Dorito #Recipe: Mexican Casserole

Here's a recipe for a Mexican Casserole that was sent in by Linda Peters.  She's a great cook, so I'd highly suggest that you give it a try.  It's definitely on my to-do list for new recipes to try on my family. Before you get started, go ahead and preheat your oven to 350 and double check that you have all the ingredients needed for this Mexican Casserole recipe. You will need: 1 1/2 lb. ground beef 1 onion chopped                   … [Read more...]

Tips For Promoting Your Business

When I first started blogging, I met a few mom bloggers and was trying to find out how I would make "BlogWithMom" visible online.  One mom blogger told me that she visited forums and posted something everyday pertaining to her site in hopes of drawing in new readers.   I looked for forums, signed up and never "hit" the right ones.  The groups I found never seemed to be interested in chatting on the topics that I was looking for in hopes of … [Read more...]

Dallas Residents Save Money With

Since subscribing to, I have received Dallas' Deal of the Week early every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning by email.  I have to say that I am impressed with the savings that are being offered from  This site offers deals and promotions to area residents in Dallas, Denver and Phoenix. For example, this week's offers were given by CALAIS Winery, A.F.T. Training Center and Pro Cuts.  Each business offered … [Read more...]

Mom Blog, NOT Just For Moms!

When telling people about my "mom blog," I have been told, "I am not a mom, but I can look."  This bothers me since I want my site to be helpful to all women, not just "moms."  I include helpful tips and recipes for everyone.  "Mom Blog" just tends to be a broad term, but in my case, it means:  a blog written by a mom.  My blog is geared towards women, but I also have male followers as well. While reading through several mom blogs this … [Read more...]

Mom Blog: Creamy Fruit Salad Recipe

Jo Ann McAlister, from Princeton, Ky sent in her favorite recipe to share on the mom blog.  It sounds perfect for a family picnic recipe. . Creamy Fruit Salad Recipe 1 pkg (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened 1/2 c sugar 1 jar (10 oz.) maraschino cherries, drained 1 can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple, drained 1 can (11 oz.) mandarin oranges, drained 1 carton (8 oz.) Cool-Whip, thawed In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese & sugar until … [Read more...]

Tips To Help Your Children Learn Their Spelling Words

Tammy Hanford, mother of two from Big Rapids, Michigan and teacher of 23 years is back on the mom blog.  She is here to share tips that will help your children have fun learning spelling words. * Do you struggle with getting your child to practice their spelling words? * Does your child feel that writing their spelling words for practice is a laborious task? * Did you know that using tactile tools for learning is a more … [Read more...]

Teachers Shape Children’s Lives

Today's guest blogger is Tammy Hanford.  She is a mother of two, and  a proud teacher of 575+ students.  She has 23 years of teaching experience behind her and lives in Big Rapids, Michigan.  She is a mom blog reader and has been posting educational info. on Facebook.  I came across a few of her posts and I was so impressed with her writing, that I invited her to share some educational ideas on the mom blog. Teacher's Shape Children's … [Read more...]

Paint More, Clean Less, When Working On A Multiple Day Painting Project

Cleaning my paint brushes and paint rollers has always been a big hassle after a long day of painting.  Usually it means washing out my paint rollers, which I finally got smart enough to buy additional paint rollers and just throw then away at the end of the day and then washing out all my paint brushes with the hose and bottle of soap in the yard.  I have been painting for the last few days and fortunately have picked up a few time and money … [Read more...]

Mom Blog: Four Tips To Save Money And Reduce Daily Spending

Here are four money saving tips that my family follows regularly to save money and reduce daily spending: We pack a small cooler for our vehicle everywhere we go in order to save money for the day.  For example, when I know we will be gone from the house for over 45 minutes, I pack a cooler with drinks and a snack for everyone.  This is so much cheaper than stopping at the gas station because everyone is thirsty.  This will also keep your ice … [Read more...]

Weight Watchers: Lose Weight Counting Points Plus Values

Have You Decided To Lose A Few Pounds? You will learn how to lose weight with the Weight Watcher Program  if you are dedicated to the program.  I have been very successful with the Weight Watchers program and use low point snacks, fruit, vegetables, hard-boiled egg whites and frozen meals to get me through the day.  At night, I cook a sensible meal according to my Weight Watchers guide and have another low point snack later in the … [Read more...]

LifeLock Identity Protector Is A Great Idea For Internet Users

I have been hearing about LifeLock for the last few months.  My husband and I have heard several radio commercials about this identity protection service.  Since I am online for several hours a day, shop online and also pay all our bills online, my husband wanted us to enroll in the LifeLock program.  I kept putting it off and he kept asking me if I had enrolled yet, and of course, I hadn't.  My husband came home from work the other day telling … [Read more...]

SNOW, February 2011, Personal Account From Michigan

Everyone here in Texas is just wishing for this snow to head our way.    Local business employees  are dreaming of  a "snow day."  School bus drivers are talking with the kids about snow possibilities and school cancellations.  Parents are wanting just enough snow for the kids to see snow this year, even if the kids can just run in snow flurries for 30 minutes or so.  Last year it snowed one late afternoon and the neighborhood  kids were … [Read more...]

Turn Your “Mommy Song” Into A Children’s Book

Have you ever toyed with the idea of writing a children's book?  I have recently met Jessica Chamberlain  through  my mom blog.  She is a proud mom of two and the author of  "Bright and White Brushing Your Teeth Can Be Fun." I was very inspired by her story, so I thought I would share it with you through my mom blog.   Meet Jessica.... I grew up in a family of all girls so when I found out that I was going to be a new mom of a little boy … [Read more...]

Use Current Events To Enhance Your Child’s Research Skills

When it comes to watching the news,  does everyone in your family stay up to date on current events?  My husband has always been one to watch the news.  I, on the other hand, didn't used to pay much attention to the news and figured it if it were important that my husband would tell me about it.  My feelings on watching the news have changed since my son hit middle school.  He came home from school on day with a social studies current events … [Read more...]

Mom Blog: Speeding Ticket

About Me: I need to share a little background information with you through my mom blog before telling you what happened to me the other day.  Remember, I am a stay at home mom and write a mom blog.  I have two children and drive a mini van back and forth through town to school and sports events.  I have never had a speeding ticket and I am always the one who holds up traffic because I am afraid to pull out onto the main road because of all the … [Read more...]