I used to think it was only little boys that talked about toots and poop and pee. Nope, my sweet, dear little girl must say "poop" or "poopy" nearing two dozen times. I mean ... it was funny the first few times, but no, child - the answer to every question is not "poop!" Yet … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday – Toots Galore
Summer starts this Wednesday, June 21! Uhh ... where did spring go? Did yours fly by like mine did? I feel like it was just a month ago that I posted my spring bucket list, not three months ago! This year is moving at light speed for me. Anyone else? Well, the season passed in … Continue reading Summer bucket list
Oh, you will never read this For blogging you do hate But I know soon is your holiday So for you these verses I'll create. * You bring home all our bacon, And do all the nasty chores - Like mowing and tarring the driveway And killing spiders, crickets, and more. * You never … Continue reading An Ode to My Children’s Father – Happy Father’s Day!
What a mouthful that title is! Look, when you have a young family it can feel like the 24 hours in your day somehow shrinks to the realm of 20 hours. Hence why I could really use a time turner.... But in lieu of one, how do you cope? Play with your kids less? Serve cereal … Continue reading Why It’s OK Not to Mow Often When You Have Kids (And Other Silver Lining Tips)
I don't know if all kids do this, but my toddler pokes my butt. And hugs it. And sometimes kisses it when I'm standing in the kitchen preparing a meal. Is that weird? Is my kid the only one obsessed with butts? (And poop. She really talks about poop a lot....) I know it's just a … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: What’s in a Butt?
It may be the influence of social media - where we tend to compare others' posted highs to our everyday moments or even our lows - but sometimes we are a tad hard on ourselves. (It's not just me, right?) The dishes aren't always done promptly. We raise our voices more than we want to. … Continue reading 10 Ways I’m Rocking Motherhood
We're pretty big on art around here. I come from an artsy family (my mom and sister at least), and I think I'm passing that tendency on to my girls. Like me, Toddler enjoys drawing and painting (for the record, I paint about once a decade, but I generally like art and drawing ... Toddler … Continue reading It’s Not Art Til I Can Tell What It Is
For the second time in two days, Baby has spilled spices on the kitchen floor. Things like mustard powder and chili pepper flakes aren't the best things for a baby to spill and potentially sample, am I right? (Let's not talk about the time she unscrewed the jar of almond extract.) Who let Baby into … Continue reading Don’t Child-Proof Your House – “Fake-ize” Your House
My toddler is getting pretty smart. She's slowly figuring out how the world works and what cause and effect means. Recently, she's figured out that you can buy things using paper bills, a check, a credit card, or even via the computer (quite an abstract concept if you think about it). And she's figuring out what the … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays: Blunt, As Always
It's well know that songs can help kids learn things better. Put a bunch of information to the tune of a known song, and they'll memorize it much easier than repetition, flash cards, or the (tedious) like. I haven't used that yet for Toddler, but I think I will soon. First I need to learn … Continue reading Top 3 Songs We’ve Co-opted To Get Our Kids To Do Something