As I strive to live a better life by living with less, I hope to instill these values in my kids as well. Now, how to do this in a world that’s selling our children tiny hits of dopamine in opaque plastic pods?
But even as a little girl in the ’80s, young Lauren had wondered why the Little Ponies didn’t have fantastic adventures of their own. She wanted to see more than the usual “safe” journeys to find a legendary treasure or bring home a missing princess. While playing with her own plastic ponies with purple hair, Faust made them embark upon amazing, epic tales of heroism, with loads of character development, true tests of friendship and loyalty, and complicated puzzles that took real brains to solve, not just a twinkling jewel and the power of love.
I’m the mother of a four-year old only child. This can only mean one thing: if I don’t carve some time out of my house-cleaning schedule to play with her, I feel like a total creep for subjecting her to a life of loneliness and solitude. Ugh. Stupid freaking mom guilt. It’s not that I
Hi everybody, Kitten here. My mom is away today at the 2Moms on a Mission presents Glennon Melton event (that I’m sure someone else’s mom is going to recap here soon) so she let me take over her blog post. I’m sure you’re thinking, what 4 year old can write? But if Honest Toddler can
Lately, baby girl’s personality is really shining, and boy is she opinionated. Generally a pretty happy, easygoing kid, she is also sure to keep us up-to-date on her likes and dislikes. In particular, she has been showing a strong preference for certain toys recently, so I thought that this would be a perfect opportunity to
It’s been a rough week. We said goodbye to Nana, the adrenaline rush of being back at work has run out, we all seem to be coming down with something, and baby’s “sleeping like s$%#” phase is lasting so long that I’m starting to think it’s not actually a phase. When I sat down to
One year ago, I was sitting in the family waiting room at Yale-New Haven Hospital waiting for my grandson to be born. His due date was August 13, and right on schedule, my very organized and efficient DIL went into labor. I brought my knitting and settled in to wait. Family members came and went.
I am a tidy and organized individual. My daughters, on the other hand, are total hoarders! Yes, just like on the A&E television show. They are obsessed with collecting junk and they refuse to throw anything away. Their ‘junk piles’ and purses filled with ‘neat stuff’ are driving me crazy! My middle daughter is the
I have no idea what to get my 5-year-old for Christmas. I feel terrible about it. I mean, moms are just supposed to know what their kids want and like, right? Well, I don’t have clue and keep asking myself, “what is it that Max likes to do?” Ben, my preschooler, I have no problem with. He