weekend roundup

My six year old daughter, Anson, and I take our first solo road trip this weekend. I’m really looking forward to it. I find that the more time I spend with her, I realize just how much I really like her. She is so much cooler than I am. She’s been packed for hours already. I have no idea what’s in here:


With the hustle and bustle of everyday survival, I don’t always get the chance for one-on-one time with any of my three girls. So much of the day is spent passing by each other. I shuffle them from one point to the next, directing their every move, barking orders, moving things along so that I can finally have a moment to myself, free from the looming stopwatch. But I am very much looking forward to the open road and letting go of rules and routines. I am looking forward to just the two of us. I’m looking forward to just Anson.

We are Houston-bound, my old stomping grounds. We’re going to the Rodeo and I don’t have any cowboy boots… story of my life.

Have a wonderful weekend. Here are a few things I thought you might find interesting:

For the little fashionista.

Reach out and touch… a truck.

Celebrate one of our city’s most important cultural traditions.

This is what happens when you get drunk with a price gun.


Kickstart Little Red Riding Hood.

Finally! The ultimate face exfoliator.

Calculate your carbon footprint.

Get organized. She’s kooky but she’s good for your soul.

Bullies called him porkchop.

A kooky update of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Paternity Leave around the world.

What are you doing this weekend?

Written by Ashley Bond

Ashley Bond

Founder of parenting blog, entrepreneur, underestimated disorganized overachiever.

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