Tag Archives: Monster High

My Son Has A New Hero

My son has a new hero.  His name is Chad Alan. (He’s not the late-80s teen heart throb Chad Allen who I had a massive crush on once upon a Our House with Brenda Walsh and the Oatmeal Man) C.J.’s … Continue reading

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My Son Chooses to Be Alice (in Wonderland)

My Halloween post is up, but not here, at TheAtlantic.com.  “My son C.J. is going to be Alice, of Alice In Wonderland, for Halloween. More specifically, he will be Tim Burton’s Alice because, at nearly seven years old, he’s starting … Continue reading

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Star Of The Week

The first weeks of school are always a little rough for C.J. (and me).  There are a lot of new things.  New routines.  New classroom.  New teacher.  New classmates. We’ve found that he self-edits more than ever in the first … Continue reading

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Friday Fodder: Happy Birthday C.J.’s Dad Edition

Happy Birthday to C.J.’s Dad — the most kick-ass husband and father ever.  C.J.’s Dad doesn’t get nearly enough credit for how amazing he is.  Which is probably my fault because I don’t go on and on about him very often when blogging. “Where’s … Continue reading

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Reflections: Raising My Rainbow Turns Two

Well, hello there 2013, what do you have in store for us this year? A friend of mine doesn’t like odd-numbered years because they are typically unlucky for her.  I thought back on my odd-numbered years.  My odd-numbered years include … Continue reading

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The Problem With Pedicures

“Where are we going?” C.J. asked me.  We were loading into the car after a morning at the gym and we had a few hours to kill before we had to pick up his brother. “Someplace,” I replied. “Let me … Continue reading

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I Don’t Want My Boy To Want A Boy Costume

Halloween is a reminder of how much our family has evolved. The Halloween before last, our three and a half year old son wanted to dress up as Snow White and we were panic-stricken. What would people say?  How would … Continue reading

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C.J + C.J.’s Mom = Interior Design Superstars

C.J. and I had one MAJOR summer project and we finished just before Labor Day, which means we made our deadline.  Barely.  The project?  A total room makeover fit for a gender creative boy who is obsessed with Monster High. … Continue reading

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My Son’s Playdates Include Manicures and Formal Dresses

Occasionally, a moment will just melt my freaking heart. It happened to me last week and my heart is still all warm inside. My son was up in a tree house with a new friend he had met just hours … Continue reading

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When Gift Giving and Getting Goes Wrong

Molly is a cutie.  She is five and one of C.J.’s BFFs at school, where they have bonded over their love of Rapunzel and the color purple (the hue, not the novel/film/musical).  Molly has thick, brown curly hair and a … Continue reading

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