Toddler Talk Tuesday: And My Friends Are…?

The new school year has started, and aren't we excited? Anyone else been late for school yet? (Dammit, it was just one minute, I swear!) And who else loves rushing around again in the morning while your kid brushes their teeth and chews their breakfast at a glacial pace? Sigh. But hey, learning is happening! … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: And My Friends Are…?

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There’s a Reason Motherly Instinct Exists

There's just something about stereotypes that are so ... true. For better or worse, whether we feel guilty about admitting it or not, stereotypes exist for a reason. They were coined because of a prevailing trend, and they typically continue to be proven. My favorite stereotype is that "mother knows best" because she has that "motherly … Continue reading There’s a Reason Motherly Instinct Exists

Toddler Talk Tuesday: What Happens When a 4yo Talks On The Phone

Squish turned four years old on the 9th, and her birthday was enjoyed by all. It was especially successful for her because we managed to drag it out for four days: at her grandparents' house out of state the weekend prior, a mom's group playdate the day before, on her actual birthday at home, and … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: What Happens When a 4yo Talks On The Phone

Toddler Talk Tuesday: Cicadas, Death, and Doctors

Here in New Jersey it is chilly. I mean, 50 degrees in the morning for at least a week straight chilly. For goodness sake, the leaves are starting to change. At the beginning of September.  Yikes. I associate the hum of cicadas with prickly, sticky heat - not decidedly fall-ish temperatures. Somehow, though, the cicadas are still … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Cicadas, Death, and Doctors

Minor Differences: Father’s Parenting Versus Mother’s Parenting

Have you read The Oatmeal comic's Minor Differences series? Not only will you be nodding your head vigorously when reading it, you'll be spitting all over your screen while you crack up. Go ahead, click the link ... I'll wait ... You're wiping your screen, right? In "line of work" I experience minor difference along … Continue reading Minor Differences: Father’s Parenting Versus Mother’s Parenting

Toddler Talk Tuesdays: Vacation Edition (Plus HOW TO RUIN A VACATION)

Let's just do the plus part right up front. How do you ruin a vacation when you have an 18mo in tow? Well, if they drink milk out of a glass bottle (because they are incredibly stubborn and refuse dozens of times over to drink out of a straw or sippy cup) ... ... just … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays: Vacation Edition (Plus HOW TO RUIN A VACATION)