The LAST Snowman — the Book, the Giveaway, and the Pummeling

– Posted in: Children's Books, Elfie, Things To Do with Kids, Worst Mom Giveaways, Worst Mom Reviews
The LAST Snowman

Winter in Reno this year has sucked. While the rest of the country’s been getting pummeled, we’re dry as a bone (see, there’s just no pleasing anyone, is there). Anyway, as a result, not only is our water situation grave, but our winter super happy play land experiences have been what you might call “limited.” [...]

5 Things That Have Changed Since You Watched Grease

– Posted in: Beauty, Bullying, Elfie, Getting Older, Growing Up, Mean People, Mouths of Babes, Movies, Nevada, Okay That's Funny, Parenting, Things To Do with Kids, Unsolicited Advice, Women's Issues
Grease the Movie

The other night, we all sat down and watched Grease. As far as my husband, Tenzin, is concerned, it’d be embarrassing to become a full-grown U.S. American without being able to sing along to "Summer Lovin'" and "You're the One That I Want" (and no, it's his brother who's gay...) Anyway, it became pretty clear [...]

Super-Easy, Last-Minute Ways to Make Thanksgiving Adorable

– Posted in: Holidays, Okay That's Funny, Things To Do with Kids, Uncategorized
Super-easy, last-minute Thanksgiving decorations from stuff in your house

So if you're anything like me (lame), you didn't go on Pinterest a month ago, look for Thanksgiving decorations, and use a variety of multi-media projects to make Turkey day look like some Norman Rockwell-esque picture out of Martha Stewart magazine. No, you got to Tuesday, or maybe even Thursday, and said, "Oh crap, it [...]

Family Halloween Costumes — the Easy, the Funny, and the Scary as Hell

– Posted in: Family, Holidays, Things To Do with Kids, Worst Mom Randomness
Banana flasher costume

Once again, Halloween is upon us. And yeah, I know it's only September, but you have to plan for this stuff or else you'll be the idiot who pays overnight shipping for a T-rex costume -- not that I'd know anything about that. Anyway, we're not really the "everybody in the family dress up" people, [...]