The internet has been abuzz this week with leaks from Prince Harry's deeply personal new memoir, Spare. And yes, I will admit that I have already pre-ordered my copy and will be submerging into my bed for some binge-reading the moment it arrives. #Sorrynotsorry. Whatever your opinion of the rogue prince, it seems like the [...]
Author: Caroline S.
To-do list for the day after a school shooting
-Tell myself I will NOT argue with the moms on Facebook saying “guns aren’t the problem” -Argue with the other moms on Facebook saying that “guns aren’t the problem” -Stare wistfully at the tufts of my son’s blonde hair while he draws with markers -Answer the question, why is Mommy crying? -Answer the question, why [...]
Why we’re all Luisa from Encanto’s “Under the Surface” right now
Thomas McKenzie was our Dumbledore and our Gandalf. The quest goes on without him.
Montage your life: A trick for when you can’t rest
Anyone else having a hard time letting themselves rest now that the pandemic is starting to wind down in the U.S.? I've been struggling with this lately, even though I’ve been busy serving as the sole caregiver, friend, teacher, playmate, and germ guardian (virus bouncer?) to both of my children for the last year and [...]
Do black lives matter in the Southern suburbs?
In our neighborhood in the Nashville suburbs, almost every house has a yard sign that reads, “Drive like your children live here,” with a heart emblem around it. There are neon-colored, plastic figurines waving flags that say, “SLOW,” at other houses, and the moms shove them farther into the intersections so that even if cars [...]
To the moms who held it all together this year
You’re more prepared for Christmas than you think
I'll be the first to admit that I am way, way behind on Christmas this year. As of today, there's tree, no stockings, no lights, no presents wrapped. In fact I've failed to invoke any spirit of festiveness in my household except for a half-finished screening of Elf, which was interrupted because the host (ahem, [...]
Free sight word printables for little learners
Don’t suppress your pandemic rage. The world needs it.
I had mostly succeeded at scrubbing my vocabulary of curse words when my oldest child became sentient, but lately they've crept back into my head. And also my speech. Apparently dropping an F-bomb here or there releases endorphins, which is probably why these words keep rising to my lips unbidden. There is a serious lack [...]