We went in the forbidden pink aisles.
I managed to snag the family car and escape, with both boys, to Target. We wandered the aisles with a strict list and stopped only to ooh and aah over every Christmas Tree. We sang carols and walked through ...more
The first snow presents challenges. Which shoes to wear? Coat? Is it going to melt?
With the morning's fresh covering of white, I made decisions fast and furious to get to the bus. I grabbed the heavier coat, stuffed some mittens in the backpack, ...more
Before streaming, DVDs, or CDs, there were the '80s. Back when using your tape recorder to make a mix tape off the radio was cool. A time when real people worked at the radio station, and you could call and dedicate a TOTALLY AWESOME song from ...more
My brilliant, quirky, wise, witty, wonderful 13-year-old son shared with me this week the fact that he is gay. And it's not a surprise to me or anyone who knows him—with his flair for impeccable fashion advice to his love of all things sparkly ...more
I'm a mom, but I'm siding with Natalie Bree Hajek-Richardson on this unbelievable story. That's the woman who got punched in the face outside a Nordstrom Rack for asking the mother of a tantrum throwing child if she could calm her child. ...more
Here’s a brain teaser: A girl receives an invitation to a birthday party. The invitation specifically states “no gifts, please”. Should the girl:a) run out and buy the perfect gift for the birthday girl; she’s no Scrooge b) show up at the party empty-handed; after all, the invitation was quite clearorc) scratch her head and wonder what the phrase “no gifts” really means ...more
Thanksgiving is almost here! That means a few things in our household:
1. Delicious, delicious foods will be enjoyed
2. Browsing through Black Friday ads and the start of Christmas shopping
3. Reese, our Elf on the Shelf, is returning!!!
I have a ten-year-old, and man, tweens are the worst people to shop for. Are they too old for dolls and toys? Are they too young for technical gizmos and clothes? No kid wants to open a gift card. I've scoured the pitches, the Internet and the catalogs to find these five fun gift ideas for tween girls. ...more
I’d normally start this post with “So we’ve been hard at work with Mother Goose Time….”, but that’s just not the case this month. Sure we started out strong. But it wasn’t long before we lost momentum ....more
SheSpeaks was gracious enough to send me the Duracell Coppertop Alkaline Batteries gratis, as well as compensate me for this post. All opinions are my own. My son’s had this little sensory piano since before he could even crawl ....more
We've all heard the phrase "the terrible twos"....although those "twos" are more like 18 months to about 5 or so. I'm in the middle of this stage with Hudson, or as I also call it "The Threenager" stage. *This picture's a year old but I just love it.* Here are 5 things you need to know about your threenager....more