• 15 minute posts,  Alpha+Mom post,  artsy fartsy

    Craft Camp


    I don’t know why I didn’t think of this earlier. Craft Camp at my house!  We had one last week and in spite of my usual harried craziness, the attendees claimed to have fun. I think I might schedule another one in August. Email me if you are local and interested.


    We made friendship bracelets with friend-thumbprint beads. They turned out super cute. You can learn more about thumbprint beads over at AlphaMom. They are really easy to make and great for those long boring summer days.

  • 15 minute posts,  Alpha+Mom post,  Bad Mom,  Bug,  soccer

    Summer Check In

    summer2 Hi! Just checking in with some summer updates.

    This whole working from home while your kid spaces out self-educates on YouTube is working out for me. She’s quiet all morning and I get so much work done. Who knew! I like to think she’s watching educational videos (which she is! How to marker-pen your own Graffitti? Check!) but apparently she’s also found the dark side of YouTube and fell down some rabbit hole that lead her to see some scary Bloody Mary video that has her afraid of our walk-in closet.

    Seriously. I’ve babysat kids who live in mansions who are afraid to walk down the long hallway to their bedrooms but we live in a one-bedroom apartment!  You can’t go anywhere in our house without being within hearing distance. So we’re dealing with that and she’s been banned to her kid-approved profile on Netflix. Before you turn me in for being a horrible parent, please note that we promptly clock-out at 2pm and head to the pool EVERY DAMN DAY. Tough life, man.summer1 Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming… summer3 In other news, do you see that we missed the Trader Joes peaches recall by one digit!! But hey, the box makes a great cat bed! summer4 Soccer starts this fall and Bug is SO excited. She had trials this week to find out what team she’ll be on and when I thought she’d be timid and scared (because she’s never played before and most of the kids there had) she was bounding with energy and enthusiasm. She made a bunch of rookie mistakes but I think she’s going to do great.

    This is my life now! I’m going to be a soccer mom! I’m going to have to eat all those jokes I made about soccer moms slicing oranges while they drive volvos…  I’m a little afraid of how much of a commitment it will be (how many practices will there be and will I remember my chair and sunscreen?!!) but I’m looking forward to it.summer5And last but not least, I’ve got a few posts up on Alpha Mom on Disneyland and Disneyland California Adventure.  What can I say? It’s been a fun, crazy summer so far. How’s yours?