What I’ve Been Up To #2

I have been a busy little writing bee lately and I’m so excited to tell you what I’ve been writing about and where you can find me!

Everyday Family

I explain how you can avoid germs in public places this cold season. Simple tips that you can implement today!


Parenting is bittersweet isn’t it? I wrote a post about it, using the lyrics of one of my all time favorite songs: Bittersweet Symphony.

Chiquita Moms


We survived Christmas! The Day After Christmas explains how we celebrated and how I always feel let down the day after.

And right here on Mommy of a Monster and Twins, I’ve got an awesome review coming up for a product you will definitely want – and it may be one of my favorite reviews ever.

Did you see my chocolate pudding shots recipe? These would be great to make for New Year’s Eve…and if you have leftover candy canes like I do, why not make some candy cane infused vodka? Jolly Rancher infused vodka is always a hit too! And if you are looking for appetizer ideas you can find lots of them here.

For the last two years, I’ve ended the year with sharing my Favorite Posts Of The Year. Last year I did a link up so that all of you could share your favorite posts as well. I’m doing it again this year!

There aren’t any rules – you can do what I’m going to do and share your favorite posts every month of the year or you can pick one post that was you feel was the most important one you wrote for the entire year. Or maybe you want to do it by categories: your funniest post of the year, the one that got the most comments, the one your readers liked most…or maybe it was a post written by somebody else. It doesn’t matter how you do it, just do it! If you want to participate, the link will go up on Monday.

Last but not least, here’s a fabulous sale alert for one of my favorite site’s for the kids! Tea Collection’s semi-annual sale starts today, December 26th, and their entire fall collection is on sale with discounts of up to 50% off! And there is no promo code required. Browse Tea’s fall styles to find adorable outfits for both boys and girls! Don’t miss your chance to take advantage of this great sale from Tea Collection! Happy Shopping!

What I’ve Been Up To Wednesday

I have been a busy little writing bee lately and I’m so excited to tell you what I’ve been writing about and where you can find me!

Everyday Family

I am excited to say that I have already had a few posts go live over at this site. You can find anything and everything related to parenting and being a mom there…it’s a one stop shop!

When the weather is crummy and you’re stuck inside with the kids, I have some ideas for how to keep kids busy when you are stuck indoors.

Expecting a baby? I explain how to baby proof in just two simple steps.

Most recently, I wrote about some of this season’s hottest toys…and these 5 are educational too!


Have you checked out the newly launched, revamped Moonfrye site yet? It looks fantastic! And my first piece went live there just the other day.

Do you have family traditions that you celebrate over the holidays? We sure do, and I’m sharing my favorite one.

And I’m still over at Chiquita Moms too! This week, I am discussing why we give back during the holiday season.

And right here on Mommy of a Monster and Twins, you can read all about Hallmark’s new interactive cards.

Do you blog in other places? I’d love to read some of your favorite pieces!

My New Writing Gigs

Remember a couple of weeks back when I asked you to take a survey about my blog? One of the questions I asked was whether or not you click over to read other posts that I write on other sites. 80% of you say that you sometimes do. That was really important to me because I’m really excited to let you in on a secret I’ve been keeping: I have a couple of new writing gigs!

You already know that I write a weekly post over at ChiquitaMoms.com… in fact today I am writing about holiday decor (do you or don’t you decorate?)

I’ve been writing there for almost a year now and have had a lot of fun doing it.

And now I’m excited to tell you that I’m also writing over at Everyday Family on their Child Development blog! Be on the lookout next week (I’ll let you know when my first post goes live) for my take on all kinds of topics from keeping kids busy to potty training and more!

I’m really excited to be joining the amazing team of writers there and can’t wait to get started!

I’m also revving up to start writing at Moonfrye as well! I have been reading moonfrye for months now, and when the opportunity presented itself for me to join the team, I couldn’t say no. I’ll be writing about parenting, food, books, and maybe (if I’m brave enough) even a craft here and there. Those posts will be coming up soon so stay tuned!

You will also see me occasionally over at Modern Day Moms – I love that site and have been reading it since I started blogging. I’ll be posting about a variety of things there and was excited to join the team.

Lots going on here! I’m thinking I’ll do a weekly round up of other posts that I’ve written so you can check them out if you’d like. Thank you for all of your support!

Do you follow Mommy of a Monster and Twins on Facebook? I share lots of funny stuff (you know, stuff I can’t put on my blog) and ask lots of questions there and I’d love to chat with you there too!