Your Mixologist welcomes you to More Than Mommies Mixer

Welcome to Practical Mama. I am privileged to be your Mixologist at this week’s “More than Mommies Mixer“. I will do my best as a rookie Mixologist.

I am a mother of 2 living in Chicago. I work full-time from my home office. Kiddos are 8 (m) and 5,5 (f). This blog started when my son was 6 months-old as I was juggling parenting, marriage, working, cooking, entertaining, educating and some itty bitty me time. My blog is all about making this juggling easier, smarter, quicker. I have a passion for sharing the knowledge and experience, because I learn so much from other parents. I want to give back. I feel a deep satisfaction and pride when a parent tells me my blog helped them in some way.

As usual, with any other personal parenting blog, I started with pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, feeding, sleep training and potty training. Then as time passed by and our family grew, I delved into games, education, discipline, sibling rivalry, cooking, arts and crafts and reading. Then we moved to a single family home and I picked up gardening and sewing for my non-existent spare time. Now we have 2 chicks. My neighbor fears a goat or a cow’s next. I love reading parenting and children raising related books. We also love to travel as a family. I am expecting to be working on teenager posts pretty soon since my son just turned 8.

I love blogging. I love following bloggers in the areas of my interests. I have a big list in my Feedly feed. I learn a lot, I experiment a lot and I try to be a better, more fun, more efficient parent thanks to many other bloggers.

Again, thank you visiting. Look around and enjoy. On a side note, origin of this blog is in another language (which is my native language, Turkish) and I am still working on translating the past content into English. Visit again as I will be adding more practical ideas, solutions and products. You can find Practical Mama on:


Now let’s mix it up.


Here are the “rules”

(Don’t make us post bouncers at the door.)

  • Follow your Hostesses – Christine and Janene from More Than Mommies
  • Follow our Co-Hostess – Stephanie at When Crazy Meets Exhaustion
  • Follow the Life of The Party – Alicia at Moms Don’t Say That-  We will choose our Next LOTHP from those who link up their twitter handle. Use our hashtag #MTMmixer when tweeting so we can keep up with you there!  We would still TOTALLY appreciate a shout out on Twitter if you don’t mind!
  • Follow our Mixologists – This week our Mixologist is Burcu at Practical Mama-Every week we will choose one participant to get our party started at the #4 slot. All you have to do is link up under the first Linky (and follow the “rules”) to be considered!
  • Follow the person directly BEFORE you on the hop!
  • Finally, we ask that you post one (or both!) of the following buttons in either a post or on your sidebar to let other people know where you are partying today!

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  1. says

    So I didn’t visit specifically for the mixology, but apparently it was a good day. I loved the summary about you. Interesting that you started your blog writing it in Turkish. Hope to see you around Chicago soon!

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