Lucky 7 & Some Introductions

Lucky 7…Years That is…

On March 16, 2010, I wrote my first blog post titled My First Entry. I remember wondering how many people would read it. 1,361 posts later and I’m now looking forward to my 7 year blogiversary. I’ve been wanting to rebrand my blog and hope to (FINALLY) do it this year.

Growing Up

As the kids have grown, so has my blog. You won’t see me sharing as many personal stories about them anymore. That’s because they are aware of my blog and what I write about. They are old enough to say “Please don’t blog about this” and “Please don’t put that picture on Facebook.” I have to respect their privacy because anything I put out there about them will follow them forever.

But that doesn’t mean I’ll never write about them. They have become part of my blog. You may have noticed that we’ve done some video reviews together, and they’d like to get more involved.

Ethan wants to start recording videos about books he likes and why he likes them. He also has been thinking about writing about things that other kids his age might like. Maybe a blog in his future? I’m not sure, but until he gets older, he will have his own space here.

Lila and Mia love creating little videos, too. About Shopkins and American Girls and all kinds of things they like to play with. Lila would also like to start sharing recipes for kids. So you’ll be seeing more of them here, too.

Say Hello

I also am bringing on my first regular contributors! I’m keeping it in the family. I can’t wait for you to meet them!

11232997_10206886595913657_7539198009264464455_nSay hello to my sister Angie, with her daughter Sydney. Syd is the same exactly 1 month older than the girls. She’s a working mom of four: Lexi is 20, Nikki is 16, Sydney is 7, and Aaron is 4.

She loves to cook and have people over to her house. She’s a great hostess and an amazing cook. She’s also one of my best friends.

She has shared recipes here on my blog before and even has her own category called From My Sister Angie’s Kitchen.

She’ll be sharing even more recipes as well as kitchen tips, tricks, and timesavers. She may even review products for teens and younger kids, books, and anything else she wants to talk about.



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Also say hi to my soon-to-be-sister-in-law, Danielle. She’s a stay-at-home-mom of two under two (Presley and Sawyer are only 14 months apart!) When I started this blog, I had three under three so I know how hard her days are.

She just recently fell in love with cooking, and so she will share quick and easy recipes that get the stamp of approval from my brother and Little Presley (whom we call P.)

She also loves to write, and will be musing about being a new mom, as well as reviewing and sharing her must have mom and baby products.

She’s also a pinning fanatic like me and you can find and follow her on Pinterest.





I’m really excited about these new, exciting changes and taking Mommy of a Monster to a whole other level.

All that being said, I have a few questions for you! I’ve been toying with the idea of changing the name of my blog. Let me know what you think!


  1. Congratulations on blogging for 7 years! That is so awesome and so neat to be able to look back on everything. I know it's going to be even more fun with your sister and sister-in-law blogging with you. I blog with my mom, and it's something we enjoy together.