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
Raise your hand if you feel like your days are repetitive or overly scheduled. Yes, we all do so many activities - dance, sports, music, playdates, yard time, playgrounds, school, various chores, and even the occasional trip to a museum or zoo - but when we're at home it can be a bit same-same-same. I … Continue reading Bored Lately? 7 Ways to Win at Parenting
Every family has their particular bedtime routine, and ours involves split duties. First we read together in Squish's bed, then one of us takes Puff to her bed to lay down while the other lays with Squish for a few minutes after she turns off the light in preparation for dreamland. Usually those few minutes … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Sweet Dreams?
Somehow, all of my close friends BK (code for "Before Kids") who have kids went back to work after three months. I am the only one of our group who's a stay-at-home mom! They often express amazement that I can get through a day with my kids at home. By myself. And I'm not crazy … Continue reading 5 Ways to Keep Your Sanity as a Stay-at-Home Parent
You might be sick of reading about kids and naptimes. I'M sick of living with the hassle of naptimes. Hell, I'm sick of even thinking about naptimes. But right now I feel, more than ever, my life and my family's lives revolve around Puff's nap. And my fears about her nap + Squish's preschool time … Continue reading Naptime (Mommy Free Time) – Playing the Denial Game