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 ---

Valentine’s Day Locket Giveaway

This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. I’ve loved working with Pictures on Gold over the past couple of years. I’ve made lockets for myself with photos of my three kids, one for my mom (birthmom) with photos of all her grandkids, and even one for my young daughter with photos of her and I. … Read more

Valentine’s Day Books For Young Children

This post contains affiliate links. With Valentine’s Day just a little over a month away I thought it would be a great time to share some books about love that are perfect for young children. Here are some books little kids will enjoy reading again and again. Most are specifically for Valentine’s Day but some … Read more

Winter Themed Sensory Bins

This post contains affiliate links. This is going to be a long winter at home so I thought I’d share some fun winter themed sensory bins! Here at our house I have a few different sensory bins and my two year old loves playing in them. We have a sensory table (this one) in the … Read more

Snow Themed Tot School Lesson Plan

This post contains affiliate links. Some activities require direct supervision due to small pieces. This week is Emma’s first week of Tot School! I’m so excited to start this journey with her. I shared about it earlier this week in my Back to Tot School post but, if you missed it, Tot School is just … Read more

Simple Goals For 2021

Thanks to Farther Finance for sponsoring this post. I didn’t make many goals for 2020 but by the end of March it was clear that the only goal I should have for the year we just went through was to SURVIVE. From being cooped up in the house with three kids to figuring out elearning … Read more

The Return Of Tot School Lesson Plans

Over a decade ago, back when my tweens were toddlers, I did “tot school” with them. The idea came from Carisa who coined the term for the idea of intentionally exposing young children to early learning skills through fun play at home. She always had so many great ideas and I also believe that children learn … Read more

Cleaning Products That Work (Giveaway)

This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. As a mom, I feel like the cleaning and the laundry are never-ending. Anyone else feel this way?! Thankfully I have two older kids that can help with the cleaning. I also have a toddler who is not quite as helpful yet but she … Read more