Everything I Want to Teach My Daughter About Life, She Can Learn From Maleficent

If those of us who have girls plan to continue perpetuating the idea of the fairytale, we should do our daughters a favor and require them to watch Disney's Maleficent around age 11. My husband and I took our 'tween daughter to see it last week and I'm glad we did. Not only was it free popcorn Thursday, but Angelina Jolie's wonderfully wicked character taught my daughter a few things about life...  in 3D. Any kid knows that 3D is cooler than a parent's rambling talk about life....more
Home truths!!more


“Why do the assistants step over her instead of walking around?” Adanna whispered to Nahue.  “A Princess should never disgrace herself by doing something like this.  For an assistant to walk around her is to admit she is not worthy to be a Queen.  The Princess walks around so they will never in life step over a Queen.”  Nahue said, loud enough for Gzifa to hear.            Adanna could see the logic in that....more


“My heart still aches to be with my father.  I want to go comfort her.” Adanna told Nahue. “We can’t interfere.” Nahue said looking over a copy of the ship’s map.             “We can’t.”  Adanna couldn’t get the crying Princess of her mind.“She must get over this in her own time.” Nahue held his bandaged arm.  He had placed on a long sleeve shirt to cover it up. Adanna thought to herself. “I can’t get him into any more trouble....more

My Tween, Myself

This weekend was Lilo’s 9th birthday. Oddly enough, it was her first birthday just a few weeks ago so I am not sure how this has happened. Perhaps it is some sort of Star Trek holodeck switcheroo determined to convince me my baby is in her final year of single digits?The first thing Lilo said to me upon opening her eyes Saturday was, “Good morning, Mommy. I’m a tween.”...more
Fibrobabe Thank you on Lilo's behalf :)more

I know the feeling

The young lady had tried several times to hurry back down the gangplank but when the effects of losing her father became apparent, she reluctantly came on board. On the deck the girl leaned on the rail screaming. “Father!” she cried out. “Help me. Don’t leave me!” her arms were out stretched toward him as he blew silent kisses towards her, still with the blade to his heart. He motioned for her to quite down, to be at ease, just as one would expect a father to do....more

Good byes are never Good

Everyone was ordered to the deck to greet the last on coming guest.  It was a solemn moment.  No one cheered her on.  All stood watching in disbelief.  They had to watch another tearful good-bye.            The ship had been docked for only a few minutes.  Adanna watched the girl say her good-byes to her father several times by kissing and hugging him.  She saw the father whisper words of what could only be encouragement each time he pushed her onto the gangplank. ...more

You'll See

“Oh, don’t worry about it.  I’ll just tell them I don’t want you punished.”  She helped Nahue place the other bag on the luggage rack.  Together they placed her clothes into the drawer.Nahue shocked his head.  “Why can’t she get a clue?” he thought.The room fell quiet minus the sound of the two opening and closing the drawers.Adanna thoughts were on how she was supposed to handle this new person in her life.  Nahue had said he was her assistant. Adanna took a strong look at Nahue, he in turned looked back at her....more

I'll Handle This-Maybe

Adanna didn’t believe what she just heard.“You must be crazy.  I just fell out of the bed.  I jumped on it.  I fell out of it.  It was not the first time I jumped on a bed and fell out of one. You had nothing to do with it.”  Adanna said.  She looked at the man and rolled her eyes.  Nahue’s face twisted.  He was trying to let her know it was not the proper way to speak....more

His name is NaHue

“How rude could it be for a total stranger to see nothing but my feet dangling in the air and me on a strange bed?”  Adanna thought.  Before he could get to her, she slid off the bed, hitting her head on the frame, and everything on the bed fell on top of her. “You have to leave.  Get your stuff and get off the ship.” His voice was not the sweet voice he used when she first saw him.  “You are a disgrace to yourself, your family and everyone on this ship.”...more

Q T Pie

“Hey, number twenty four, number twenty four.” Adanna said giving into a little dance and watched him walk inside.  He could be someone she’d like to see more of.Adanna mind drifted back over her girlfriends’ action. A small voice seems to whisper in her ear.  “Forgive them.  In the end they will still be your friends.” Adanna turned to see a shadow of a figure but nothing was there.  “Be a friend.”...more