Stuff is important for utility and comfort when having children but it’s easy to get lost in the miasma of things you need. Everybody needs a start point and something to help you shuffle through what you might need. Because I constantly see bewilderment at necessity (and was bewildered myself), I’ve made a list with some tips and tricks here to help or just offer some outline of things you might need.
Several times I’ve been told that I’m going to change when my kids get older – that I’ll want to put my kids in conservative garb, with jokes about burlap sacks and chastity belts. I’ll button them up, I’m told. Measure lengths of skirts and rally against the impact of a potential line of… Continue reading Modesty Is Not Safety
I find it seriously ironic I clean more now as a mother than I have in all my life combined and I have trapped down my temper. Still, everything gets (and stays) dirty and I erupt like a medium sized volcano at times.
The girls figured out how to open the door handle to their closet and shut the door on themselves in there at midnight…
I turn thirty this month. I haven’t been posting regularly because I’ve felt like a freshly molded dog turd thanks to a [potential] stomach ulcer. Yippy! Anyway, thirty isn’t a big deal for me — at last I’m not throwing a shindig. I’m going to make cake pops and see how many I can eat while… Continue reading Gut Gremlins and Getting Older
1.) Lose all patience with syrup-water ice pops and your kids disturbing inability to figure out how to push them up. 2.) Buy Popsicle creator at Amazon! (Affiliated) 3.) Get out the NINJA Blender one afternoon and with soon-to-be-expired yogurt glob it into the blender. 4.) Pillage freezer for frozen fruit items and put handfuls… Continue reading Homemade Popsicles
Spanking comes out of the cultural idea that children are property, not people, and should submit by use of physical force. To people that adhere to that ideology, subtracting spanking from a litany of other discipline tactics means all authority is gone, that all your adult power is rendered useless, that all the logic and… Continue reading Thoughts on Spanking