Ah… childhood memories. Back in the day, you’d enjoy things like playing Candyland in your friend’s basement, sharing Otter Pops on a hot summer day or even enjoying your small Totino’s pizza while watching The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Everything was fun and care-free. Toys you had would come to life as you’d use your [...]
First Impression The Un-Fun Parent. At first, the title seems a bit off putting. Will it at least be a fun read? If I were a parent, becoming “un-fun” would seem like the worst way to keep your kids safe AND happy. They’re mutually exclusive – you can’t have your cake and eat it too! [...]
Ok. I know what you’re thinking. What is that and where can I get two!?! We’ll get to that in a minute. This, my friend, is THE FUTURE of baby carriers. This is known as the Peekaru (cue the “awws”). It’s basically a polar fleece pouch that’s attached to a vest. Functional AND fashionable, I [...]
You’re a grown woman. You know what you want. And you know what you don’t want. Wants: Martini glasses with swizzle stems. Lifetime supply of Jimmy Choo pumps. Flat abs. Baby boy. Doesn’t want: Adult-onset acne. Vinyl siding on the house. Spinach in teeth. Baby girl. Good thing there has been an eternity’s worth of [...]
I know he’s from Indonesia, and we live in a world where we can’t judge because “they’re a different culture.” Screw that. I’m judging. A baby smoking a cigarette – isn’t that the definitive parent fail? What better way to teach your baby the dangers of smoking than to give a two-year-old two packs of [...]
I guess we can’t all raise little Edward Scissor Hands.
Flowers and chocolates for Mother’s Day? Perhaps a nice psalm on a card with water-colored lilies and a parasol?
Not for this mom.
A little parenting advice from the mother of a bad ass Sampa kid: You don’t want to be the mom of a sniffling, can’t-stand-up-for-himself toddler. First – it’s heartbreaking to watch your kid come home with LOSER post-its on his back and tears in his eyes. Second, if he has a packed social calendar, it [...]
You know what’s funny about the Scarface School Play? You were willing to watch it. For a second there… you were almost entertained. Can’t all school plays be like this?
April boasts all sorts of fantastic, Sampa Family favorite holidays.
April Fools – the perfect excuse to sneak over-the-counter AZO into Sampa Dad’s daily vitamin regime and watch his reaction when he sees his urine is the color of a sunset.
Easter – chocolate bunnies. Done and done.
But perhaps our most favorite of favorites is International Pillow Fight Day — and it’s coming up soon!