Technical Difficulties!

Please excuse That One Mom!  I am having great technical difficulties with the back end of the site (the stuff you don’t see).  I’ll be back with you all as soon as I can and do apologize if there is any content you aren’t able to access.

Have You Thought About Starting a Blog?

“Have you thought about starting a blog?”  I’ve heard those words before.  And I had thought about it…so I did it.  I thought it would be simple and easy and I could just write all day long and propel myself to blogging glory. Blogging is not quite simple and easy. It’s actually hard work.  It’s rarely just writing a few paragraphs and hitting the “publish” button.  There is the writing, the editing, the graphics, the marketing, the networking, the maintenance, the {Read More}

Why I Am Choosing To Forgive the Person Who Said a Cruel Thing About My Child

Both of my boys have birthdays soon.  I will only have one teenager left after that.  I have grown children.  And I can’t always protect them. Shamefully, that has always been the case.  Oh, we have all done our best to make sure they were physically safe.  Emotionally, I couldn’t always be there to protect them from other people and their thoughtless words or actions.  That’s normal.  I know that.  We all have to learn to fix our own problems {Read More}

We Have a Winner for the Clear the Clutter Challenge $25 Gift Card Giveaway!!

Shew!  We finally have a winner for the $25 Clear the Clutter Challenge Giveaway! Congratulations to Gretchen L.  Hope you buy some great organizational tools with that gift card…or just spend it on something good!! Come back and visit soon.  You just never know what might be going on at That One Mom!

Summertime Corn Salad

Ah, sweet summertime…when the weather is hot and the tomatoes are delicious.  I’m not really sure if it’s the sunshine or the dirt or what, but the flavor just can’t be beat.  Really and truly, there is just nothing like food fresh from the garden–no matter what kind it is! When summer rolls around, I start dreaming about a simple Summertime Corn Salad that my aunt used to make and bring to cookouts.  Although, it works fine in cooler weather, it’s {Read More}

Subscriber Freebies and a Great Big Apology!!

It came to my attention during my giveaway that most people have not been able to access the subscriber freebies.  I am so very, very, very (did I say very?) sorry!!! We can probably chalk it up to my lack of computer skill and inability to triple check.  Again, I’m so sorry. It should all be fixed now and if anyone still has the email with the link that asks for a password, it is YAY4FREE.  I think I have {Read More}

What I Learned From My “Clear the Clutter” Challenge + a Giveaway

Well, it’s over.  Done.  Finished.  I worked on clearing the clutter for 30 days and I wrote about it for slightly longer (because I’m slow).  Today I want to make a little confession and invite you to enter my $25 Amazon eGift card giveaway! My Clear the Clutter Confession Here it is:  I’m not finished.  Yep.  That’s right.  It was just too much stuff to try to clear in 30 days.  Maybe if I were more gung-ho or had more {Read More}

It’s July…Are You Prepping for Christmas Yet?!?

This year is truly flying by.  It’s July.  Already?!?  I’ve noticed a lot of websites and even brick-and-mortar stores advertising Christmas in July and that made me think–are you doing any Christmas prep yet? I honestly don’t mean to imply that we should have all of our shopping done or our decorating planned out.  But really, have you even thought about it?  Made any lists?  Saved any money?  I’ve started saving, but I’m nowhere near where I want to be.  I’ve also {Read More}

Clear the Clutter Challenge Day 30: Finish Up or Start Over!

This is the last day in the 30 Day Clear the Clutter Challenge.  Can you even believe it?!?  Challenge Day 30 is dedicated to finishing up or starting over! Honestly, I thought for sure I would want to take a major break (think years) from all of this decluttering, but I’m really just starting to get into it.  I guess it’s because I’m finally starting to see light at the end of the tunnel!  (And also because I am rewarding {Read More}

Beach On a Budget: Fun and Entertainment!

There are some things that continue to surprise me over and over.  Did you know that there are people who don’t enjoy going to the beach just for the sake of going to the beach?  I never realized this until I was an adult and I was speaking with other adults about vacation.  More than one said, “The beach is boring.  There’s nothing to do.”  Whaaaaaaat?????  Obviously, their idea of fun and entertainment is different from mine! To me, the {Read More}