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This Girl is Excited About the New Fresh Thyme! by Emily and Jenny .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This post is sponsored by Fresh Thyme, but all opinions are my own.  Super-geeked-out shopping post ahead! Last week, coincidentally on my 15th wedding anniversary ... Read on »
Learning That It’s OK to Fail #GirlsNeedGoldie by Emily and Jenny .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This post is sponsored by GoldieBlox and TheMotherhood.com. All opinions are my own!  Recently we’ve had some issues with Sophie where she’s balked about doing activit ... Read on »
Angelina beat me to the punch. by Emily and Jenny .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting So… earlier this week, Angelina Jolie announced in a New York Times op-ed that she had had her ovaries removed because of her family history and BRAC1 gene mutation. ... Read on »
Fifteen by Emily and Jenny .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting We were just kids who thought they were adults. We had been dating four years, friends for 10, and we THOUGHT we knew each other. We THOUGHT we knew what marriage was ... Read on »
Grandma’s House by Emily and Jenny .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Two days after my paternal grandmother passed away last month , on Valentine’s Day, we moved my maternal grandmother, mine and Emily’s Grandma Burns , into an assisted liv ... Read on »
Prevent Summer Melt with Brain Chase! by Emily and Jenny .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Summer vacation is a great time for kids to relax and unwind. But sometimes there’s a little too much relaxing and unwinding, which can result in some of the hard w ... Read on »
An Open Letter to Emily About Her Hysterectomy and Aftermath by Emily and Jenny .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting By Jenny Michelle Rapson, M.D.  Dear Emily, It has come to my attention that you have some questions and/or neurotic delusions apprehension about yo ... Read on »
The Countdown is On by Emily and Jenny .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting So… two weeks from now I will be uterus free and enjoying a luxurious stay in the hospital. March 25 seemed like forever away when my surgery was scheduled in January, ... Read on »
The Slacker Mom’s Guide to Throwing a Minecraft Birthday Party by Emily and Jenny .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting As I mentioned last week, Joshua just turned 11 . I was way behind on his birthday party stuff because of the crazy, sad February my family had. Plus, despite being a ... Read on »
RSVP… by Emily and Jenny .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting As I mentioned yesterday, April, or as we call it in our house BirthMonth, is nearly upon us. My kids will be 7 and 11 in a few weeks, and I’m not sure how to even process ... Read on »
I’m at it again. by Emily and Jenny .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Because I didn’t have enough going on, what with my upcoming surgery and instant menopause , imminent birthmonth , taking over as president of the board for the kids’ swim ... Read on »
The General Pressure of Being Alive or 10 Things That Will Absolutely Kill the Ones You Love by Emily and Jenny .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I have a problem. I work on Facebook, but I am about to the point where I want to quit Facebook. On Facebook I am always sharing stuff from my work page, and it’s ... Read on »
I Literally Can’t (El)even. by Emily and Jenny .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Joshua’s last photo as a 10-year-old. We took it last night before bed. Welp, kids, I have an 11-year-old. An official tween! And I am freaking out JUST A LITTLE B ... Read on »
My Boy by Emily and Jenny .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This kid. He is the sweetest thing. He’s smart and funny and creative and kind and all sorts of other things, but above all – to me, anyway – he is sweet. ... Read on »
What. A. Week. by Emily and Jenny .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Oh, hi. Since the inception of this blog in aught-seven, I’ve never gone this long without posting. I mean it’s been a WHOLE WEEK. I am sure you, our loyal stalkers, h ... Read on »
A Life Well-Loved by Emily and Jenny .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This is my paternal grandmother, Della Victoria Higgins Brads . She passed away last Thursday at the age of 95. It wasn’t a surprise, I mean, she was 95. And, she h ... Read on »
All Over the Map. by Emily and Jenny .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting First of all, I’ve got to say that there is so much more important stuff going on in the world and even in our lives that I feel ridiculous grumbling about my upcoming sur ... Read on »
My Outer Monologue and My Daughter’s Confidence by Emily and Jenny .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting   There’s been a lot of talk about body image issues on the old internetz recently and how depictions of “beauty” in the media affect our girls – as there shoul ... Read on »
Weekend Meals on Foodie.com by Emily and Jenny .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Check out Cookin' for the Weekend by Emily at Foodie.com Every once in a while, when we’ve got a Saturday afternoon with no plans (which really does ... Read on »
Plant Therapy Essential Oils KidSafe Giveaway by Emily and Jenny .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting So as Emily mentioned a few weeks ago, I’ve recently become enamored with essential oils. Actually, I’ve been using tea tree oil for acne and as an antiseptic for a ... Read on »