Bridgerton: Is it okay to watch it with my twelve-year-old?

Bridgerton: Is it okay to watch it with my twelve-year-old?

Bridgerton. Just the word alone makes me smile. The costumes, the scenery, the characters. And of course, the sex. Eeeks, it makes me blush a little. In the first episode alone, we see two people doing it up against a tree. Ouch, is there such thing as trunk burn? But season 2 hasn’t had nearly…

April Fools’ Day Pranks: 15 HIGHLARIOUS ones to play on your family

April Fools’ Day Pranks: 15 HIGHLARIOUS ones to play on your family

Many years ago, it was April Fools’ Day, and in typical procrastinator fashion I was like, “Oh crap, I forgot to plan anything.” But since I’m such a brilyunt person, I came up with a hilarious last minute April Fools’ Day prank. At least I thought it was funny. ME: Zoey, Holden, we need to…

At what age (and HOW) to read Harry Potter to your child

At what age (and HOW) to read Harry Potter to your child

So I have a question for you. Have you always wanted to read Harry Potter to your kid? Like have you dreamed about this moment since before your child even existed? Do you worship the ground J.K. Rowling walks on? Do you sometimes have to remind yourself that the world of Harry Potter is fiction…

My kids need a little normalcy

My kids need a little normalcy

On March 13th, it will be two years since our school shut down and the whole world went haywire. I remember that day so well. I thought we would be shutting down for a couple of weeks to protect the older people in this country. I was optimistic. I was naïve. I was wrong. My…

Do your kids do this? I hope not

Do your kids do this? I hope not

So today when I picked up my daughter from school, she jumped into the car the way she always does and I asked her how school was. “Fine.” This is the same exact answer I get every day. So like always, I strapped on my dorky headband flashlight and start spelunking for some real answers. …

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…