Museum of Ice Cream Review and Tips: Going with a Toddler

Before I went to the Museum of Ice Cream, I read a few reviews from other moms in one of the Facebook mom groups that I frequent. They weren’t shining reviews by any stretch of the imagination, so I was a bit nervous about going with Leia and my husband.

The first thing I took note of was that parking was a pain. The installation is in Miami Beach, so that means that only street parking is available.

So here’s the first tip...

1. Get there early to look for parking, but not too early!

We got tickets for December 22nd. My husband took the day off of work, and we left our house an hour and a half before the time on our ticket (11:30am). We got there an hour early (10:30am), and found parking two blocks from the building. We tried to enter the museum early, but they explained that they couldn’t let us in until 20 minutes before our ticket time.

So we went across the street and took a leisurely stroll down the beach, then explored the Faena Hotel (Wowza! What a beautiful/expensive hotel!). At …

What I Learned from Guest Posting on Other Blogs

I have a two-part post outlined, and mostly ready to go about my worst day as a mom, but seeing as how it’s the holidays, and the subject matter of those posts is a bit heavy, I’m going to post something that is much more lighthearted and in-tune with the warm-and-fuzzy feeling of the holidays.

You might be wondering why I’ve been so quiet on my blog lately. Well, I’ve been guest posting on a couple of other blogs.

If you’re a newbie blogger, you might be asking yourself, “Why write something for someone else’s blog?” or “Why let someone else write on my blog?”

Keep reading, and I’ll tell you.

The holidays are all about kindness, collaboration, and goodwill toward your fellow man, and that’s exactly what collaborating with other bloggers is all about.

What are the advantages of guest posting on a blog?
1. Experimenting with writing about something that you’re not used to writing about, but that you may be interested in, could get your creative juices flowing. I was out of good ideas for wha…

E. L. Lane is A Liebster Award Nominee

First, I want to give a huge thank you to Jessica Burgess. Thank you! I am truly honored and excited to be nominated. Jessica is a homeschool, motherhood, and product review blogger. She loves her family, all-natural products and treatments, and homeschooling her kids. She writes about homeschooling her five children, product reviews, interviews entrepreneurs, and more. Get to know her better on her blog What's happening with Jessica?! She's a genuine person and it really comes through in her writing.

I am excited to get to know other bloggers through this exciting opportunity. I also see this as an opportunity to continue to learn and grow as a blogger so that I can make better content for you, my beloved readers.

Check out the rules and my nominees below.

The Rules

“The award is a way to be discovered but also to connect and support the blogging community. A great idea in promoting your own blog and others. Originally it was given out to blogs with less than 2000 readers but thi…

Mom Confessions: Things You Said You'd Never Do as a Parent, But You Did

Do you remember a time before you became a mom? A time when you’d see moms giving their children a tablet to watch cartoons while having lunch? Or changing their babies’ diapers right in the booth where they were eating? And you thought, “I will never do that when I have a kid.”

But then, you find yourself with a shrieking human being in your arms that depends on you for everything, and you find yourself slowly letting go of all those expectations and doing all of those same things you said you’d never do.

Well, it turns out that you’re not alone.

I asked other moms this question: What is something you said you’d never do as a parent, but ended up doing?

I started off the #momconfessions, “I said I’d never put a leash on my child. I bought one when she turned two.”

Below are the #momconfessions that some honest, kickass Instagram moms shared:

Let Me Count the Ways

“Gosh. Haha... What a great question! Where do I start? Bed sharing, breastfeeding past one year, forward facing car seat, frozen…