Sorry, Kids Are Jerks

Friday was a rough day. The kind of day that makes you feel like you can't do anything right in the world of parenting. As far as the actual world, everything was just fine and dandy. But in my mom world, there was non-stop screaming, crying, arguing and an attitude of epic proportions. And he's … Continue reading Just Tell Me, I’m Sorry, Kids Are Jerks

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

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