children, creativity, current events, girls, growing up, imaginary friends, long blog posts, mindful parenting, mom blog, old pop culture references, parenting

I’m ready to talk about Barbie now

In 1978, or maybe it was '79, I became the proud owner of a real Barbie doll. My Pretty Changes Barbie wore a fabulous, yellow satin jumpsuit and included accessories that allowed me to change her look. I could change her hair as well; she came with wigs. She was my prized possession. I was… Continue reading I’m ready to talk about Barbie now

cars, children, current events, Freak Flag, hey look a squirrel, housekeeping, old pop culture references, silliness, truth

not feeling it

I'm not feeling 2016, y'all. I'm just not. And you can't make me so don't even try. Honestly 2015 was kind of a crappy year for me and I'm happy to be done with it. But 2016? What's that? It's like the future, man. Cars should be flying. Hoverboards should be hovering. My house should… Continue reading not feeling it

children, family, growing up, halloween, mindful parenting, parenting, sugar

Halloween Didn’t Used to Be Scary

The first Halloween costume I ever remember wearing was a plastic Yogi Bear mask. It was 1978 and I'm pretty sure I went trick-or-treating with my aunt Jen. We are close in age so in our younger years we trick-or-treated together in Montevideo, Minnesota. I don't remember anything else about that Halloween. I was three and a… Continue reading Halloween Didn’t Used to Be Scary

children, current events, education, mindful parenting, motherhood, parenting, parenting tips

I could blame the internet but I won’t

"Why doesn't anybody ever come to my den?" She's five. She has a den. That apparently she's trying to lure others to. That's nothing compared to what my 9 year-old has. Her den is blinged-out and filled with weird stuff and she has parties there all the time. Basically I don't even know what they are… Continue reading I could blame the internet but I won’t

children, family, friends, growing up, moms, motherhood, sisters, snacks, sponsored

Sharing Cheerios™ with my Sister + Buy a Box Give a Box Promotion

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GiveABox #CollectiveBias This might seem odd, but I bought a box of Cheerios™ the other day just for my little sister, who lives in another state and won’t be visiting me anytime soon. My memories growing up with her… Continue reading Sharing Cheerios™ with my Sister + Buy a Box Give a Box Promotion