One of my reasons for existence is to serve as a personal ballet valet for my daughter. She has been studying ballet for about five years now, and her passion for this art is an inspiration to me. I love ballet but never took ballet classes (except for that one class my mom had me take when I was three years old). I grew up going to see the New York City Ballet perform The Nutcracker every December, and have… Read more »

halloween costume

  Halloween is six weeks away. Do you have your costumes ready or even planned? It seems to me like the Halloween costume, much like everything else, has turned into some weird suburban parent competition. Seriously, how many of you had friends growing up who just threw on a sheet with eye holes or tore up some old clothes to make a costume? Oh no, not today. In today’s competitive mom culture, you need at least a 3 month lead… Read more »

  I spent my Labor Day weekend on the fields of a soccer tournament with this crazy goalkeeper. When we were not on the field, I was taking the dancer to extra rehearsals and enjoying the long-awaited start of the college football season. Such is the life of a soccer and dance mom.   On another note, I’m sorry if you missed my regular posting schedule last week. There were some really bizarre things going on in my life last… Read more »

child actor resumes

Fall is a busy time for us as we gear up for dance and acting auditions again. That means it is time to start working on getting new headshots and updating the resumes. Yes, it seems kind of silly to be making a resume for your child, but it is part of the job when you are a stage mom.   If your child is auditioning for a school play or local dance school, a resume will not be required…. Read more »

Whether you are a homeschool mom like I am or the mom of an elementary, middle, or high school student, back-to-school is a lot of work. Everyone needs new gear and supplies, and  getting back into a school routine is tough! While you were checking things off that back-to-school list, I’ll bet that you forgot a few items. Yes, moms, we need our own back-to-school shopping list! Being a mom is hard work, and we deserve some cute new gear… Read more »

travel journal san francisco

My son and I went to pick my daughter up from her ballet summer intensive at Joffrey Ballet School in San Francisco. My mom met us out there, and we decided to arrive a couple of days early to be tourists. My mom and I had actually been there with my daughter a few years ago, but it was my son’s first trip.   On our first day in the city, we wanted to take my son to the California… Read more »