How to magically make your kid LOVE reading (sponsored by The Week Junior!!)

How to magically make your kid LOVE reading (sponsored by The Week Junior!!)

Both of my kids used to suck at reading. Yup. Even Zoey. But now the light seeps under her door at night because she’s “sneaking books” past bedtime. And Holden? He was even worse at reading. Which made him sad, frustrated, embarrassed, unconfident,  etc., etc., etc. And it broke my heart. But recently something crazy…

The TOTALLY AMAZING AWESOMEST Gift Guide of 2021!!!!

The TOTALLY AMAZING AWESOMEST Gift Guide of 2021!!!!

If you’re anything like me, you’re freaking out right now because every time you turn on the news they show us a crapload of ships that are sitting right off the coast, and they’re like “better get your holiday shopping done early.” And you’re like I am getting my holiday shopping done… for Halloween!!!! It’s…

Social media could kill your daughter, literally

Social media could kill your daughter, literally

I have a question. Do you let your kids smoke cigarettes? If you’re anything like me, your answer is hell no. But I heard something the other day and it made me stop and think. “Social media is the new smoking, and it’s an addiction.”

What is the perfect age to take your kiddos to Disney World?

What is the perfect age to take your kiddos to Disney World?

So the other day I was talking to Holden about the first time we went to Disney World, and he didn’t remember a thing. N.O.T.H.I.N.G. I meannnn, are you kidding me?!!! We spent like 9 million dollars on a hotel and tickets and the Happily Ever After Dessert party, and not because we wanted to…

Junior High: The Ten Rules of Friendship

Junior High: The Ten Rules of Friendship

Dear daughter, I’m gonna be honest with you. Junior high sucks. Yup, I am not going to b.s. you and tell you it’s all hunky dory and a bowlful of rainbow cherries. Basically it’s like walking through the prison courtyard every day in your orange jumpsuit trying to figure out which group of inmates isn’t…

Dear parent who’s debating whether to give your child the Covid vaccine

Dear parent who’s debating whether to give your child the Covid vaccine

Dear parent who’s debating whether to give your child the Covid vaccine, Wait, let me get this straight. You’re worried about injecting your child with some unknown chemical? You’ve heard it might cause infertility and can’t imagine how guilty you would feel if that happened? You’re worried the vaccine is brand new technology and you…

You’re only as happy as your least happy child

You’re only as happy as your least happy child

You’re only as happy as your least happy child. Want to know why I hate that phrase? Because it’s true. I don’t know who the F came up with that saying, but damn them because they tapped into one of the absolute worst things about parenting. Here’s the thing, you pop a baby out your…

Tell her she looks gorgeous

Tell her she looks gorgeous

So the other day I was with a friend and she told me her ten-year-old wants to shave her legs. I think maybe she could have heard the sound of my heart breaking through my ribcage. Wait, WHAT?!!! And I know what you’re probably thinking. What’s the big deal? Girls shave their legs all the…