Whatever: Gifts for Tween Girls

November 2016 has been a historically crazy month. Thanksgiving gatherings no doubt will also be historically crazy this year. But pay attention, my discombobulated friends: Christmas is coming. And your tween girl is already rolling her eyes about it. Probably. I mean she’d actually have to be listening to you to roll her eyes at […]

like a bird without any song

Popular culture seems like our only culture in 2016, but it wasn’t always that way. Thirty years ago we had to seek and find pop culture. We had to pursue it; it wasn’t thrust upon us via 500 cable channels, the internet, or social media. We were lucky enough to see a glimpse of an artist […]

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 […]

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 […]

FREE Halloween Portraits – No Tricks, Lots of Treats!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored. I’m sharing information in exchange for compensation. All opinions, funny anecdotes, and witty comments are my own.  My name is Candy and I’m the mom-slacker who never takes good pics of my kids in their beloved Halloween costumes. Every. Stinking. Year. This problem isn’t only on Halloween; it’s all year […]