Welcome to Mommy Knows What’s Best!
About Me and My Family: I am a stay-at-home mom with four kiddos, two boys and two girls, ages 8, 6, 4, and 1. My husband and I met as high school sweethearts and have been together for since I was 16 and he was 18, many moons ago. We have been married for more than a decade.
We also have a dog, a very large, horse-like full-blooded Weimaraner named Reilly who is around 10 years old. We saved him from a small cage at a pet store where he was four months. He has been the full time family guard dog since then.
We live in NEPA in what was once a booming coal mining community. Our ancestors were immigrants who came here looking for better lives here in PA, so our families are both deeply rooted in this area, where we’ll probably live for the rest of our lives (unless someone buys me an island somewhere…).
My Background: I wasn’t always a stay at home mom enjoying Bon Bons on the couch. About seven years ago, I was a full-time Language Arts teacher in a middle school with a BA in English and Spanish for Secondary Education and an MA in Classroom Technology (fancy, eh?). After a few years and two kids, my husband and I found that it would be better and cost effective for me to be a SAHM and be home with the kids. I am thoroughly enjoying this role as a full-time mommy that comes with amazing benefits and rewards, better than ever expected.
What I Love: I love my family. I love reading books, but don’t ask me to write a book report. I love writing (have you noticed?). I love eating (sorry, it’s part of being Italian..), but I love finding healthy alternatives. I love walking as exercise. I love babywearing. I love discovering new places. I love learning about almost anything (it’s the teacher in me). I love quiet times. I love music, and at times I even still sing like I used to.
Oh, and I love this blog.
About the Blog: Mommy Knows What’s Best is a family and parenting blog written and maintained by me and me alone. Readers can find helpful parenting and family tips along with reviews and giveaways.
Mommy Knows What’s Best started as a supplement to my pregnancy, parenting, and family articles on HubPages where I am known as ThePracticalMommy. As ThePracticalMommy, I have written over 125+ articles related to parenting tips, pregnancy tips, and more. I have over 1.8 million views on these articles.
Today Mommy Knows What’s Best is more closely connected to my own parenting, pregnancy, and household escapades. I have added reviews to the blog, and in 2013 I have added giveaways as well. The blog is growing, as is my audience, for whom I am incredibly grateful!
Currently, I am a Fitfluential Ambassador, a LeapFrog Mom Ambassador, MommyCon Ambassador, and a Boogie Mom Blogger. You can see examples of my guest posts for Boogie Wipes and Kandoo here, here, here, and here. I have also been a Nutrisystem Ambassador and am a member of a number of blogger networks.
Thanks for joining me in my mommy escapades!
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