This was sort of a last-minute decision. Long story short, Disneyland Resort loves Lil’ J’s Disney Princess photo series and asked if we wanted to come out to take pictures of her as Aurora at Aurora’s castle. Now how could we say no to that? Since we don’t live close, and have to fly, we… read the rest.
I couldn’t contain the tears when the ultrasound tech told me I was having a baby girl. I hadn’t even met her yet and I was sure we were destined to be close. Years ago I dreamt I’d one day have a little girl with dark curly locks and a smile that could brighten a… read the rest.
This was a BIG day for Lil’ J. This little girl is my cautious one. After she got scared on the Peter Pan ride at Disney World right out the gate we changed most of our plans to avoid any semi-thrilling rides. Our little family went to Sea World and Aquatica in San Antonio, and like… read the rest.
I’m not very domestic, and I can’t cook. But I can make some tasty popsicles like nobody’s business. Want to know how I made these? Write this down cause you don’t want to forget this popsicle recipe: What you need Popsicle molds Fruit drink Step 1: Pour your favorite fruit drink into the mold. Step 2: Freeze. I… read the rest.
“Get ready, set, GO!” My daughter’s gymnastics instructor cued the girls and they all pushed up into backbends. I watched from the hallway as my 4 (almost 5)-year-old challenged the 5, 6 and 7 year-olds to a new competition. “Let’s see who can hold it the longest,” the teacher reminded the girls of the rules…. read the rest.
Last week Lil’ J and I went to see Disney Pixar’s Inside Out at a press screening. She’s my little review sidekick and now that it’s out we’re finally sharing our thoughts! I won’t be posting any spoilers so don’t worry about that. She had been counting down for over a week to see it…. read the rest.
Last night I shared a scary situation that’s changing the way I parent and ways we can improve our homes to make it safer for our children. Changes I most definitely will be implementing with my adventurous son. It’s National Home Safety Month and I recruited my family to help me make a quick video… read the rest.
I thought I knew fear when I encountered a spider as a young child. I thought I knew fear when I’d disappoint my parents and a whoopin’ was coming. I thought I knew fear as I laid in the labor and delivery room awaiting the induction of my first-born. I thought I knew fear as… read the rest.
Let me try to paint a picture of a dance recital to someone who has never experienced one before… Imagine being handed a half dozen costumes and accessory pieces a month before the performance, they’re too cute for your child to resist wearing immediately, but they’re not allowed to wear them until it’s the big day…. read the rest.
The other day I was sprawled out in the playroom while my kids played around me. Big T was listening to Wheels on the Bus for the 100th time on my iPad, and Lil’ J was dancing around trying to figure out what to do next when I got an idea. I called her over… read the rest.