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!
I have a couple of "golden oldies" to share with you. Squish said them probably six months ago now (I don't even know when ... time is zooming and bending now that two kids are in full motion mode). They are just too good to keep hidden. Then I'll close with a funny she … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Where Do We Live?
That's a thing, right? I'm pretty sure, because I looked it up and the dictionary said, "a disease afflicting the toddler- and preschool-aged girl marked by unswerving obsessions with all things princess, fancy, Disney, fairy tale, and dress-up." That about sums up the situation. If I'm not calling my 4yo by her real name, it's … Continue reading My Daughter Has Princess-itis
I know, I know - my kids are perfectly normal, and probably just like yours. We can all share stories of our kids being naked and running around someplace - hopefully not too public - and garnering chuckles of amusement. Let's just hope the kid is around three or four years old, not eight or … Continue reading When It Comes to Nakedness, My Kids Have No Shame
I remember life B.K. (that's Before Kids in supercool parent lingo) when it was hot in summer, albeit through a haze of sweat. I showered in the morning before work and again in the evening. I've always hated how sticky my sweaty summer skin feels. As a mom of two, I'm lucky to shower once a … Continue reading Is Summer Halfway Over or Is Fall Halfway Here?