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True Beauty

My oldest, Mia, just recently celebrated her fifth birthday, and while it means she is at a beautiful, creative, fantastic age to most people, to me it has “get your act together now” written all over it. The truth, is I’m scared of what goes through her beautiful little mind and I’m desperate to convince her of her beauty. There are some girls in her preschool class that because of her eagerness to make friends, somehow make her feel like she’s not cool. Of course these girls parents drive nicer, newer cars than us and wear a different outfit everyday. Neither of which we will ever do. keep reading!

Can’t Take the Heat

I usually make blueberry muffins or banana bread at least once a week and I really enjoy baking, so I decided it was time for me to start baking my own bread. It’s a no brainer. I’ve never made bread before and I found a recipe that says it’s so easy even a four year old can make it so I break out my eager five year old, some yeast, warm water and flour and go to town.  Feeling pretty  good right about now because Mia’s five and we’ve got a whole extra years worth of experience here. So we make the dough an d cover it to let it rise.

It was going so well that I decide to keep right on going and make a chocolate chip loaf. I was also planning on making lemon muffins after that, woah. So we mixed the butter and sugar, fighting the urge to eat all of it and got all the ingrediants mixed and in the bowl, and finally in the oven. And that’s the turning point, when all my luck ran out. Dylan starts crying just as the timer goes off. I let the loaf cool a little bit and decided I could flip it out onto a plate while holding him, why not? Keep reading

                                                                                           


Raising Monsters

Meet “Frankie-Stein”, Frankenstein’s teenage daughter and the latest must-have doll in the family. I don’t have much to say about this. Just, wow.  She’s green and her limbs are detachable at all the joints.

I said No to the “street walker” werewolf…

and No to  ”Draculaura”

Because we don’t need to be scaring all your friends at show and tell, and what would the teachers think? I did however agree to  Frankenstein’s teenage daughter because even though she too looks like a monster-“street walker”, she is on her way to the beach and she’s in her bathing suit so that makes it ok, I guess. geez. Never knew that I would be having to deal with this kind of issue so soon. Mom’s of girls, never take  Tinkerbell for granted, she’s a little of a brat but we love her. Dear Mattel, can we please get some appropriately dressed monster dolls on the market so our daughters don’t want to dress like this?!