Mary Martha Mama

Cat is a former teacher turned stay-at-home mom to 2 little blue-eyed boys. When not busy chasing them around she enjoys traveling, sewing, cooking, and blogging. As self-described "jack of all trades, master of none" she enjoys trying all kinds of projects and sharing them on her blog Mary Martha Mama. Through it all she hopes to inspire and encourage others try new things, especially if it involves a glue gun or a sewing machine.

I Don't Grocery Shop Any More (And Neither Should You!)

I don't have a cleaning lady. Or a personal chef or a gardener. But you know what I do have? Someone who does the grocery shopping for me. Now before you think I've gone all fancy on you, know t... Read more

How to Make Those Hectic School Mornings Easier

For many of us, the kids have started the school year — and if not, they will be soon. The few hours before school on weekdays can be pretty hectic and stressful. Maybe you've got a good routine dow... Read more

Akron Zoo Scavenger Hunt

Summer is in finally in full swing. Are your kids bored yet? Are you running out of ideas for things to do? Summer is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the zoo! We are members of the Akron ... Read more

How to Get Your Kids to Buy into Spring Cleaning & Organizing

I think I might be a little late with getting on spring cleaning around our home — but spring hasn't really shown up here in Northeast Ohio, so I'm not really late, am I? During the past couple of w... Read more

Have a Fun, No-Stress Winter Birthday Party for Kids at Rinky Dink

We recently had my son's 7th birthday party and it was the best party we have ever thrown for 2 big reasons: Most importantly, because the kids had a blast. I barely had to do anything at all ... Read more

13 Great Experience Gifts for Kids (That aren't Toys!)

I love Christmas. Really, I love it a lot. I love watching my kids in the Sunday School program, decorating our home, listening to Christmas carols, and giving gifts. But sometimes Christmas leaves me... Read more

Let's All Be Cheerleaders

I want to be a cheerleader. No, not the pom pom wielding kind (been there, done that) but the grown-up kind. The kind who encourages, says kind things, and cheers others on. A couple of months ago a c... Read more

Our Summer Routine

My older son just finished kindergarten a few weeks ago, so this is my first transition to summer vacation from the school year as a mom. We have no huge plans besides visiting family and doing a lot ... Read more

What Surprised Me About the IEP Process

We recently went through the process of getting an Individualized Education Program for one of our sons. Before becoming a stay-at-home mom I was a teacher so I had been in IEP meetings before but hav... Read more

8 Tips for Your Family's First Trip to Disney World

It's still winter in Ohio. The holidays have come and gone and yet spring is so, so far away. I'm starting to dream about summer vacation and escaping to somewhere warm. Maybe you are too?If you're a ... Read more

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