Category Archives: parenting

Holiday Treats can’t be Beat with Netflix!

My daughter and I have been counting down the days until Christmas holidays for weeks. To say we are ready is an understatement. We danced a jolly jig when we put up the Christmas tree on the first weekend of December, we welcomed our Elf, Fuddle, back with open arms and wake every morning to…

Solving Night Time Stalls with Netflix

Most nights, at our house, bedtime runs smoothly. We give the 15 minute warning, we remind at the 5 minute and then it’s time to go and pick out a book. Pj’s are put on prior to the witching hour and every one is calming down. Off to bed you go, my love. It’s 7:30…

Lose the Cape – Never Will I Ever

Do you see that fancy new widget on my sidebar? The what on your what what? Okay… sorry. The new image at the side of my blog? THAT is the new book I’m in and I couldn’t be happier! I’m telling a story of my experiences before having a child, and then after. Lawd a…

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…

She’s 5 And I’m Not Cool Anymore

Their giggles could be heard from outside, three care free girls behind the closed door of a bedroom, squealing with an unimaginable amount of energy while my daughter scrambled to find her bathing suit. Her friends had just arrived with their parents and we were getting ready to hop in the pool on what was…

Play Date Anxiety

Because my husband and I work full-time our weekends are filled up with family obligations, activities, and adventures. We do play dates but when we do the parents are there because we are usually visiting with them too. However, this week I’m on vacation and I’ve arranged for my daughter to have a friend over…

But Who Will She Play With?

I sat in the seat across from her and tirelessly tried to explain that I was happy with the number of children I had. I felt as though I was defending myself and my choice. “But you never know, right.” No, I do. I attempted to explain that my family was complete with one child…

Not Quite a Fisherwoman

The temperature was right and the water was calm. There was a crowd of people and we had found the perfect spot amongst them for our morning at the fishing derby. We were with friends which made it equally as exciting and our daughter was pumped. Worms on the line, fishing pole set, Dad in position,…

When You’re Five

Little feet pedal as fast as they can up the road ahead of me. I hold my breath, praying a car doesn’t come. Keeping the urge to run after her and carry her the rest of the way to the house to myself. We stop every few minutes to pick a flower, write in the dirt,…