Author Stephanie OFarrell

  • Stephanie OFarrell

    "All Mom Does" Blogger

    Stephanie is a full time working mom of two kids’ ages four (boy) and one (girl). Her first child is a 12 year old dachshund (aka wiener dog) named Tucker. She is immune to caffeine but still addicted to Starbucks, loves working out and, in turn, enjoys eating. She can leave the house without make up on but cannot stand the thought of going anywhere without her iPhone.

 

Love Thy Neighbor: Part 2

Last month, I wrote about defining who our neighbors are and the fact that I knew nothing about mine despite living in my house for so long. So, the past three weeks, I have made it a point to change this. I have had real conversations with a few of them. I now know their names and they know mine. Beyond that, I also know something real about each of them. Something beyond the kind of car they drive or how long they let their grass get before mowing it. It’s amazing how something as simple as that can make me feel so much safer and more connected. Read more...

Christmas Party Ideas

We are officially well into the holiday season! I know, I cannot believe it either! If you are hosting or attending a party in the next couple of weeks, I have some fun ideas to share! Mix it up with some new ideas this year! Read more...

Local Christmas Fun

Christmas is 21 sleeps away! One of my favorite things about this time of year is all the fun activities there is to do as a family. Bundle up and take part in these happenings that really do bring to life the magic of Christmas! Read more...

Love Thy Neighbor

I have lived in the same house since 2009. Taking my two small kids trick or treating this year around our cul-de-sac, a neighbor asked if we had just moved in. I guess in five years I hadn’t had time to meet someone who lived on the same street as me?! That following Sunday at church, our message was on The Art of Neighboring. Ever have those moments when you are like, ok God, I get it! That’s what happened to me. Read more...

Stephanie's Be Still Challenge

My days are filled with noise. Kids, co-workers, phone notifications, my own noises as I type email after email after email. Have you ever thought about just how noise filled your day is? Think about it the next time you have a moment of silence before the kids hop into the car from school or you finally lay in bed after another long day. Those moments we have come to think about as silent are actually filled with noise. Quiet moments end up with our heads spinning as we think about what we are making for dinner, how stressed we are that the kids are going to be late to soccer practice, that deadline looming over us. Read more...

Three Moves to Keep Fit

Was anyone else excited to see that Starbucks now has their holiday cups and holiday drinks like eggnog and peppermint mocha? It also makes me realize all the extra holiday temptations that are just around the corner…as if Halloween candy wasn’t enough! Let's start a fitness journey together that gives us the ability to have that treat now and then but also keeps us fit! Read more...

The Imbalancing Act

Often in the middle of a particularly hectic week, I’ll take a moment to think about what my life would be like if I didn’t have a full time career. I fantasize about a weekday that isn’t filled with waking up early in an attempt to make it to work without hitting that sheet of red lights we call 405, juggling meetings and project deadlines and those “hey do you have a minute?” requests. I fantasize about not rushing to make it to Pre-K and daycare pick up at a reasonable hour only to then dash home, possibly start dinner, get in quality time with the kids and then get motivated to fit in a workout. Read more...

The Easiest Craft/Treat You Will Ever Make

Since my kids are little and I am far from a crafty mom, easy and non-messy are key for me when I put together fun family activities. So, here we go...an EASY craft/treat (yes, a two for one. I'm efficient too). Shout out to my MIL for introducing me to this idea. Read more...

Mommy, Can You Hold My Booger?

Stay at home mom, working mom, or somewhere in between, we can all agree that motherhood is full of challenge, patience, frustration, love…and a whole lot of humor. If we don’t laugh then we could very well go crazy from the things our children do and say. Here are some of my “favorite” glamorous mom moments. Read more...

Morning Glory Muffins

Do you have time to make and eat a well-balanced breakfast every morning before rushing off to school drop off and that morning meeting you have to present at? Neither do I! Every time I swing through Starbucks for a warmed up blueberry scone (um, yes they are amazing), I typically wish I had saved the money and calories and just been a bit more prepared. This recipe is easy, yummy and healthy (well at least better than that blueberry scone). Make a batch or two on Sunday and you will have them for the whole family that week. Read more...
  • Verse of the Day - 12-18-2014

    Revelation 21:4 "He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Read More

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