The Unofficial Harry Potter Sweet Shoppe Kit

Today is a glorious and a sad, sad, day indeed. Today is the end of a long journey for myself and millions of other people. The last of 8 adored movies opens today, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II. This entire week my wee little ones and I have been preparing for this day to arrive. Beginning with the arrival of our essential Unofficial Harry Potter Sweet Shoppe Kit, that my eldest quite literally pushed me over to get to. Inside we found a tray of chocolate candy Read more […]

Homemade Brownie Butter Pecan Ice Cream Cake

Dear Soledad,Smiles you are to me.Grinning cheesy toothless smiles, that make my heart glow.You are swings, swinging high with the wind whooshing by.Your rhythm is contagious.It’s the rhythm of your life, and you never miss a beat.As you sway and move your hips, and gently purse your lips.Your voice blazons like a drum.Commanding all to hear, as our hearts follow its quake.We can tell we are alive, in the presence of your vibe.Rebellious and mischievous.Foxily moving your way through the world.Searching, Read more […]

Strawberry-Basil Lemonade Slush

This weekend, my husband’s family had a reunion.It was in the country, where it’s hot. Sweltering, blistering, and humid. You know the kind of hot, where in the movies the people are depicted as sexy as they walk around in the 100 degree weather as their bodies shine with a dew from their sweat. Beads of moisture delicately rest on their noses, and their hair seems like its wet from a shower, versus wet from the humidity.  And then to cool themselves off,  they walk around in their daisy dukes Read more […]

Refreshing Summer Drink: Lemon-Mint Slush

Yesterday Soledad (4) woke up with a really bad tummy ache. So she couldn’t go to the last day of swimming lessons. It was water safety day and she was super bummed. Mr. Woo promised her a Frozen Strawberry Lemonade from McDonald’s if she didn’t whine and moan too much. So after lessons, I drove by Mickey D’s and purchased my baby her treat. Happily she slippity slurps on her sweet frozen piece of heaven. The other three girls mope and moan at the injustice. “It’s not fair. Every After naturally Read more […]

~Mixed Berry Smoothie ~

On Children, Human Sexuality, Transvestites, Transsexuals, and Lady GagaSometimes we drive to a certain pizza place in a nearby town, because they run a special for $3.99 large pizzas.Often on those visits, we encounter a man.Who is dressed like a woman.Complete with wig, daisy dukes, and make-up.Usually high heels too.I’m sure he’s not just an ugly woman. The Adam’s apple is a dead giveaway. The children too, have noticed. Nothing getting passed their curious eyes.”Mommy.  Is that a man?” “Yup.” Read more […]

Mango Margarita

Today is Cinco De Mayo.  Which is the celebration of the victory of The Mexican Army over the French in the Battle of Puebla.  Around these parts though, we mostly use it as a day to celebrate Mexican heritage, culture and pride, as well as drink margaritas.Today is also, Mother’s Day Tea at my 4 year old’s pre-school.Which leads me to another point, I could really use a margarita right. about. now.This kid.This 4 year old kid is a spitfire.God love her.Every minute I spend with her is heavenly, Read more […]

Old Fashioned Popsicle Pop-Ups

“You know little Woo’s, this ‘I’m bored’ bit, is getting old.”  I say to a crowd of children who are blatantly ignoring me.”How in the world can you be bored?  You have DS’s, Wii’s, computers, dolls, crafts, toys, books, and. . . . .IMAGINATION.  Ever heard of that one girls?  Ever use your little noggin to figure out something CREATIVE to do?”  “No”, they say.  I didn’t think so.”Maybe you could build a fort out of cardboard boxes, play in the sprinkler, or hmmmm. . . .let’s see draw or Read more […]

Why I Oughta Strawberry Colada You!

Today, like every morning, when I opened my eyes I was slightly dazed, and a little crazed. I bumbled around in the dark, trying to figure out which tasks I would take on before my brood arose from their slumber.I washed clothes, put away dishes, and straightened up a bit. I had a little extra time, so I decided to pull out the skillet, and began making breakfast. I scrambled eggs, cooked some turkey bacon and cut up strawberries.The children slowly began their march downstairs, awoken by the wafting Read more […]

Coconut Popsicles – You bring the coco, I’ll bring the nut.

I’m frightened. No, I’m scared. Better yet, I’m petrified.It’s Tuesday night, we’re only two days into summer, and I really think this parenting thing is going to kick my butt. Which is quite ridiculous since I have been doing it NON-STOP for 9 ½ years. How did I manage to get four daughters, and no clue? Don’t answer that.So here I sit reminiscing about a day that went oooooooh so bad, and thinking how in the world can I prevent this from happening again.I woke up optimistic about actually Read more […]

Pineapple Sage Smoothie and Open Faced Grilled Cheese Sandwich w/ Arugula and Tomato

 The Early Fruits of My LaborI’m just trying to look on the bright side.Yesterday, 5:55 am.I sit on the computer mesmerized by the glow. Quiet house. Mind blossoms. Upstairs alarm clock rings. Light bulb in mind goes off. Oh, shoot. I forgot to wash Shelbi’s laundry. Hop up, toe gets stuck in chair cover, I go crashing head first onto the floor. Sigh. Look up. Darling daughter Shelbi looking down on me. Pitiful, pitiful sight. Are you okay, Mommy? Here let me help you up. I quickly wash 1 pair Read more […]