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.

14 Valentine's Day Books for Kids

Winter is long, so I love to get festive and celebrate all the holidays of the season, including Valentine's Day. I usually get a bunch of Valentine's themed books from the library and sometimes give ... Read more

Halfway to 18: Reflecting on the Journey of Parenthood

My son just turned 9. Traditionally the big birthdays are 1, 5, 10, 16, 18.  But I'll be honest... 9 hit me pretty hard the other day because I realized it's halfway to 18. Half of our time with h... Read more

I've Lived Here for 10 Years Now... Here's What's Still on My Bucket List

This June marks 10 years since I moved to Ohio. In the past 10 years I have done a whole lot of living: marriage, moving, kids and more. And while I love my “new” home here in Ohio, I honestly hav... Read more

My Favorite Way to Entertain My Kids in the Car

This may be completely obvious and old-hat to many of you but I have discovered a new way of keeping my kids entertained in the car — and it's completely screen-free. I don't even remember when w... Read more

8 Tips for Surviving the Long Winter in Northeast Ohio

Winter in Northeast Ohio is long. And gray. Very gray. It's not the arctic, exactly, but it takes some getting used to and it certainly takes its toll on you if you didn't grow up here. And I didn't. ... Read more

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

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