These post are kid friendly activities, stories about my own two children or kid related topics.

Tech & Travel at the Willard InterContinental #TNTDC

Hey Cuties, I think I told you my week was full and we have a road trip coming up for the weekend. Followed up with Father's Day; I hope you make time to celebrate the Father in your life. I took the kid's card shopping last week so they are ready. They spend a large amount of time in the card section selecting the right one. This just lets me know that I'm raising them right. I'm so particular about my cards, and they are the same way. Monday I hung out at the famous Willard InterContinental on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC.

Richard Wright Black Tie Gala Recap

Hey Cuties, Last Saturday I got all cute and stepped out on the town solo. You know I do that from time to time, it builds character. That night I attended the Richard Wright 5th Annual Black Tie Gala at the Warner Theater in Washington, DC.  This was a fundraising event for the Richard Wright Public Charter School for Journalism and Media Arts. I so wish they were around when I was in High School, the name alone has MimiCuteLips written all over it.  One of the several celebrity hosts was none other than the extremely fine and talented Omari Hardwick who just so happens to be the star of the hit show POWER on Starz; more on that in a bit.

DIY Father’s Day Canvas

Hey Cuties, June is here and that means graduations, weddings and Father's Day. We will be celebrating all of those this month with family and friends. My boy is up next, middle school here he comes. At the same time I'm getting ready for Father's Day. Men get a bad rap; some deserve it and others not so much. Mother's Day is like a week-long event and Father's Day is like a ten minute event. For the past 12 years I've made sure Father's Day was a big deal in our home; even when Babe only wanted to work in the garage. I couldn't do it without him and I want him to know he is needed, wanted and appreciated.

When the kid becomes the Teacher and the Parent is the student

Hey Cuties, I struggled with what I was going to write about today. It was Thursday morning and I had zero thoughts. I was talking to my fellow Bloggy Boo's about having to pass up on an opportunity this week in the name of not being a wack parent. I told them the story as it was and how I'd come to my resolve around the situation. In return the first message I received from one of them was "Mimi, I couldn't finish listening to your message because I started tearing up."

Story Time with Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood App

Hey Cuties, I've been on the go like crazy, I have so much I want to share. I just need to wrangle all of these thoughts and such in my head and put them into words. The kids and I have been checking out a new app geared towards kids. Originally I thought I would check it out with the four-year-old but the eleven-year-old joined in as well. They fuss so much it is so sweet when they get along; I must capture the moments as they seem so rare. You know the sibling rivalry thing is real at all ages I swear.

Tips for Capturing Monumental Moments in a Kia Optima SXL

Hey Cuties, I've always been the picture taker, but with so much growth and change I'm really trying to make sure I capture the monumental moments.  I have a crazy busy weekend that I can't wait to share next week. The Runway Moms for a Cause event is this evening. Insert dramatic runway walk with killer turn.  On Saturday I will be doing the Dirty Girls Mud Run, I hope the weather gets the memo, so far it doesn't look like it.  You can follow my activities on SnapChat {mimicutelips} and Instagram.

Super League Minecraft Game Event Recap

Hey Cuties, How was the weekend? Did you get and give all the Mother's Day love you desired? I didn't want to do anything but parenting has no days off. My daughter didn't get the "Don't ask Mommy, ask Daddy for everything today" memo. On Saturday I hosted a Mother's Day Tea; it was an annual thing but I fell off the past four years. At my daughters request and a little pushing from the ladies in the family I got that old thing back. The Tea Party is for the mothers and daughters in my family as well as close friends. It is the reverse He-Man Woman Haters Club (c) Little Rascals, so Babe and the Man-child went to the Super League Minecraft Gaming event.

Super League Gaming Discount : Play Minecraft in a Movie Theatre

Hey Cuties, If you spend any time with a children that are age  8 to 16 years old than you've probably heard of the game Minecraft. It is a very creative yet basic looking game that is made of pixels; think Atari like. My son has been into this game for several years now. I gave him a Minecraft Theme Birthday party almost two years ago. To this day this is still one of my most popular blog post on MimiCuteLips.

PRSVR RespectDC Grand Opening {Event Recap}

Hey Cuties, I had a full weekend; I'm talking all kinds of full. I covered an event on Friday and Saturday; the Saturday event was kid friendly so I took my girl. The boys hung out at the National Science & Engineering Festival. Oh and we went to a Shoe Tying Class, I told y'all about that.  I also decided to pay the kids when I need them to work for MimiCuteLips. I'll call them, paid interns of such; nothing crazy but a payment. This means I get all the photo opportunities I need and they will give me their opinions/feedback when necessary.  I don't believe in paying for chores so this is a way for them to earn a coin. EARN is the keyword here.

Nori Learns to Tie Her Shoes

Hey Cuties, I told you I took Nori to a Shoe Tying Class over the weekend. Yes a class that teaches you how to tie your shoes FOR FREE! Nori recently taught herself how to tie her shoes. Honestly I didn't know she had been teaching herself. She mentioned wanting to tie her shoes but I didn't put much thought into it.  Apparently she was just determined to learn and did so quietly in her room. She is so my child.