One of the things I teach my kids which I think is most important are the differences between right and wrong. That encompasses a lot, doesn't it? Morality, yes, but also treating family and friends well, manners and respect, and also what is allowed versus illegal. For example, my kids learned early that if we want … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Beginning a Life of Crime…
Did you know there's a type of parent that's called "crunchy?" Crunchy as in "like a hippie," not crunchy as in crispy like a cracker. I only found out about two years ago that "crunchy mama" is an actual term, that it means someone who tries to raise their kid in a natural environment marked … Continue reading I Think I’m A Little Crunchy – Are You?
Did you catch the last two weeks of my "My Best" mini-series? I gave you my best parenting hacks and my favorite art and crafts projects. Today I want to share a few ideas I've used that involve stickers. Yes, those things that end up (at least in my house) on the floor, on books, … Continue reading “My Best” Series: Best Sticker Uses (That Don’t Cover The Walls!)
Squish has been saying so many coherent and logical things lately that my list of funny toddler gems is rather drying up. Puff had better start to say funnier things, right? Or else this weekly special is going the way of her stinky diapers - the the trash! So today I have a smattering of … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Food, The Eclipse, and Ear Bombs
I hope my kids don't discover that I'm a party pooper. I hate to bring them down when they're just trying to have fun blowing birthday bubbles and eating too many cupcakes. But I'm sorry kids ... I've just been to way too many kiddie birthday parties, and I am partied out. They have no idea how … Continue reading Too Much Birthday (Parties)
Did you read last Friday's post, in first in my "My Best" series? I wrote about my best parenting hacks, and the feedback was great - thanks! I loved your hacks, too. Today's theme is art. We are big on art around here. Art is beautiful, yes, and fun to make. It's relaxing (no wonder … Continue reading “My Best” Series: Top Artwork and Craft Projects For Toddlers and Preschoolers
So, not to brag or anything (I'm totally going to), but my husband is super smart. As in, whatever he doesn't already know off the top of his head he can figure out with a few spare minutes and brief instructions (or the internet). I mean, the guy taught himself how to sail a boat. … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Don’t All Schools Give Prizes?
Have you seen the movie "Goodfellas?" It's that classic 1990 crime movie about real-life mafia member Henry Hill. It's a film right up there with "The Godfather" (okay, a step below it), and there are some really memorable characters. One of them is this guy whom the narrator calls "Jimmy Two Times." Check out the short … Continue reading Who Knew My Kid Was in Goodfellas?
You know how you're raising your tiny human being (or beings), and everything is going so smoothly until BAM! Something happens to remind you what an amateur parent you are? Still, after nearly 4 years in this game, I feel like I have no business doing what I do. The week was going pretty well until we … Continue reading When This Happens I Feel So Unprepared As A Parent
I mentioned earlier this week that I'm pretty excited about this new temporary series I'm launching for Fridays. It's all about sharing some of my best ideas centered around a theme. Today I want to channel Buzzfeed and give you a listicle (God, I hate that word ... too close to - uh-huh) of my … Continue reading “My Best” Series: Parenting Hacks!