This Mom Blog Experiment

I started this Momtastic Mommy Blog as an experiment to see how I felt about having a less personal style mom blog. One that was set up to make money, used stock photos, did reviews and posted useful articles, etc. It was going to be "all the mom stuff." I also thought it might give … Continue reading This Mom Blog Experiment

Movie Review: Making Babies Hits Close to Home

I got the chance to check out the newly released movie Making Babies, thanks to a free download in exchange for a review. It's a comedy/drama about a couple with infertility issues that make the leap to IVF. We followed a similar path as the movie couple - timed intercourse, then several failed IUI's, then … Continue reading Movie Review: Making Babies Hits Close to Home

Ramblings About a Return to Retail

I designed, made and sold custom costumes for more than a decade. I also sold a lot of ready-made retail brands and accessories in my boutique. I absolutely LOVED making the costumes. The part I hated was actually selling them and dealing with customer service issues. Most the time my customers were wonderful people who … Continue reading Ramblings About a Return to Retail

Wild About the Alphabet: The Kids ABC Book with a Wild Vocabulary

There's a new kids book in town, literally in my case since the author is right here in my neighborhood! Wild About the Alphabet! (and Other Tales) by Mike Crowder is a humorous and colorful journey through the alphabet from A to Z, with plenty of surprises along the way. If you are looking for … Continue reading Wild About the Alphabet: The Kids ABC Book with a Wild Vocabulary

Leveling Up on LEGOS: Our First Build

Today we built our first actual LEGO thing - a cool race car! Sure we've made many creative LEGO things in the past, usually giant avant-garde buildings, but this was the first thing we've ever made where we followed the instructions. Ever since our recent LEGOLAND trip, my son has a renewed interest in all … Continue reading Leveling Up on LEGOS: Our First Build

How to Turn a Tea Bag into a Floating Ghost

Want to see a tea bag float up in the air and disappear like a little ghost? All you need is a tea bag, scissors, a marker and a lighter. This was a fun little project that may or may not be responsible for my son asking to set more things on fire. First, you … Continue reading How to Turn a Tea Bag into a Floating Ghost

The Best Way to Keep Pacifiers Clean On-the-Go with Silver Maple Cases

Ever pull out a pacifier from the bottom of the baby bag, only to find it covered with dirt, crumbs, hair and other gunk? Yuck! The Silver Maple pacifier case is the answer to storing clean pacifiers and having a place to hold those dirty ones until you can take them home and sanitize them. … Continue reading The Best Way to Keep Pacifiers Clean On-the-Go with Silver Maple Cases