• fun,  My Boy,  My Girl,  Parenting

    A Fun To Do List

    Some of the very best moments in parenting are those in which your children teach you about life.  We adults can get bogged down the mundane-ness of every day to the point where life can feel like one big obligation after another. There’s always more to be done. Especially if you’re a parent. Always another meal to make, an ouchie to kiss, and a nose or a mouth or a butt to wipe. Another thing to scratch off the to do list while three more get added on to the end. It never ends. And mostly, it’s not very fun. I was mindlessly cleaning up the house the other morning,…

  • Parenting,  sappy mommy

    Monopoly Lessons

    It’s a quiet day around here. Miss A has been sick since Sunday morning…high fever, upset tummy, sore throat, the whole nine yards.  My nephew has the same symptoms and his doc thinks it might be Mono. Awesome. Did I mention we spent the weekend with my nephew last weekend? Yeah.  I’m saying a little prayer every five minutes that she gets better soon and that neither of those germy little punks actually has something serious…school starts in a few weeks and we have a lot more summer to soak up!  So…Mr. Man decided today we needed to play some board games. He loves a good board game.  His current…

  • My Girl,  Parenting,  Princesses

    In Defense of a Princess

    I’ve been seeing and reading things in the media lately about the evils of little girls and all things “Princess.” Well, all things pink, sparkly and overtly “femine” in general, I suppose. I’m not sure if this debate is new or if it has always been around and I’m just now tuned into it since I am knee deep in the prime princess years myself with this rather sparkly four year old girl: A small part of me feels like I should hang my head in shame, turn in my feminist membership card, and report myself to social services for allowing my innocent child to prance around in this get…