Tag Archives: kids

The Absolute Joy of Absolute Mayhem

“How’s the book coming along?,” I asked my friend Kelly over Skype about nine months ago. I looked forward to talking with my blogging-buddy-turned-real-friend over the ol’ Skype like nothing else back when I was at home full time with C. We talked blogging, writing, motherhood, and life. I didn’t have to apologize when the, […]

The Hardest Part

You are in for a real treat today because I have twisted Twindaddy’s arm and wouldn’t let go until he guest posted. Lucky for him, he’s a really fast typist (and I’m tragically weak and easily distracted). I am a longtime fan of his writing because he is massively versatile; he pivots between his irreverent […]

It’s such a good feeling.

Do you know what I like? I can tell you really want to know, and so I’ll tell you. I like Mr. Rogers. Do you know what else I like? Guest blogging on Kidz Showz. Both are pretty much the best, and this is why I am excited to combine my two loves today. Head […]

Please don’t get C a blanket she can draw on for her birthday.

This parenting thing is a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants affair for me. I’ve got enough maternal intuition to get me through the day with my child essentially unscathed. For instance, she narrowly escaped eating goose poop yesterday thanks to my stealthy ways. I’m a pro. But when it comes to the details, I am learning as I go […]

A Plea To Young Parents

I am knee-deep in presents today. I’m laying them all out nice and neatly under our Festivus pole for the big exchange on Friday. So today my practically-Aunt Ellen (she’s actually besfrinn Cameron’s aunt but who’s splitting hairs?) is here to entertain you with a little holiday PSA. Enjoy and I’ll see you Friday! -Emily […]

Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Hate Photo Shoots

Remember a few months back when I shared a picture from Miss C’s photo shoot in Memphis? Today I’m handing over the reins to the lady who made that happen – my friend Melissa! You’re in for a treat. Enjoy! -Emily Hello to all of Emily’s wonderful readers! I feel like I know so many […]

Walking Mad Libs

I have a confession to make: the reason we decided to have a baby is so our lives can be a walking game of Mad Libs, which is possibly the best game ever. No, really. I will sacrifice myself to dirty diapers, $8,000 braces, and parent/teacher conferences if, every so often, my child just walks […]

Introducing: Dung Chim

Being a little kid is the absolute best (and sometimes, worst) thing possible. Yeah, you don’t have a lot of control over your life, but that frees you up to unabashedly explore all the weirdness you’re surrounded by without being self-conscious about it. You can watch your Barbie video four times in a row, loving […]