Good Parenting Advice: It’s the Transitions, Charlie Brown!

You know the #1 thing I wish I knew before giving birth the first time? Something I wish other moms had told me? Something that could've helped prepare me better for parenting? No, it's not how to have the perfect/easiest birth. Or how to survive teething. Or how to get your baby to sleep through … Continue reading Good Parenting Advice: It’s the Transitions, Charlie Brown!

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