We have all fallen prey to party pressure. We strive to host the ideal party, chasing a vision of Pinterest-perfect spreads, themes, party favors, and the encompassing minutiae that turn into a host-trap. We fret over an endless lists of details that ultimately take us away from the most important element of the party: spending […]
Hey girl, are you tired of that boring ponytail? Do you need to spruce up your look, but find curling irons and wands intimidating and time-consuming? Consider this my gift to you: FIVE looks that seriously take FIVE minutes (or less). Some involve a curling iron and some bobby pins, but I promise you CAN […]
One thing led to another, and she was taking off my Barbie’s dress. I objected, but she told me to hush . . . that I was ruining the fun. Barbie and Ken then proceeded to have sex. When I questioned what was going on, she told me Barbie and Ken were in love and […]
When you’re on the outside, you can’t see the hard work others are putting into it, or the ways it is helping them bless others. So if you have a friend selling something, here’s my advice to you: Stop rolling your eyes and start supporting your friends.
When training for a race, I change my eating, sleeping, and training habits for optimum performance. I do my best to make choices with an eye toward what will help me during the race as opposed to what I may want in the moment. Similarly, I try to parent with an eye toward the type […]
With careful consideration, my husband and I worked with the other parents to craft a prom weekend on a budget we set that afforded our kids a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We caved in some areas and drew firm lines in others. But the in the end, we did it our way and have no regrets.
When another adult approaches your kid and offers something without your prior approval (even if right in front of you), this shows the kiddo that the other adult has a direct relationship with him or her, and it’s okay to consent without mommy. Set the boundary early that your kids aren’t allowed to take things […]