Guest Post – 7 Daddy-Daughter Date Ideas



A lot of dads struggle to connect with their daughter. Quite often, this can worsen as time progresses; it is often amplified if Mom is always in the picture. Encouraging daddy-daughter dates once every couple weeks or even once a month will allow them to make memories together. This also gives you the opportunity to soak in a hot tub in front of your bio ethanol fireplace. I got one like the ones you can find from stores like Ethanol Fireplace Pros and mounted it on the wall, so I can turn my bathroom into a spa when I need serenity. Below are a few date idea that will help them bond, and give you some alone time!


  1. Miniature Golf – You really can’t go wrong with a game of miniature golf. It is a slow-paced game, and it will give them plenty of time to chat. Many dads take their daughters to the movies all the time, which is great, but it doesn’t allow for any sharing time.


  1. Nature Hike – If dad isn’t really the park type, perhaps you can choose a park, pick out an easy trail, and provide clear instructions to that specific trailhead.


  1. Volunteer – Is she constantly begging for a puppy, but you are not ready to adopt one yet? Many rescues and shelters allow child volunteers with a guardian. They can go in and play with the dogs and cats together once a month.


  1. Arcade – If you have a Dave & Buster’s or some similar type of arcade near you, this is a great place to spend a rainy afternoon. If you live anywhere near Vegas, send them to the Pinball Hall of Fame. There are over 250 machines to play that cost about a quarter per game.


  1. Children’s Museum – Some dads seem to think only boys love dinosaurs and other science things. This is definitely not true! Spending a day at a museum with interactive exhibits will be fun and educational.


  1. Skate Park – Before you panic and say there is no way you are letting your daughter go to a skate park, actually go and visit one first. A lot of people picture swarms of boys doing tricks on skateboards. You will likely find there are a ton of families and folks of all ages on roller skates and rollerblades.


  1. Yoga – If you call around to yoga studios in your area, there is a good chance you will find a weekend daddy-daughter yoga class. If they don’t offer one, recommend it. There is a good chance they will add it to the schedule, if there is enough interest.


A few other ideas include tobogganing, ice-skating, taking a class, flying a kite, and attending a sporting event. They don’t even have to leave the house. You can go to the yoga practice you have wanted to get to, and they can stay home and build a snowman, bake cookies, or have a craft day.

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DIY: Using youtube to cut long hair!

I am the Mommy to 4 beautiful kids and 2 amazing surrogate daughters. They all astound me time and again. I mention this because I need you to know I would do anything for them. Sometimes what they wish me to do scares the heck out of me! So when my teen insisted I cut her very long and very thick hair myself rather than waiting to go to a salon I panicked a bit. What is an untrained person to do? YouTube of course!

So I looked at over a dozen videos and settled on one. You can get to it by searching:  How to beautifully cut your own hair (M by Mickie)  Surely if I can use youtube to replace the radiator in the van before I can use it to give my darling daughter a hair cut right?

Her wishes were simple in her mind. She wanted it shorter and with layers. My issue though was that it was 1. not my hair. 2. I didn’t want to cut it! You see my dear Memere had gotten very upset when I was little then my parents cut my hair. It turned into a thing. Still to this day I now have long hair and can’t bring myself to cut it, even with her no longer being with us. I could see her in my mind upset over me cutting my oldest daughters hair short. I know, it is silly! Thanks to the video I found though, I thought I could please everyone!

Her Hair Before:


(Little Sisters just had to get in the photo too!)


And this is after the cut. She has short layers in the front that she loves and there is still a lot of length in the back. She loves how light it feels now!

Then of course came the bleaching and the new color. She asked me to dye it blue on one side and purple on the other but after the blue side was done she saw it and didn’t want the other side purple. She loves her hair.

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Warning, the blue color travels a bit with time! I swear her hair has even layers in it, one side is not shorter than the other!

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And this is the back. 

Over all I think this was very much a success simply because she loves it so much. Even if my nerves where shot doing it! I love spending time with her, she is so funny and we have a lot in common, such as our love of Doctor Who and watching it while working on her hair! We are a brave bunch here, we like doing DIY on our own.

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Guest Post: Top Tips for Finding a Talented Interior Designer in the UK

  You want the kind of home that you see in the magazines. They always look so beautiful. At the same time, you’re not a designer. You need help with the minutia. What you need is an interior designer. But, a good one is hard to find – especially in the UK. Here’s how to […]

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Review: Home Grown Books – Beginning Readers

2014-08-02 22.29.34 Home Grown Books are for emergent readers, little ones that are ready to start learning how the magic of words work. This company offers books and parenting resources to make this learning fun and effective. I am glad to have the change to review them with my own little ones and share how our […]

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Thanks to hypnotist Justin Tranz, IKEA has been able to help couples get a glimpse into their possible future in this very interesting time travel perception experiment! Justin Tranz is the only hypnotist in history to ever legitimately perform on Broadway, at least so far. He has been on stage over 6,000 times and has […]

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Do Crunchy Parents cut coupons?


  I saw this image on facebook and I had to share it. I remember my couponing days and I remember how hard it was even all those years ago to save money on healthy things because so many of the coupons where for processed junk! I had friends who would joke that they wouldn’t […]

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Review – Learning is best when it is play – Matics

Matics-7__34774.1405362526.220.220 This game was created by a mom because her son was struggling with some basic math skills.  She wanted a fun way to help him practice and reinforce what he was learning in school.  That mom is also the founder of Kabuki Helps, which has grown into a community of parents and teachers committed to making […]

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Review – Back to School – Getting organized with Shoplet

2014-08-16 22.21.48 Shoplet was kind enough to send me a few items to review that I am finding very helpful with getting things organized for back to school and not just the school stuff but over all house stuff too! The Office Supplies helped inspire me to come up with a outside project control journal! We […]

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Looking and Feeling Good During Pregnancy


Looking and Feeling Good During Pregnancy Image by Stephanie Knowles via Flickr Most young mothers these days are probably not old enough to remember the good old days before the massive expansion of the internet and online shopping. It was not so very long ago that mothers to be either had to rely on someone […]

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Attachment Parenting a Teenager – It’s ok to Panic!


  I am not expert at anything…. or maybe I just am very aware that no one is perfect and there is always something new to learn. When it comes to attachment parenting a teenager I am learning as I go like we all do. Please as always take my thoughts with a grain of […]

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