Guest post: Anecdotes of an Adoptive Mom

This is a guest post from Kelli Denman.  Kelli is one of the wonderful ladies I know from the Orlando BeTA retreat.  There are still spots available for 2015.  Come join us!  Anecdotes of an Adoptive Mom… After being home for 3 months, our newly adopted 5 year old Ethiopian son still hadn’t spoken one […]

Throwback Thursday: 1980s Crushed Velvet Sisters

  Here’s some throwback Thursday.   My mom loved dressing my little and sister and I in identical outfits, even though I’m nearly three years older. Here we are on Christmas in 1981. I’m almost four and my sister had just turned one. We’re both wearing crushed red velvet dresses and white tights. My little […]

Is the Frozen Package at Walt Disney World worth the cost?

This is a guest post from a travel agency specializing in Orlando theme park vacations.  Stay tuned for info on Diagon Alley next week! Just about every household with kids has echoed with the strains of “Let It Go” ever since “Frozen” came out last year. Now that Anna and Elsa are at Disney’s Hollywood Studios […]

Sibling rivalry in best friends = jealous beastie

Princess and BFF may not be biological sisters or even live in the same house, but the sibling rivalry is there.  They fight multiple times every time they are together – usually about the stupidest stuff.  They know how to press the others buttons and do it on purpose just to get a rise. They […]

Midnight McDonald’s run

Princess and I are gearing up to head to California for the BlogHer conference. (Let me know if you’ll be there!)  McDonald’s is sponsoring the closing party, which is hosted by Rev Run of Run DMC.  We haven’t been to McDonald’s in a long time, but seeing the logo on the conference page reminded me […]

‘Have you ever French kissed anyone?’

Hubster went with me to check out the girls surfing on their last day of surf camp.  (Unfortunately, the tide was way too low for them to get any action.)  The four of us went to lunch after.  I don’t know how we got there, but BFF asked me, “Have you ever French kissed anyone?” […]

Back to school physicals and vaccinations with CVS #MinuteClinic #spon

This is a sponsored post, but the thoughts are completely my own. School starts exactly one month from today in our town.  Am I excited about it?  No.  I absolutely ate the heat of Florida summers, but I love ease of those two months and change of no school.  It always passes by way too […]

How many kitties makes ‘too many cats’? We’re there…

We have reached crazy cat lady status.  We had three cats before Willow died.  Replacing her with two instead of one (or none) didn’t seem like a big deal to me.  Going from three to four didn’t sound like much of a difference.  So when it comes to the cut off for “too many cats,” […]

Strange questions from parents: How old am I?

Kids are always asking weird things, but sometimes strange questions from parents pop up.  I had to ask Princess how old I am yesterday morning.  I just couldn’t remember if I’m 36 or 37 and didn’t feel like doing the math. She was in the bathroom getting ready when I asked her.  She responded with […]

‘Heaven’ fish recipe: Almond flounder w cilantro & lime

  Princess declared tonight’s dinner “Heaven on a plate.”  She said it wasn’t just good, it was “real, real good, Momma!”  That’s high praise.  It was super quick and easy to make.  So here’s the fish recipe I threw together with stuff we had on hand.  It will definitely go into our regular rotation. I […]