Tips from a 9 Yr Old Fashionista

Meet H. She is 9 years old. A New York transplant to California’s sunny, beachy Santa Monica. She is an incredibly creative kid who loves fashion, writing and skateboarding down Wilshire. She’s been begging me to let her have a post on my blog. So here she is with a few style tips and herContinue reading “Tips from a 9 Yr Old Fashionista”

My New Favorite Words…

I’d been begging D and H for weeks, to let me read Harry Potter to them. They hemmed. They hawed. They’d heard of Harry Potter, of course. Who hasn’t! But they just weren’t exactly eager to sit still for a chapter a night. However I persisted saying, “You’re gonna love it…I promise!” One night theyContinue reading “My New Favorite Words…”

Raising a Kid in the Apocalypse

The Walking Dead has taught us, the viewers, many valuable apocalyptic life lessons over the last 5 seasons. Season 6 kicked off with a bang on Sunday and I’m sure there will be brand new lessons to learn. Perhaps one of the most intricate lessons we’ve been learning is how to raise a kid amidstContinue reading “Raising a Kid in the Apocalypse”

Girls Do THIS, not THAT

Lately, H (9 year old girl twin) has been struggling with what it means to be a girl. Traditional gender roles don’t appeal to her. She doesn’t like pink. She rarely wears dresses. She loves to skateboard and she has the trendiest short hair cut that’s ever graced a 9 year old’s head. She could easilyContinue reading “Girls Do THIS, not THAT”

5 Fandom Friday

Characters I Would Name My Kids After Since I have no children yet, and no significant other with whom to make said children, this is purely fantastical. So I reserve the right to be as outlandish as possible! Meaning I may never name any subsequent children after these characters, so don’t hold me to this!Continue reading “5 Fandom Friday”

30 Days of Nerdy Hair

Day 15: Pebbles Flintstone from The Flintstones Yabba Dabba Doooooo!! Any kid who grew up in the 80’s is well versed in Saturday morning cartoons. No school, no work. Just you and your family gathering around the TV to watch cartoons with a big heaping bowl of Lucky Charms!! Ah, those were the days. OneContinue reading “30 Days of Nerdy Hair”

Check this out

You’ve no doubt heard of food porn, but are you aware of food art? Samantha Lee, Instagrammer and Food artist, is someone you should be following. If for no other reason than to smile when you see her creations! Take a look:           Wish my food looked like this. Imagine howContinue reading “Check this out”

30 Days of Nerdy Hair-Nerdvember

Day 29: Mary Poppins Here we are in the home strerch, nerds! And today I chose the nanny with the mostest, Mary Poppins! (You may use the Bert voice as you say her name!) This is another case of interpretation. The hair underneath the hat is quite accurate. But I have been dying to useContinue reading “30 Days of Nerdy Hair-Nerdvember”

30 Days of Nerdy Hair-Nerdvember

Day 17: Snow White from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves Lips as red as a rose, skin as white as snow, hair as black as a black sharpie marker… wait that doesn’t sound right… Listen… blonde’s can be hunted for their hearts as well.

30 Days of Nerdy Hair-Nerdvember

Day 12: Eloise Today I chose the star of the beloved children’s books, Eloise. You need slightly frazzled hair and a well placed bow on the top of your head.