Tuesday , 2 September 2014


The Princess Hits PreKinder


Dear Frog Princess, I am too busy trying not to cry to write in your journal (PS: for the last, almost 4 years, your journal is in this blog. Sorry.). Your first day of Pre-K is today. We had an entire conversation about how you wanted to be a teacher AND a doctor (but with no shots) and your conundrum ... Read More »

Watering the Flower: Helping My Daughter Embrace Her Beauty


I’m beyond excited that this chick is here today. Like…someone pinch me, excited! I loved her the minute I saw her badass shoes and fierce outfit. Here’s my fellow…errrr…Social Good Fellow, Denene, queen of badassery! This is beautiful and soft and glides through the heart with the love that only a mother can weave into words. Her pronouncement sent a chill ... Read More »

I’m Not a Damsel: Raising a Woman


Today, Yanira brings us her thoughts in the Raising a Badass Girl series.  Every night before bed, my daughter asks for a story. She tells me to tell her one from “my mind”. I make up stories about two bunnies, almost every night. I use this time as a way to tell her things about life, like being kind, listening to your parents, ... Read More »

The Princess and the Tomboy


Next up in the Raising a Badass Girl series? Natalie. And she’s got double trouble! Being a mom is no joke. I think we can all agree that it’s the hardest job we’ve ever had. Being a mom to twins is pretty hard too, especially with twins that are so different from one another. These are my girls, Mia (the ... Read More »

Raising a Badass Girl


The title of this post hit me a couple of months ago. More as a question than an answer. For a lot of different reasons. I see how hard I have to fight society to instill certain essentials into my girl, even at this age. I can only imagine it gets worse from this point forth. I wrote a post ... Read More »

Claiming Your Superpower


Twenty days after the birth of this blog I wrote a post called I Make Milk, What’s Your Superpower? I did it as part of a linkup with Mary, the Mommyologist and first blogger that evah spoke to me. I’m forever grateful to her. See, she had started this Mom Sexy thing. And that long, long post written late at night as ... Read More »

Tuesdays With Mami: Revenge of the Seize


The frog princess suffers from febrile seizures. And just when I start thinking “maybe she’s hit that age when they will miraculously disappear” I’m proven wrong. Saturday She rolled up into my room before 6 a.m. As I commanded her to fall back asleep after she climbed in my bed she said “my tummy hurts” but was holding her throat. I ... Read More »

Mami Moments: The Girls’ Department


We went shopping yesterday. Nothing fancy. Grabbing a few things from Target. As I looped around my familiar shopping perimeter, I wasn’t finding what I needed and suddenly the thought I’d had a few weeks back that I pushed to the back of my head bubbled back up and I heard myself telling the (ex)man: we need to go to ... Read More »

14 Things I Love About the Frog Princess


My dearest Frog Princess, today is Valentine’s day though from this point forth I shall call it Balemstimes since that’s how you say it. This day is like any other aside from the fact that I had to create 24 gift bags for your classmates with something other than candy because I didn’t want to be “that” parent this year. ... Read More »

Thankful for Pampers: Giving the Gift of Sleep

Gift of Sleep

A couple of months back, the Baby Board was asked if we were interested in giving someone the gift of sleep. After a resounding yes, we were provided a gift card and told to go forth and give. How. Cool. Is. That? It made me fall in love with Pampers just a little more. I thought about it and thought ... Read More »