2016 was a great year for A Mommentary Life. We had a couple of guest bloggers, worked continually toward our niche and built a growing community. I look forward to making A Mommentary Life bigger and better in 2017 and meeting more incredible people all around the world. For now, here’s a look back at some of the fun things 2016 had to offer.
Favorite Posts of 2016
- Hair Wisps, Photography – This time the light caught on the gentle curl of Malia’s growing hair. She’d spent the first couple of years with a near bald head so I always had it on my checklist to capture her hair as it grew out. I wanted to capture those hair wisps at the base of her head and the slight curl to her fine hair. — View
- Ideas for Displaying Your Child’s Artwork – Each piece of work that he does is a window into his learning. It is so fun to see all of the paintings, drawings, all of the things that he colors and cuts and glues. There is a sense of excitement when he tells me about his favorite items, how he made them, or what the class did that day at school. — View
- Kids Soccer at the Vacaville Sports Complex – We liked the various age groups available and the time slots – making it flexible for all types of family schedules. The classes were 50 minutes long for 12 weeks. Check out their website for more information. Kids that enroll get a jersey and soccer ball to take home. Walk-ins are also available for families who want to come out and see what the classes are all about. — View
- Trike-a-thon for St Jude – She took the first turn and I held my breath. But she took her time pedaling and maneuvered her way around the curve. Her legs pumped in excitement with a smile breaking across her face as she smiled up at me. — View
- Spring Cleaning: Organizing your Closet – One great Spring cleaning project, is to clean and organize your closet/s. If you do one or two really big closet cleanings per year, maintenance and upkeep will be much easier to achieve throughout the year. Start small if you feel overwhelmed at the thought of doing all of the closets in your house. Set a smaller, more realistic goal to tackle one closet only. View
- Guest Blogger: Explore Reading England – Through Joanna, you’ll get a glimpse of some of her favorite local resources in Reading, an English county of Berkshire. I invite you to see a piece of her world from across the globe. At the end of the blog, you’ll find links to her blog page and social media links. — View
- 7 Things My Husband Taught Me About Parenting – I like to think of myself as the “Super” parent between my husband and I. Some days, I am. Most days – HE is. I’m happy and proud that I can say that will complete sincerity and honesty. My kids are so incredibly blessed to have him as their father. And I’m incredible fortunate to have a husband who cares for our family the way he does. — View
- Sunkissed – After all the rain we got during spring, the plants were bursting with fruit. As the sun was starting to set, we decided to head out to the back and pick some fruit. The peach tree hunched over with the weight of all the fruit. Under our feet, every other step had the squishy juices of the fallen fruit. It filled the air with fruity fragrance. — View
- Summer Survival Kit – Summers in California get to be really hot with temperatures ranging from the 90’s to the 110’s. Staying cool is a big deal when it gets to the more extreme temperatures. It’s always nice to find ways to survive the heat. — View
- My Foodie Journey Through France – It was an incredible journey and one that I love re-living.. The journey took us to the Usseau, in the French countryside and to Paris. Unlike my first trip to Paris, I made the decision to be vulnerable. I was going to give my senses an experience. — View
- Cherry Picking in California – As a kid, Memorial Day weekend not only meant that summer was fast approaching, but it also signaled the start of cherry picking season in California. On summer weekends, we’d load the family up (aunties, cousins, uncles and all) and head out to the orchards to get our fill of cherries.– View
- Arts and Crafts Gift Ideas – Arts and craft supplies make great holiday (and birthday) gifts for kids. They are relatively inexpensive and easy to find. You can make gifts out of things you would probably buy anyway, such as crayons and markers. Kids can use them for fun at home or have them on hand for school projects and assignments. — View
In 2017, we will continue to focus on Family Local Resources, Tips for Photographing your Family, Parenting and Home Organization. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise for your hometown or your favorite home organization tip, we are always accepting guest bloggers.
In 2017, we are also focusing on community growth. The blog now has The Break Room. The Break Room is our online forum where we discuss life, books, tv & movies or life in general. I invite you to join in the discussion and meet some amazing people from all around the world. Click here to register.