first day of school, mindful parenting, mom blog, motherhood, parenting, stay at home mom, suburbs, work at home mom

summer break has come and gone but I’m still here

This is my seventh year as a mom sending one or more kids to school. Big kid school, not preschool. Like school I am legally obligated to send my kids to. Because it’s the LAW. No, YOU MAY NOT take your first grader to Disney World or the LAW will send you a warning letter. How unfit of you to…

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birthday, mindful parenting, mom blog, motherhood, old pop culture references, parenting, tween, tweens

To birthday party or not to birthday party?

“So you really don’t want a party this year?” I was scared to ask since I was already in the clear, but my Mom Duty forced me to confirm this choice. “No. I don’t know what we’d do and I don’t want to decide who to invite. So…no.” A twelfth birthday isn’t exactly a milestone. If she was younger I…

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creativity, mindful parenting, mom blog, parenting, screen time, summer, Texas

But IS the livin’ really easy?

Summertime. And the livin’ is…repetitive. Even trips to Target aren’t nearly as thrilling as they were a month ago. Going outside at all can be rough here in the Houston area; last weekend the heat index was like 110 degrees. Suffice to say my battle against screen time isn’t going so well. Today as I write I’m “playing school” with…

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