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Oct02
Pink is my favorite color but only in October.

Pink is my favorite color but only in October.

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A friend called this week to let me know she’d found a lump in her breast and it concerned her doctor. She’s going this week for a mammogram to get a better look at it and in the mean time I am attempting to not totally freak out. I am trying not to freak out […]

Sep27

Apologies and a little Overture for you

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My sincerest apologies for not being more consistent in posting. And, for those (few) who continue to visit, I have a couple of posts swirling in my head. I’ll be kicking those out soon. In the meantime, enjoy. I rolled my eyes at first, but was all smiles and empowered by the end.

Sep27
What not to wear this Halloween.

What not to wear this Halloween.

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Remember last December when I highlighted the gifts you’d give my kids if you hated me? I thought it would be fun to share the costumes I came across which perplexed my delicate sensibilities or which my kids will wear over my dead body. Your daughter wants to be a mega star, get her started […]

Sep25
Inspiring Halloween Costume Ideas for the DIY-er

Inspiring Halloween Costume Ideas for the DIY-er

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I’ve spent a good number of hours looking at the inventive costumes people come up with. We’re a family with a lot of respect for the DIY costume. My husband once spent almost $100 making this Shriner costume (complete with little car) and I almost killed him. I’m cheap you see. I’ve been browsing all […]

Sep20
If they won’t eat it, maybe they’ll play with it.

If they won’t eat it, maybe they’ll play with it.

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I am the long suffering mother of a picky eight-year-old and a sometimes picky six-year-old. When my daughter was four she would play for hours at her pretend kitchen making up lots of delicious pretend dinners for me to pretend eat. I sometimes pretended to be her and acted like the meal was as disgusting […]

Sep18
Halloween Costumes: my favorites for 2007

Halloween Costumes: my favorites for 2007

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Each year I start shopping for costumes in mid-October and then end up at the party supply store buying whatever’s left and spending a million dollars on it. This year I will likely do the same thing but I will have looked at all the options before I spend a million dollars on costumes for […]

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