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 […]

Decisions: February 2013 Edition

So. Why has it been almost two weeks since my last blog post? I don’t even know what I’ve been doing. Socializing? A little. Laundry? Not so much. Working on my business cards for Blissdom? Uh, yeah. But I’ve made some decisions. Here’s the run down: 1. I’m not going on a cruise (free bathrobes or […]

I Curse You, Elf.

Oh, Cursing and Swear Words, we are sticking with the Elf on the Shelf thing this year. Reflecting what is in our heart of hearts, my husband and I completely forgot about him that very first night just a few short days ago. And my six year old woke us up — in tears — […]

Clothes + Obsession = Laundry

No, no – it’s not me with the clothing obsession. It’s my daughter. My two year old daughter. This seems like the kind of story I would exaggerate for comic effect, but I assure you I am not exaggerating: EVERY DAY she asks me, “Where’s my Fresh Beat Band shirt?!” Every day. Usually? More than […]

Parental Peer Pressure: Bunny Edition

I have survived yet another holiday that I am supposed to make magical for my children. It gets a little tiring trying to keep up with all this magical holiday business. I am fine with celebrating most of the actual holidays (I’m just going to say it – Valentine’s Day is stupid). The problem I […]