I was sitting in the movie theatre, waiting for Into the Woods to begin, when the trailer for the new live-action Cinderella starring Cate Blanchett and Lily James began. I was excited to be getting a glimpse of this movie because I know my daughters are definitely going to want to watch it.
Like the parental broken-records we are, we all have phrases that we are forced to utter to our children, sometimes several times a day, in the hopes that one day they might stick, and be absorbed and adhered to on a more permanent basis. Will our children ever hear us, really HEAR us, where these things are concerned? In my experience, probably not. But we can dream, can’t we? We can dream. Continue reading
Hey kids! Have you lost something? Before calling Mommy or Daddy to help you, try these simple tips.
Number one: Open your eyes and look for the missing item. Don’t forget the part where you open your eyes! Or the part where you look for it! Continue reading
We all know the drill—a day at home with a small child or two means a day of trying to understand the nonsensical verbiage that they are consistently and rapidly dispensing from their face-hole.
Here are my field notes from one such delightful day … Continue reading
Full disclosure: I’m getting sponsored to tell you about this app. Even fuller disclosure: I DEFINITELY checked out the app and totally loved it BEFORE I agreed to write about it. I probably would have done it just for the opportunity for one of you to win something. Continue reading
Ever since I found out that my second child would be a girl, after the initial excitement of “Oh yay, a baby girl!” it suddenly occurred to me that I would now be required to not only teach someone how to be a person, but also how to be a woman. This might present a problem, I thought to myself, because I’m not really sure how to actually BE a person, OR a woman, for that matter. Am I doing it right? Am I qualified to teach someone else? Who really knows? And yet, regardless, I would all of a sudden be cast in a very intense spotlight, with a small girl-child watching my every move, as they do, and LEARNING from me. Continue reading
This ostrich and I have a lot in common.
Is there anything in your life that you know you should be doing, but you are putting it off because you’re scared of what it will mean if you actually do it? Continue reading
Deciding what you should submit to another blog site is always difficult. Of course you want to submit something good so that the smart strangers reading it will like it enough to publish on their site, and thus you will (hopefully) gain more exposure and readership and be very pleased with yourself. However, if that actually happens, then suddenly you have something you’ve written that you really like that your own readers may not even see!
That’s what just happened to me. I submitted this funny poem I wrote (a series of verses, really; very classy stuff) to a cool new blog platform called The Original Punker Punks. They chose it and published it, which is awesome! But now, for my own bloopies* to read it, you need to click that link down there.
Really, it’s okay. Clicking a link is pretty darn simple, actually. I believe in you.
Here it is! Clickety clickety click:
This is the image they used for my poem, and I think it is just fantastic..
* Blog groupies, remember?
My children have an educational computer game, let’s call it “Letter Jungle” (not its real name) that they will play on occasion. It’s just your typical game, filled with activities whose purpose is to teach them letters, sounds, the alphabet, and so on. My daughter in particular is a fan of the game. But every time either of them signs on to play, a pandering female voice says, “Welcome back to Letter Jungle! I’m glad you are here to help! You are a hero!” Continue reading
Juli: After a hellish morning with my sick kids, I have decided to put them back to bed. It would be a miracle if they actually fell asleep, but it’s been quiet in there for about 15 mins … So…? #hereshoping Continue reading