Using Virtual Piggy to Raise Money Smart Kids

My girls are now officially tweens.  Along with the usual angst about middle school and friends there seems to be a new obsession – fashion.  One of my girls has morphed into a walking fashion encyclopedia over the last year, pouring over Lucky, Elle, Vogue and any other fashion mags she can get. And then […]

Getting My Artsy Girls to Play Sports (Hint: It’s about the outfit and gear)

My daughters never liked team sports.  At 4, when I enrolled them in a kiddie soccer class they turned the goal upside down and declared it a spaceship, climbed on in and then proceeded to create a story about going to the moon that captivated the other kids and made it impossible for the 24 […]

A Whiter Shade of Pale – A Very White Girl’s Guide to Summer Survival

I am white.  Not just check the box next to Caucasian white – but crayola crayon white.  And like every really white girl out there I have grappled with summer and the bare legs, bathing suit reality of being this pale for as long as I can remember.  When I look at a bikini I […]

My Seven-Year Old Does Not Need a Bra, Thank You Very Much

My daughters hate labels.  I don’t mean they hate the “name” brands, I mean they actually hate the fabric labels inside of clothes.  They tend to itch and rub.  They also hate seams, appliqués and embroidery that can be felt on the inside.  In other words, I have to touch everything I buy for them […]