“Didn’t we JUST buy that bathing suit? What do you mean, it doesn’t fit?” — Me, to my 8-year-old stepdaughter Kids outgrow clothes too fast. That’s just one of the reasons why I like to shop at Savers. If you’ve … Continue reading 3+ME: Kids outgrow clothes, but hopefully not money lessons
Give a child a sledgehammer. Then get out of the way. Because apparently when you have a deck that needs demolishing, kids get really excited about helping. Particularly boys. I know this because we in fact had a deck that … Continue reading 3+ME: Smashing things and building friendships
A while back, a surfer guy reached out to me for a logo. And when I say “a surfer guy,” I mean — a guy who … Continue reading Surf + art supports kids with autism
“Jack came over to me and said, ‘You need to see the scavenger hunt Emely put together!’ And I said, ‘I’m sure it’s great — Emely … Continue reading Making a scavenger hunt (woot!)
There used to be a TV show called “Kids Say the Darnedest Things.” It hasn’t aired in years, but if you’re around kids, you get a firsthand experience of this sentiment all the time. Since I met my stepkids in … Continue reading 3+ME: Kids, making adults chuckle since … well, since kids were invented
The kids are grounded. We’ve never actually done that before, and I’m still not sure we’re doing it right. Because in my mind, “grounding” means you’re stuck in the house except for school, and generally isolated from anything fun. It … Continue reading 3+ME: Say what you mean. Mean what you say.
Being an Adult With Kids can be magical. Really, it can. Some days, your miniature humans can make any day feel like a weekend, a carefree space full of innocence and fun. You can almost picture playful little unicorns leaping … Continue reading 3+ME: Not all unicorns and rainbows
You know how some dogs get scared when there’s fireworks?
Well, two years ago, that was me, as terrified as a puppy on the Fourth of July.
Ah, another glorious piece of plastic in my wallet. I’ve been meaning to get one for months, and finally took the plunge last week.
A library card in our “new” town. (Realize we’ve been in our apartment for over a year. I procrastinate.)
Couch. Coffee table. Fog machine. Disco lights.
If you took a tour of our apartment’s living room recently, these are some of the things you’d have seen.