I am participating in a weekly challenge in which I find 5 things I do just for me. The person behind this totally brilliant idea is Laura Crawford who writes beautifully as Semper Fi Momma. The biggest challenge is figuring out what 5 things I’d like to do just for me. It has become abundantly… Continue reading #5Things4Me I Need to Do for Me This Week — Week 1
I am not going to lie — I am kind of old to be giving any kind of baby advice, but I got engaged in a conversation on Twitter with @ComplicatedMama and I realized that even though I am older, I still have an awesome piece of advice I have to share with those of… Continue reading Tip for Helping Older Children Bond With A New Baby
I met Lisa when I was taking the stinky garbage out one beautiful Friday afternoon, and I should have known from that moment on that our friendship was not going to last. We started out slowly, talking about kids, the local school, and then moved on to Lisa saying, “Well, we should get together some… Continue reading She’s Just Not That Into You*
Once upon a time, I thought I was a pretty smart person and then a teenager emerged from her room to inform me of my mistaken thinking. What did I do to earn the title, “Dumbest Mom in America”(by the way, there is no trophy, plaque or even a “participant” ribbon for this award, you… Continue reading Are You a Dumb Mom, Too?
Coming to Encinitas, CA, at the end of January! Introducing Art Soup Drop in Art Studio and Social Club for kids 2-12 Do your kids love to glitter, glue, and paint? Do they love to a make a creative mess? Do you shy away from art projects at home because the thought of glitter all… Continue reading A New Biz I Can’t Wait to Open (oh, and my girls, too 😉
I volunteer for a parent support group in San Diego called The Parent Connection and tonight I am going to an event in support of another Board member’s efforts and to help recruit people for my public relations committee. Normally, I’d attend the meeting in my usual frumpy manner and not give it another thought. … Continue reading A New Daily Pressure
My daughter is going to her boyfriend’s prom in less than 2 weeks. They have been dating for 10 months which is a long time in teen years (just like dogs, you must multiply the actual time by 7). Anyway, she dragged him along shopping for a prom dress yesterday. The day started out wonderfully… Continue reading How Much Does It Cost to Feel Pretty?
Saying good-bye to good friends is never easy.