Parenting

These blog post about parenting tips, experiences, or tales of life as a parent.

Natural Hairstyles for Kids. Vol. II

Hey Cuties, Today we're talking hair; in particular we're talking hairstyles. Last year I wrote a post titled Natural Hairstyles for Kids, to date it is my most popular blog post ever.  We are less than a month out from the first day of school so I thought it was a good time to roll out a part II of that post. This time I've included a bonus wash day hack that will ease the hair washing process.

Dear Dad, I have Daddy Issues

Hey Cuties, Last weekend the family and I took a road trip to North Carolina. I wasn’t sure if this was a trip I wanted to take; I hadn’t been there in eleven years. The last time I went it was out of obligation a bit. I had been a year prior to bury my uncle and I was about six month pregnant with my first child. The family was so excited to see me and excited to see that I was going to be a Mom. So I returned a year later with my eleven month old son for a visit.

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."

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.

Mother’s Day Tea Party {Gold, Black & White Theme}

Hey Cuties, I told you I spent my Mother's Day doing much of nothing. The truth is on Saturday I had turned up so much I was exhausted.  I hosted my annual Mother's Day Tea Party; that night Babe and I turned up with Fantasia & Anthony Hamilton.  Back to my tea party; the entire time I was planning it I was excited about spilling the tea post party. I changed things all the way up this year and I was proud of my creativity. I need to work on sponsorship and out sourcing for the next one.  I hosted my first Mother's Day Tea back in 2010, we had so much fun we decided I would do this every year.  So in 2011 I hosted my second Mother's Day Tea.  
Ten Management Tips for the Busy Woman. 2016 Mazda CX 3 Grand Touring Car Review #DriveMazda

Ten Management Tips for the Busy Woman {Mazda CX 3 Grand Touring}

Hey Cuties, How are ya? I've been busy the last half of the month, and May is shaping up to be even crazier. This is the life we live and we don't mind; it isn't always this way. As the kids get older they have more activities than we do. People frequently ask HOW DO YOU DO IT ALL? The short answer is I don't; if I'm amazing at one thing something somewhere is suffering. I'm certain that my floor boards are dusty, the ceiling fans too, and several other things. I'm going to get a Groupon for that... more on that in another post.

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.

Dear Son, I want you to know…

Hey Cuties, I've gotten a bit personal today; I've been all in my feelings about parenting. My son is wrapping up his last two months of elementary school and I feel some type of way. I'm far too young {36} to have a middle school child. It seemed like this phase was light years away, yet we are here. I'm sharing a love letter to my son, my first born.