Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

 

Listen to internet radio with Mommy Magic on Blog Talk Radio

 

Meet Mary Susan

"Welcome to Mommy Magic! An interactive community of real moms, founded by a real mom, to give support and tips to make the chaos of motherhood easier and more fun! I am Mary Susan, an author, a columnist, a life coach for moms and a I have Mommy Magic TV segment too! Most importantly, I have three beautiful (and very busy) daughters! I am a real mom managing the daily insanity of motherhood just like you!"

Be a Mommy-Magic Fan

Search Mommy-Magic
Follow Mommy Magic
Follow our RSS Feed Send Us an Email Follow Us on Facebook
Monday
Apr242017

Unplug for a day

Unplug for a day.  Your screen-free options are endless.  If you are stumped for ideas of what to do, we have come up with a few activities to do as a family.  Whatever you do, do it without electronics and see what fun conversations emerge.

Plant a Garden 
Being outside in the fresh air has amazing health benefits.  This miracle grow garden @Target is only $14.99.

Gardening offers wonderful and amazing opportunities for kids to play, learn and grow! Some benefits include: engaging the senses (touch the seeds and dirt, see the vibrant colors and amazing scents), encourages healthy eating and teaches responsibility.

By gardening together you can start a spring tradition that can carry into adulthood.  Talk to your family about what  you would like to grow!

Go on a picnic
Outdoor or in — it doesn’t really matter. Just the change in pace from everyday life will make it fun for everyone! Let everyone pick a favorite snack or food.  Pack a fun colorful blanket, a ball, bubbles and maybe a corn hole set and enjoy the day with your family.

Family Game Night
No matter what games you play, the simple fact that family game night forces you to spend quality time interacting with your kids can help contribute to all sorts of positive outcomes for them.  The most important thing is making amazing family memories:).
There are games for every age group.  Some of our favorites are Jenga (good for motor skills),  Apples to Apples, Monopoly and Euchre. 

Make Dinner Together
Pick a recipe from Pinterest and make the meal together.  It doesn't have to be a difficult recipe.  Try something like tacos and give everyone a job.  Blast some music while you cook and enjoy.
Friday
Mar312017

Watch Mommy Magic Tips: Spring Revival!

Check out Mommy Magic's segment and get inspired this month and ready for Spring with these easy and affordable must-have's for the perfect Easter/Spring celebration!

-Think Spring- follow the trends for these simple must haves for the perfect table decor this Easter!

-DIY Place Settings & More- easy ways to personalize your table decor and settings and make your guests feel special!

-Incorporating your green thumb- bringing spring inspired themes from outside to your table!


Tuesday
Jan102017

Tips for getting your kids time and schedules organized for The New Year!

The New Year brings new and busy family schedules! Mommy Magic has tips for getting your kids time and schedules organized for 2017!

1. Start the New Year off right by teaching your kids (of all ages) to take responsibility for managing their time and helping them manage their schedules. Here are some great and affordable time management tools that can help (Props)

2. Family communication- with busy lives and busy families it's imperative that everyone knows what's going on so that schedules are kept in track. Here are a few home base communication tools that can help!

3. For techy families, here are a few amazing apps to keep your family on track in 2017!

-Google Calendar App (https://itunes.apple.com/app/apple-store/id909319292?mt=8)-Great for multiple calendars you can add family members so they can access the schedule to know what is going on.

-Cozi App (http://www.cozi.com) -Great for managing activities, there are  color coded calendars for keep track of everything.

-Apps to use to declutter - Artkive (free to download, with additional fees) is an app that lets you digitally archive your child’s artwork so you don’t feel guilty about tossing the original. 

Monday
Dec052016

Family Holiday Traditions that will make your Holiday Holly & Jolly!

Christmas can be a busy time, but creating family holiday traditions is a great way to make sure you make time for some Jingle & Mingle for all ages! Mommy Magic has 3 Holiday Party themes that are sure bring Christmas Cheer for all ages!

Christmas PJ & Elf Party - (perfect for younger children)- This is easy and super fun for younger kiddos! Have your youngster and their friends wear their favorite Christmas pj's and feature the holiday comedy classic, ELF! Serve desserts inspired from the movie and do a ELF inspired take home treat for the kiddos!

Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer - (perfect for teenagers) -An Ugly Christmas Party is party theme for teenagers! Have your teenager dig through grandma's Christmas sweater collection and bring their friends together for some holly and jolly celebration after their finals are over!

Books & Booze Swap - (perfect for adults)- A great holiday theme for adults! Host a Christmas themed book swap along with giving your favorite holiday "cheer" to cozy up with when reading over this holiday season!

Wednesday
Nov232016

Thanksgiving Tips to Volunteer Together as a Family