Rocking the $14 Dress


Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Attitude, Body Image/Dieting, Clothes, Confidence, Fashion | Posted on 02-03-2017

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Confidence is wearing a $14 dress from Costco…and rocking it.

And accessorizing with $1 shell necklaces. And old tights. (Tights that you snagged when you hoisted them up and you’re hoping that the hole doesn’t show in the meeting. P.S. Why do they make tights so short, forcing you to hoist them up in the first place??)

And adding your go-to cardigan–black, of course–and comfortable square dance shoes. I wrote about those here.


I don’t have an amazing wardrobe or sense of style.

I don’t really need either one, what with my personality, confidence, and sense of humor. Ha!

Rock what you’ve got!

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Scratchy Balls


Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Art, Attitude, Memories, Mothers and Sons | Posted on 04-03-2016

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It was a day filled with cupcakes, masks, and scratchy balls.

My ten-year-old son and I adventured to the city, just the two of us. We stumbled upon a necklace in one of the shops: a colorful necklace made from scratchy wool balls. How could I say no?

Mom, you would look so pretty in this. Seriously, how could I resist?

Since then, I’ve been wearing that necklace often. It keeps my neck warm. It goes with everything. People compliment it wherever I go. Wow, cool necklace! But mostly, I smile because it reminds me of that colorful day spent with my sweet son.

My new necklace.

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Partake in the Internet with Your Kids: You Might Be Creating Fun Memories


Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Childrearing, Connections, Family, Humor, Ideas, Inappropriate, Internet, Life Lessons, Memories, Mothering | Posted on 08-11-2011

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Don’t shun the Internet with your children. There is a lot of good and fun out there. Partake with them.

You might be surprised at how many funny things you will seek out. And, yeah, I am a fan of slightly inappropriate material–as long as it’s funny. (See related post on how families should let loose.) If it will spur giggles and conversations with my children, then I am there.

Raising children is pretty funny, isn’t it?

And often, these little moments can turn into fun memories. As in, “Remember that funny video we watched where the Granny is shaking her boobs?” Ah, yes, I know that one! And here it is:

You just might find yourself singing along…with your kids…in the car…at the top of your lungs. Go Granny go!


Did You Just Fart on the Sofa?…and Other Utterings


Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Childrearing, Family, Inappropriate, Life Lessons, Mothering | Posted on 06-11-2011

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How can you not have a sense of humor raising children? I laugh every day. I am grossed out every day. I am (a teensy bit) inappropriate every day.

Latest questions, comments, and other utterings in our house:

  • “Mom, I think there’s a piece of sausage in my milk.”
  • “No farting on the sofa. Take it outside.”
  • “Are hot dogs made out of penises?” Google it.

Oh, and this one was from me. Just the other day:

  • Where are my pants?!”

We taught our youngest the word I-N-A-P-P-R-O-P-R-I-A-T-E and explained what it means. How some behavior is inappropriate at school. Or how some words are inappropriate to say to others.

But if a tight family cannot be a little inappropriate in its own home, then where’s the fun in that?