Tag Archives: Girls

I’m trying to survive puberty again. This time as a parent.

Surviving puberty the second time.

It all began on a mundane weeknight. She had just played in her first ballgame of the season. Supper was over and she had settled in at the dining room table for a game of chess with her daddy. I was in another room entertaining a puppy and a boy when I heard the drama […]

Kid Quotes: Why do all Barbie Dolls look the same?


Curly Q doesn’t have 2 or 3 Barbie dolls to play with.  She has a small army of them.  A small, blonde army – armed with dozens of teeny-tiny high heels and other accessories – and everything a little girl could dream of when it comes to playing with Barbies. But my little princess isn’t […]

To BFF or not to BFF, that is the question.

Coloring with a Friend

“Mommy, do I have to have a BFF?” – CurlyQ I can’t tell you how many times over the past couple of years that I have been asked that question.  It is usually posed after a birthday party or an event where her girlfriends tend to pair off with their closest pal – not her.  […]