How does evil grow? And other random questions...

With the Casey Anthony case and now this boy who murdered his parents and then hosted a party with their bodies in the house...I have to wonder...What is going on in the world?  These people were innocent babies at one time.  What happened to them?  Why and how do people turn into creatures capable of such evil? How does evil grow?...more

I was on pins and needles with and petrified I would do the wrong thing. I think I consulted ...more

Parks in the Summertime

Summer is in full swing, and, living in Florida, the temperatures are getting awful hot.  Still, indoor amusements only last for so long before you need to get your kids out of the house or lose your mind.   As the sun swelters overhead, gone are the days of packing everyone in the car on a moment’s notice and heading to the nearest outdoor adventure....more

Should a 7-year-old cross the street alone?

 Lately, I've started asking Esme to carry letters or bills to the postbox on the corner. It's a short walk to the end of our street where she has to look both ways, then cross the street, drop the post in the box, look both ways again and run home. She's seven. The first time she did it, I watched from the porch. She must have looked three or four times before crossing. When she ran home, her smile was wide like a field of sunflowers. She was thrilled with herself, so proud of her independence. ...more

Toddler Tricks - 46: That Jamb Door

Ways to trick your baby:Problem: I don't know about you, but we have bedroom doors that lock from the inside, allowing for maximum privacy...or providing an accidental baby prison. My husband and I waited too long to fix this. We thought, they won't lock the door. And then one day, the door was locked from the inside, two babies locked within. Solution:...more

Cursed with Parsel Ped

Yes, like parseltongue (from Mr. H. Potter). My oldest and I seem to be gifted with parsel ped. Infliction or gift of the foot, otherwise known as the ability to tread so lightly that you almost step on snakes (and sometimes lizards) during the heat of snake season. Which is definitely upon us now....more

The Car Seat Blog! (important car seat safety tips that every parent needs to know)

My friend Emma is a Child Passenger Safety Technician which is fancy-talk for saying that she is certified in installing car seats correctly and safely into vehicles. In our circle of friends she's known as the Car Seat Goddess. What this means in application is that she is approached, a lot, with car seat questions. ...more

Head On

Precarious Living

A Warning to Parents with Little Ones

A vlog in which my daughter and I relate the story of her falling down the basement stairs in a walker years ago.  ...more

Love the 2 vlogs I've seen of you and Kendall.

...and I can relate with the mosquitos!more

Creepy Girl

Just got home from dinner with The Hubby.  It's dancing night but I bowed out tonight as I've dealing with and I mean DEALING WITH Daddy stuff.  I will post about it probably in a few days when things settle down.  Anyway, home from dinner and as I am coming down my street and putting the garage door up I see a girl on the elderly neighbors doorstep.  At first I thought it might be there daughter but as I pulled into the drive, my windows down I hear, "Howdy neighbor.  I just live a couple of streets over.  How are you this evening, blah, blah, blah."  I k...more