Category Archives: my girl

Promoting Strong Female Leads with Netflix

When I became a mother I knew I wanted to provide a safe and fun home for my child but I hadn’t given much thought to the pressures of society, gender roles, what being a parent meant, or how my thoughts, actions, and self doubts played a role in who my would child become. When…

Reflecting on Social Media and Teens

Being an adolescent wasn’t easy for me, I went through puberty in the 90s before the internet, makeup tutorials, hair straighteners, and cover up that matched your skin tone. While I was going through the unfortunate phase of growing out my mushroom cut perm my friends and I owned our new blemishes, bad hair days, and…

But I Didn’t Mean to Snap Chap my Physical

I thought I was being proactive. I would make my daughters orthodontist appointment and my physical on the same day. I know what you’re all thinking. What? The doctor is going to do an internal. The doctor is going to use a speculum. The doctor will look in your vagina! I’m aware. But guess what?…

Starting Summer off with Netflix

Summer has officially begun. I wrapped up my first week of holidays yesterday and headed back to work today and am starting the count down for my next week in August. We are cramming as much fun as possible into 8 weeks of school vacation, sun, and lazy days. Of course, summer holidays would not…

Is There Therapy for Hamsters?

I woke up brilliant the other morning. Bright eyed and bushy-tailed. I was going to be the fun mom! Throw caution to the wind! Not get upset when the cushions were pulled off of the couch and thrown across the room and into the kitchen because they were bombs and bombs need to be thrown away…

Welcome, Hamsty… you smelly shit

We’re nearing the end of March Break… one more day to go. Hang in there guys, we can do this. My cold has almost cleared up and my nose is shrinking down to normal human size, however, the shape may be changed forever leading me to put in a claim for plastic surgery… For all…

Cold Medications, Broken Noses, and Hamsters

I’m ill. Okay, that’s not accurate. I’m deathly ill. I even took a couple of days to try to get better and re-evaluate how I felt and guess what? I’m still dying. My sinuses are throbbing, there is a mysterious pain going from the middle of my face up into my eye-ball, and my nostrils…

This isn’t Goodbye…

I’ve been on vacation for the past week and I’ve been loving it. The time with my daughter, the sleeping in, the activities, and the warmth of summer. My daughter is growing up fast, becoming more and more independent and has a huge personality that sucks people in. While I was watching her one day…

We Love An Adventure

We have a lot of activities planned for this summer. Many we can do in our own city but there are a few we’ve had to travel for. And that’s just fine by me. I love a car ride. And my family loves adventure! We like to pack up last minute, go where our imaginations…