Topic: activities

Tragic DUI Accident Proves SXSW Isn’t Family-Friendly At Night

Tragic DUI Accident Proves SXSW Isn't Family-Friendly At Night

After reading about the recent accident that took place late last night at the festival, I’m incredibly saddened and a little frightened about taking my kids to an event like this. Two people have been confirmed dead and 23 others were hospitalized after a drunk driver fleeing police plowed his car into a crowd at the festival. The “police chase” that led to the accident started when the intoxicated driver was caught driving the wrong way down a one-way street. More »

Valentine’s Day Crafts That Won’t Make You Want to Shoot Yourself With A Glue Gun

 Valentine's Day Crafts That Won't Make You Want to Shoot Yourself With A Glue Gun

But this is 2014, where Leprechauns need traps, Easter involves presents and Santa needs the help of a misogynistic elf.   Pinterest exists to promote the idea that every holiday can be a beautiful, color coordinated spectacle, if only you take the time to warm up your glue gun.  I am not going to lie; there are days I want that for myself and my kids. I want to wake up in a world where I have the time to decorate my house inside and out in delightfully chic hearts and that manage to be both tacky and beautiful. However, that is not the world in which I live. My world mainly consists of waiting for cards to go on deep discount at Rite Aid before we go and buy a few boxes to split in a mad grab between my kids. Chances are I am not going all out for V-Day 2014. I can, however, step it up to “moderate effort level ” and you can too.   Join me for “At Least I Tried- Valentine’s Day 2014.” More »