kids, cups, and brooms

I don’t watch the news as much as I used to. So many bad and troubling events in the world. Divisiveness is running rampant in our country. People are putting butter in their coffee. We live in strange times. But the one thing I really can’t seem to get my head around, the one thing […]

the social part of social media

My husband had a cold last week and my daughter is recovering from strep throat. I’ve been super tired and overly paranoid that I might be getting sick. I don’t have time to be sick right now; I need to buy¬†groceries! Clean things! Prepare for Christmas! Poor me. I was feeling not quite awake enough […]

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 […]

Talking to Little Kids About Big Emotions

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Thank you for supporting companies that support this blog. #PlayNGrow #CollectiveBias Playing is the work of children. Dramatic play allows children to process emotions and situations they don’t exactly understand yet. As guides for our kids, it’s important […]

Mama’s Got a New Bag

I bought my first pair of TOMS shoes as soon as I read about their commitment to One for One. This was in 2008, before they became a style statement. I was on board immediately when I read about children who could not go to school because they did not have shoes and about children […]