Toy Review: Wreck-it Ralph Breaks the Internet Disney Princess and Frozen Character Dolls

Disclaimer: Hasbro has kindly gifted these toys to us. Thank you, Hasbro! *Please note: All views expressed are those of myself and my daughter. My daughter is crazy about Disney Princesses and Frozen characters if you couldn't tell by her photo, but she comes by it honestly; I too loved Disney princesses as a girl. … Continue reading Toy Review: Wreck-it Ralph Breaks the Internet Disney Princess and Frozen Character Dolls


Princess Culture, Revisited

Almost three years ago, I wrote a post entitled The Princess Culture: View From a Former Princess.  You can read it here. In the post, I argued that modern society is creating a cultural phenomena of a generation of girls who grow up thinking they are or want to be princesses. I spoke at large about … Continue reading Princess Culture, Revisited

Rainy Day Activities for the Whole Family

We have had much more rain than normal over the summer, so Abby has not been able to play with her favorite outside toys as much as she would like. Ususally we enjoy playing in the playhouse, splashing in the water table, digging in the sandbox, riding her tricycle, and driving her Minnie Mouse Powerwheels … Continue reading Rainy Day Activities for the Whole Family

How to Drive Mom Crazy in 10 Easy Steps: the Morning Edition

Hey kids, looking for something fun to do? Bored with the same old morning routine? Are you a precocious two-year-old? Try this kid-tested way to shake up your morning and get the day started right! 1. Refuse to answer Mom when she asks what you want for breakfast five times, then, when she sits down … Continue reading How to Drive Mom Crazy in 10 Easy Steps: the Morning Edition

Easter Basket Sneak Peek

I am excited for Easter this year. I know Abby is going to have so much fun playing with and hunting for eggs with her cousins and she is getting excited for a visit from the Easter Bunny. I remember my favorite gifts from the Easter Bunny were a jump rope, jacks, and color books, … Continue reading Easter Basket Sneak Peek

Proud Mommy Moment

I know every parent thinks their child is exceptional, but my kid just absorbs information like a sponge. She is such a smart little thing. I love seeing her grasp a new concept and excitedly talk about what she learns. My husband and I have been working with Abby to help her learn her numbers … Continue reading Proud Mommy Moment

Our Family Weekend Activities

Weekends are always our family's favorite part of the week. They are a time where we get to spend time together, relax, and have fun. Let's face it- life is expensive, having kids is expensive, everything is expensive these days- and our family is growing so we are trying to save money wherever we can. … Continue reading Our Family Weekend Activities

Little Miss Smartypants

With the holidays I have been able to spend a lot of time at home one-on-one with Abby.  I get so much pleasure out of watching her and see how much she is learning; it's amazing, really.  Lately she has been behaving less like a baby and more like a child.  She has begun to … Continue reading Little Miss Smartypants