Tag Archive: parenting

Netflix Social Experiment… Teens

Every day, after I pick up my daughter from school, I ask her how her day was. I get creative because I know that this type of closed ended question can lead to answers like, “fine,” “good,” “okay.” So I ask her what songs they sang, what games she played at recess, who she hung…

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…

Closure…tied up

Why did you do this? Why didn’t your husband do this? He’s weak! He’s selfish! He’s afraid! He doesn’t support you! No.  Wrong.  Ultimately the decision to have my tubes “tied” this past week (although this is far from what happens and if that is what truly happened it would have been much more pleasant)…

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…

You Want a Tattoo Where? How Netflix can Help open a Dialogue Between You and Your Kids

4 am is peak time in our house. It’s the time of the morning that our elderly cat starts the call of her people. It’s the time of morning that the fat cat begins to beg for attention and shoves her very large, unusual paws in my face. And 4 am is the time of…

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…

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…