Raise your hand if you baby-proofed your house, especially once your child started crawling or walking. And opening every drawer. And approaching every electrical outlet with outstretched fingers. Kind of essential, right? The whole protection thing? Yes, it protects the children ... and guess what? It also protects adults ... from plugging things in, moving … Continue reading Baby-proofing: Who Is It For?!
When your baby wakes you up in the middle of the night - or the beginning, or the end of the night - it's never good. You're up, she's up, and no one's happy; at least one person is crying (okay, it's always just the baby ... instead of crying I'm usually swearing). It sucks. … Continue reading The Truth About When Your Kid Wakes at Night
People told me that having two kids would be hard, and some even warned me that some things actually - magically - would more than double, such as laundry. I anticipated the usual troubles, such as breastfeeding a baby with a toddler running amok in the house or trying to sync their naps. I didn't … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: Back When Things Were Just … Easier
We're big friends of Sofia the First around here, and in particular Toddler has a thing about Cedric the Royal Sorcerer. I don't mean she loves him, but she always talking about him. It's kind of creepy, kind of annoying. It's Cedric this, Cedric that ... "Ceeeeedric" as she's pooping on the potty (literally - it's … Continue reading At 3, She Already Has an Imaginary Friend
I'm a bit late in posting this, since Baby is now over 10mo, but this is just too much to let pass unmentioned. So I recognize there's a lot of debate over when to start feeding your baby and what foods. I'm not going there. Just going to tell a story and tell you what … Continue reading Babies + Pastina = Uno Grande Mess!
It's pretty obvious that we are a bit over-princess-y around here. And what follows while we were watching Frozen is further proof. I promise I will set Toddler straight on reality vs. movies. But ... for now, she's three years old and enjoying life - who doesn't want to dream, after all? Toddler: "I'm leaving … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays: Too Much Princess Talk
So with baby #2, we've been a bit more lax with clothes. As in, I kind of could care less if she's wearing a cute outfit, let alone a matching one. (In fact I've enjoyed, in a way, channeling my inner Mondo Guerra and putting Baby in print-on-print outfits.) We've actually - gasp - let her … Continue reading Do You HAVE To Wear Day Clothes, Baby?
So which parent among us actually uses an alarm clock? (Except to go to work, if you do.) Anyone with their hands raised??? Mine is down. Why? Because my kids are my alarm clock! They are up at the same time every day (which changes with the seasons, but day-to-day it's the same), so why … Continue reading Have Kids? Ditch the Alarm Clock!
The facts: two adults, two kids (including one still-teething 10mo) - all sick. I was thinking today that this could only be worse if all four of us were puking. As it is, all of us are dripping snot like it's the rainy season, our heads are hurting, our throats are sore and dry, and … Continue reading Sweet – Nope, Sick Memories Friday: We’ve Been Hit!
So I'm on child #2, and I'm finally realizing that those new mommy books are mostly unhelpful. As in, take them with not a grain of salt but a whole container of salt. I've never had much of anything happen 100% as a book described, or even 75%. (Some books are really helpful medically, like … Continue reading New Moms: Forget the Advice, Close the Help Books