Painting The Tween Girlie Room

2010 October 20
Painting The Tween Girlie Room

Martha save me! A shared girlie space battling out the differing tastes of two polar opposite tween daughters? See that white stripe up there…? I want to find the perfect phrase(s) to put up there in vinyl lettering… Help, what would you put there?? Read about how we made the transformation and see the suggested […]

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Minnie Mouse | Tween Costume Idea… Where She Won’t Look Like a Bar Wench!

2010 October 11
Minnie Mouse | Tween Costume Idea... Where She Won't Look Like a Bar Wench!

What is the deal when every costume you google turns out to look like a bar wench and has the title  ‘Sexy Minnie Mouse’? What??   Finding Age-Appropriate Halloween Costumes Why do Halloween Costumes for teenagers always  look like streetwalkers? My 12-yr-old daughter wants to be Minnie Mouse this year. She and I hopped online […]

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Homemade Robot Costume For 6yrold Little Boy

2010 September 29
Homemade Robot Costume For 6yrold Little Boy

Here is my little boy’s rendering of the costume he envisions me making for Halloween this year. Not to be outdone… Here is Sassy’s drawing of how SHE envisions it should look! (She’s 9) Oh my heck. She did this in like 5 seconds. I was all?  Who’s child are you? Because I sure don’t […]

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#DistractedDriving Take WiredMoms.com 7 Day Challenge!

2010 September 27
#DistractedDriving Take WiredMoms.com 7 Day Challenge!

Check out my 7 Day Challenge Score over at WiredMoms.com: I reach for my cell phone when at a long red light. Checking to see if any new emails came in since I last checked… 10 minutes earlier. My daughter calls everyday at 3:20 PM, should I ride the bus today, she wants to know. […]

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What To Do With Giant Zucchini?

2010 September 20
What To Do With Giant Zucchini?

What do you do with giant overgrown zucchini?
My Fave zucchini recipes

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Picky Eater | Allow Kids To Fail

2010 September 16
Picky Eater | Allow Kids To Fail

Sometimes letting a kid own his mistake, knowing he will learn from it is the best policy. From experience I can tell you it’s much harder on the parents! And then making the decision NOT to give him a second chance was even worse. But watching the progress a 6yrold makes after learning a very […]

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Back To School | Love it Or Hate it?

2010 September 15
Back To School | Love it Or Hate it?

I fall squarely into the category of moms who LOVE sending kiddos off to school in the fall! I love school shopping: clothes, fresh carte blanche notebooks, unsharpened pencils and of course 14,000 glue sticks (What exactly is the first grade going to do with 12 glue sticks x 28 children??) I love seeing my […]

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New Vice-President Of WHAT?!

2010 August 23
New Vice-President Of WHAT?!

You know how you leave a meeting thinking, “What have I DONE!”? Last fall I attended the last Parent Teacher meeting of the year. I wanted to congratulate the people who had done a fabulous job, and I was willing to throw my hat in for a nice simple job. Teacher Appreciation? Back to School […]

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Busy Writing, Busy Wrangling, Doin’ My Thing

2010 August 19
Busy Writing, Busy Wrangling, Doin' My Thing

Busy Busy Busy… The kind of crazy busy behind the blog-scenes, you know?? Working on a little ‘Gig’ with two of my Favorite #latism Fireballs: @AnaRC & @JulieDiazAsper GigCoin.com is a new website in Beta and the part I get to play is in the conversation and the connection. Do I love THAT? Do I […]

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Crater Lake | Annual Visit 2010

2010 August 17
Crater Lake | Annual Visit 2010

Crater Lake, Southern Oregon’s Only National Park! It’s So Blue: Editing is NOT Allowed! I make a point to NOT EDIT any photos I bring back from the AMAZING, Bluer than I can possibly prove to you, Crater Lake. These are all Straight Out Of the Camera (SOOC). I cropped them. Nothing else. BLUE-TASTIC. I […]

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