Date Night is RISK-y Business

Mark and I don’t get a lot of time to ourselves. With three needy little men in our lives, we give up our “Us time” in order to fulfill their every whim. So we try to make the most of our small window of time after the kids go to bed to have mini date nights a few times a month ....more

Easter Bunny Cupcakes from Bakery Crafts

This post brought to you by Bakery Crafts. The content and opinions expressed below are that of A Mother Thing. Thinking back to our Easters over the years, I have to admit that I’ve not done a stellar job at making them special for the kids ....more

Getting to Grips with Manual Mode: Shutter Speeds, Light Meters & White Balance

I hope you’ve been enjoying this series of photography tips and tricks. Last time around, we talked about Aperture vs ISO. This time, we’re going to cover Shutter Speeds, Light Meters and White Balance ....more

Chocolate Guinness Cake With Salted Caramel Sauce

Despite living in close proximity to Ireland for a third of my life, and despite my many tries, I’ve never quite found a taste for Guinness. Something about its deep earthy taste reminds me of blood. Appetizing, no? ...more

Beauty Review – Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening + GIVEAWAY

I received a free product sample to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received, and all thoughts and opinions are my own. Post contains affiliate links ....more

Irish Apple Cake

Truly I don’t know what it is about St Patrick, that old trickster, but St Paddy’s Day is just the perfect excuse for a lot of themed desserts. Like my Copycat Shamrock Shake, this is a lovely sweet thing that is perfect for your kids to help you make as a treat for...more

Review – Urbini Emi Travel System

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Urbini. I received an Urbini stroller to facilitate my review as well as thank me for my participation. You may remember last year when I was sent an Urbini Touri stroller to review ....more

Guest Post: Five Ways to Make New Mom Friends

Hello, hello! Melissa, here from, guest posting today on a very important topic for new moms – making friends after a baby! A new baby changes everything: your time is limited and dashing out to a movie or the mall is no longer in the cards ....more

It’s as Simple As Support #SisterhoodUnite

Last week, as Mark and I drove through downtown Salt Lake City, I saw a woman on the street corner holding a sign. It read, “I’m a single mom of three kids. Please help ....more

Copycat Shamrock Shake

There’s something about St Paddy’s Day that really makes me happy every year. Maybe it’s my Irish ancestry (though doesn’t EVERYONE claim Irish ancestry on St Patrick’s Day??). Maybe it’s that I really like the color green ....more