Ever since my four-year-old was around six months old, I've been wondering what my life will be like after I return to work (which will be when our youngest child starts kindergarten, which is full day in our district). Being a stay-at-home-mom is great - like herding the most adorable cats in the world - … Continue reading Working on Work After (Staying Home With) Kids – First Steps!
While on a mom's night out (on a TUESDAY NIGHT!!!) this week, a friend of mine introduced me to The Parenting Junkie. Avital is a "peaceful parent coach" who is also an unschooling mother and a minimalist and follows a Montessori kid-lifestyle and such. I hopped around her website the next night and found an … Continue reading You Want Minimalism? This “Toy” List Is It!
Do you remember a few months back when I posted about inventions every parent needs but just don't exist yet? That was a pretty good list, and you all added some solid gold ideas of your own: an arm extender to reach dropped toys in the backseat, an automatic mood changer, a baby radar blocker … Continue reading THE Best Baby Invention: A Carseat Swing
Longtime readers of this blog know that I try to stick in the funniest nuggets of my week into this regular Tuesday column. My toddler (nearly 4, so isn't she a preschooler now?) has always said really hilarious things, so foraging for material has never been tough. But today I'm going to mix things up. … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Please Excuse Me While I Scoop Up My Melted Heart
This past weekend I posted about achieving life goals before having kids, and it ties into thoughts I've had recently (no, pretty much over the past nearly-four years since I became a mom) about my life Before Kids (B.K.) versus After Kids (A.K.). I know why I can't get as much done nowadays - we … Continue reading A Day In The Life – Before Kids and After Kids
We all have bucket lists, right? You know, that laundry list of places you want to visit and accomplishments you want to check off. Me? I have a semi-long list, and it's no joke. It's a paper list, a mental list - hell, there's probably even a file on my computer with a list on … Continue reading Why Didn’t I Achieve My Life Goals Before I Had Kids?
I promise this will be last poop-centric post, honestly. (Nahhh, I'm not promising anything ... my 18mo is just getting to the point where she says "butt" when I ask her if she pooped ... so I'm guessing there's more fun in this vein to come!) Let's be serious, fellow parents: we're always a bit obsessed … Continue reading You Know You’re a Mom When YOU’RE Obsessed With Poop – Your Kid’s Poop!
When I said I was prepared to risk Baby playing with my spices if it bought me a few minutes of double-armed dinner prep, I thought it might be Baby only that might spill. I didn't think my nearly 4yo girl would be so uncoordinated as to be the messy one. Well, one evening she … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays – Made of Stone
We are off vacationing for a long weekend - actually, we're at a family wedding, or a "ball," as Toddler would prefer it to be called. In advance I put together this list of some of the best blog posts I've read in the past week or so. I hope you enjoy them as much … Continue reading Saturday Blog Share
If you've been reading here for awhile, you know that I love books. My husband loves books. My kids love books. We are nothing without our books - on shelves, in the car, in our travel bags, everywhere. I love reading books to my kids, and while the short books and early reader books we're … Continue reading Top 5 Books I CAN’T WAIT To Read To My Kids