April 3, 2014
by Meredith Bland

Car-versations: I’m sure she meant well…

(For those of you who are new, I tend to have the most bizarre conversations with my kids while we are in the car. Thus, my series of Car-versations.) My daughter’s kindergarten class is having a poetry reading on Friday. … Continue reading

June 25, 2013
by Meredith Bland
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Car-versations: The birth of coffee

My mother thought that I was exaggerating some of my Car-versations. She can now testify that they are completely accurate, since she was in the car for this one. Daughter: “Mommy, I am going to have babies one day.” Mommy: … Continue reading

April 16, 2013
by Meredith Bland

Car-versations: About bravery

Megan: “Mom, what does ‘guts’ mean?” Mom: “Well, two things. One — your guts are organs inside your body. And two — when someone says, ‘you’ve got guts,’ they’re saying you’re brave. You’ve got courage.” Megan: “Mom are you brave?” … Continue reading

February 26, 2013
by Meredith Bland

Car-versations: Native Americans and Katy Perry

We were driving to the Children’s Museum, when we pulled up behind a Mayflower moving van. The following was all one conversation, and it all went exactly like this. Meg: “Mom, what does M-A-Y-F-L-O-W-E-R spell?” Me: “MAYFLOWER.” Meg: “What is … Continue reading