Spooky tour of the Bell Witch Farm and Cave in Adams, Tennessee.
Explore Haunted St. Augustine, Florida
Some of our favorite “haunts” during the spooky season include the oldest city in US, St. Augustine.
How To Create a Vintage Movie Monster Theme Night for Halloween
This fun and festive vintage movie monster theme night is way easier than it seems!
How To Stay Healthy This Fall
A few ideas to help your fall be the healthiest yet!
Mississippi Chicken Recipe – A new take on an old favorite!
Easy and delicious take on a Mississippi Pot Roast for Chicken lovers.
How to Make Heat Infused Oils
Super easy and quick herb infused oil.
How To Make and Store Infused Oils
Make these amazing infused oils now to give as gifts later.
How to Start Your Virtual Back to School Off Right!
Ideas for organizing space and time to start the new year off right – even at a distance.
Hamilton Theme Night
If you have a Hamilton fan in your household, you have to see this menu!
Flower Garden Focaccia
Super easy and flavorful focaccia is a cook’s dream. Delicious and flavorful.
Buffalo Chicken Meatball Heaven
Easy and low calorie Buffalo Chicken Meatballs – all the flavor with none of the mess.
25 Best Father’s Day Gifts You Can Find on Amazon
Top 25 gifts you can get from Amazon and have delivered just in time for Father’s Day.
Chocolate Cherry Cream Cheese Roll Ups
Easy and delicious chocolate cherry cream cheese roll ups made with ingredients I picked up on my travels. Traveling through flavor in this time of travel free living.
Ultimate Burger Bar
Create this mega burger and all the fixings for a unique and fun family barbecue.
Mother’s Day In Lock Down – Easy Ideas to Honor Mom
Easy ideas to help you show Mom how much she is loved.
Quarantine Birthday Party
Check out our take on a quarantine birthday party !
Chicly Geeky Guide to Favorite Travel Experiences
Since travel is out of the question right now, check out some of my favorite past adventures!
Keeping Your Home a Safe Zone for Kids During Isolation
How to balance working, homeschooling, daily life, and STILL keep your sanity!
How To Sew DIY Surgical Masks
How to sew a surgical mask for the health care workers in your life.
Chicly Geeky Guide to Belize City
Come explore the highlights of Belize City as I base there for a work week abroad.
How To Make Homemade Hand Sanitizer
Can’t find hand sanitizer in the stores? You don’t need it! Make your own at home for a fraction of the price that gets the job done.
Chicly Geeky Guide to How To Navigate The Grocery Store When You Don’t Speak The Language
How to navigate a grocery store when you don’t speak the language – never a dull moment, even when shopping for snacks.
Chicly Geeky Guide to Where To Eat in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Check out my favorite places to grab a bite in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Almost Homemade Valentine’s Cookies
Super simple ALMOST homemade cookies for Valentine’s Day
How to Make an Adorable, Simple Valentine’s Day Brunch
A super cute and easy Valentine’s Brunch that your loves will adore.
Chicly Geeky Guide to What to Eat in Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan has a variety of flavorful fruits and vegies, national dishes, and tons of variety. Check out my list of must haves when dining out in Uzbekistan.
Chicly Geeky Guide to Avoiding Jet Lag – It’s A Brat!
Jet lag can really get you down. Here are some tips to avoid or minimize jet lag after long flights.
Tashkent Or Bust!
Making my way half way around the world!
Grimm’s Fairy Tales Theme Night
Everybody loves a fairy tale – especially when you can taste them!
Fab Fit Fun Winter 2019 Unboxing
Catch this fabulous Winter Fab Fit Fun unboxing! Tons of great Christmas presents for the fam and for Mommy!
Matching Christmas Jammies!
It’s not Christmas until everyone has their matching Christmas jammies! Well folks, it’s now Christmas in Momleficent land!
Fab Fit Fun Fall Box 2019
Exclusive unboxing of my Fall 2019 Fab Fit Fun box! Sooooo many great items!
Nashville Area With Kids
Music city has tons of activities for Mom and Dad, and the kiddos.
Fresh Floral Summer Wreath
Quick and easy floral wreath for summer.
Traveling With The Kids
Summer is a time when we are constantly in motion. I am sure that you guys can relate. When we pack for the tinies to travel, it is almost like planning an invasion. You have to be organized and strategic about what you pack, what they pack, and how much is packed. Seriously, if you …
Chicly Geeky Guide to Washington DC With Kids – Updated!
What to do with kids in Washington DC.
Chicly Geeky Guide to Alexandria, Va.
Adorable and charming Alexandria Va is settled in the shadow of Washington, DC and a fraction of the price.
A Place For Mom
A cheerful and vibrant place to rest and recenter!
Favorite Summer Toys
Check out our top five favorite summer toys!
Five Foods You Must Eat In Boston
Five foods you must try when you visit Boston.
Day Trips From Boston
Day trip to Salem, Lexington and Concord, Mass while visiting Boston.
Chicly Geeky Guide to Boston With Kids
Must see sights in Boston when traveling with kids!
Egg-ceptionally Fun Easter Tea
Check out the Easter Tea Party Tiny hosted for her friends!
Easter Treats The Kids Will Love
Make these easy and adorable Easter treats that kids of all ages will love!
Perfect Easter Ham
Make the perfectly seasoned Easter Ham to celebrate the holiday!
Mom Guilt – Why I Ditched it!
Getting rid of the guilt forever!
How to Train Your Dragon Theme Night
Join me for a Viking themed adventure in Mommying as we organized a How to Train Your Dragon Theme Night using easy to replicate recipes!
5 Tips To Jump Start Your Weight Loss
These are my five tips to jump starting your own weight loss journey. What are your tips?
Healthy Swaps that Lighten Calories In Your Favorite Dishes
Easy and healthy ingredient swaps that lighten up your favorite dishes!
March Meal Plan – Lower Calorie Meals
Check out my monthly meal plan with calorie counts to help you reach your goals!
Easter Egg Wreath
Make a beautiful and simple Easter egg wreath to celebrate the season!
5 Surefire Snow Day Boredom Busters
Check out my go to ideas to keep the kids from going stir crazy when it’s too cold to be outside.
Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna
Make this easy and decadent Lazy Lasagna in just 5 minutes in your Instant Pot!
Intentional Parenting: Love Letters to My Children
I write love letters to my children – and then don’t give the letters to them. Take a look at my little habit and let me know what you think.
Valentine’s Treats Your Loves Will Adore
Make these adorable, tasty and super easy treats for your big and little loves this Valentine’s Day.
Intentional Parenting: Seeing The Good In Others
Sometimes it’s hard to see the good in someone – read on to see how I teach my children to identify the good in others.
Festive Valentine’s Day Wreath
Make this easy and super cheap Valentine’s Wreath with your kids!
Strawberries and Cream King Cake
Make a traditional king cake with a strawberry and cream cheese filling. These will take your taste buds straight to Mardi Gras!
Love Bug Cookies
Make these adorable and delicious love bugs for a Valentine’s treat. Perfect for classes or just snack time, they make up in minutes.
Heart Shaped Cinnamon Rolls and Bacon
A simple but stunning Valentine’s breakfast that will make heads turn!
Simple Super Bowl Party Food
Simple, festive Super Bowl party food for the busy party host!
Intentional Parenting: Why We Volunteer
Why I volunteer WITH my daughter in service of others.
Love Letter Hand Tarts
Make these super easy hand tarts in minutes and look like you spent the day in the kitchen!
Quick and Easy Instant Pot Jambalaya Chicken and Rice
I finally tried out my Instant Pot and didn’t blow anything up! Check out this quick and easy Jambalaya Chicken and Rice
Celebration Cocoa Toppers
Make the most of your cocoa with these easy and festive ways to create the perfect toppers for your favorite winter drink.
Perfect Snow Day Hot Cocoa
Make this super easy and delicious hot cocoa on your stovetop or crock pot for a snow day pick me up.
Mickey and the Roadster Racers Birthday Party
Recreate this fun and easy birthday party for your own little one.
Chicly Geeky Guide to Mount Vernon with Kids
Mount Vernon, George Wahsington’s home, is a must do for history loving families. This hands on, interactive site was an amazingly engaging experience for my 4 and 10 year olds.
Chicly Geeky Guide to Eating in Washington DC with Kids
Check out the family friendly spots we found on our visit to Washington D.C.
Chicly Geeky Guide to Oddities and Curiosities in Washington D.C.
Oddities and Curiosities that are a must see for your visit to Washington D.C.
Break’s Over – Back to the Grind
Christmas break is officially over and it is time to get back to work!
What Southerners Eat for Luck In The New Year and Why
What do traditional southern New Years foods symbolize?
How to Reframe Resolutions So That You Keep Them
The dawning of a new year leads me to take stock of my life and set goals – not make resolutions. What goals do you have for the new year?
Cranberry and Popcorn Bird Feeder Wreaths
Delightfully easy and inexpensive wreath to attract and feed your backyard birds!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at Momleficent!
Christmas Treats Santa Can’t Resist
Christmas treats that look difficult be are super easy!
Grinch Overnight Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
Make these easy and delicious fresh cinnamon rolls for a holiday or just for a cozy weekend morning.
Christmas In Spain
Spain is always a good idea – especially at Christmas!
Shortbread 3 Ways
Three easy and delicious ways to make shortbread a staple in your holiday kitchen.
How To Use Vegi Cans To Creatively Wrap Gifts
How to use recycled vegi cans as creative and fun gift packages – perfect for tiny gifts and gift cards..
Our mischief makers are about to invade for the holidays.
Curbing Christmas List Overload
This is how I curb mile long lists and get to the heart of what my kids want for Christmas.
How To Make A Christmas Swag – For FREE
Make these beautiful and easy Christmas swags for FREE!
Craving Worthy Sausage Balls
This warm and cheesy recipe is perfect for a cold weekend morning or a holiday party! Super versatile and very easy!
Talking To Your Kids About Santa
To say that I get excited about the holidays is a complete understatement. I am one of those Moms that starts to decorate around Mid-November, and begins matching jammies, baking cookies, and making ornaments as soon as the tree lights turn on properly! I love love love the holidays. I think the things I love …
Chicly Geeky Guide to Eating In Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago are a whirl of color and culture. Check out how that translates into their unique culinary style!
Cultivating A Servant’s Heart In Your Children Through An Advent Of Service
Take a peek at the service based advent calendar I am using this year to cultivate a heart of service at Christmas.
Chicly Geeky Guide to Tobago
Trinidad’s twin island, Tobago is a treasure unto itself! Check out my adventure!
Chicly Geeky Guide to Trinidad
Navigating Trinidad was easy and AMAZING! Check out my adventure here!
Overnight French Toast Bake Will Make Company Flooded Mornings a Breeze
Easy and delicious French Toast casserole. Make the night before and bake in the morning. Perfect for the holidays – especially if you have company!
Planning For Thanksgiving Like a D-Day Invasion
I plan for Thanksgiving like I plan for everything – like I am personally orchestrating the D-Day Invasion!
How To Make Your Own Snowman Grape Vine Wreath
This post is going to cover several firsts for me. This season marks my first blog season at the holidays (I’m excited!), my first time making a wreath from scratch – I mean literally making the grape vine wreaths, and my first multi wreath door hanger to create a sweet little snow man. Provided you …
The Only Recipe You’ll Ever Need To Brine and Roast A Turkey
Want the juciest, most delicious turkey this Thanksgiving? Brine it before you roast it – easy to follow recipe!
How To Navigate Family Minefields At The Holidays Like A Pro
Tips to navigate the mine fields that are family gatherings.
Matching Christmas Jammies Reveal
The holidays are upon us – it’s time for matching Christmas jammies!
How to Bake Perfect Apple Pie Purses
Decadent and delicious apple purses are easy to prep now for Thanksgiving.
Wizard of Oz Themed Sleep Over
Follow us down the yellow brick road where we have a Wizard of Oz themed sleepover!
How to Add Nature To Your Table With Acorn and Mushroom Cookies
These delicate mushrooms and hearty acorns will add a bit of nature to your Fall table.
13 Days of Halloween: Staying Safe On The Prowl
Keep your little ones safe on while trick or treating!
13 Days of Halloween: Halloween Night Dinner Ideas
Adorable and delicious Halloween themed dinner ideas to get your tinies in the mood for fun!
13 Days of Halloween: Jack-O-Lantern Stuffed Peppers
Check out these adorable jack o lantern stuffed peppers that will make your horseman loose his head!
13 Days of Halloween: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Theme Night
One last Halloween theme night before the season ends. The Legend of Sleep Hollow rides onto our table!
13 Days of Halloween: It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Supper
Check out our lightly themed supper to accompany our movie night. It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
13 Days of Halloween: Six Mocktails That Will Make Your Party Legendary
Creepy mocktails will make all the ghouls and boys scream with delight!
13 Days of Halloween: How To Make Harvest Popcorn You Whole Clan Will Crave
Sweet and salty snack with a deliciously addictive side!
13 Days of Halloween: There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat
A fun and easy Halloween tea to enjoy with your tinies!
13 Days of Halloween: Five Fun and Spooky Snacks
Spooky but adorable snacks to delight young and old!
13 Days of Halloween: Ultimate Halloween Playlist
Check out my playlist for trick or treating!
13 Days of Halloween: Five Easy Halloween Costumes You Can Make At Home
These adorable, inexpensive and easy costumes are sure to make an impression!
13 Days of Halloween: Five Favorite Top Of The Class Treats
Fun, cute, and creative snacks that will keep your treats at the top of the class!
Freezer Cooking Round 2 – Are You Chicken?
Easy and efficient money savings tips to make freezer cooking with chicken your favorite cooking with chicken!
Hocus Pocus Theme Night
We have been having a lot of Fall fun in the Momleficent household over the past few weeks! I swear the creative juices have been brewing as the temperatures have fallen a bit and have started to feel a bit more fall like. This past weekend was no exception – fall festival season is in …
Versatile Blogger Award
I got nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award – stop by and learn a little about me in this post.
Light and fluffy Halloween bread for your little beasties!
Best Movies for Kid Friendly Spooky Halloween
I remember as a kid – before cable tv in the very rural area that we lived in – that we had about 3 clear television channels and 1 that came in on clear nights. Before dvd players, dvr equipment and Netflix, my brothers and sisters and I would wait on tenterhooks for seasonal programming …
Halloween Books to Make Your Goblins Giggle
These seasonal adventures are sure to be a hit with your little goblins!
Chicly Geeky Guide to Fall Decor
It’s time to decorate for fall and bring some of the beautiful colors of the outdoors in!
Freezer Cooking Round 1 – Beefy Goodness
Easy and convenient bulk cooking for the freezer saves time on busy week nights!
Favorite Apple Recipes for Fall
Fall flavors featuring my favorite apple recipes.
What To Buy Now To Save On A Winter Vacation
Check out what I buy now to save on winter get aways!
Theme Night: There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves
Join us on a culinary adventure that pairs a themed dinner with each item in The Little Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves.
Top items To Purchase at Costco to Maximize Savings
Check out what guest writer Andrea Joy from Saving Joyfully buys at Costco to maximize her savings!
Eggplant Parm Bliss
Have you ever had a dish that tasted like bliss? If you like Italian food, boy have I got the dish for you! I love Egg Plant Parmesan! It is one of those dishes that can easily be made vegetarian without making Papa Bear feel like he is sacrificing his meat-itarian nature. You can easily …
Chicly Geeky Guide to Natchez, Mississippi
Stroll through the Spanish moss lined streets of Natchez, Mississippi, have a cocktail and let the Southern summer wrap you in it’s arms.
Cheddar Stuffed Burger Bombs
Easy delicious cheddar cheese stuffed burgers. Easy to freeze and cook in bulk, or grill now!
Peter Rabbit Theme Night
We have long been over due for a theme night in the Momleficent household. With all of the work and travel, back to school hubbub and dental appointments, I have slacked a bit on my extra-curricular fun. Well, no more! We had a glorious return to the first theme night of the new school year …
Chicly Geeky Guide to Grocery Stores in Paris
Shopping in Paris doesn’t have to break the bank. See where I find my favorite items.
Be Kind To Yourself, Mama
Be kind to yourself – speak gently, live gently and love with all of your heart.
Make Ahead Mock Sous Vide Egg Muffin Bites
Easy and delicious mock sous vide egg bites – easy make ahead breakfast for meal preppers like me!
Churros – Fall Is Here!
Warm, delicious and tastes like fall, what am I? Churros!
Chicly Geeky Guide to 48 Hours in Paris
Oh, to be in Paris! Paris is one of my favorite cities in the world. What’s not to love? The city is full of art, beauty, architecture, history, fashion, amazing food – in every budget level, ambiance, and charm. The old stereotype of snarky French waiters and rude Parisians no longer holds weight. I have …
How to Roll With It – Travel Glitches
What to do when your travel plans don’t follow the agenda!
Goulash – Freezer Cooking Perfection
Goulash is one of those timeless recipes that can help you stretch a dollar! Perfect for freezer cooking.
Back to School – Back to the Routine!
Summer is officially over and school has started back. We had such a lovely non-routine going during the summer that we are not looking forward to getting back into the grind of school year routines. Tiny is REALLY not looking forward to it. I have a multi step process that I complete every weekend to …
What’s In My Carry On For Long Flights
Check out what I take on flights that are 5 hours or longer.
Summer Bucket List Update
It is hard to believe that the summer has gone by so quickly. I am astounded that I am about to be back at work and tiny starts back to school eminently. I am mourning the summer a bit. I hate to see us get back into the hustle and bustle after a nice summer …
Chicly Geeky Guide to 24 Hours in Rome!
A whirlwind tour of Rome.
Zoodle Spaghetti Bake
Low carb zoodles are the perfect way to sneak some vegies into your meals. Perfect for picky eaters.
How To Plan Now For A Debt Free Christmas!
Start now for a debt free, quality Christmas list!
Chicly Geeky Guide – South African Safari!
Going on Safari! South Africa at its best/
Paella Recipe for Lazy Cooks
Casual and comforting rice based Spanish staple is all you need to make your dinner great again.
Chicly Geeky Guide – 24 Hours in Johannesburg, South Africa
What to do with just 24 hours in Johannesburg!
Keeping Your Children Close When You Are Away
How to make sure your children cope with an extended absence.
How to Meal Prep for Two Weeks Away
Keeping your family fed and healthy while you travel for work.
How to Pack for Two Weeks in Two Different Climates!
Packing for two weeks in two climates!
Crispy Jalapeno Poppers
Crispy, creamy, jalapeno poppers – keto friendly and so, so good!
How to Make the Ultimate Pokemon Cake
Creating a unique Pokemon birthday party for Tiny’s 10th!
Chicly Geeky Guide to Pennsylvania with Kids
Traveling across Pennsylvania with the kids in tow.
Maw Maw’s Southern Fried Chicken
Best ever southern fried chicken, straight from my Maw Maw’s kitchen. If love had a flavor and scent, this would be it!
Tired As A Mother!
I initially posted this back in the early Spring, but coming off a week of family vacation, it rings true again. Someone care to remind me when I got elected trip boss, engineer, chief planner, and organizer of all packed items and living things? Somehow, without even knowing it was election season, I got the …
Blueberry Lemon Scones
Light, crumbly and delicious. Blueberry lemon scones for a tea time win!
Who Are We As A Nation?
A reflection on who we are and what we have become as a nation.
Sides That Will Make Your 4th of July BBQ Sparkle!
Tasty and easy sides to dazzle at your 4th of July festivities!
Battle Free Backseats for Road Trips with Kids
Create a battle free backseat for your next road trip!
What to Pack for a Road Trip with Kids
Organizing and packing for a road trip with kids!
Ferdinand Theme Night – Spanish Food Lovers, Take Heed – YUM!
Spanish food and great company meet for this fun Ferdinand theme night!
Taco Pie – Getting Ready to Leave Again
Check out my recipe for Taco Pie – this is a go to for freezer prep for my weeks working away.
Review: Great Wolf Lodge, La Grange, GA
Explore the new Great Wolf Lodge in La Grange, GA with us!
Summer Bucket List
Check out my adventures with the tinies as we make it through the summer.
Tiny Layer Cakes – The Lost Art
Tiny layer cakes are a lost art! Check out how to make one of your own.
Mulan Theme Night!
It has been several busy weeks since theme a theme night with the tinies. Since we are going on a short vacation tomorrow, I wanted to have a little fun, plus make my life easy in the kitchen. I have had several people tell me that theme nights look like a lot of work. Well, …
When Is Enough Really Enough?
Finding a way to stop violence before we all become victims.
Favorite Travel Accessories for Road Trips with Kids
Check out my must haves for hitting the road with the tinies.
Chicly Geeky Guide to Philly Phood!
Taste along with me as I recount my best and worst moments in Philly’s popping dining scene.
Chicly Geeky Guide to Philadelphia Curiosities
Explore Philadelphia outside of the old city for a fun and funky vibe.
Chicly Geek-ly Guide to Historic Sites in Philadelphia!
I am a Geek. Specifically, I am a History geek. I especially love Colonial Era/ Revolutionary Era American History. When I found out that the yearly conference my field holds was in Philadelphia, the birthplace of American democracy, I was ecstatic. Not only is this the place where the Declaration of Independence was penned, it …
Prepping for a Week Away
How I keep my family organized when I work abroad.
I ain’t a shepherd and it ain’t a pie…
Comfort food at its best!
Packing List for Central America
What do I have in my bag when I travel to Belize and Central America? Come check it out.
Traveling Alone and Loving It!
How to travel alone, as a female, and love it!
Gone Again! Packing and Organizing for a Week Long Conference.
Week two of travel this month – check out my process to keep hearth and home running smoothly while away.
Chicly Geeky Guide to Eating in San Ignacio, Belize
Exotic flavors and spectacular creations in San Ignacio, Belize.
Chicly Geeky Guide to Must See Sites in San Ignacio, Belize
Amazing ruins, rugged terrain and breath taking vistas in San Ignacio, Belize.
Best Ever Oven Steak
Tender, juicy oven steak that rivals anything from the grill!
Old Fashioned Banana Pudding
Old fashioned banana pudding gets a makeover with lighter ingredients.
Packing For a Trip Abroad
Packing for a trip abroad doesn’t have to be a struggle!
Favorite Travel Accessories
Check out my favorite travel gadgets for trips abroad.
Bulk Cooking for A Work Week Away
Preping for a week away.
Pork Pinwheels with Quinoa and Arugula and Watermelon Salad
Make this delicious dinner in about 30 minutes.
Circle with Disney Product Review
Screen time is always a struggle in our house. Tablets and computers are like electronic crack for my two little ones. Yes, there are filters and timers on some devices, but not all. If Tiny runs out of time on her Kindle Fire, she can switch to her laptop and is back at square one. …
Talking to Children about Death
How to guide your child through loss.
Supremely Stuffed Hashbrowns
Crispy, golden hasbrowns topped with chili and cheese.
The strawberry goodness is just beginning where we are, and we couldn’t be more excited!
Roasted Red Snapper – Deceptively Easy!
Enjoy this roasted red snapper and sides in under an hour!
Spa Day? Not so much…
I have never experienced a more spa like medical facility!
Today I Sat In The Sun
Today I sat in the sun. I sat there and felt the warmth of the rays warm my cheeks, reach through me and to my core. My mind had been turbulent all day, rolling with this possibility and that, churning with the thoughts, moods and reactions to the behaviors of others. But today I sat …
No Time for Tolerance
What I “do” all day…
Why I Quit My Job
Lately, I have been thinking a lot about life. The nature of it, the quality of it, how to enjoy it more. Over the past couple of years, my stress level has skyrocketed. Primarily it was work related, but over time I started to get so incredibly stressed out that I couldn’t leave work at …
One Pot Pasta
Easy, delicious one pot meals save time, effort and money!
April Fools Theme Dinner!
This easy and fun topsy turvy menu is sure to get a giggle out of your little ones!
Easter Theme Night!
Easter is here and of course, so is the theming! If you haven’t figured it out by now, I can’t stop myself. Eventually, Papa Bear is going to take away my keyboard and write to you all asking for an intervention. Today is not that day! We decided to have a lovely Hop themed evening …
Delicious French Macarons are a spring treat for everyone!