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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 alarm cue their wicked levels of perpetual happiness louder and louder. Because the closest outlet is beside my bookshelf two feet…

February 14, 2018
Joffrey Baratheon
Mommy↹Society

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 academic assurance, as well as most delegation procedures to others. (Notice I…

February 11, 2018
Momma's Gotta Dream
Mommy↹Society

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 my senses in the illusions that played sometimes twice a…

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 happening here?” and “Who’s family line is this daughter from…

February 4, 2018
Snack Bags and Fruit Snacks: My First Blogging Year
Mommy↹Society

Snack Bags and Fruit Snacks: My First Blogging Year

Starting a parenting blog was one of the most fulfilling stress-relief-creative-outlet combos that I could have signed up for. Beyond the perk of being able to keep my writing pens from collecting dust and shielding my “left brain” from non-usage cobwebs, I get to…

January 30, 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 is a sweet boy with the gentlest spirit, which I believe…

January 26, 2018
Farewell, Baby Superstore
Mommy↹Society

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 down to power themselves into rhythmic motions. Jrue always smelled delicious as…

January 24, 2018
Leg Days
Kids↹Sports

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 endurance, higher metabolism, and, my favorite, “superhero efficiency for everyday tasks,” according to…

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 almost-2-year-old, Jai, is hell-bent on obtaining the world record for…

January 20, 2018
A Case Against Active Inactivity
Daddy↹Society

A Case Against Active Inactivity

When my wife was pregnant with our son, we were approached at a doctor’s appointment by an older woman, innocently, about how long we had until we were due. My wife and I sat in the waiting area, our son incubated (un)comfortably in her tummy-lap. We were down to those once-per-week…

January 15, 2018