Stop dreaming of ball gowns and start dreaming of power suits

Sometimes I ask my friends what they wanted to be when they grew up. The answers are always beautiful, and I think that if we all followed our dreams, the world would be filled with more fire fighters, ballerinas and a variety of amazing circus acts (but thankfully, no clowns)....more

The Princess In Black - book review

The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale My rating: 5 of 5 stars ...more

Momma, Princesses do NOT wear blue jeans!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014...more
rushedmommy Well everybody knows that everything on the internet is true!!!more

Let the Princess Be

  All too often, I find parents debating whether princesses are good for our girls psyche. Allow me to submit a few thoughts to the pro-Princess debate....more
I agree!  I really loved the metamorphosis comment tied in with butterfly.  Beautiful use of words!!more


Last night I had a sort of epiphany. I spent all day yesterday in bad mood at work and at home because of a broken glass first thing in the morning. Of course no one likes a broken martini glass, but it wasn't the end of the world. Sure my boss could've cleaned up the mess before I came in, or given a little warning. I need to learn to take things in stride. ...more

The Princess Problem

     Recently I stumbled upon a few articles/posts claiming that obsession of the american girl-child with princesses is bad.  Like ruin-them-for-life bad.   This has chapped my ass a bit.  For some reason, some folks have gotten it into their heads that if your child likes pink, frilly, sparkly, princess crap then she will be weak and never reach her full potential as a thinking feeling human being...  on which I call bullsh*t.  This is why.......more

What Happens When Mommy's the Princess

Since I failed to be pained by a pea beneath my mattress, it's clear that I'm no Princess. However, I'm pretty sure I was a Princess in my last life since certain sensitivities and snobberies persist despite my current modest place in society....more
@Tattie Weasle You could have been a Princess too! Who says there weren't potty-mouthed ...more

Letter to Princess on 9/13/01

Princess was not quite 18 months old. Hubby had to go to a conference in Baltimore so I asked my parents to come stay with me for that week. After 18 months I was still not quite confident enough to be a mom alone for a whole week. I'm so glad that they were here. On Thursday of that week ten years ago, I started a letter to Princess.  I wanted to write it down for her while I was still experiencing it - before I had blocked anything out or chosen not to remember.  I read it to myself every year around this time.  And I still remember everything....more
Beautiful (and terrible) imagery: "those two proud giants so wounded". This is why we write. I ...more