Best Of, motherhood

Dinosaurs in the Sink and other Things this Mommy is Grateful for

I came across this story I wrote almost ten years go (July of 2008, to be exact) and to this day it’s one of my favorite posts I’ve written. I thought a little “blast from the past” would be fun today. Enjoy 🙂 Something happens to us humans when we become parents. Our world becomes… Read More Dinosaurs in the Sink and other Things this Mommy is Grateful for

Book Love, multicultural children's book day, WAHM

Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 Book Review-The Little Girl Who Lost her Smile

 It’s time! The celebration month for Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 (1/27/17)  has begun. In its fourth year, MCBD was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom. Their continuing mission is to raise awareness on the ongoing need to include kid’s books that celebrate diversity in home and school bookshelves… Read More Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 Book Review-The Little Girl Who Lost her Smile

Life Lessons, motherhood, WAHM

36 #LifeTruths That I Will Pass on to My Tween Daughter ASAP

It’s tough being a girl. It’s even tougher being a girl that is a tween, a little chubby, wears glasses and one who sports a beautiful buck tooth smile. In a nutshell…my daughter is me as I was forty years ago. Being the “chubby girl” with slightly protruding teeth and not-so-great clothes was a challenge… Read More 36 #LifeTruths That I Will Pass on to My Tween Daughter ASAP

Life Lessons, WAHM

Society labels-I’m Not a Square Peg in a Round Hole (and I like it)

Society labels-I’m Not a Square Peg in a Round Hole (and I like it) Labels are never fun. Unless of course they are labels on designer shoes, bags or dresses. Then labels are pretty amazing. But in society “labels” are a way to categorized, describe, pigeon hole or Square-Peg-in-a-Round-others and it’s oftentimes not in a… Read More Society labels-I’m Not a Square Peg in a Round Hole (and I like it)

#TBT, DEAR MOM, humor

#TBT DEAR MOM (a tale of squirrels and other little boy naughtiness)

Dear Mom, Hi, it’s me Jakey-D. You know, your kid? I just wanted to say “sorry” for being a pain in your rear today…and last night.. and the night before. I know I am supposed to be extra good when Daddy’s gone…. ..but I just forgot. Kinda like how I forgot there’s not supposed to… Read More #TBT DEAR MOM (a tale of squirrels and other little boy naughtiness)

kids, motherhood, parenthood

Five Beacons of Light I am Grateful for this Week

Ever had one of those weeks months where you are pretty sure that you need a, “WARNING: Stay Clear” sign on your forehead because you are …well…WITCHY? I’ve attempted to shake off my present-situation-difficulties-and-uber-stress with Chinese buffet food and good ‘ol gal-pal camaraderie, and thusfar..it’s kinda helping. I am not sure what my malfunction is,… Read More Five Beacons of Light I am Grateful for this Week

motherhood, parenthood, Virtual Assistant, WAHM

Mom Time, Me Time and Golden Moments of Productivity-Getcha Some

Mommy Time… Got any? Anyone who knows parenthood knows that finding extra time for yourself can be a covert Navy-Seals-like-action with a “difficulty rating” of eleven. Many moms are under the notion that, if they do take time for themselves, it means they are a disconnected mom who isn’t doing her best to “be there”… Read More Mom Time, Me Time and Golden Moments of Productivity-Getcha Some

motherhood

34 Life Quirks That I Will Teach My Eight-Year Old Daughter ASAP

It’s tough being a girl. It’s even tougher being a girl that is a tween, a little chubby, wears glasses and one who sports a beautiful buck tooth smile. In a nutshell…my daughter is me as I was forty years ago. Being the “chubby girl” with slightly protruding teeth and not-so-great clothes was a challenge… Read More 34 Life Quirks That I Will Teach My Eight-Year Old Daughter ASAP