Thursday, April 17, 2014

The only tip new moms will ever need

I'm up on laying out the new mom tip to beat all new mom tips. 

Here's a teaser: 
Hi, my name is Nicole, and I’m a pee-pee dancer. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Nomad Mom Diary and Disney's The Little Mermaid

Supercalifragilistic, it's expialidocious! It's time to ride the Character Assassination Carousel! If you're new to the Carousel here are the Cliffs Notes. Each month a participating assassin will roast a beloved children's book. Click on the pretty pony above and get full the scoop. Anyone 36" or taller who has a blog can ride this ride.

Today's assassin is:

Hey Ariel. Thanks for encouraging my kids to rebel and runaway and seek happiness from: major reconstructive surgery brokered by a crimnal and the love of a strange man. Lynn asks the question we should all ask. What in God's name makes The Little Mermaid seem like a good story for kids?

Here's a teaser:

It's okay, because love fixes everything, amirite?


Previous Assassin: Christine at Keeper of the Fruit Loops

Next Assassin: Michelle at You're My Favorite Today.



Friday, April 4, 2014


I actually made something Pinterest-y. Don't worry, I avoided crafts for a whole week afterward. I don't want to pull a hammy. It's like this, my kids are always squabbling about who gets to go first (for the stuff they like) or last (for the stuff they don't like). So, fights ensue, someone yells (me), someone cries (one of them), and no one ends up getting a bath. 
Here's how that relates to my burst of craftiness. We were making things with clay and one of my twins suggested I make a die with their names on it, so that the next time we need to figure out who gets the last of the Cinnamon Toast Crunch or has to be first to brush teeth, we can just roll the die. 
Well, damned if that wasn't a great idea.
Oh? You likey my man hands? 

I wrote about this "First, Last and Next" business for 
Here's a teaser:
It doesn’t matter who goes first or last or in the middle. Everyone is getting dessert; everyone has to brush their teeth. Unless you’re a kid. Then it matters very much. 
Time for ice cream? She wants to be first! He was first last time. She never gets to go first! She’s always the last one to get ice cream! Why can’t he have five scoops?   
But when it’s time for baths and showers, it’s a different song. He doesn’t want to go first. She never goes first! It’s her turn to go last! Didn’t they shower yesterday?
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