The Brightest Star

I’ve heard a lot of people who are terrified of little girls peeing in public bathrooms say that liberals are special snowflakes that need safe spaces. We’re not snowflakes. We’re stars. We’re trying to make a safe universe shine for everyone.

Alligator’s Friends is Almost Here!

To say I have been busy for the past few months is an understatement! I have been keeping up with the kids, my PTA duties, a NEW JOB, and finishing my children’s book, Alligator’s Friends. Now, all of the artwork has been completed, scanned, and gone through the layout process. The book is set to…

Alligator’s Friends Need Your Help

For some time now, I have been creating whimsical pictures of animals using torn scraps of interesting paper.  This began as a project when both of my children were toddlers. It was a rainy week, and we were all sitting together downstairs, with a bright array of origami paper spread out on the floor around…

Incentives for Wee Geeks

When i first started blogging, I was worried that I might become just another Mommy blogger.  There is nothing wrong with being a Mommy Blogger, but I had this notion that, somehow, I would no longer have interests of my own.  Obviously, that’s not how it actually works. Another concern I had, as a parent…

Creativity and me

I started this blog as a place where I could geek out about things, share ideas, and, yes, talk about the cool stuff I do with my kids.  It somehow became much more about the kids than the geekery.  Perhaps this is a stage that all parents go through, perhaps it is just a stage…

Discussing the Afterlife With Kids

I have always been fascinated with the endless variations our species has dreamed up about what happens when we move on.  The possibilities are limitless.  I have also suspected for many years that, upon dying, people will  probably experience something similar to what they believe will happen. The topic of what will happen when we…

Cardboard Luxury Home

  As a parent who is concerned about proper nutrition for her kids, I try to get the best food available.  That said, I only have a certain amount of time per week, and I do not have the option of driving to the grocery store while my children are at school.  Needless to say,…

Recent Projects and Other Activities

As I continue my studies, I have found that the balance between parenting, chores, coursework, and creativity is rather elusive.  There is so much on my cafeteria tray of life that I only get to taste a little bit of the fun stuff.  This is why I try to work some creative endeavors into other…

New projects have been envisioned!

One year, I don’t remember whether we had a Christmas tree, but I do remember helping my mom cover the entire front room with kraft paper, and making presents and ribbons and even a life-size fireplace out of paper. We hung our stockings in front of the paper fireplace. It was like the world had been magically transformed, and my Mom became a hero because she had done this. I also recall a time when she sat on the floor with me and we drew pictures on haunted houses using my huge box of crayons. My Mom is a very creative person, and the times when I was able to share the creation of things with her are cherished moments. I even remember hunting together for pinecones and then dipping them in glue and glitter to make beautiful sparkling decorations.

My Life is Like a Spiderweb

Here it is, January 2012. Some believe it is the end of the world. Many of us know that the Mayan calendar does not end, but begins again. Does this mean that history is doomed to repeat itself, as the calendar repeats? One thing I have noticed over the past year (from filling out dates…

A Creative Look at Age

I recently celebrated my birthday.  It was a lovely day, shared with friends and family.  As I encountered people during the week leading up to my birthday, I was told repeatedly that it was my twenty-ninth birthday.  I find this to be a very interesting and odd aspect of our society.  We seem to collectively…

Geektober!

It’s here! The busiest month of my year! So much to do, and seemingly never enough time! I could shock you all with a listing of my schedule for the month, which includes fundraisers, PTA events, and oh so many birthday parties… but I don’t want to remind myself of the monumental size of my…