Thanks for visiting! I'm Alicia, the author of this blog, and I love sharing bits of our life here and on social media. Back in 2008, when my oldest was only a month old, I started Making Time For Mommy as a way to make time for myself and meet other moms. I hope this blog encourages you to make time for yourself, gives you ideas for family fun, and provides easy tips you can incorporate into your busy life!      ---read more about me here ---

Holiday Fun In Janesville, Wisconsin

Thanks to Janesville for hosting me. All opinions are my own. Nothing says Christmas like twinkling lights strung all around, and Janesville, Wisconsin has millions of them! Recently I took a quick trip from the suburbs of Chicago up to Janesville, which is right over the border in Wisconsin. I visited during the annual Janesville’s … Read more

2021 Christmas Gift Guide (Giveaway)

This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. It’s hard to believe that Christmas is around the corner! As I always do, I’ve gathered up the best Christmas gift ideas for all ages and put them into one place, making it easy to finish your Christmas shopping! You’ll find everything from thoughtful … Read more

Pictures On Gold Locket Giveaway

This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. I love sharing Christmas gift ideas with my readers every year and this is one that I’ve recommended numerous times before. A locket from Pictures on Gold is the perfect gift for mom, your significant other, grandma, or anyone else who wants to carry … Read more

Family Friendly Fun In The Quad Cities

Thanks to the Quad Cities for hosting my family this summer. It was one of the few bright spots in an otherwise difficult season and I’m grateful for the memories made while we explored a new area. I’ve lived in the Chicago area most of my life and had never traveled to the Quad Cities … Read more

Focusing On Emotional And Physical Health (Plus A Giveaway)

This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. I can’t believe it’s almost October! You may have noticed my absence here on the blog and I apologize but I had to step away briefly. The past few months have been a blur and I’ve found myself really struggling. I have went through … Read more

Must Have For Summer Days In The Water (Giveaway)

This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. One of my favorite ways to spend a summer day is in the water. Whether it’s going swimming at our local community pool or heading to a nearby lake for the day, cooling off in the water is the best way to escape the … Read more