That Is Exactly How I Treat Mila's Friends

There's being stuck between a rock and a hard place, and then there is that moment each morning when I can't decide whether or not it's worth the risk to hit the snooze button. Ten more minutes of sleep? Is it worth the possibility that Mila might wake up in that time? ...more

Different Circumstances. Different Outcome.

There's a recurring theme that I've seen time and time again, and I recently saw it stated more boldly than usual -- if your daughters fall into the princess-pink-sparkle trap, it's your fault for exposing them to it in the first place. ::sigh:: I've said how I feel about the whole gender and kids thing lots of times before, so I won't bother again, but when the article said "She wouldn't love the terrible Disney Princess universe if you hadn't shown it to her and bought into the idealism yourself," I knew I should roll my eyes, close my laptop, and never visit that particular site again. Kids have personalities ....more

Would Someone Please Show Winter To My Door?

I know I'm in the minority when I say this, BUT COME CLOSER, WINTER. I see the joy in throwing kids out the door without coats and telling them to play, but SNOW. I WANT SNOW ....more

Toddlers Are So Fun

If you happen to be teetering on the ledge between wanting to have kids and not having kids, know this before you read the rest of this post: it is going to push you towards running out to buy ALL of the birth control. I'm warning you because I am fully aware of how pitiful the thing I'm about to say is. Parents who have been there, though, will understand why I am over-the-moon excited about something so dumb ....more

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes

Every year for Alexis' birthday, there is a baking extravaganza. She puts a lot of thought into what sweet concoction she wants to share with her friends and I put a lot of effort into making sure she gets her way. This year she was torn -- she wasn't sure if she should take chocolate chip cookies or cupcakes to school ....more

Art Imitating Life

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Do You Hear Your Own Impact?

Just in case you hadn't heard the news, it's time for a celebration! At long last, Mattel has fixed our problems with little girls growing up to have distorted body images by making Barbie in a variety of shapes and sizes. Thanks, Mattel ....more