Entries by Mariet

A Paris Themed Birthday Party

April is a month of Birthdays at the Practicingnormal headquarters.  Both Bubbles and Little Mouse has birthdays which makes it a hectic month for me. When there are five kids in a family a birthday is a very special day.  It is the one time when all the attention is on you.  When everything can […]

Tiger Mom

The wisdom of kids sometimes take your breath away.  The happens to me a lot, especially with my little old soul:  Mouse.   If you think you know everything about being a Tiger Mom, I think Little Mouse have a much better definition.

Blog Award: Ten things you didn’t know about me

Since I started blogging, I have been nominated for a Liebster award four times  (Thank you for the last one, Jessie Singer).   I love the idea of the Liebster as it helps new bloggers make wonderful connections and start friendships that last. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, don’t worry, in the […]

Always Love your Stepmom

Blood is not the only thing that makes you a family.  Family is who you love and if you are lucky, who loves you back.   Being a mother is a difficult job, being a stepmom is even harder.   You are mostly judged and very rarely celebrated. Instead of judging let’s choose to celebrate the extra […]

Sir Terry Pratchett: Until the ripples die away

Terry Pratchett sold more than 70 million books during his career.   He was one of my favourite authors and my literary hero. I still see the Discworld characters as some of the best friends I will ever have.   The Watch and DEATH helped me through a really tough time in my life and if […]