This quiz for your toddler has been making the Facebook rounds, so I thought I'd have a laugh and pose the questions to Toddler. Of course the answers are entertaining! (Hopefully to more than just her mother.) Just to let you know ... I asked her these when she was pooping on the toilet (because … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Toddler Quiz Results!
Unless you have a toddler running amok and demanding you multitask, breastfeeding a baby is a pretty good time to zone out. (Assuming you and baby are in the groove and baby is sucking away happily.) Another prime zone-out time is when you watch Cinderella with your toddler for the 51st time (and counting). It's … Continue reading Parenting Game: Who Will You Grow To Be, Child?
Funny, you'd think I'd write about lack of sleep when Baby was still an infant, not when she's 12m and her big sister is almost 3.5y. Nope, this is a good time to talk about a really tired mom. (Because moms are perennially tired.) Last night Baby woke up at 12:45 because, I think, her … Continue reading Actually Useful Mom Advice: Just Forget About Sleep Now
I won't lie that the moment my husband walks through the door around 4:05 PM is one of my top 3 moments every day. (Some days it's THE top moment! You know those days....) You know who else loves it? Baby! (Aside: Do I still call her Baby, since she's now 1? I'll need to … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: Excited To See Daddy Return From Work!
Happy birthday to our little baby! One year ago she popped out ("popped"), and what a fast year it's been. Happy baby, happy sister, happy parents. As an aside, I've decide to drop my Thursday posts for the future and stick to a five-day, M-Tu-W-F-Sa schedule. This is just due to my time availability. Want … Continue reading Baby Birthday!
Really, what is wrong with them? Multiple personalities? [Fill in the blank]-phobia? Turrets? My 3yo daughter is perfectly (mostly) normal and healthy, actually - just a little bit crazy around the edges. Like all toddlers.... Most days she just wanders around the house, dancing to The Nutcracker music and waving her Barbie doll or Sofia doll … Continue reading What is WRONG With Toddlers Sometimes?!?
Is it just me, or do all parents wonder exactly what their kids think of stuffed animals? As in, do they really believe they're real or do they know they're not alive? How far does anthropomorphism go in a toddler's mind? To my 3yo daughter, it only goes so far ... or does it? … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays: What’s in a Stuffed Animal?!
You know the #1 thing I wish I knew before giving birth the first time? Something I wish other moms had told me? Something that could've helped prepare me better for parenting? No, it's not how to have the perfect/easiest birth. Or how to survive teething. Or how to get your baby to sleep through … Continue reading Good Parenting Advice: It’s the Transitions, Charlie Brown!
Way back when in B.C. times - that's Before Children - my jeans used to wear out around the bottom cuff. I guess I'm too short and they ended up dragging on the ground and growing threadbare. When the cuffs got too ragged to ignore, I'd head off to the mall for a new pair. … Continue reading Sign #32 You’re a Mom: Wardrobe Issues
There are a lot of supermom memes out there, right? All moms and all dads really are superparents, aren't they?! Kids always look up to their parents as their heroes, and for good reason. (At this point I'm just going to use "mom" because I'm a mom, although I know both parents are equal in … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: Mom to the Rescue!