Recent posts for Pleiades Bee

Sesame Street Live Giveaway!
For those of you local (or up for traveling!) I’m happy to be able to offer a Family 4-Pack of tickets to Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music at U.S. Bank Arena May 16-18. Simply leave a comment by April 30 stating your favorite (or your child’s favorite)...
Posted: 4/20/2014 10:22 PM
Your Sixth Birthday
Dear Sophie, This year your birthday started with a visit from Grandma and Grandpa in Baltimore. And, on the way to the airport, Owen threw up all over himself and the van. As I was trying to get him cleaned up with the few wipes and plastic bags I had,...
Posted: 4/20/2014 9:54 PM
Becoming a 6-Year-Old
March 30, 2008 March 30, 2009 March 30, 2010 March 30, 2011 March 30, 2012 March 30, 2013 March 30, 2014 “I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.” —Eleanor...
Posted: 3/30/2014 9:18 PM
Body Love
Children change your body. Time changes your body. Illness can change your body, too. Recently I’ve been struggling with these changes. Some I’ve been battling for a couple years. (When stressed, I eat. I have twin 3 year olds.) Some are more subtle....
Posted: 3/25/2014 3:00 PM
Sophie, The Labeler
Found this gem in the bathroom tonight. DrDE tlow = DIRTY TOWEL “Parenthood: That state of being better chaperoned than you were before marriage.” —Marcelene Cox
Posted: 3/3/2014 11:10 PM
Sometimes, My Ideas Are The Worst
I could have renewed my driver’s license this morning, while the kids were at school. But I had editing to do and I love my quiet/coffee/home-alone time. Plus, I thought, the kids would get a kick out of helping me on the errand. I could teach them about...
Posted: 2/28/2014 3:02 PM
A New Demographic
It’s 11:25pm the night before I turn 35 and I feel like I want to physically reach out and press against time. Slow it down. Stop it, for a moment, for many. I have been so lucky in my life and I have such high hopes for the future. I should also note...
Posted: 2/19/2014 12:31 AM
James, On the Gift of Birthdays
“Mommy, when we came out of your tummy you gave us a birthday!” —James, thinking deep thoughts, almost two hours past his bedtime “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” —Mark Twain
Posted: 2/18/2014 9:44 PM
Play
“Play is the work of the child.” – Maria Montessori
Posted: 2/17/2014 12:06 AM
No. 2
I’m at my wit’s end. Owen is completely trained—day and night. James James James! No. 1, great. No. 2, refuses. He hides and then comes to us, hands covering his eyes and whispers what he’s done. We have tried e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. For months. Many, many...
Posted: 2/7/2014 9:51 PM
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