Toddler Talk Tuesday: Happy Halloween and … Taunting?

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?

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Sweet Memories Friday: When a Kid Listens, Period.

I can compare Baby to Toddler really easily now, and the differences are sometimes amusing, sometimes irritating, but always stark. Let's focus today on how a kid listens and responds. Me asking Toddler to do something => "No!" or "I don't waaant to!" or "I'm busy working on a setup with my Barbies!" or "I … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: When a Kid Listens, Period.

Let ME decide what I like about this whole parenting thing … thanks!

People told me I'd hate my life when my daughter started walking. Nope! Love the mobility! She can go where she wants to, sans frustration! I can let her follow me around while I wash her dishes/clean up/get a cup of coffee! I don't have to hold her 24/7!! People also tell me I'll hate my … Continue reading Let ME decide what I like about this whole parenting thing … thanks!

Tantrum time begins…

Whoever coined the term "the terrible twos" either a) never had a kid and had not idea wtf they were talking about, or b) thought that an alliterative term was more catchy than the wordy-yet-truthful phrase "the terrible thirteen months to twenty-four months." #realmomtruths #terribletwos