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Snowfall in Atlanta
Mommy↹Society

Snowfall in Atlanta

On Friday, a winter storm warning made its promise. A heavy sprinkle of fat snowflakes descended quickly from the sky in the morning, beginning a definitive accumulation on lawns and cars and kids at bus stops in a few minutes. We were transfixed on the possibility that it could actually stick…

December 10, 2017
Johnny and Papa Meet Mama
Dance / Music Kids↹Festival

Johnny and Papa Meet Mama

There is a toddler song called “Johny Johny Yes Papa” that is often an appendage of a nursery rhyme video cluster that my children watch on YouTube through children’s music provider ChuChu TV. The song lyrics detail a short verbal exchange between a child named Johnny and his father. The conversation begins with the father approaching…

December 6, 2017
Santa in the House
Kids↹Leisure Technology / Imagination

Santa in the House

This year, as last year, Santa Claus is a fun theory in our house, someone to mention in passing conversation, a symbol of something that mommy references to restore some better behavior. Jrue, only four, and Jai, still just a baby, do not yet recognize…

December 3, 2017
12 Days of Thanksgiving Break (Part 2)
Mommy↹Society

12 Days of Thanksgiving Break (Part 2)

When it came to the week of Thanksgiving Break, I was worried about all the wrong things. Clearly, my life is a comedy, and I should have recognized havoc steadily making its advancing approach the previous days. I thought that my children were going to express some explicit busy-ness, that they…

November 30, 2017
I'm Thankful for the Bad Things
Mommy↹Society

I’m Thankful for the Bad Things

I have pinpointed this year to be full of both personal and professional challenges. For one, determining a conscious level of work-life balance that is satisfactory continues to charge in the direction of near-impossibility, as I find myself constantly assessing small and large changes that would work…

November 22, 2017
Shoppers On a Stage
Dance / Music Kids↹Festival

Shoppers On a Stage

This past week, the hubs and I attended our first holiday lunch occasion with Jrue. I, for one, had moderate expectations; I didn’t expect the food to be postcard-worthy, nor did I look forward to any singularly fascinating conversation, though, I knew it would be, in…

November 19, 2017
Pete the Cat and Jrue
Kids↹Leisure Reading / TV

Pete the Cat and Jrue

During a recent school book drive, my 4-year-old acquired a copy of Eric Litwin’s “Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes,” the first book in an ongoing series of children’s narratives revolving the life of fictional Pete the Cat illustrated by James Dean. The book features a catchy sequence of…

November 15, 2017
Tattle Tales and Lies
Food / Theater Kids↹Festival

Tattle Tales and Lies

I hear a knock against Jrue’s bedroom wall followed by a roar of anger. Short silence follows. Then, Jrue appears in my bedroom door as I am calmly folding laundry. “Mommy?” he questions. I am amused at the conversation to follow, but hides the smile threatening to break out under a mellow…

November 8, 2017