children, current events, education, mindful parenting, motherhood, parenting, parenting tips, politics

I am not going to tell you how to vote

I am not going to tell you how to vote, but I am going to tell you that our children are listening. This election will be over soon but our children will hold it in their memories for a long time. Our children can hear what we are saying about the candidates. Things that we say in the privacy of… Continue reading I am not going to tell you how to vote

children, education, family, houston, mindful parenting, parenting, parenting tips, screen time, second child, suburbs, The Lion King, theatre

Kids Need Theatre (and grown-ups do too)

It was not my intention, but somehow my younger daughter has missed out on live theatre. Her big sis has seen The Lion King, Wicked, Peter and the Starcatcher… Nick Jr LIVE… She’s quite the cultured 4th grader. But I had never taken my kindergartener to anything because I am a terrible parent. This weekend… Continue reading Kids Need Theatre (and grown-ups do too)

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

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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… Continue reading The Lunch Doctor is ‘IN’