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Mom’s Broken Sleep Cycle


In previous years I always prided myself on being "the cool mom" who let my kids stay up late. They'd pass out when tired and I'd surpass them with my binge-Netflix marathons and catch up on my favorite video games. Since adults need less sleep than the little ones, it would work out in my favor because I could stay up until the early hours of the morning and still get enough sleep before the kids would rise around 10 or 11am.  Everyone got enough sleep, we just weren't active morning people. Now that my daughter has chosen to go back to public school, she has to adjust to waking up in the morning. I do too. So I changed my routine to go … [Read more...]

My First Time Sewing with Knit Fabric

feather beach cover

I work at a craft store in the fabric department and so I see a lot of awesome stuff come through the line. A few months before summer started I spied a beautiful see through feather fabric I just had to buy. I purchased several yards so I could use it over and over. In May my husband and I attended a music festival and I was dressed for comfort. As a mom I forget to be stylish sometimes, and I envied all the younger hip kids in their hippy attire. One young lady in particular had a beautiful flowing tunic over her clothes. When I saw it I knew exactly what to do with my first cut from my feather fabric. I'm no professional … [Read more...]

Making Expired Breast Milk Lotion (Revised)

making expired breast milk lotion revised

A year ago I posted a very exciting and popular article that detailed how to make expired breast milk lotion. I received several inquiries on separation issues. Since I'm such a nice person, I wanted to fix this for my mama friends. I want those of you making this recipe to enjoy it fully with as little issues as possible. I did more research and I've revised my recipe to account for some issues. Breast milk is a great resource for healing skin ailments. Paired with shea butter, coconut oil, and honey this concoction is sure to leave your skin feeling healthy and new. This lotion is great for eczema, rashes, and dry skin. In my … [Read more...]

Finishing School

finishing school

I have been attending college since 2005. Ten years ago I graduated high school and began a journey that took me 2.5 times as long as most college graduates with a 4 year degree. I am not ashamed, albeit a little disappointed. I decided not to attend my high school reunion this summer. It was organized by peers who somehow managed to coordinate all over the world while on fancy adventures of adulthood while I popped out babies and struggled to get out from behind this wall of poverty. I was really excited until tickets went on sale. They were pricey, and I knew that all the losers I hung out with in school weren't even going to be able … [Read more...]

Summer Fun at Lowry Park Zoo’s Wallaroo Station

wallaroo childrens zoo

On May 11, 2002 Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo introduced Wallaroo Station, a 4.5 acre Australian-themed family area, where thousands of families with young children have enjoyed an interactive Australian adventure. The hands-on, family-friendly features helped the Zoo secure top honors from two national parenting magazines: Parents, "10 Best Zoos," (2009); and Child, "The 10 Best Zoos for Kids" (2004). Earlier this week I took the kids to enjoy the newly remodeled Wallaroo Station. It was even more "Auss-ome" with new animals and upgraded amenities for both kids and parents to enjoy. We've only been once before, but we noticed there were … [Read more...]

A Dollar Tree Easter

dollar tree easter

We're not huge on Easter celebrations, but we always do an egg hunt and take Easter Sunday to rest and reflect. I am just getting to feel out my relationship with God, so this weekend I'll be reflecting on what the resurrection day means to me. Regardless of how you feel religiously, I think Easter can be really fun for the kids. My own 7-year-old has confessed that Easter is her favorite holiday. This is news to me, but its no excuse to slack for this busy mama. When it comes to Easter essentials, the Dollar Tree is always my first stop. The Dollar Tree has everything you need for any holiday preparation. I stock up on eggs and candy … [Read more...]

Handmade from the Heart {Giveaway}


Happy Valentine’s Day Eve and welcome to the [3rd annual] Handmade from the Heart Giveaway Hop, hosted by Lindsey Blogs and Viva Veltoro! This Hop has been such a success in the past that we brought it back for round 3 because it seems everyone loves beautiful handmade items! For the giveaway here at Atta Mama, the winner will receive a hand made nursing cover, coordinating pouch, and matching nursing necklace from my shop, Tiny Boss Designs! Prints and colors will be discussed with the winner via email. The winner will be chosen once the giveaway is over at 11:59 pm EST on February 27th and have 24 hours to respond. Due to rising … [Read more...]

The Last Thing I Made [in January]

cute owl diaper bag

I started off the year with tons of crafty goals, but ever since I completed the project below I've been hit with a kind of slump. This is bad because this year I wanted to focus more on my crafts. I wanted to restock my shop with premade items and work towards participating in a craft fair this fall. I've sense found myself in a slump, which isn't uncommon. Depression and anxiety are very real, people. My house is just barely together and my motivation for creating anything new is low. I was commissioned back in November for this diaper bag for a friend. She's expecting number two, and her husband wanted her to have a special-to-her bag … [Read more...]

This Year Make Your Smile Brilliant! {Review}

smile brilliant trays are easy to use

It's amazing how humbling it is when you take a good look at your teeth. Growing up my mom never put too much emphasis on dental hygiene, but rather left it up to us to take care of our teeth using her own experiences as an example. It must have worked because I never had a cavity in my childhood. It wasn't until I had my wisdom teeth removed that I even saw my first cavity. Now that I'm an adult I take brushing my teeth very seriously. I think most of us can agree that white teeth are attractive. Sometimes a good looking smile can be the cherry on top to looking and feeling good. When I was given the opportunity to work with Smile … [Read more...]

How to Switch from GoDaddy to a New Host

GoDaddy ahs a lot of issues. Make the switch to a new host today!

A brief history of Atta Mama: I started on Blogger in January of 2012. I purchased a domain name through GoDaddy, eventually. In 2013 Blogelina was offering free hosting for her subscribers. As an amazing intro into the world of blogging I trusted the products she endorsed and I jumped on board. Then I moved to Wordpress and rebranded into the Atta Mama blog you see today. In 2014 I applied a coupon and simply renewed my hosting plan. I wound up getting it pretty cheap and had no outstanding issues, however there was always a haunting feeling that in order to grow I needed to switch to a better hosting company. I'll tell you what was … [Read more...]