Instead of a social media account, I gave my daughter her own website!

There’s a new blogger in the Flaimahmy Family! It’s the Little Flower!! For her 11th birthday I gave her her own website!! This was after much debate about whether I would let her have social media. She is headed to middle school and of course all of her friends have social media accounts. I haven’t […]

Happy Birthday Little Flower!!

The Little Flower is ELEVEN!! It’s hard to believe this wonderful person came into my life eleven years ago. She’s been a joy every single day and I love being her mommy. Yesterday we had a small party to celebrate. She actually requested that I make my cheesecake for her birthday party. I was a […]

The Little Flower is a Middle Schooler!

My baby graduated from elementary school yesterday. Emotionally it was a lot for me. I fought back tears quite a few times. I can’t believe she’s going to middle school. She’s growing up way too fast! I’m so proud of my Little Flower. This journey as her mom has been a wonderful experience. She’s so […]

Santa Cruz!!

I chaperoned the Little Flower’s 5th grade trip to Santa Cruz today. I had a ball!! My baby even rode a roller coaster with me. However, we are going to have to work on her roller coaster technique, as you can see… 😂 The weather was great. The kids were great. It was awesome. I […]

The #LittleFlower’s 5th Grade Social!

It’s the last week of elementary school for the Little Flower (No I can’t believe it either!) and tonight they had a social. The theme was a Luau and for some reason she wanted me to attend. (I know these days are short lived so I am always going to show up when she wants […]

Summer hair!

Just finished braiding the Little Flower’s hair! Although when I do her summer braids I don’t really get to enjoy my work. I braid her hair so that while she’s away from me she won’t have to stress about it. I know from experience that if I don’t do her hair it won’t get done […]

Why I Encourage My Child to Make Her Own Halloween Costume

As a child I always enjoyed making my own Halloween costume. It was always fun and exciting. And, of course once I became a mother it was even more exciting because I was able to transform my child into whatever she or I could imagine. However, the past two years I have taken a backseat […]

“Single Mother” is not an Insult

Recently on twitter I engaged in a couple of discussions in which two people called me a “single mother” as an insult. I know that women with children who are not married are often shamed for being a *gasp* a “single mother!” I always thought this was silly and a holdover from earlier decades when […]