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…?
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
See ya, summer! Go away with your heat and humidity and bright nights. Hello, crimson leaves, crisp air, and pumpkin-ized life. I love fall! I've always felt happiest during this season, though I can't pinpoint why. I do love the respite from a hot summer, the smell of cinnamon, and the anticipation of Christmas, but … Continue reading Welcome, Fall! Our Fall Bucket List
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
Do you ever wonder what your neighbors really think of you? If you live with your windows down and curtains open, there's probably no question, but the rest of us who who have only occasional contact with Those Who Live Next Door ... what do they think of us? I really could care less what … Continue reading My Neighbors Must Think We’re Torturing Our Kids
Kids do embarrassing things - sometimes daily. It's part of growing up, right? You don't know what you should and shouldn't do when you're only a few years old. There is lot to learn about manners and social awareness, the latter I think can really start once kids develop the so-called Theory of Mind around four … Continue reading How Did Your Kid Embarrass You Today?
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
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
Hello and welcome to the final installment of this "my best" series! Have you enjoyed it so far? I have ... but all good things must come to an end. I thought I had shared all my parenting hacks on the first week, but I came up with more! (And I'm sure I'm forgetting some … Continue reading “My Best” Series: Parenting Hacks, Part 2
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)