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  • DIY Charging Station!

    I thought I’d share some of the DIYs I’ve created around our house, and then show you how I hacked together a much better charging station solution than what we had going on. It was a mess, with cords hanging down onto the counter and getting in the w

  • Enter To Win 1 Of 30 Litter-Robots And Other Amazing Prizes For Your Cat

    Disclosure: I received a Litter-Robot in exchange for sharing about this promotion. I am so excited to share that I’ve partnered with Litter-Robot to promote their 25 Days of Christmas giveaway. They are giving away AMAZING prizes, including 30 Litter-R

  • Cucumber Bites Christmas Tree Appetizer Tray

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HolidayEntertaining #YogurtInspiration #CollectiveBias One of my favorite ways to celebrate the Christmas holiday is to have my family over to spend

  • {Religion Collab} Answers About My Religion!

    In this video, I’ve answered several questions that will allow you to get to know my religion better! How would you answer these questions? Leave your thoughts in the comments below

  • The Gift Of Writing

    Thanks to CROSS pens for sponsoring this #LongStoryShort post. For as long as I can remember I have loved to write and it’s something that’s come out in various ways as I have grown. In grade school one of my favorite assignments was to create a homem

  • Foster Care Parent Pay & Reimbursements

    Yesterday I showed you how much it cost for us to become approved for adoption (Adopt-Ready) in Ontario, Canada. Today I’m discussing the pay and reimbursements we received as Foster Care/Kinship Care parents. I’ve heard people time and again talk abo

  • 35 Random Acts Of Kindness Your Family Can Do This Holiday Season

    The past few days we’ve all been focused on buying. From Christmas decor to Christmas gifts, there has been so much stuff that we “needed”. (Was I the only one who caved and bought the Instant Pot because everyone in their Facebook thread was raving

  • Black Friday Haul 2016 – Yes, It Was Totally Worth It!

    Black Friday Haul 2016 – Yes, It Was Totally Worth It! Black Friday Shopping Haul – that’s right, I admit it. I am a Black Friday Shopper. It started many years ago, when I was curious about the discounts. Do people REALLY save money? Is it as INSAN

  • 7 Last Minute Cyber Monday Finds You Won’t Want To Miss!

    7 Last Minute Cyber Monday Finds You Won’t Want To Miss! It’s Cyber Monday, and I had to share these 7 awesome last minute finds with you. Get it while these prices are HOT! I’m working on a photo canvas, as soon as I hit PUBLISH on this baby.  Hap

  • How Much Does Adoption Really Cost?

    November is Adoption Awareness Month, and if you’re like me, you’ve seen quite a few social media posts about how expensive and inaccessible adoption is. So today, I’m taking you through our the receipts and costs that we paid out while becoming Ado

  • A Healthier Lunch {Found In The Freezer}

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyWayToVeg #CollectiveBias I’ve recently written about my journey to get healthier, from exercising more to drinking more water to making better f

  • The Kids Try Virtual Reality!

    LAN Party at our place! [That’s a computer gaming party

  • 7 Ways To Celebrate The Reason For The Season

    Disclosure: Some product samples were received for inclusion and this post includes affiliate links. The Christmas season is the most hectic season of the year. From buying gifts, to going to holiday parties, to holiday baking, it’s so easy to get caugh

  • 10 Gift Ideas For Creative Kids

    Disclosure: Products were sent for consideration but all thoughts are my own. This post contains affiliate links. Black Friday is here and everyone is in the shopping mood- including me! I have been online all morning shopping for gifts. I have a lot of g

  • Our Family Christmas Pictures

    Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. Holiday photos of my family, both of me as a child growing up with my siblings and now of my own children, are some of my most cherished possessions. Looking at holiday photos makes me happ

  • Chillin’ at McDonald’s

    We wanted to vacate the house for the evening, so we ran a few errands and then ended up at (of course) McDonald’s. I told the kids they could get one snack each, and somehow they ended up with burgers, fries and drinks. In the meantime, I attempted to

  • Kid-Free at a Fancy-Schmancy Restaurant!

    We had a chance to try out a restaurant at a beautiful resort near us. We enjoyed the food almost as much as we enjoyed the company of the new friends we made! We were actually there to take participate in a dinner that was part of a weekend-long marriage

  • Our Favorite Christmas Pajamas: Buy A Pair, Give A Pair

    Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. One of my favorite purchases every holiday season is a set of matching pajamas for my boys. Each year, on Christmas Eve, they wear their new pajamas when they go to sleep and wake up to cel

  • Santa Claus Parade

    The training session/luncheon went perfectly! Special thanks to the men in my family for rearranging my living room AGAIN at 11:00 the night before. Today, we’re on to the Santa Claus parade. We had a ton of fun and were able to hand out 400+ Bibles, al

  • A Time to be Thankful

    There are so many days throughout the year to celebrate: Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day, Go Cook for Your Pet Day, Be Late for Something Day. I am still trying to figure out National Ball Point Pen Day… Although we should celebrate it every day, there

  • 14 Chairs and a Burlap Wreath

    It’s been a full week, and I’m finishing up getting ready for the training session/luncheon at our place. And check out the 11th hour deal I got on folding chairs (which came in VERY handy!). And of course, what week isn’t complete without a 10 minu

  • Guest Post: The Church, Our Family

    There is more in a person’s life that meets the eye.   A smiling face at church for instance may have you thinking, “That person has it all together.” At times though it may be that the person you are thinking is functional, and has found something

  • 3 Things Pet Parents Need To Do To Prepare For Holiday Entertaining

    This post is sponsored by ARM & HAMMER™ and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about ARM & HAMMER CLUMP & SEAL™ available at PetSmart®, but Making Time For Mommy only shares information we fee

  • Concession Stand Themed Football Party

    This post is written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own. This shop has been compensated by Acorn Influence, Inc. and its advertiser. #ClubTysonFFL You all know that I love football parties so I’m really excited to shar

  • What Dory and Nemo Can Teach Us About Parenting

    My boys (ages 3 and 7) are finally old enough to (mostly) sit through a movie in an actually theater (imagine that!). I took advantage of that feat this summer and we enjoyed a couple of kid movies during those long, hot afternoons. Like millions of other

  • Apple Pie Flavored Yogurt Parfaits

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #YogurtInspiration #BreakfastInspiration #CollectiveBias One of my favorite things about the holidays is all the delicious food, from turkey to swee

  • 5 Charities To Support This Holiday Season

    One of my most popular posts this time of year is a post I wrote about teaching our children generosity and gratitude. Though these are things that most parents are always wanting our children to learn, I think that we are especially focused on it as Than

  • Mercy House Unboxing

    Today I received my order of Christmas gifts from Mercy House!  I found a number of things that I’ll be able to bless others with, while helping support women and their families in Third World countries.  Check out all of the goodies I got, for some o

  • Speedy Fun On The Go

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RaceDayRelief #CollectiveBias Calling all racing fans! Start your engines because I have a fun activity to keep your kids busy this season. Your lit

  • Step2 Supports 11th annual Saving tiny Hearts Society (StHS) Gala

    Written by Tena as a part of the We’re Moms Too series. On October 8th, 2016, I had the honor of representing The Step2 Company at the 11th annual Saving tiny Hearts Society (StHS) gala in Chicago. This trip marks the 4th trip to the gala for me and my

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