I was a bit of a girly-girl when I was little. (That's me in the bonnet at the top of the page.) I wore dresses every day to school, my socks had little ruffles, pink was my favorite color, I owned a plethora of Barbie dolls and my room looked like Laura Ashley exploded in it. My life goals included becoming a ballerina.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on March 23, 2018 at 7:12am — No Comments
I've always said that when Senia Mae was born she appeared with a poof of glitter. That's not exactly true, it was actually an emergency c-section, but even then it seemed that right after her first bath she was already wearing a tutu. Much to my chagrin, the tutu talk has now flip-flopped into in-depth discussions of bras and makeup.
"Tons of girls in my class are wearing bras," Senia Mae says nonchalantly as we stand next to each other brushing our teeth over the bathroom…Continue
Added by Kara Zajac on January 9, 2018 at 9:12am — No Comments
Some things are better in pairs. Socks, earrings, puppies. Babies may not be on the top of that list, but in my mind it should be.
My girls just celebrated their 365th day of life. I say that because, technically, their birthday won't come for another three years (yes, they are identical twins, born on a leap year). A year ago I was begging my doctor to push my delivery just one more day, a year ago I…Continue
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When I was in fifth grade, I missed a few days of school due to sickness and when I came back, I had some trouble getting up to speed on fractions. They were hard and awful and I cried at school one day because I thought that I would never understand them. And I am pretty sure that in that moment, I decided I wasn't good at math.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 6, 2017 at 6:53am — No Comments
My Mother put me in a dress almost every single day. (And looking back over family photos, a large number of them were plaid...) My room was done in a very flowery Laura Ashley pattern (wait - weren't all Laura Ashley patterns flowery?) and my favorite color was pink. I had lots of My Little Ponies and baby dolls and Barbies. I was sometimes referred to as a girlie-girl.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on October 14, 2016 at 7:57am — No Comments
These past few years have been so fueled by angst, change and growing pains; that I haven’t embraced this age for the beauty that it is. I’ve spent more time mourning the loss of the little-ness that is slowly disappearing than celebrating my growing tween. In just over a month she turns 10, she hits double digits. It doesn’t sound that old, I know. But trust me, it’s significant. The battles have begun over stealing my shoes, wearing lip gloss to school and shaving legs . . . the list goes…Continue
Added by Kelli on September 30, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments
I'm getting older, but I think I may have to get these hoppin' cute shoes anyway. See them HERE…Continue
Added by Dea Lenihan on December 18, 2015 at 7:50pm — No Comments
I’ve read this question a thousand times on parenting discussions, marriage help sites, homeschooling forums: “How do I get my kid / husband / spouse to put down the video game?” As a long time female gamer, partner of a gamer, and mother, let me offer some personal insight:
1. Learn about their game. Is it the type of game where they will lose all…Continue
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We are happy to announce two new additions to our line of belts this summer. Our two new kids belts are available in two styles, both with easy adjustable closures and sizes from 6 months to 10 years of age.
Blue & Gold Belt for Boys & Girls
Pink & Green Girls Belt…Continue
Added by Kristen Ford-Stevens on June 5, 2014 at 11:32am — No Comments
Ever since I saw the crazy fun that Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson had crashing all those weddings on the big screen, I've been dying to try it. And this past weekend, I finally got my long-awaited chance! However, I…
Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 1, 2014 at 10:11am — No Comments
My kids have always LOVED commercials. Maybe it's because their dad works in advertising, or maybe it's because, unlike me, they never ever get tired of hearing the "Flipeez" theme song that seems to play on repeat between shows. Whatever the case, when an ad pops up on the screen, my twins are completely riveted. So when a totally inappropriate commercial was shown during a KID movie on…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 25, 2014 at 11:12am — No Comments
I swear it wasn't that long ago that my kids wanted to do EVERYTHING with me. But lately, I'm starting to realize that maybe I'm not quite as cool as I once thought I was. (*What the hell?!!*) Fifth grade is bringing on a whole new desire for independence, and friends are…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 20, 2013 at 10:58am — No Comments
If you have ever visited the toy store, it can be very overwhelming especially if you are searching for the perfect gift for your toddler. If fact, I feel that some of the toys available on the market are geared either for babies or older children. I decided to create a list of my favorite toys for toddlers this Holiday season and take some of the guess work out of your holiday shopping. Check out these great ideas to make finding that perfect gift easier for toddlers.
Added by Christy Garrett on November 17, 2013 at 5:53pm — No Comments
I'm getting my niece a chemistry set.
Well, not now. She's still little. But when she is old enough, I plan on getting her a chemistry set and then help her create small explosions. (I have a feeling we'll be doing this at my house and not at my brother's.)
Added by Lauren Markman on October 11, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
When I'm driving around a carpool of screaming ten-year-old girls, it's sometimes hard not to wanna drive the car straight into Lake Michigan. Seriously, these girls are capable of some severe damage to one's hearing (not to mention one's sanity). However, one of the benefits of driving them around is that I get to…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 7, 2013 at 5:08pm — No Comments
It's haircut time!!
Around here we love getting to go to the hair salon. It's nice, relaxing and you look totally awesome when you get done!
What's not to love right?!?
Let's back up a little bit...I may have left out a few
minor massive details.…
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