4 Ideas for Creating Memorable Christmas Cards

Like decorating the Christmas tree and baking cookies, sending out Christmas cards continues to be an annual tradition for many families — one that has a fair share of history behind it. The Christmas card was born in the early 19th century, when handwritten holiday letters were sent to loved ones. In fact, it was Sir Henry Cole who had the novel idea of responding to all these letters by sending a single card to everyone; all he had to Read more

Self-Care With Hygge

Taking time for yourself as a mom can be difficult between appointments, errands and keeping everyone fed, on time and in clean clothes. Finding ways to fit in self-care and moments to yourself are so important, even short breaks can have a positive impact on your day. One shortcut to make sure you get the change to recharge is make your house ready for relaxation whenever you are. You may have heard of it as an emerging decor trend, hygge Read more

8 Iconic Children's Books and the Important Lessons They Share

Most adults can still visualize their favorite picture books and even recite meaningful quotes from them to this day. Iconic characters like Winnie the Pooh, Curious George, the moon from Goodnight Moon, and others have cemented their place is our hearts as both lovable characters but also vehicles to herald imagination. Children’s books not only tell a story through their beautiful imagery, but reveal underlying life lessons that prove valuable for our little ones. For example, Roald Dahl’s The BFG Read more

Stop the Spam: A Short Guide to Ending Unwanted Calls

Ever been the victim of an unwanted sales call? Who hasn’t? Telemarketing offers, robocalls and spam texts might seem as inevitable as death and taxes, but that doesn't have to be the case. Indeed, there are a number of ways you can spot, avoid and block these unwanted calls for good. Here's a short action guide you can use to stop spam in its tracks. Register on the Do Not Call List The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates there are nearly a Read more

Welcome to MommiFried!

Posted on by Crystal in MommiFried Extras | 6 Comments

A blog about the adventures of a middle-aged mom suffering from Motherhood Unintentional Distraction Disorder, otherwise known as MUDD. MUDD is the inability to complete a thought or action without being distracted by 14 million other things related to motherhood: balancing work and home life, taking care of pets, changing poopy diapers, cooking, cleaning, shopping, changing poopy diapers…you see where this is going, right? Read more

What is a mother?

Posted on by Crystal in Motherhood | 2 Comments

Although I am well-connected online and manage a number of industry-specific groups, I have made it a point to keep my Facebook network small – reserved for true friends, family and close colleagues. In this group, there are stay-at-home-moms, doctors, lawyers, retirees, writers and so on – just a truly great circle of human beings. So the other day, I reached out to them and asked, “What is a mother?” Their individual responses warmed my heart. Here are some of their replies: Read more

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