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Evolved Mommy - Page 31 of 48 - Family tech / gadget tips, blogging hacks and a little nonsense

Listen to your mother: Start your stories now NWA

January 13, 2012 | | 5 Comments

Local author (Blacklisted from the PTA) and blogger (TODAY Show Moms, Brooke Burke’s Modern Mom and After the bubbly) Lela Davidson was selected by the national production company Listen To Your Mother Show, LLC. (LTYM) to produce and direct a local performance of the acclaimed Mother’s Day series of live readings. Northwest Arkansas was one of only 10 locations selected this year from a pool of interested cities for 2012. Read More

You can meet normal people online

January 11, 2012 | | 10 Comments

Returning to work has been very exciting for me. I’m proud of what I do, which is a great feeling and I love the people I work with.

Surprisingly, it hasn’t been as hard as I expected to get back into a routine of putting on clothes that don’t stretch and fixing a lunch in advance.

What’s been harder than I expected is the separation from my mama friends. We have a close-knit playgroup that started on The moms I call my best friends probably never would’ve crossed paths if not for that group. They are all Read More

Actual food? Nope. Not here.

January 9, 2012 | | 5 Comments

Four months ago I made a rash decision on the way to dinner at Noodle’s Italian restaurant. My friends were there already; I was late, which is a little out of character for me and I was on the phone with Angela Belford.

We had partnered on a social media management proposal for a national product and she was asking how I thought the pitch went. As I was getting off of the freeway we were in the middle of talking about future collaborations when I heard myself say out loud, Read More

Christmas is for love: Wordless Wednesday

December 28, 2011 | | One Comment

Are my Wednesdays ever wordless? No!

In case you hadn’t noticed I took a Christmas break from blogging to spend some quality time with the people I love the most. (We’ll discuss in a later post why I can’t seem to write in advance to cover these types of situations.)

My parents came for a (whirlwind, less than 24-hour) visit and we went to the new Crystal Bridges museum, which happens to be closed on Tuesdays FYI. So we sat outside and took pictures of ourselves. It was perfect. Read More

Top 50 Christmas Toys of the Past Century [Infographic]

December 12, 2011 | | 4 Comments

This is fascinating.

What I find particularly interesting is how old some of my favorite childhood toys actually are. Born in the 70s, some of my favorites came from the 10s, 20s, 30s and 50s. Read More

Christmas resumes this year

December 5, 2011 |

Last year I plugged in a Christmas tree night light and called the decorating done. But then again we had a one-year-old who was waddling around the house pulling on everything.

I’d have been a fool to put up a tree.

This year she’s two. She knows that messing with mommy’s tree could land her Read More

How to make REAL enchiladas {with Karin from Mexico}

December 1, 2011 | | 3 Comments

I’m so lucky to have an amazingly diverse group of friends. There’s Jennifer’s husband Atif from Pakistan, Rene’s husband Bruno from Peru and Karin from Mexico.

Steve and I might be the only 100% cracker couple in the group. No. That’s a lie. Nick and Sarah are whiter than we are. Oh, and Shannon and Nathan.

Speaking of Shannon, she had the brilliant idea to have us over and let Karin teach us how to make REAL enchiladas. Of course, I documented the entire process. My only regret is Read More

Finally an iPad case for the modern mom

November 30, 2011 | | 3 Comments

The general rules in iPhone and iPad case design over the last few years (or since the existence of these technological wonders) have been that the case must:

1. look like it belongs on a constructions zone (see the very-popular Otter Box),

2. be very masculine OR

4. have a “Hello Kitty” or other pre-teen motif

No longer, friends! I have discovered something wonderful. Walking out of Read More

This is the good stuff: Baking cookies with toddlers

November 29, 2011 | | 2 Comments

One of my most distinct memories from childhood is standing on a metal step stool at my great-grandmother’s house making sugar cookies. I remember the sweet vanilla smell;  what the cutter felt like going into the rolled out and flour-coated dough; and the sound of the sprinkles in the shaker. I also remember the aprons Nanny wore. They were so 1955. So Read More

Arkansas Women Bloggers: Relaunch

November 28, 2011 | | One Comment



If you are woman and a blogger in Arkansas you should know about this site. It’s a gathering place for locals and it’s a great place to get support, make friends and learn new things.

Your first stop after hitting the home page should be the blogger directory. Read More