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Hair Fairies for Lice

How to get rid of lice, let’s talk about it…

Mar 16, 2018 Up to 12 million school children ages, 3 to 12 will get head lice this year. These harmless but pesky bugs are hard to get rid of but here’s how to do it… ~600 words

Girl Scout Cookie booth time

5 things to NOT say to a Girl Scout selling cookies

Feb 12, 2018 Here are five things not to say to a Girl Scout selling cookies, and a simple suggestion for what you could say instead. ~900 words

Girl Scout Cookie Trefoils

Why do Girl Scout cookies have different names?

Feb 1, 2018 We are in FULL Girl Scout cookie mode around here. We take our girls door to door and sell as many cookies as we can. Our oldest daughter has a very ambitious goal of 1000 boxes of cookies. Thankfully, our… ~400 words

Bowman family photo

Growing up Goofy is… Growing!

Jan 25, 2018 Growing Up Goofy started as a wedding website over thirteen years ago. My husband, Doug, has finally agreed to start writing here now and then. ~300 words

Our girl holding up a box of Samoas

Ten reasons you should not sell Girl Scout Cookies

Jan 18, 2018 If you don’t want your child to grow up smart, strong, independent and brave, here are ten reasons why you shouldn’t sell Girl Scout cookies. ~800 words

Junior Scope

Omano Junior Scope: perfect for your Girl Scout troop!

Nov 30, 2017 Our friends at BSM Media and Omano sent us a Junior Scope microscope for kids. With the help of this microscope, we were able to take water samples and analyze what is in our drinking water, fresh water, and an area pond. ~400 words

Chicken and rice soup

Easy chicken and rice Instant Pot soup

Nov 14, 2017 It finally happened. The week before Thanksgiving our house gets hit by the plague. Or cold season, depending on how you look at it. Anytime my children have to take sick days from school, it feels more like the plague… ~300 words

Girls Scouts bridging to the Junior level.

Why I love being a Girl Scout leader

Oct 10, 2017 Girl Scouts has been one of the biggest time commitments for our family. But here’s why I love being a Girl Scout leader and encourage you to do it too. ~500 words

Self care: taking care of me first

May 26, 2017 I tend to be on the uptight side. I like things a certain way and I am rarely patient. If I ask for something, I like it immediately. Apparently not the entire universe works this way. Moving to Southern California… ~400 words

Lost gun

Do you own a gun?

Jun 2, 2016 I recently came across a Facebook page about a child who was playing at a friends house after school one day. When the parents dropped their daughter off at school that morning, they never imagined it to be the last… ~600 words

My girls

Getting (delayed) alone time

Jan 26, 2015 When my husband and I found out we were having a baby, it was a mutual decision that I would stay home. It’s been over six years now that I’ve been a stay-at-home mom. Now that we have two girls,… ~300 words

Reading by the fireplace

Got Milk? Milk for a brighter future

Nov 7, 2014 I have very picky eaters. They go through phases. One of my girls will eat everything in sight, then nothing the next day, or an entire week. I try not to worry; but as a parent, it’s hard. I’m always… ~300 words

First sleepover

Five steps to prepare your child for their first sleepover

Aug 21, 2014 Recently our daughter was invited to a sleepover birthday party. I know the parents very well, and didn’t hesitate at the invite. But I wasn’t sure if my daughter was actually ready for a night away from us. I didn’t… ~600 words

Welcome Tooth Fairy: we lost our first tooth

Jan 14, 2014 Well, it finally happened. Our oldest daughter finally lost her first tooth. It’s been hanging on for some time now. It seems the Tooth Fairy will finally be making a visit to our home. I associate losing teeth with my… ~93 words

Mom Talk Radio, Spotlight on Moms

Sep 30, 2013 Recently I had the honor of being on Mom Talk Radio with Maria Bailey. I was on the “Spotlight on Moms” segment talking about my blog, the recent launch of my newsletter, and of course, Disneyland. Maria Bailey is… ~100 words

Summertime with Camp Galileo

Aug 6, 2013 This summer, Emma spent two weeks at Camp Galileo. This was the first year we explored our options for a summer activity. With Emma starting Kindergarten this year, we wanted her to have a new experience that might help… ~300 words

Goodbye preschool

Aug 5, 2013 I blinked and this year was over. Just like that, preschool is over. I have so many emotions over my daughter starting Kinder this year. When my husband said, “we will no longer be her number one influencers anymore,” things… ~100 words

Preschool graduation: our first of many milestones

May 29, 2013 I need a tissue. Our little girl just graduated from pre-school this past weekend. For some, this isn’t a big deal. For me, it’s a turning point. I’m seeing her grow up so fast, and I don’t know how to… ~88 words

Mother’s Day

May 13, 2013 What do I love about motherhood? These two!… ~8 words

Addie at 10 months

Jan 23, 2013 With Emma, we chronicled every month of her life. We took photos, wrote blog posts, and never missed a month. Here we are today, Addie is ten months old. Looking back at Emma, I realized that the similarities between… ~200 words