Katie Reed

32 year old mom to Dexter (b. Feb 2011) and Daniel (b. Feb 2013). I blog at http://www.amotherthing.com about life as a stay at home mom. I feature posts about food, travel, crafts and photography, as well as from the heart writing about my family.

My Blogs

Siblings – July

This post originated at A Mother Thing - You Either Get it Or You Don't Over the last months, I’ve been noticing that the boys have become much closer than they were previously. Perhaps it is the fact that Cheerio is now old enough to rough-house with big brother, Pip. Or perhaps it is that now that Pip’s hearing is sorted out, he is much more happy to interact ....more

22 Weeks Pregnant

This post originated at A Mother Thing - You Either Get it Or You Don't My 21 week bump photo I can’t believe it, but there’s only 18 weeks left in this pregnancy! Unless, of course, the baby comes early like Cheerio, in which case I could have between 13 – 15 weeks left! Eep! ...more

Keep Momming

This post originated at A Mother Thing - You Either Get it Or You Don't I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Shire. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. ...more

Win a Google Nexus 7 16GB Tablet!

This post originated at A Mother Thing - You Either Get it Or You Don't This giveaway is brought to you by your host: A Mother Thing Facebook...more

Amazing One Pot Pasta

This post originated at A Mother Thing - You Either Get it Or You Don't I’ve seen recipes for One Pot Pasta making the rounds lately, and while they look amazing, I wanted to try my own version to give it that little extra oomph that I knew would be good. And while the other recipes call for things like fresh basil , I went with the easier and cheaper Italian Seasoning for mine. I also added some canned mushrooms, and next time I hope to add some cannelini beans, as well! ...more

32 Amazing Granola Bar Recipes

This post originated at A Mother Thing - You Either Get it Or You Don't Whether you’re into chewy or crunchy, sweet or savory, a healthy dessert or a quick and easy snack – granola bars are a heaven-sent gift to moms everywhere. Here are 32 amazing granola bar recipes that will have you salivating. Check them out and try them all! ...more

10 Things Never to Say to a Pregnant Woman

This post originated at A Mother Thing - You Either Get it Or You Don't Pregnant women have a reputation for being hormonal she-beasts who would rather eat you than put up with your nonsense. Our tempers are short, our appetites are big, and our ability to tolerate idiocy is at an all time low. Here are 10 things never to say to a pregnant woman...more

Family Fun in Warren, PA

This post originated at A Mother Thing - You Either Get it Or You Don't I haven’t had a chance to update much about our recent travels, and because of my severe bronchitis which plagued me the entire vacation, we don’t have a TON of stories… but we did manage to have one really great family day out, which I just had to share. It was our last day there, and we’d been dealing with rain and stormy weather for most of the trip, and we were blessed with one very gorgeous sunny day. We knew exactly what we were going to do with it ....more

20 Weeks – Halfway There!

This post originated at A Mother Thing - You Either Get it Or You Don't 18 weeks pregnant I haven’t really had a chance to update lately, so this is a post for 18 – 20 weeks pregnant. Can you believe it? I’m officially halfway done!! ...more