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.

 

Chicken Tortilla Soup

If you follow me here on All Mom Does, you know that cooking takes a back seat to basically everything else in my life. I am blessed with a husband that not only will cook, but enjoys it and is actually good at it! This being said, I do have this recipe handy in case I need to step up and take over kitchen duty once in awhile. Read more...

The Pain We Wear Inside

I was 17 when my parents divorced. It was a long time coming really due to my dad's addictions to work, alcohol and probably other things my mom covered up. My mom overcompensated so that my older brother and I had more happy moments than many kids do amidst a parent suffering with addictions. My dad had times where he gave it his all. But those times were followed by his struggles. Read more...

Sunday Night Blues

This scenario may sound familiar- It’s Sunday evening at 8pm. After a busy weekend, you finally get your kid(s) down to bed and you make your way downstairs for some much needed relaxation. Once your feet hit the family room, you realize- the weekend is over and there is work to be done. Loads of laundry, toys to be picked up, a kitchen to clean, a car to vacuum so your carpooler doesn’t sit on dirt and other remnants from the weekend, the list is long. Each Sunday I think, why aren’t I more productive on the weekends? But I know the reason. Weekends are for family time, play-dates, perhaps a much needed trip to the gym, for fun! But, how can I balance both? This past weekend, I tried something different. And it worked. Read more...

Is it My Way or the Highway?

Babies R Us had a sale on Pampers. I love pampers. I do not like the Baby Dry kind because it tends to dry out my daughters skin. My husband works across from a Babies R Us so he volunteered to make the purchase.  I verbally told him I would email him a reminder. Which I did. Read more...

Bargain Shopping Fun at Value Village

I love the feeling of wearing a new outfit and knowing it looks good on me. What I don’t love is spending a ton of money when I have to consider my two small kids, a husband, a mortgage…you know how it goes. When I got the opportunity to partner up with Thrifty NW Mom and Value Village, it was practically a dream come true. Not only did I learn tips and tricks from the moms, but they helped me navigate through the store to find some perfect matches for my style. Here are a few of my main take-aways that I want to share with you! Read more...

Stephanie's Kettle Bell Challenge

Stephanie's helping to keep you fit. Check out her new kettle bell challenge. Read more...

My Gym At Home

This comment did get me thinking. Isn’t there a way I can get the best of both worlds? Enter Monique Vranesh, founder of My Gym At Home DVD’s and My Gym Fitness Centers. Monique has combined her love of fitness, children and sociology education to start her business, which incorporates parents and kids to exercise together. Childhood obesity is a huge concern right now and is 100% preventable. As a mom, Monique is passionate about educating parents on how they can incorporate movement with their kids at any age. Sitting parked in front of the tv is not our only option for entertainment! Read more...

Pursuing the Hearts of our Children

I do not have a close relationship with my dad. He wasn’t invited to my wedding and my brother walked me down the aisle. Now, being the mom to a son and a daughter, I am constantly thinking about how I my husband and I will foster healthy and strong relationships with our children. We will make mistakes. We are human. But, we won't give up pursuing our children's hearts. Read more...

Momficient = Mom + Efficient

The point is that we will always fill our days no matter the number of children or commitments that we have. We get more efficient without even realizing it. Five years ago, I had no need to clean my kitchen in 10 minutes or less. But now, that is the time I have so I make it work. Moms adapt! Read more...

Working Out When "Life Happens"

Life happens and working out often takes a back seat. But it doesn't have to! Take this week to fit in these two moves. Add in a family walk with in this fab weather and I guarantee you will feel amazing! Read more...
  • Unbalanced Loads

    The other night, I was spending a quiet evening relaxing alone at home, when all of sudden I heard a loud clanking noise downstairs. My first thought was “What in the world did my cats knock over that would make such a racket?!” Then I realized that the kitties were upstairs with me. They had wide eyes and cautiously crept into the hallway to peer through the banister railings to investigate what was making such a clatter. Read More

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    Angela Buhl said "Such a great everyday reminder .. especally as we enter into fall and the kids go back to school and have all the activt..." Join the Discussion!