Author Archive | Melissa Gammon

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How To Donate Your Bras

Awhile back I watched the documentary Minimalism on Netflix. What the documentary is about is pretty self-explanatory, but for myself it was also very inspiring. Prior to watching it I wished our house was bigger so the kids had a larger basement to run around in. Though the survival of winters with kids in the […]

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Advent Calendar Ideas

I know what you are probably thinking, I don’t need another reminder that Christmas is coming, can I just enjoy November! I get it, but if you are anything like me and enjoy doing an Advent Calendar with your kids, to make things less stressful, the key for me is putting some thought into it […]

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When Your Kid is Feeling Down

A while back I had to go to the ER because of some abdominal pain. It was pretty minor and all is well now, but what I want to talk about is how this whole ordeal really affected my child. When we get sick, especially as parents, it usually is at the most inconvenient time. When I […]

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is going to be here before you know it and if you are like me, I love ideas and a reminder that it’s coming up so I have time to buy or make something, preferably not the night of before (which has often been the case). So here is a handful ideas for […]

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DIY Bunny Garland

Here’s an easy, but adorable DIY Bunny Garland you can do with your kiddos to help make your home a little festive for Easter!  The great thing is you can customize this garland with what you got lying around or head on over to a craft store for minimal items. Materials Needed:  Paper/cardstock, bunny template, […]

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Holiday Fun in Chicago

Here at Madison Mom’s Blog it’s pretty clear that a lot of us mama’s love the Holidays and doing special events with our family’s. These previous posts on holiday traditions and how to serve during the holiday season are so great! In my family we try with gallant effort to do a lot of those things listed […]

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Inside Toddler Activities

Though we have been spoiled with a pretty fantastic fall this year there’s no way around it, winter is coming. I really try and get my kids out of the house each day, even just for half an hour, but most of our time is sadly spent inside during the cold season. But don’t fret mama’s […]

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A Mama Pick Me Up

Hey – all my fellow mama friends! As I have gotten older I have become more confident in who I am as a person and a mama, however it goes without saying that I am not immune to having some hard days. In fact recently I was really feeling down in the dumps about myself […]

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DIY Halloween Pac-Man Garland

I know that a lot of you aren’t happy to see summer end, but I have to admit when we got that small stretch of cooler weather I was a pretty happy camper. It got me pretty excited to visit the local pumpkin farms, apple picking, wearing boots and Halloween! For Halloween I don’t go […]

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