I was under the impression kids speak just like their parents, since that's from whom they learn to speak. Our toddler is no exception - with a slight exception. She sounds like I do, and a bit like my husband, but the problem is that people frequently tell me I sound Canadian (I lived there … Continue reading Is That a Regional Accent You Have, Child?
A few days ago my 3yo was coloring at her coloring table while I was nursing her baby sister in the next room. Midway through she comes in, clutching her coloring book to tell me: "Mom! This is the coloring book I'm going to bring to school. And I need to bring my crayons, too. … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays: Coloring Books and Blue Meanies
One of my favorite things to do when I get a baby shower invitation is peruse the parents' registry. After having two babies, I think I'm a pretty good judge of what you need and don't need to buy. I mean, to each their own, but a wipes warmer? Come on. But a cool mist … Continue reading Baby “Essentials”: Are They?
My 3yo has a cute stuffed Sofia the First doll (we're a bit obsessed over here), and usually she loves her and totes her pretty much everywhere. She's starting to smell like stale breath, so obviously my daughter hugs her close at night. But ... she also kind of abuses her, too. Not in a … Continue reading Talking Tina is Coming…
Last week I hosted a playdate, and there were 9 kids including my 9mo and 3yo. We took some photos of the kids all together - they were so dang cute, baking mini pumpkin pies by the way - and we showed them to Toddler's grandparents when they visited the next day. I was prompting … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: May You Always Be Best Friends!
I'm taking a departure from the usual schtick here (does this qualify as schtick?!) to give a simple note of thanks for my two lovely daughters. Not a day goes by - even if both of them are crying and my bladder's full to bursting but I need to soothe them and someone spilled milk … Continue reading Thanks for Being, Babies!
I really wonder sometimes what life is like from my baby's perspective - literally. They are so small compared to us, so what would it be like to be so tiny compared to a big, tall parent? Proportionally, it would be like us hanging around a 12-15' giant (giantess, excuse me - with huge boobs!), whose … Continue reading Life Through a Baby’s Eyes
We're doing Christmas cards from Shutterfly this year, because I just am running out of time (Can someone please give me an actual Time-Turner for Christmas this year? Please and thank you.) to do hand-written ones. It's bad enough I have to write the addresses on them. (Family - I love you, I really do.) … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays: Keepin’ Us Laughing!
I admit that I amuse myself sometimes by trying to figure out what animal my baby sounds most like (my mind wanders when nursing!). I thought my first baby girl sounded like the heir of Slytherin, but baby #2 has a bit of a different sound. When she was a newborn she squeaked, hence her … Continue reading Is My Baby is a Pterodactyl?
Our house is usually full of song - or songs, more like it. Toddler used to stay mute when prompted to sing songs with others at story time or at home. But who really likes lame-o songs like The Itsy Bitsy Spider, anyway?! Bring on the Beatles! Now that she listens to songs that are … Continue reading Her Five Favorite Songs