The Bee

This is 21

The Bee recently turned 21. It’s still shocking to me that I have a full on adult child. Not in the sense of “ohmahgah I’m old” but more like “someone thought *I* was responsible enough to be a parent. Huh. Being a mom is one was a struggle for me. It was such a abrupt change in my life that…

On the Needles: The Move-up Day Poncho

yaRRns By Apr 30, 2017 1 Comment

I needed something quick and adaptable for summer fashion but practical for cool nights. The Bee started talking about a poncho I made for her when she was “so much younger” (her words) and I decided that was the project.

On Playing Hooky and Mental Health Days

When the question of “playing hooky” came up, I thought about mental days health days for adults and what this means for my family.

It’s a Gray Day

Say it Rah-shay By Nov 09, 2016 1 Comment

Early this morning, The Bee came down from her room to join me in watching the movie Whiplash. “Did you see?” she asked, and before I answered she blurted, “Donald Trump won. I’ve been up all night watching and I’m scared.” She talked about a classmate who is afraid of her family being deported. There are some classmates who fully support Trump’s platform and…

Me, The Bee, and CHOP

Disclaimer: Today’s post is sponsored by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, but my love for their services is all my own! As a pregnant woman, I thought that the bible of parenting was the book “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” but in hindsight I feel like there should be a book called “The Kid is Here, Now What?” As…

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