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

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

What Kind of Blog Do You Have?

One things I had the most trouble with when I started blogging was answering the question "What is your blog about?" My usual answer - a mumbled "mom stuff" or "a little of everything" never sounded quite right. Then a little self-doubt would sink in and I'd start to wonder "what the heck IS my … Continue reading What Kind of Blog Do You Have?

How My Mommy Blog Makes Me Be a Better Mom, or Just Look Like One

Let's get this straight right away, the title is meant to be funny. I DON'T mean "a better mom than You." I mean a better mom than I might have been or appeared to be. And it's all just for fun anyway. This is about all the things I totally set up just for the … Continue reading How My Mommy Blog Makes Me Be a Better Mom, or Just Look Like One