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And as for the type of mom I am? Well, I’m happy to say that it’s taken some time, and I’m sure it’ll take even more time to progress, but I’m finally becoming content with the mom I am. You see, I’m the snuggle-all-day, flat-tires-are-an-adventure, yes-you-can-paint-on-your-brother-as-long-as-I-have-five-minutes-of-alone-time paradox of a mother. Continue reading
I’ll be hosting Elise Rome, a former PBK Mom, later this week. Other than that brief stop, this is my last blog. Thank you for your support and taking the time to read our blog. I’ve taught middle and high … Continue reading
I always thought I was good at juggling. I figured motherhood would be a snap because I’m such a whiz at multi-tasking. As you can imagine, my eyes were opened when I had an infant who couldn’t be put aside … Continue reading
We had a couple of rainy days here, which gave Princess Galen time to watch her new Barbie movies and gave me the opportunity to pull out The Wizard of Oz. I bought her the book and DVD for Christmas. … Continue reading
For the last month or more, Princess Galen has asked me every day if she could take Irish dancing. I’m not 100% sure where this interest came from, but I think it was from an episode of Angelina Ballerina. Continue reading
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. I thought this was a good topic to tackle, considering this is a day dedicated to feasting. Until I became a mom, I never realized how much cooking is involved in motherhood. Not only am I expected … Continue reading
Great post today in the Huffington Post. It’s a nice reminder to be thankful we’re needed (even when we wish we weren’t so needed!).
We have a cool thing in Houston called school choice. That means if you live in the Houston Independent School District, you have a choice as to which school your child attends. It’s fabulous to have options, but it’s also … Continue reading
When did Halloween become such a big holiday? It must have happened sometime after I graduated from college and sometime before Princess Galen was born. A couple years ago I realized nearby neighborhoods were just as decked out for Halloween as Christmas.
Cemeteries pop up in yards, pirates dangle by nooses from trees, and zombies stand by driveways. It’s a lot to explain to a little kid. I don’t even know where to begin.
The year before my daughter was born I made the mistake of going to a Halloween party. I wore a twirly dress and fairy wings. My husband put on his cowboy hat and boots. We looked like we’d made an effort. The rest of the people at the party looked like they had been hired by a haunted house. I felt so lame. I also felt overdressed. The women wore nothing short of clothing appropriate for a prostitute.
When did Halloween become about wearing sexy clothes? And why have kids’ characters been sexualized? I think that creeps me out the most.
Even Sesame Street isn’t immune.
Where did we go wrong? When did Halloween become more about sex and less about games