First off, Happy Halloween! I hope you and your kids are enjoying a very spirited holiday (see what I did there?!). Squish has been wearing her Elsa costume for the past 6 weeks ... every day (yes, I've washed it), and Puff has worn her costume all of 0.75 seconds - and never will again. … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Happy Halloween and … Taunting?
I've made a few mistakes as a parent so far - I mean, who hasn't? - but I feel like a biggie lately has been being out of touch with what a parent does nowadays. I'm not one to really spoil my kids, and I hate the whole "don't touch my precious snowflake" mentality, so … Continue reading Why I Can’t Make it as a Millennial Parent
My girls are at the point where they have short conversations together, even if it's just "Morning!" or "Are you playing with that?" and then "No, done!" etc. It's cute to watch, especially because it often includes a lot of deadpan unintentional humor - hilarious to us but difficult to capture on paper. Hopefully soon … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Parlez-vous Français?
We don't have a lot of screen time in our house, but when we do, it's usually television. And it mostly involves a princess, especially Sofia the First. Yeah, we should probably have Squish watching all educational TV, but ... we just didn't start out that way, and it's hard to change direction two years … Continue reading The Only Phonics Song You’ll Ever Need – Plus Our Fave YouTube Videos
Decorating for Halloween is NOT like decorating for Christmas. I can't get into the Halloween spirit no matter how hard I try. What happens is the house looks half-assed (like much of what I do in life, as I judge it) ... don't you think? Basically we made paper spider, ghost, and bat decorations … Continue reading Oh, Great Pumpkin, Where Are You?!
I'm pretty sure I swore about three times over that I was done with bathroom humor, but how realistic was that? Not at all, since I have quite a ham for a four-year-old. Also, it's just funny, right? We all need a good laugh on a Tuesday, I think. I got this gem yesterday when … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: I’m Gonna Need My Sewing Kit, Won’t I?
There was a very dark and boring period of time before spring when I couldn't wait for playground weather. We'd been cooped up so long, confined to indoor playdates and play spaces for too long. We all wait for this every year, right? (And surely our kids do, too.) Last year our summer playground events … Continue reading Playgrounds? I’m So Done With You
How would I stack up? How would you stack up? A winning record? Losing? Would it change week to week? I think most parents rate their days subconsciously by comparing their daily wins versus losses. Was it mostly a good day if we had more wins? (Got the kids to eat their veggies and fruits, … Continue reading If Parenting Was a Win-Loss Record
Are anyone else's kids a bit confused about what their parents actually do during the day? I'm home with my two girls every day, so they know every second of my life - right down to my bathroom duties, of course. However, they really don't understand what my husband does. Squish has seen his desk, … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: What DOES Daddy Do During the Day?
Before I get to my post, I want to highlight a guest feature post of one of my favorite blogs, Dorky Mom Doodles, featuring ... Welcome To The Nursery! She doodled a fun post I wrote about how kids always seem to remember exactly what you'd rather they forget. In this case the giggles come … Continue reading A Weekend … That is Far, Far Away