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Going to a Ball January 22, 2012

Filed under: Children,Family — aprilgrant @ 10:20 am
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Having a daughter has really opened my eyes to the wonderful world of clothes.  Pretty ones, shiny ones, fluffy ones, all sorts of clothing. Oh and the dresses! The  dresses are fit for princesses. Great colors with lots of bling!image

But where, may I ask, are these infants going? Am I missing out on the infant ball? Is there a special princess party where you take all the little girls and they stroll the catwalk?

There’s a full section of these lovely things. A part of an industry that’s dedicated to providing nice clothes, excuse me, gorgeous clothes for little itty bitty tiny tots.

Let’s just assume there is some place for them to go. Where would it be?

Thought I would be able to find some babies sporting these dresses online, but sadly enough, there were few to be found.

Watch out for a future post on All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go!


Busy as ever January 14, 2012

Filed under: Blogging,Family — aprilgrant @ 5:24 pm

So, in short, I’m studying for the bar. It’s a hard exam in almost any state, but in California, it’s no joke.

I graduated from law school over 7 years ago. But having my son during my third year of law school, made the test a little difficult. I also think I was a little arrogant. I was really close… I mean, really close, but as the song goes ‘almost doesn’t count’.

So, seven years later, here I am again. Trying to determine how to break my addiction to the television, take care of my son, husband and house, and study effectively. I’ve tried not coming on here to blog (hence the reason there have been on posts of late), but sometimes any break is a good one. Of course, it is when you’re studying.

Have you ever been really overwhelmed? I mean really overwhelmed? Knowing that others are counting on you to “do your thing” and then they still kinda just live their own life. They don’t really change much to be accomodating to the changes that you have to make.

But here I am, studying. Or I should say taking a break from studying. About to practice writing. What about you? What stresses you out?


Gift Giving January 1, 2012

Filed under: Blogging,Christmas,Family — aprilgrant @ 5:39 pm

I meant to get this out before today, now that we’re on a new leaf.

So, what do you think about gifts with strings attached? Have you received them? What did you do with them?

As an example, my mother’s gift to me and everyone in the family was a daily devotional. A devotional is a book of prayers meant to be read on a regul