I've written about both of my children's first words before, and they're common: both said mama first, then dada, etc. There are some differences: Baby says "dadd-Y" and "hi dadd-Y" whereas Toddler said "dada" and continued to through to toddlerhood. We moms have to chronicle our babies' first words in the baby book, and they're … Continue reading Baby’s First Few Words: Interesting Choices
Big milestone today: Toddler is beginning preschool! Technically it's pre-preschool, but we're ramping up to full-day kindergarten slowly. We've been busy for the last week, so I really haven't had time to process what emotions I'll have once I'm home with Baby and Toddler is ten miles away at preschool. I'm sure I'll miss her. My … Continue reading How to Survive Your Child’s First Day at Pre-K
I am raising a very girly girl, and I'm totally cool with that - she's adorable and she knows it. She likes dresses, tutus, pretty things, and choosing her own clothes. These exchanges clearly illustrate that! Me: "Okay, let's pick out some day clothes for you. It's cold out today, so grab a shirt and … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays: My Girly Girl!
Do you know any siblings who are about 17 to 20 months apart? I don't know many - maybe one or two who were planned. And I think I know the answer why.... Teething. Yes, that monster that invades your baby around 8 months old and starts waking her up - and you up - … Continue reading Teething is a Four Letter Word
No, we don't have Toddler watching The Walking Dead with us. (Though I bet Judith would be her favorite character, duh.) Baby is a good month into this whole walking thing, so she's pretty steady on her feet. However, she's still at that adorable baby walking stage where she half looks like a weeble-wobble and … Continue reading “She’s a Zombaby!!” Said Toddler
... because it'll be gone soon enough. I just realized this today. Today! We are nearly one year into the life of our second child, and it's just now hitting me that child rearing has definite phases and that once they pass ... they are gone forever. It's hitting me like a wooden baby toy … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: Loving THIS Stage, Right Now …
Why are kids movies (for young kids), for the most part, animated? Why has my kid seen Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Yellow Submarine (not a kid's movie, I know...) and not Miracle on 34th Street? Do we think kids can't handle watching real people yet? Does it make the scenes appear too real? Is it … Continue reading Kids Movies: All Animated?
So here's my life now: Toddler is nearing 3.5yo and no longer napping. There will be no reprisal of naps, either. She is done, we are done! (My life is done ... just kidding.) But little 11mo Baby? Napping like a rock for 3h total every day. Toddler is around when I lay Baby down … Continue reading What a Big Sister Should NOT Tell Her Little Sister
Here are two exchanges (bonus!) that show just how "well" Toddler is at understanding how she grows. Granted, she's now connecting eating healthy food with growing big and strong (thank you, Berenstain Bears!). But clearly we have a ways to go: Toddler: "I want a weed." Me: "You grow like a weed!" Toddler: "I want … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Growing Up!
Like most moms, I go to Target a lot. It seems we always need something there - toilet paper because we go through it so fast (since Toddler became potty trained, wow does it make a difference), someone's vitamins, tissues, coffee (I'm addicted to it, like most moms, and clearly I drink a lot of it), or … Continue reading Moms Love Target – Does It Love Us?