Night by Elie Wiesel

Book Review: Night By Elie Wiesel

First, before I begin reviewing this amazing book, I would like to apologize for not posting for so long! I feel super bad but I am back now and I can’t wait! Anyways, let me tell you about Night because it was SO GOOD! I had to read this book for my 8th grade language arts class Read More

Why We Should Teach Good Sportsmanship

Why We Should Teach Sportsmanship

I’ve been stewing on the idea of sportsmanship since Autumn’s weekend softball tournament. Something pretty incredible happened this weekend but I upon reflection, I have mixed feelings about it. Here’s the story. If you are a sports parent you know what I mean when I say that youth sports is a minefield. Fans don’t stick Read More

Arya Stark Cosplay

2017 Halloween Costumes Part I: Arya Stark

Our motto for Halloween Costumes is “go big or go home.” To that end, my kids constantly try to stump me. Things are a bit different now that Autumn is able to do a good deal of sewing herself. Now she understands the challenge of creating a solid costume. After much debate, Autumn’s choice this Read More

A Day in the Life My (Not-so) Routine

A Day in the Life: the Not-So-Routine

I’ve never been one for plans and routines. I’m more of a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of girl. However, parenting has kicked that carefree spirit to a small, dark corner of my mind. Oh, but you seem so “roll with the punches.” Um, not the same thing. Parents learn to roll with the punches in order to Read More

International Day of the Girl Child

Girl Up: International Day of the Girl Child

It’s a Girl. You play ball like a Girl. What a Girlie thing to say. But did you see what that Girl was wearing? She was asking for it. What do these statements make you feel? Are you empowered? Concerned? Pissed off? It’s International Day of the Girl Child and now more than ever it’s Read More

National Mad Hatter Day

We’re All Mad Here – National Mad Hatter Day!

On National Mad Hatter Day, I am paying homage to one of my favorite literary characters of all time. Mad Hatter Cosplay Not only has the Hatter been reimagined numerous times in print, I’ve cosplayed a sometimes gender-bending version of this character more times than I can count. From the 10/6 tag in the hat Read More