As if I need reminding that my three-year-old repeats everything I say, this morning she said, "That's so freaking cute!" Try explaining to a talkative toddler not to repeat a word ... it's almost her favorite word now. On the plus side, at least she didn't say "fuck." Like this post? Read more! Sweet … Continue reading Toddlers Say the Darndest Things
Before baby Claire came along, it was just Anna and I at home together. Well, not just us, because that sounds derogatory. I mean to say that we had our special one-on-one time, and I'll forever treasure that. Those are moments we will never have again; even though we do still have alone time together while … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: Just the Two of Us
Like most kids her age, my three-year-old asks "Why?" roughly twenty-seven times a day. Being a parent who generally likes to her educate her children and likes to learn herself, I don't mind answering that question - for the most part. Other times, my voice is almost hoarse by the end of the day. Really! … Continue reading Toddler: “Why?” Me: “42.” Nailed it.
Before baby #1 came along, we were a little worried about finances; I thought we'd be able to bring in a little extra income by watching another kid or two. After all, we figured, we were planning on having more than one kid anyway, so watching another baby or two before our #2 came along … Continue reading Parenting Misconception #87: I Will Not Run a Home Daycare
I love that my toddler is talking. I love hearing her speak. I love finding out what she thinks about ... everything. I love hearing her repeat what we've taught her. I love hearing her repeat what she's heard in movies in books, what resonates with her. I really, really do. I love hearing it … Continue reading Repetition is a Double-Edged Sword
One of the worst experiences in motherhood (aside from illnesses, injuries, etc. - the REALLY serious stuff) is getting two steps from the top of the stairs on your way to pick up your toddler from her nap (even though she was just awake the whole time) and you smell It. Poop. That unmistakably rotten … Continue reading Toddler Poop Experiences, Take 17
They. Are. Always. Moving! Wiggling! Squirming! Kicking! Slapping! Running! Just calm down, you two ... calm down!! Both my 3yo and my 7mo are constantly, CONSTANTLY moving some part of their body. Ask my oldest to keep her head still so I can comb her hair and she starts waving her arms. Try to pin … Continue reading I Make Perpetual Motion Children
As my adorable baby girl, just 7m old (or rather, 7m old already!!), is starting to say her first words, it reminds me of what her darling - and now very talkative - older sister said first. She started sounding out "mama" and "dada" early on, of course, but her first very clear word was … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: First Words
Seriously, Dr. Seuss ... you write great books, and our family LOVES you, but it's clear you never raised children of your own. In The Birthday Bird, you make it pretty obvious the kids in Katroo don't take naps. Couldn't you have taken a page - half a page, I'd have taken just half - to say … Continue reading Do They Nap in Katroo, Dr. Seuss?
So someone made a pacifier in the shape of a mustache, but there's no genuine breast-shaped pacifier? Call me crazy, but I think there's truly a market for a custom made, nipple shaped pacifier for those extra fussy babies who don't go for a standard Nuk/Soothie/etc. That can't be just a tired mom talking. Whatever the … Continue reading SOLID GOLD Pacifier Idea