About Ponytails and Princesses

Elizabeth puts her three degrees to good use as a stay-at-home mom (or this is the lie she tells herself). She has two daughters who make her smile and laugh daily (“daily” = “on the good days”). She also shares her maternal love with her French Bulldog, who doesn’t differ too much from the kids (except definitely more drool). She always tries to keep a sense of humor about the triumphs and trials of motherhood and is not above poking a little fun at herself (and, yes, at her precious littles, too). After years of hearing people say things like, “You really should write all this down in a book or something,” she’s finally taken this advice and entered the blogging world (and thinks the word “blog” is just really fun to say).

Five Reasons Why I Don’t Hate Glitter

By |December 6th, 2017|


This is something I’ve heard countless people say. Some of my family members and friends fall into this “No glitter, no way” category of people.
But […]

My Child Will Choose What She Will Grow Up to Be

By |November 16th, 2017|

I always knew my daughter is smart.  Don’t we ALL know our kid is the smartest in the world?  Of course!  In the […]

DIY Dollhouse for an 18 Inch Doll

By |October 18th, 2017|

*Note:  I take no responsibility for the awesome outfits my girls have their dolls dressed in.  They are blooming stylists, what can I say??
My girls love their American Girl dolls […]

Kicked Out of a Christian Camp

By |October 10th, 2017|

So, my five-year-old is not perfect.  Shocker, right?!  To be more specific, she’s a very passionate child.  You know, now that I stop to think about that… maybe she IS […]

The Day I Got Bullied At the Park… As an Adult

By |August 21st, 2017|

We talk all the time to children about bullies – what to look out for, how to stand up for yourself, how to exit the situation.  We discuss how to […]

Things I Don’t Want to Hear When I’m Eating

By |July 24th, 2017|

When I’m enjoying some food, there are certain things I just don’t want to hear.
Now, you may be thinking of some obvious things, like really grotesque topics, and those would […]

Becoming a Mother Enabled Me to Reach my Career Potential

By |July 13th, 2017|

Once Upon a Time, I Didn’t Know What I Wanted To Be When I Grew Up
When I was in elementary school, I was surrounded by fellow students who all seemed […]

Lessons in Rudeness, Learned at the Zoo

By |July 6th, 2017|

My kids and I have always loved the zoo.  We go to any zoo we can get our hands on, but our “home” zoo is Brookfield Zoo.  Ever since they […]

Reminder: Having Kids Has Awesome Benefits

By |June 27th, 2017|

We parents love to complain about our kids.
We post memes and share blogs that make us nod our heads and murmur, “mmmhmm. SO true.” And I believe we gain some […]

Father’s Day: Beyond the Card

By |June 15th, 2017|

Father’s Day is approaching! I know this because Target put out their selection of Father’s Day cards about, oh, three months ago (what is with […]

When Daddy Travels

By |June 9th, 2017|

My precious offspring,

Daddy’s work requires him to travel quite a bit, and usually for around a week at a time.  You know this well – it’s […]

The Precious Preschool Era

By |June 2nd, 2017|

In the morning, my oldest daughter was going to her first ever day of preschool.
I had wanted to wait until she was three years old, which she had turned in […]

The Joys of Getting My Five Year Old Dressed

By |May 31st, 2017|

I don’t say that just because Chicago area winters and transitional seasons are rough (I used to think people were crazy for living here, so […]

A Momma As Seen through Her Child’s Eyes

By |May 23rd, 2017|


Typically, a young child thinks his or her mom is the most beautiful lady in the world.  On numerous occasions, I’ve heard this sweet […]

Kids Are Never Satisfied

By |May 18th, 2017|

I’ve come to the realization that children never are fully satisfied.
They always want more.  More candy, more toys, more allowance.  More, more, more.   Or they want something different than what […]

The Weight of the World on Tiny Shoulders

By |May 15th, 2017|

As parents, we often try to make childhood magical for our little ones, presenting the world around us as a nearly flawless wonderland.
We edit out most of the problems.  And, […]