I am from Oregon. I’m not from Roseburg, where this latest gun-related tragedy occurred, but from Clackamas, a suburb of greater Portland. Clackamas was home to its own shooting just a couple of years ago at the mall that I went to probably at least once a week from ages five to eighteen. On that … More When enough is already too much
It’s been a while since I blogged here because I have been busy setting up my party planning website Katie♦Did Events (shameless plug) and blogging there. I feel so exhausted by the news these days. Everywhere you look, if someone isn’t being shot then some idiot is squashing civil rights or talking out of their … More In fact, I AM a feminist …
We had rain today. And wind. Lots of wind. And gray skies. It was glorious. Normally, you wouldn’t hear a Pacific Northwesterner praising rain in August – most likely because summer had only actually started three weeks before. But, this summer has been hot like the surface of the sun (I imagine). We’ve got fires … More A soup kind of day
I’m thinking about going back to work and it is terrifying/exhilarating. I also wonder if it is, after 4 years as a stay-at-home parent, nothing more than a pipe-dream. What if my years of diaper changing and toddler wrangling have so thoroughly turned my brain to a baby-mush-pile that I am useless in any sort … More 9 to 5 (again?)
I tried for a really long time to keep Quinn away from the whole princess scene. But, it is pervasive. Even before we actually had cable, and thus, Disney and Disney Jr., they managed to creep their way in. First it was Elsa, naturally, but now the whole plethora of them have become a part … More Disney Princess, Ranked
So, there’s an article in the Washington Post that’s floating around Facebook that has the completely click-baity headline of (paraphrasing): Parenting Is Worse Than Everything. Read the article. Done? So, for you TL;DR folks (which, would you really be reading this either?) – it basically states that parents in a German study were asked to … More Is Parenting the Worst?
Here are the things I’m tired of: I’m tired of not getting to sleep more than an hour at once. I’m tired of singing The Wheels on the Bus over and over because for some reason that is soothing to my son. I’m tired of bags under my eyes. I’m tired of being asked how … More Sleepless in Seattle