Book review, books, education, imaginary friends, mindful parenting, mom blog, parenting, reading, tween

Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven Adventure {book review}

As a mom to middle-schooler who is an avid reader, I couldn’t say no when I was offered the chance to review the new book by Brandon Mull, Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven Adventure. If you have a middle-schooler in your life, perhaps you already know about Fablehaven. Brandon Mull’s five-book Fablehaven series has been very popular with my daughter and her friends,…

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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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healthy food, housekeeping, imaginary friends, lunch, mindful parenting, mom blog, sponsored, walmart

The Lunch Doctor is ‘IN’

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions and witty comments are mine alone. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible. #HorizonLunch #CollectiveBias My older daughter is a classic Charlie Brown: she worries and over-analyzes. She, like Charlie Brown, has a circle of close friends despite her desire to be an…

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KLG is my spirit animal

I love me some Kathie Lee. I’ve been turning on the ol’ boob tube in the mornings now that my girls are in school and I find myself adoring Kathie Lee Gifford more and more every time I watch her. Check out this gem from this morning:     Isn’t she the best? I know what you’re thinking, and no,…

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