Tagged with beauty

Gray Hairs and a Lesson on Beauty from My Son

When you have black hair, those first strands of gray hair are pretty obvious. They aren’t gray. They scream white. Yesterday, I found seven strands of white hair, stark and proud against the unforgiving backdrop of my straight black hair. Unfortunately, in my haste to pull out those seven white strands, I inadvertently sacrificed 4 … Continue reading

Nacho Libre Meets Tinkerbell

Nacho Libre Meets Tinkerbell

Most days, Tigerlily is all about cars, trains, and stir frying at her play kitchen. Once in a while, she gravitates towards dress-up and puts on her fairy wings.  Sometimes she’ll wear a tutu with them and my heart just turns into silly putty.  Although I don’t push girly things on her, it is awfully cute seeing … Continue reading

The Beauty of a Girl

I asked her why she wasn’t using any birth control. “Well, I don’t think I can get pregnant.” I asked her why she thought she was infertile, at the ripe young age of 16. “Cuz I’ve had sex and been trying to get pregnant for 6 months now and nothing’s happened.” I look up in … Continue reading

Sugar ‘n’ Spice, and Push-up Bikinis

Sugar ‘n’ Spice, and Push-up Bikinis

It’s been a long week of tantrums, sleep disruptions, misdirected pee pee (my son’s, not mine), ending with a flood of sick kids and grumpy parents at clinic.  All excellent reasons in my book to ignore the leftovers in the fridge and head out for dinner. Since the restaurant was adjacent to a local shopping … Continue reading