Goldfish Snacks for Growing Tweens #MakeItGoPuff

I thought I knew what to expect with tween girls. My little sister spent an entire summer with me when she was 12, so I have some prior experience dealing with preteen mood swings and the generally cranky attitudes. My own girls have been handing out attitude and hormonal eye-rolls for a couple of years […]

A Father’s Day Letter To My Grieving Husband

Happy Father’s Day to you, my love. Thank you for being a wonderful and caring dad to our tweens. You would have been the most amazing daddy to our baby girl. In the short time that we knew her, the sound of your voice made her the happiest. She loved you very much, you know. You are […]

My Life In Numbers

33 – the number of years I’ve been alive 37 – the number of years my husband has been alive 1,415 – the age difference between my husband and I, in days 1997 – the year I graduated high school 1 – the number of colleges I’ve attended 0 – the number of colleges I’ve […]

Top 10 Books for Kids Ages 9 to 12

I’ve compiled a list of the Top 10 Books for Kids Ages 9 to 12, based on an informal poll of my library-loving tween daughters, their friends, our family, and my own youthful reading habits. If you haven’t read any (all!) of these great books, I encourage you to pick them up and enjoy! You’re never […]

Just Dance Disney Party ~ Game Review

Thank you to Ubisoft for sponsoring this post. Please click here to learn more about Ubisoft. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. #UbiChamps   Just Dance Disney is available for both Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii at ~ and it’s a great deal for such a fun game! Shhh, […]

Poptropica Adventures for Christmas

Thank you to Ubisoft for sponsoring this blog post. Please click here to learn more about Ubisoft. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective. All opinions are my own. You can find Poptropica Adventures for sale online at for only $34.95… a great price for such a great little game! I knew that my almost-10 […]

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