This is going to sound silly… but I recently had to leave a Facebook group – and it’s really weighing on me. I left this group because someone posted their disgust for the upcoming re-release of Beauty & the Beast. I asked if she’d ever read the original tale (which is quite different from the Disney… Read More Who is beautiful, really?
Be our guest Be our guest Put our service to the test Tie your napkin ’round your neck, cherie And we provide the … Oh. Sorry. Where am I? Oh, right, just finished “La Belle et la Bête”, a novella by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve. Woah. This book is not what you think. Though it’s the… Read More La Belle et la Bête, Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve
I hope more people will be like my Threenager. She’s brave, and smart, and kind. She’s loud and has “leadership skills” (aka: is BOSSY! – as women should be…). We spent the weekend with a newly one-year-old. Threenager helped pick up his cup when it fell (… he threw it) on the floor (several times). She helped… Read More My Threenager
Elle has taken a liking to David Bowie. En route to her babysitter’s house today she made note of her love for the song, “Five Years”. You know, the one about the world being doomed to end in five years? Whoops. We’re pretty careful about what she watches on TV and what she sees on… Read More The Star Man
My husband was out yesterday evening so I was on my own with my Threenager (who is 2 but is SO THREE). We played in the baby pool (me, too. It’s been over 90 for about 10 years here in Massachusetts and I had a ton of fun pretending to be Ursula while she pretended… Read More I had dandelion tea
Speaking of people thinking I’m “with child” (who SAYS that??)… A few weeks ago two tourists stopped in at my office. This isn’t typical, but we have some staff who manage a visitor center in our hip little city, so it’s not unheard of. I offered to help the elderly couple. The husband snapped at… Read More Don’t do it. It is tempting. But, don’t.
The pregnant mamas have class before my favorite yoga class. This week while I was waiting for them to finish up their prenatal yoga-ing someone I don’t know very well walked out of the class. I know her in a professional setting – she was a volunteer at the nonprofit I work for. We made… Read More Oh, Hi. It’s Robyn.
About a year ago, while I was driving to work, I heard a radio spot about new dolls for girls. These new dolls were called, “Monster High” dolls and were geared toward girls who might see themselves on a more “alternative” spectrum than their Barbie loving friends. The dolls are dressed in various monster attire… Read More Monster High
I have a vivid memory of playing with my sister in our “sky blue pink” bedroom with a bunk bed: I, being the ever-bossy older sister, turned to her and said, “I am the princess. You have to do what I say.” She, being the ever-clever younger sister, said, “I am the queen. You… Read More Fairest of Them All
I’m home sick from work today. Day 6 of a terrible, stupid, annoying cough that is driving me and my little family crazy. Huz just took L-Bear with him to do errands. I have the whole house to myself for the first time … well in a very long time. I should be sleeping. My… Read More Cinderelly, or the Story of a Distracted Procrastinator