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I am a Chicago area mom of 2 active, sports playing little boys. I started my blog, Making Time For Mommy, in 2008 when my oldest was just a month old as a way to make time for myself and connect with other moms. I blog about raising children with Special Needs, homemaking, fashions for moms and kids, causes I support, children’s activities, brands I love, Chicago events, seasonal crafts and family friendly travel destinations. I work from home full-time as a blogger and I have over eight years of professional experience as a Digital Marketer. I’m always connected to my smartphone, couldn’t function without my to-do lists and always have a Starbucks coffee drink in my hand. In my “free time” I love exploring the Midwest with my family, shopping for great deals and playing games with my kids.

Email: MakingTimeForMommy@gmail.com

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Comments

  1. Suzanne says:

    Hi Alicia – Just stopping by today for the Blog Tour :) You have a lot of stuff on here – hope the tour goes well for you. My site, LoobaLee.com, will be featured on July 29. I hope you’ll stop by — since you have little ones!

    Suzanne

  2. Stephanie says:

    Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia is hosting a cocktail event in honor of BlogHer Conference attendees, and we’d like to send you an invitation. If you are interested, please let me know where we can email you.

    Thank you!

    • Alicia says:

      I emailed you at the email addy you provided but my email is: aliciamarie112 (at) hotmail (dot) com. I would love to attend! :)

  3. Holly says:

    Hi! Just found your blog and really glad I did! You can find me at http://missionmontanalawson.blogspot.com/

  4. Allie Hasan says:

    Alicia! This blog is awesome! I saw your link on your email and clicked. :-) Great job! Can’t wait to read more! You have some great ideas! Allie at http://www.momsbyfaith.org

  5. Judith V says:

    I just saw a small comment in an email about Sensory Processing Disorder. I don’t know if it is you or a child. People think I am kidding, I can not tell if I am hungry or full. I need to eat on a schedule and a fixed amount. I actually set an alarm to eat or I wouldn’t. If I miss a meal I get really out of whack because I don’t know how much to eat or just forget it and go to the next meal. I have trouble starting to eat because I am not hungry and I have trouble stopping eating because I like the taste and do not feel full. I never put a name to it and I am 65 and have long ago given up asking doctors about it. Thanks for a possible name.

  6. Lisa says:

    Hi, Alicia. I just found you on Twitter tonight. I am smili76. I am in the Chicago area. We use ABAChicago for our son’s therapy. They might have suggestions for you in terms of getting coverage for your son.

    Where did you go for your son’s diagnosis? We went through Alexian Brothers, and our neuropsych gave us oodles of resources. I can send some your way, if you’d like.

    How old is your son? Mine was 5 at diagnosis this past April. But we kind of knew all along…

    Good luck!
    Lisa

  7. Tiffany Cruz says:

    Stopping by from the Alexa hop. I’m now following you on FB and Twitter. Have a nice day!

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  9. Julie H says:

    Hi- just letting you know I will be sending a mom friend of mine to your blog- she has an Autistic son and may benefit from some of your info. Thanks!

  10. Dawn Sando says:

    Hello, I am just stopping by to say hello and to thank you for all of the great info. you provide us on here! I am new to your blog and am happy that I stumbled upon your page! Thanks for all of your hardwork and for offering such great product reviews and giveaways!! I look forward to meeting and chatting with some of the other followers!

  11. dockfam says:

    I nominated you for the versatile blogger award! The logo is on my most recent blog post for you to snag. Thank you for making me smile!

  12. michelle gilliland mcafee says:

    Just dropping by to say how much I enjoy your blog and all your reviews. You do a great job a great job!!!!!

  13. Adam Levine says:

    Hey Alicia – Great content here – twitter & pin. Your story is touching and just know you got a new fan. I’m not a mommy I’m a Da :)

  14. Dr. KC says:

    Hi Alicia, I just found this site and it’s great! I am a mom and not from Chicago so I’m always trying to find places to take my little JoJo (he’s 3). I’m also a dentist and I have a unique practice, a mobile dental spa. I started this practice after having my son and having a hard time finding a babysitter for every appointment and even putting things off. This way there is no excuse, I come to you! We treat kids, mommies and daddies. You can get your teeth cleaned while the kids run around the house. It’s also great for children with dental anxiety. So, I just wanted to share this info. Please look me up and call if you need me. Here’s my website: http://www.bellasorriso.com
    Thanks!

  15. Janis Gibel says:

    I just found your site and I will be back to read more. Like your style.

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