Nine is the New Thirteen

Nine Year Old

We are on the edge at my house. A very delicate, confusing, frustrating edge. You see, I have a nine year old. And not just any nine year old, but one of the female kind. We are teetering on the edge of being a kid and coming into her own, and let me be the first to tell you: it's maddening. I understand it's a struggle, and people warned me, but honestly, I thought all … [Read more...]

Yes, I’m Happy to be a Mom of Three Girls

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  Everyone said my third child would be a boy. Without having confirmation from an ultrasound, my body and every midwives tale I knew pointed in the direction of "boy." I carried low. I carried narrow. I didn't get the same bloated "look" that some, without any shame, confessed I had in previous pregnancies. I took a Chinese gender predictor at eight months pregnant, … [Read more...]

American Girl Saige Doll & Books Giveaway

Saige Doll Giveaway

Congratulations to our winner - Heather P. We thought we would take a break from the baby gear giveaways today and do something different. Remember when we introduced you to the new American Girl Doll of the Year 2013 back in December? Well, she is one of the most sought after dolls by girls everywhere and we thought we'd make one lucky girl's day better! We are giving away … [Read more...]

Girls Are More Than Princesses and Fairies


I should begin this post by saying that I have no beef with princesses and fairies. Some of my best childhood friends were princesses and fairies. I guess this post is more so inspired by my oldest toddler's admission that she would like to grow up to be a princess, and then retire into a fairy. I know this is all "innocent," but it concerns me that most toys and television … [Read more...]

Beachwear for Cool Little Chicks


Here are some totally rocking beachwear ideas for girls from ages 0 – 4 years of age. Each of these looks reflects what's hot now for toddler girls. "What's hot?" you ask? Oh, well, right now it's all about ruffles, teals, pinks, flower prints, and retro throw backs. Swimsuits. Remember the days when there were little two basic swimsuit designs for little girls? Well, not … [Read more...]

When should girls get their ears pierced?


I got my ears pierced at the ripe-old age of 12. It, or the piercing, happened on my birthday and was a big deal. My mom told me about the big plan the night before, so I remember waking up that morning and feeling like I was crossing into something BIG. Womanhood? Hmm. Yeah, maybe that was it. Or, maybe it was the next step from womanhood, or young womanhood. I don’t know. I … [Read more...]