Feature Friday (Plain Vanilla Mom)

Feature Friday (Plain Vanilla Mom)

1. I have a natural gray streak in my hair that has been there since kindergarten
2. I played the flute in high school (and won several solo competitions at that!)
3. I was born and raised in the good old state of Maine :)
4. I know this is going to sound shallow, but I quit Brownies in third grade because I didn't like the uniform.
5. If it's not Starbucks coffee, I won't drink it.

Plain Vanilla Mom is about the goings on of a Mom of four, ages ranging from 12 to 9 months. I blog a lot about what we are doing with the babes because, well lets face it, he's my captive audience while everyone else in the family is off at school or work. So you will find loads of activities for the babes. There's plenty for the older ones too, as well as things that are special to our family. My personal hobbies fall into two categories…baking & photography and you will find a bit of both on the blog as well. My goal is to make every "plain vanilla" day a special one for myself, my kids, and my family. The blog helps keep me focused on that and share it all with you.

Sensory Bags for Baby : This has been my most popular post of all time to-date.
It was a quick activity I threw together to entertain the babes one day.

Flip Flops : This was one of the firsts posts I ever wrote but I still love it!
It's about a memory I share of my two step-kids

Coloured Water Bottles : This was another very simple activity I did with the babes that was a big hit.
You will find lots of ideas like this on the blog.

Practicing Fractions : An activity for my seven year old using one my favorite mediums…colored rice!

Berry Crisp : I would be remiss not to include a recipe post from our Sweet Sundays series.
This one is my favorite!


How/Why did you start blogging?

Haha, funny question. I started blogging to keep my sanity (or maybe to spare hubby's). When I made the decision to stay home I had a lot of creative energy that needed direction. I was taking pictures like crazy, baking up a storm, talking hubby's ear off, and shopping too much. Starting the blog gave me a way to channel all that energy, make new friends, and connect with other Moms.

Has your reason for blogging changed? If so, why??

The core reason no, but there are reasons I didn't expect that have pushed me to continue and constantly strive to make the blog bigger and better…..Not only does the blog give me a creative outlet and a repository for all of our family memories and activities. It has become a way for me to make new friends, connect with other moms, and share ideas. It brings with it a sense of fulfillment and accomplishment that I didn't expect. I am glad it has. It's helping me become a better Mom
and grow as a person.


Would you like to see your blog featured here? I'll be doing a "Feature Friday" post, featuring one blogger & their blog on Fridays throughout 2012. If you have a blog that you'd like to see featured, please send me an email to raisingmemories at gmail dot com to submit your blog.


  1. This is a cool feature!! It's so great to see bloggers who support each other!! I'm a new follower who found you on the GFC hop!

  2. New follower from the mom mingle. Soo excited to poke around your blog and get some fun activity ideas.

  3. Thanks Heather :) Sorry I've been MIA, we've been on vacation!

  4. Hey lady!! I just found your cute blog via the hop, and I'm your newest follower! I'd also love to invite you to check out a fabulous Triple Giveaway I'm having right now!!

    Hope to see you there! And thanks so much!



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~Heather Lynne

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