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 ---

Spring Cleaning With Invisible Shield Products (Giveaway)

This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. A few years ago I shared about a new cleaning line that I’d discovered by Unelko called Invisible Shield. Not only do these cleaners do an awesome job cleaning, but they minimize cleaning time in the future by protecting against re-soiling and stains without … Read more

Eco-Friendly Laundry Detergent

Thanks to Tru Earth for sponsoring this post. Over the years I’ve become more conscious of the impact I have on the world around me. I have taken many steps to mitigate that but I still don’t do as much as I could. With Earth Day around the corner, I thought it would be the … Read more

Enzyme Based Cleaners For Pet And Kid Messes

This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. An alternative title to this post could be: why enzyme-based cleaners are a mom’s BFF. As a mom of three kids and four furbabies- three cats and a dog- enzyme-based cleaners are a must-have in our household. One I’ve had in my kitchen cabinet … Read more

Mother’s Day Locket Giveaway

Thanks to Pictures on Gold for sponsoring this post. As a mom I love personalized gifts, especially ones that have my children’s faces or artwork on them. Over the years I’ve collected many special personalized items from blankets to canvases to jewelry. Some of my favorite pieces are my lockets from Pictures on Gold that … Read more

Chalk Marker Stained Glass Window Cross For Easter

This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. Remember last March when we were all stuck at home? (Of course you do! Pretty sure we will be telling our grandbabies about it decades from now!) During that time, I saw so many amazing pieces of artwork on windows, sidewalks, and doors from … Read more

Easter Activities For Toddlers

This post contains affiliate links. It’s hard to believe that it’s almost April and Easter is just around the corner. Last year my daughter was only one and we were quarantining so I didn’t plan a whole lot for the holiday but this Easter I have big plans for the next couple weeks including a … Read more

Take Mealtime Stress Off Your Plate With Yumble

Thanks to Yumble for sponsoring this post. Back in 2018 I shared about Yumble, a weekly subscription service that delivers prepared meals for kids. These meals were helpful to me as a pregnant mom of two but have been a lifesaver now that I’m a mom of three (and somehow just as exhausted as when … Read more

Outdoor Winter Fun In Chicago

This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. Winter here in Chicago seems to be dragging on forever. We haven’t seen temperatures above twenty degrees in the past couple of weeks and we’ve gotten almost 20 inches of snow so far this month. Thankfully, I see some warmer temperatures in the forecast … Read more