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How I will NOT raise my daughters

February 12, 2018


I will not raise them to walk around, thinking they could lose 3″ off their inner thighs. I will not raise them to compare themselves to others. I will not raise them to think that they have to be pretty to get someone’s attention. I will not raise them to believe they should get married […]

New Year’s resolutions and goals: 2018

January 9, 2018


Even though I’ve been out of touch for a bit, I’ve definitely been giving some serious thought to what I want to do and maybe change in 2018. Like, a LOT of thought. Maybe even a month’s worth, even though these things definitely popped up many times throughout the past year. My goals for 2017 […]

How I made a Sebastian the Crab costume for a child

November 2, 2017


I’m recording this for myself, and for others who need to make BASIC costumes for children or photo shoots. We planned a Disney theme for Halloween this year with the girls. I knew a few would be joining us, and wanted everyone to have options to choose from. A group of little girls, I figured […]

It’s about control.

October 14, 2017


I had a great talk with a student last night. She is over 50, married and has a teenage child, and came in a bit late. We talked about her recent trip to the salon, where she had her hair dyed and treated with a wave. In the conversation, she said ‘I MUST dye my […]

We went to Fuji Rock and it was…

August 13, 2017


Wonderful is the wrong word. It was everything. It was perfect. It has ruined every other future festival concert for me. We’ve been to other concerts here. Mark and I have both been to plenty of festival concerts in plenty of countries. I went to my first festival concert when I was 15. I saw […]

We were THOSE TOURISTS: we went to the Park Hyatt Hotel’s New York Bar.

August 5, 2017


Also commonly referred to as ‘the Lost in Translation bar‘. It had to be done. I love the movie, I loved the scenes shot in the bar, and I wanted to see it for myself. It’s not often you get a chance to see filming locations, and after having lived in Baltimore, which shows up […]

This is a post about our Honeymoon (part 1)

May 12, 2017


I’ve been meaning to write about it. I WANT to write about it. I just don’t know where to start, or how to talk about it. There is literally too much to write about. At first I thought I might write 14 posts for 14 days. But some days weren’t that amazing, and I don’t┬áthink […]