The more time I spend with my girls, especially my nearly 4yo, the more I figure out how carefully I have to speak to them. If I choose my words well, life is calm, the girls behave, and the day goes as planned. However ... if I say something wrong - maybe I spring a … Continue reading The Art of Reverse Psychology (AKA Getting Your Kids To Do Stuff)
Ever since our 3yo (nearly 4) learned how to spell her name, she started saying something funny at bedtime just as I or my husband (whoever is laying her down that night) leave the room. She loves to say: "Don't forget your word! Don't forget: It's [her name, correctly spelled]. That spells [her name] ... … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday – The Bedtime Ritual
If you've been reading this blog for a while, you know I like to keep my writing here on the lighter side. If there's a humorous side to something, I'll try to find it. If I can make a jest or complain (with a funny twist) about my parenting life, I'll do it. I don't … Continue reading Two Kids: It’s Always a Trade-Off
I like other people's blog share posts because they contain a real highlight of posts which are usually outside my sphere. Today I thought I'd post a list - partly because I did come across some great posts, and partly because I'm quite tired and just don't have it in me to properly write today. … Continue reading Saturday Blog Share
I wonder how many readers clicked on this post and expected to read about a fancy method I'm using to teach my baby (17mo) to talk. Maybe sign language. Maybe teaching specific sounds. (Is that even possible? I thought babies just learn how to make sounds randomly based on the frequency they hear them, hence … Continue reading Baby Talk: Learning From the Pros
I used to think it was only little boys that talked about toots and poop and pee. Nope, my sweet, dear little girl must say "poop" or "poopy" nearing two dozen times. I mean ... it was funny the first few times, but no, child - the answer to every question is not "poop!" Yet … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday – Toots Galore
Summer starts this Wednesday, June 21! Uhh ... where did spring go? Did yours fly by like mine did? I feel like it was just a month ago that I posted my spring bucket list, not three months ago! This year is moving at light speed for me. Anyone else? Well, the season passed in … Continue reading Summer bucket list
Oh, you will never read this For blogging you do hate But I know soon is your holiday So for you these verses I'll create. * You bring home all our bacon, And do all the nasty chores - Like mowing and tarring the driveway And killing spiders, crickets, and more. * You never … Continue reading An Ode to My Children’s Father – Happy Father’s Day!
What a mouthful that title is! Look, when you have a young family it can feel like the 24 hours in your day somehow shrinks to the realm of 20 hours. Hence why I could really use a time turner.... But in lieu of one, how do you cope? Play with your kids less? Serve cereal … Continue reading Why It’s OK Not to Mow Often When You Have Kids (And Other Silver Lining Tips)
I don't know if all kids do this, but my toddler pokes my butt. And hugs it. And sometimes kisses it when I'm standing in the kitchen preparing a meal. Is that weird? Is my kid the only one obsessed with butts? (And poop. She really talks about poop a lot....) I know it's just a … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: What’s in a Butt?