creativity, mindful parenting, mom blog, parenting, screen time, summer, Texas

But IS the livin’ really easy?

Summertime. And the livin’ is…repetitive. Even trips to Target aren’t nearly as thrilling as they were a month ago. Going outside at all can be rough here in the Houston area; last weekend the heat index was like 110 degrees. Suffice to say my battle against screen time isn’t going so well. Today as I write I’m “playing school” with…

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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 3 or 4 and had…

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31 days, clothing, college, creativity, fashion, friends, girls, halloween

31 Days: Women + Halloween Costumes.

For years I have been puzzled by the choices many women — young and not so young — make for their Halloween costumes. It’s become a long standing joke that women’s Halloween costumes are “slutty” this and “sexy” that. Can we stop this trend please? One thing that bothers me about this is that it’s as if women were holding…

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