Gen X, growing up, houston, old pop culture references, theatre, tween, tweens

Freaky Friday: New, Improved, and LIVE

My oldest daughter is not yet a teenager, but I can see the current tween version of her teetering towards her future teenage self. She is becoming fluent in sarcasm and subversion. Occasionally she has accused me of "not understanding" her. Her scowl is well-practiced. But she's a good kid. Aims to please, has good grades, good… Continue reading Freaky Friday: New, Improved, and LIVE

birthday, children, coffee break, growing up, mindful parenting, mom blog, moms, motherhood, parenting, parenting tips, stay at home mom, tweens, work at home mom

The Thing About Being a Mom

I don't know if it was always this way or if this is just a product of modern marketing, but it seems like moms are usually depicted as all being the same. Like we all think the same way and like the same things. Get annoyed by the same things. Want the same things. The exception… Continue reading The Thing About Being a Mom

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

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