As I strive to live a better life by living with less, I hope to instill these values in my kids as well. Now, how to do this in a world that’s selling our children tiny hits of dopamine in opaque plastic pods?
But even as a little girl in the ’80s, young Lauren had wondered why the Little Ponies didn’t have fantastic adventures of their own. She wanted to see more than the usual “safe” journeys to find a legendary treasure or bring home a missing princess. While playing with her own plastic ponies with purple hair, Faust made them embark upon amazing, epic tales of heroism, with loads of character development, true tests of friendship and loyalty, and complicated puzzles that took real brains to solve, not just a twinkling jewel and the power of love.
I’m the mother of a four-year old only child. This can only mean one thing: if I don’t carve some time out of my house-cleaning schedule to… Read more “Toys for Moms”
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It’s been a rough week. We said goodbye to Nana, the adrenaline rush of being back at work has run out, we all seem to be coming… Read more “Complainy-Pants”
One year ago, I was sitting in the family waiting room at Yale-New Haven Hospital waiting for my grandson to be born. His due date was August… Read more “Happy Birthday to My Sweet Grandson!”
I am a tidy and organized individual. My daughters, on the other hand, are total hoarders! Yes, just like on the A&E television show. They are obsessed… Read more “Help Me! I’m Living With Hoarders!”
I have no idea what to get my 5-year-old for Christmas. I feel terrible about it. I mean, moms are just supposed to know what their kids want and… Read more “Holiday Gifts for 5 Year Olds”