Happy 6th Birthday to The Mommy-Files + Giveaway!!!

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It’s hard to believe that 6 years ago, I started The Mommy-Files.  I was married at the time and had a family blog, but wanted a blog that was all my own.  A blog where I could talk about motherhood (both the struggles and joys), connect with friends and family, and share my experiences through […]

12 Ways to Make Money Blogging

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I started blogging in July of 2008 and I still can’t believe it’s been almost 6 years!  What started out as a hobby has now turned into my full-time career and I still love it as much as I did when I started.  I never thought I would actually be able to make money from […]

Looking to Re-Enter the Workforce? Mom Corps YOU is Here to Help!

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For about 7 years, I was a stay-at-home mom.  When I went through my divorce, I became a working mom.  Let me tell you – it was scary putting myself out in the workforce again.  Just the fact that I hadn’t worked in the field for 7 years immediately put me at a disadvantage as […]

Finding Myself in My Blog

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Over the past year, I have seen my blog grow and blossom.  I’ve had the opportunity to travel, serve as an Ambassador, attend conferences and work with companies that I love and products that I use on a regular basis.  Somehow though, I’ve lost a little bit of that woman who was behind The Mommy-Files. […]

Martha Stewart Throws Bloggers Under the Bus


For a long time (up until the scandal and this recent video interview), I really liked Martha Stewart.  I had even subscribed to her magazine at one point.  I wanted to be as crafty and creative as she appeared to be.  With the criminal charges against her, I have to admit that I looked to […]

VLOG: Social Fabric Vlogging Challenge – Week 2 – Length of Vlog


I love being a member of the Social Fabric community and as part of an effort to get to know each other, they started a Vlogging Challenge each week.  This is my first Vlog for the series of challenges and I am so excited to get to know everyone else who is participating!  Check it […]

My 32nd Birthday – May 7, 2011 – Day 2 – Universal Studios


On Day 2 of my birthday trip in 2011, we had the opportunity to go to Universal Studios Hollywood and it was SO much fun!  We parked in the Universal Studios parking structure and hiked through Universal City Walk, which was filled with so many great stores and restaurants.  If you are ever in the […]

My 32nd Birthday – May 7, 2011 – Trip to Los Angeles – Day 1


Last year, my best girlfriend, Colleen, and I (and her man at the time) headed down to Los Angeles for my 32nd birthday.  It was so much fun!  We wen’t to PF Chang’s for lunch when we got there, Olive Garden for a mini reunion with some of my high school classmates that night, Universal […]

Final Call for Votes in the Chrysler Blogger Face-Off

It’s been a long week and tomorrow, March 7th, the Chrysler Blogger Face-Off will come to a close – at 4:59 p.m. EST (that’s 1:59 p.m. California time)!  I just want to thank all my family, friends, and readers for supporting me with your votes and positive comments this far.  It is definitely flattering to […]

Please Vote for Me in the Chrysler Blogger Face-Off

Happy Sunday everyone!  It’s coming down to the wire in the Chrysler Blogger Face-Off.  Only 3 more days left and I’m back down to 3rd place.  Thank you so much to everyone for voting for me and supporting me in this contest.  It means so much just to know that so many people care!  :) […]

Day 1 of the Chrysler Blog-Off

I was excited to be invited to participate in the Chrysler Blog-Off with 4 other bloggers.  I wrote an article on traveling with kids and made a video with the boys.  The winner will receive 4 round trip tickets to the Auto Show in New York in April and will also have the opportunity to […]

The Mommy-Files: Becoming A Single Mommy

In 2008, I created The Mommy-Files.  At the time, I was a stay-at-home mom and wanted an outlet where I could talk about motherhood, post pictures, share recipes, and make friends with other moms online.  Although I had a Bachelor’s Degree, I chose to take the opportunity to be at home with my 3 boys […]

Interview with Food Network Star – Claire Robinson

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Last week, I had the opportunity to interview Food Network Star, Claire Robinson.  If you know me, you know I love chocolate.  Well, Claire loves chocolate probably just as much – specifically Dove Dark Chocolate.  She was great to talk with and talked a little about New Year’s Resolutions and cooking.  Below is the video […]

Grandma. My Hero

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I have a hero in my life.  She was a mother to two boys and a grandmother to four girls and three boys.  She worked as a teacher for many years and was married to her college sweetheart, who was also a teacher.  She put the needs of those around her before her own needs […]