So much fun

I love listening to Q singing and playing his instruments.  From a very early age, he has shown a huge interest in music.  He and I started going to parent and baby music classes when he was about 3 months old, and he's gone every semester since then.  He is a natural drummer - anything and everything around him is or can become some sort of percussion instrument.  While I will admit that it gets … [Read more...]

Sexualizing our kids

Today, when I was perusing my twitter feed, I saw a link to a story about "loungerie" for little girls.  The story had some pictures, and I was so horrified that I don't even want to link to them.  Needless to say, these pictures featured little girls in full makeup, and pearls, and one had a little girl lounging on a chaise lounge wearing a top knotted up high on her chest and a pair of pink … [Read more...]

Growing up

Recently Q has taken to calling my Mummy. I'm a little torn about that.  Why, you ask? Well, from the time he started talking, I have always been Mama to him.  I never thought that I would be Mama, always Mummy, but after a while I got used to it.  Even though other people, including me from time to time, called me Mummy, he had decided that to him I was Mama.  We knew that it wasn't that he … [Read more...]

I am grateful

Last night I participated in the So Connected Twitter party to benefit Zack's Dream Room. I have never met Heather Hamilton, Zack's mother personally, but I have tweeted with her and followed Zack's journey as she shared it. Zack Hamilton passed away on March 10, 2011 at the age of 3. He had suffered from several health problems since birth, and fought many, many hard battles throughout his life. … [Read more...]