The Process Of Letting Go Of Your Child

The Process Of Letting Go Of Your Child

When I noticed that an overnight trip was a part of the 3rd grade curriculum at my daughter’s school, I furrowed my brow for a sec. But I shrugged and thought, “No biggie, I’ll just make sure I’m one of the chaperones.” Until I found out that parents weren’t allowed to chaperone. Not one. Then I realized that for me, this trip had become the first step in the arduous process of letting go of my child. Continue reading

What To Do When Another Kid Calls Your Daughter A B?@#CH

What To Do When Another Kid Calls Your Daughter A B?@#CH

Journey came home from school last week and told me that a boy called her a “bitch” on the school bus. While this wasn’t the first time she had heard the word (that was on the playground!), it was definitely the first time she had been called one.

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Birthday Party: Put A Spin On Your Princess Party & Host A Royal Celebration

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It’s been almost 3 years and I can’t believe I’m just posting this party!  Every girl wants a princess party and this was Journey’s biggest bash to date.  It was one of the best (and hardest) parties I’ve ever planned because it was the first time that I attempted to make so many of the decorations.  It took me months to finish it all, but everything turned out fabulous! Continue reading

Supporting Dreams and Losing Sleep

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After watching countless kid videos on YouTube, Journey decided she wanted to start her own series. Naturally, I was on board. I loved the idea of her living her own dream instead of watching other people live theirs. Of course this meant adding producing and editing a weekly video to my list of things to do. Oh…and did I mention that I don’t even know how to edit video? Continue reading

Host A Valentine’s Day Crafternoon

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It’s hard to believe, but it’s almost Valentine’s Day already! Rather than send your kids to schools armed with pre-printed cards for classmates, why not let them make their own? Or better yet, invite a few friends over and host a Valentine’s Day Crafternoon. Continue reading

How To Spend More Time Doing What Makes You Happy

How To Spend More Time Doing What Makes You Happy

Every weekend my husband and daughter steal away for an afternoon of daddy daughter time. Which sounds like the perfect time to catch a movie, luxuriate in a hot bath or curl up and get lost in a good book. But instead of spending that quiet time doing something that I enjoy, what do I do? Spend the whole time doing laundry, running errands, and tackling my never-ending to do list. Continue reading

Friday Find: kidrobot BFF’s Blind Box

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Just as I was about to press the button to order Journey’s last few Christmas gifts, she walked in the room.  As I fumbled to switch screens on my laptop, she mentioned that she wanted to add bff’s to her list.  Naturally, I didn’t know what the hell she was talking about.  Is it a bff necklace, a doll, a game—I had no clue.  She tried to explain something about an egg and a frying pan, but I wasn’t getting it.  So I googled it to find out and here they are: Continue reading

Friday Find: Personalized Stationery+More At Minted.com

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When Journey gave me her christmas list and I saw she wanted a personalized journal (a sure sign that she’s growing up!), I knew exactly where I was going to get it from.  I went straight to my fav stationery site, Minted.com.  One of the things that I love most about Minted is that they feature the fabulous work of independent artists across the globe.  I am always guaranteed to find a unique design that is just my style. Continue reading

Friday Find: Best Deodorant For Kids

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I knew the day would come.  The day my daughter would make me second guess my senses.  Surely that wasn’t my little angel that just walked past me smelling like a teenager.  Not my baby!  But it happened.  When the weather broke last spring, so did my daughter’s hormones. Continue reading

Friday Find: The Best Lunch Box Ever

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While I am quite creative in the kitchen, when it comes to packing Journey’s lunch my ideas fall flat.  It’s just the beginning of October and she’s already getting bored with what’s in her lunchbox. I added a few new hot lunch options into the mix, but how many times can I do pasta? Then I came across this week’s find… Continue reading