Kids↹Leisure Technology / Imagination

    A Two-Tablet Habit

    February 18, 2018
    A Two-Tablet Habit

    This past Christmas, grandma wanted to purchase some kid-friendly tablets for each of my two children and my niece, who is five months older than my daughter. We researched which tablets had the features we most sought for the children: durability in terms of being able to take a floor smack and some kind of solid internal WiFi with a direct connection to a marketplace where we could purchase apps and programs at will. With the exception of variations in storage space and some other…

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  • There's Love in This Dance
    Dance / Music Kids↹Festival

    There’s Love in This Dance

    On a given weekday, I deploy from bed once my gentle alarm app ignites the flashlight feature on my cell phone, activating something like a bat signal on my ceiling in an otherwise pitch-dark room. The chirping birds that are integrated into the…

    February 14, 2018
  • Joffrey Baratheon

    Joffrey Baratheon

    So. I am a busy mother. My husband is an active father. We are a duet with two developing backup singers.   Amongst the basic tasks of motherhood for me include meal planning, bathing maintenance, entertainment procurement, schedule policing, clothing upkeep, emotional tending, and…

    February 11, 2018
  • Momma's Gotta Dream

    Momma’s Gotta Dream

    About six years ago, I began regularly dreaming about “school.” These dreams were not ordinary. Primarily, the consistency of vividness and the frequency of occurrence were obvious, meaningful, audacious.   Sporting a terribly imaginative brain, I engaged all of…

    February 7, 2018
  • The Prince Promised
    Kids↹Leisure Reading / TV

    The Prince Promised

    My hubs became a fan of “Game of Thrones” long before I eventually jumped onboard. He has viewed every episode since Season One and has analyzed each main plot point via YouTube theory channels, so he is, thus, my go-to advisor on all things “What’s…

    February 4, 2018
  • I Think My Son is a Mutant
    Kids↹Leisure Technology / Imagination

    I Think My Son is a Mutant

    My preschooler is an incomparable individual already. Jrue has an amazing memory and can diagram lyrics and jingles and whole children’s stories in his brain, then can ricochet them into the air sporadically without much rehearsal. He…

    January 26, 2018
  • Farewell, Baby Superstore

    Farewell, Baby Superstore

    As my children age, there are some baby-centric artifacts that I will surely miss encountering. Both Jrue and Jai loved their respective bouncers, and I found some semblance of temporary peace in their happiness as they rocked those legs up and…

    January 24, 2018
  • Leg Days

    Leg Days

    Squats and curls, lunges and presses. A solid leg-building workout regimen can make the difference between squeaky-cute toothpick legs and hearty, healthy tree trunks. Along with the aesthetic appeal, exercising the legs can also lead to a more optimal overall caloric burn, a better balance control, more…

    January 22, 2018
  • Kids Are Like Snow Days
    Kids↹Leisure Technology / Imagination

    Kids Are Like Snow Days

    In case I hadn’t mentioned it before, keeping children alive can be a pretty strenuous position. My 4-year-old, Jrue, eats so infrequently that I actively wonder if a cloned robot was swapped with our real son without our knowledge. My…

    January 20, 2018