I hid my toddler's favorite book today. Ok not just one... the entire series. It was an act of self-preservation, I swear. It was me or the damn Pigeon. Don't get me wrong those Pigeon books are great and funny.... the first 100 times. After that it wears on your soul, pecking away slowly like… Continue reading Pigeon versus Mom
I am out of spoons today. Not only am I literally out of clean spoons and therefore have to eat my ice cream off of a knife which gives a whole new meaning to mindful eating but I am entirely out of metaphorical spoons. You are probably saying 'wait, what is she talking about now...' Well… Continue reading A dead plant, spoon theory, and the best dinner ever.
We have a chance to turn this into a sustainable movement that will change our children's lives. But if we fail to act this moment will pass us by. So what's next?
Think back to your child's first tentative steps- what did you do as they looked back at you? Did you clap and cheer as they looked your way? Remember that first magical moment on the potty- did you break out the Potty Dance because you knew that was the best way to get a repeat… Continue reading Now is the time
Way back when my oldest was a fairly young baby, some probably well-intentioned, but know it all mom gave me a piece of advice I will never forget. Not because it was life changing and helpful, not because it was laughable... no this advice SOUNDED excellent, but sort of totally screwed me. What did this… Continue reading It really isn’t the children or the housework….
Everyone needs a pair of Rebel Pants. I just made up that phrase so I don't expect you to know what I mean. Rebel Pants are the pants you put on when you want to make a statement. You probably have a pair or gasp! two? of pants that you put on and your whole attitude… Continue reading The Evolution of My Rebel Pants
Well, never one not to jump on a fad bandwagon and oh I have the cheetah print pants and grunge flannel shirts to prove it... I decided to try out a couple of words and see if I can latch on to a concept and miraculously change my life.
I love sleeping. Nope, not just sleeping. I LOVE being in bed. That moment right when you naturally wake up and it is quiet no screaming or bouncing giggly "mommy mommy plaaaaay with me" it is priceless.. You stretch your toes to that cooler part of the bed and just wiggle them in absolute contentment. … Continue reading The Early Bird Gets… much needed peace and quiet
THIS November 7, voters in Virginia will send one of two messages to Trump and his GOP lackeys. One message is that we don't want your policies of hate and swamp-filled corruption in our country so we WILL vote you out of office and take back our country starting right now. The second is… Continue reading Get Out the Vote in Virginia
You know how people have "meatless Mondays"? Well, we have hot mess Mondays. No, I am not talking about some new one pot casserole or a fun new 'I look like I didn't try, but this took me forever' messy hairstyle. I mean from the time my eyes open Monday morning to the moment I… Continue reading Hot Mess Mondays..can they be prevented?