Category Archives: Parenting

Some Words About the Nature of “Consent”

In the wake of the Brock Turner trial, several words need to be said about the nature of “consent.” Continue reading

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Is the Secret to Autism in “The Gut?”

Some really cool things have been happening in autism research these last few years. Let’s talk about them for Autism Awareness Month! Continue reading

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Blue-Blue The Disco Dancing Cat

I promise y’all, I am not smoking the funky weed over here in California. “Blue-Blue” is featured in the title of my Little Bean’s first story, which I am turning in to her teacher this morning. This kid’s imagination is awesome, so I … Continue reading

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National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day) 2016

Tomorrow is National Read Across America Day, also known as Dr. Seuss Day. Y’all knew from one of my very first Undie Chronicles that I adore Dr. Seuss. Do y’all remember “Man-Style Goes to the Zoo?” *waggles eyebrows* There’s also… Dr. Seuss … Continue reading

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3 Things You Can Be Thankful You Missed

The last few weeks have been wild. Here are the highlights – good, bad and downright naughty – just for you. Y’all know I try to spread the love here at More Cowbell. Speaking of spreading the love, if you know … Continue reading

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5 Ways Kindergarten Prep Feels Like a Job Interview

It’s Thoughty Thursday, and I’m gonna get my rant on. It feels like I’ve been preparing for my kid to go to kindergarten for at least 4 months now. What happened to the days when you just took a piece … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Speech by My Husband

It is a rare thing for you all to hear from the Hubs here at More Cowbell, but he gave this speech in church and I’m so proud of him, I had to share it! *  *  *  *  * … Continue reading

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You’ve Gotta See This Brave Little Bundle of Cuteness

Today is my daughter’s birthday and the Little Bean is growing up at an alarming rate. I mean, I’ve listened to Don’t Blink, but jeezy-peezy…I can’t believe she’s having another birthday. She was just born. I think about where I was … Continue reading

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Some Days You Just Want To Swear

Some days you just need to swear. When I first posted on this topic, Baby Girl was just starting to talk. Now? She’s repeating everything, which means I have to spell everything. And sometimes the Hubs will just say the … Continue reading

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Giving Kids a Healthy Message About Their Bodies

Growing up, all of you received messages about your body, what you put in it, and what you put on it.
Which messages do you look back on with gratitude and which messages tormented you for years? What would you recommend for shaping a healthy body image/attitude in a child? What did you find damaging? Enquiring minds LOVE to know these things over at More Cowbell! Continue reading

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