It’s a new year and a new decade, so I figure why not jump in with both feet and tackle a heavy, possibly even taboo, topic? :P Sometimes ya gotta strike while the iron is hot. And right now? It’s smoking hot. I mentioned the word addiction to my 5 1/2 year old daughter Ava the other day. I can’t remember exactly what I was saying at the time (probably grumbling about my husband Jody and World of Warcraft), but I wondered later if using that word with her was the “right” thing to do (not to mention that I was grousing about her dadRead More →
It’s Wednesday and I’m sick and posting a few pics is all I can muster right now. :P This is what happens when you get a foot of snow before Halloween: Two days later “I’m melting, I’m melting!”: Happy Halloween from the mime, doggy, snow princess & Mr. Clean: See more Wordless Wednesday posts at the original WW home and at 5 Minutes for Mom. Don’t miss a single CDG post, subscribe to my blog.
Tomorrow I am dropping off my son Julian at his first day of preschool. He’s not even 3 yet – he’ll be 2 until the end of November. Sigh. Although my heart wants to home school or unschool Ava, I’m not giving in and instead am leaving her in public school for kindergarten (in a class of 25 kids) this year. Sigh. Why am I doing these things and going against my heart instead of following it? Because my head tells me they are the right things to do – for now. I’ve spent the past five-plus years of my life pouring myself into myRead More →
I dislike that I resort to putting my daughter in front of the TV whenever I’m trying to get my son down for a nap. I dislike being around smokers when I have my kids in tow. I dislike muddy paw prints in my house. I dislike that I haven’t been the blogger that I want to be lately. I like the smell of autumn. I like the sound of a gentle rain. I love seeing and hearing my kids laugh hysterically at each other. I dislike it when I yell at my kids. I love growing food in my backyard. I dislike that myRead More →
I’m not an big fan of large, lush (water-guzzling) lawns, especially in areas that often experience drought, like here in Colorado. However, if you have a lawn or patch of grass (or even weeds), chances are you need a way to mow it occasionally lest your yard become the eye-sore of the neighborhood. We don’t have a very big yard here and just got done converting about two-thirds of the backyard into a playground mulchy play area for the kids (as well as some raised garden beds for me), so the amount of grass we have back there is minimal. We still have a lawnRead More →
Yes, I know how totally creepy this picture looks (and how weird you must think we are for stuffing our kids in bags – nope, it’s not the first time LOL). Rest assured, no children were harmed in the making of this picture and no, this was not Photoshopped in any way. Ava really was in the bag with just her head sticking out (for about as long as it took me to snap this picture). Then she got out … and Julian got in. ;) The things we do to entertain ourselves around here. :P To get your own Holy Monkey! shirt (without theRead More →