I’m still trying to figure out how to spend special one-on-one time with each of my children, without going broke or sacrificing our family time. It’s not easy, you guys, as I’m sure you know. One of the things I’m starting to figure out, though, is that you don’t NEED to take your kid out […]
Archives for July 2013
Announcing…the Official Back to School Shopping Guide – Hellraiser Kid Approved! The first day of school is just weeks away, and let’s be honest, this tired mama is going to be jumping for joy when that school bus pulls away! Well – perhaps “jumping for joy” is a bit harsh. Let’s just say I’ll be […]
You know, just the other night, I was mentioning to a friend that I’ve never been stung by a bee or a wasp. Because I reached adulthood without ever hitting that milestone, I have spent my life assuming that I was deathly allergic to bees and wasps, and I freaked the hell out whenever I […]
When I finish this bathroom painting project, I am certain I’ll remember Lumpy Space Princess as being the quickest and easiest character to paint! Here’s LSP, hanging out by the towel ring: I’m not sure who’s next in line. Muscle Man from Regular Show? perhaps.
Okay, so we’ve got two totally different shows here, but I’m kind of switching back and forth. Pablo couldn’t wait much longer for me to paint someone from Regular Show, so today I painted Benson on the bathroom wall above the towel hooks. Pablo’s face LIT UP when he saw him, which made my life. […]
Teenagers. They eat breakfast. You say, “Clean up your mess; wash your pan.” They hear, “Wash ONLY your pan. Leave your other crap in the sink.” Why would you expend the time and energy to wash a pan, but not take the extra twenty seconds to clean the fork and spatula? I can’t evennnn…
So many fabulous burger places have popped up around Denver over the past few years – not that I would know from personal experience, since it is SO hard to take seven people out to eat, it seems like. But we had to try out Larkburger, after three separate people from three completely different circles […]
My husband totally built a brick wall. I mean, I shouldn’t be surprised. He IS an engineer. And I’ve learned time and time again that there’s nothing that man can’t do. Still, I gotta brag on my man! Look at that pretty wall! Busted up planter box, we will defeat you!
Years ago, I painted a bunch of Yo Gabba Gabba characters in the kids’ bathroom. Brobee holds an oversized toothbrush, while Muno squeezes some toothpaste from a giant tube. Plex tells everyone to brush their teeth. Near the toilet, Toodee holds a roll of toilet paper, with the helpful reminder, “Toodee says wipe your booty!” […]
Next month, my son Pablo will turn ten. Like many kids with autism, he has occasionally wandered, when something has truly caught his interest. During his early elementary school years, he loved to run along the fence that bordered the school playground. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the playground fence, it was the privacy fence running along […]