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Free Geometric Halloween Printables

It was the sight of her Daddy wearing a ninja costume that set her over the edge. “No, Daddy, no!” Alexa ran over to me, sobbing, burying her face in the crook of my neck. She was shaking. She didn’t much care for my witch


Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Baby Bear

Welcome to Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Baby Bear. Consider it an online time capsule that gets updated every so often to remind us what we were into at a certain time. It’s like Snapshots times three.


Scary Stories that Creep You Out

My friend Tobie was the best at telling what she said were true ghost stories. She has since proven to be an amazing actress and is now a drama teacher, so it was difficult to determine where reality ended and fantasy began with her. All I can say is that these stories were incredibly detailed. I wish I could remember one now to share with you. Slumber parties at her house were always chilling. We would all be in bed, complete darkness, when she would set in on a tale.


Voila! Easy Halloween No-Carve Pumpkins

Several years ago (before we had a child, so it might as well have been another lifetime ago), we used to have pumpkin-carving parties with our friends. We would drink seasonal beer and wield large knives, and ultimately butcher a few pumpkins beyond recognition. Halloween with a kid is much tamer. But it can also fun.


Cool Kid’s Guide to Leggings

Alexa has a lot of unworn jeans. Given the choice between leggings and jeans, the girl will pick leggings without hesitation. The times she has been subjected to jeans (that weren’t jeggings) she fidgeted and fussed with them, tugging and flailing with the bulky waistbands, growing frustrated with the lack of stretch in the knee. Honestly, she has me thinking. Why do any of us wear jeans at all? Leggings are far more comfortable.


14 Super Fun Halloween Costumes for Little Boys

There’s a scene in the still-hilarious film “My Blue Heaven” in which the main characters are lamenting their marital situation, stating that their wives both left them in October. “What is it about the month of October?” one asks. “I dunno. The pressure of Halloween? You never know what to go as!”



30 Free Printables to Spruce Up Your Kid’s Room

Last weekend as I was picking up the toys in Alexa’s room, I noticed the prints on her walls. I picked them out when I was pregnant with her. Owls. Owls everywhere. I am crazy about owls because they’re my spirit animal. I’m not sure they are Alexa’s, though. She might pick unicorns or horses or mermaids if given a choice. It’s time for a room makeover for this little girl who has developed her own distinct set of likes and dislikes. *Sniffling back a tear.*

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Kids Remember the Darnedest Things

I wonder how many of the things we do today will be in Alexa’s memory for the long run. Will she remember spinning around in circles and singing Beatles songs when she’s 35?