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?
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!
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.
We're big friends of Sofia the First around here, and in particular Toddler has a thing about Cedric the Royal Sorcerer. I don't mean she loves him, but she always talking about him. It's kind of creepy, kind of annoying. It's Cedric this, Cedric that ... "Ceeeeedric" as she's pooping on the potty (literally - it's … Continue reading At 3, She Already Has an Imaginary Friend
My toddler is just a bit over three years old, but she only recently learned how to actually kiss. Previously she could only blow kisses - and by blow a kiss I mean make a "mmwah!" sound and move her hand from her lips. Now she can smack her lips like a real kiss! Hurray! … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: Sisterly Hugs and Kisses
The more I try to understand my toddler, the less I can make sense of what she does and thinks. Kids her age are really getting to be pros at pretend play, and that's awesome. Give her a stick, and it's a wand and she's acting as a sorceress. Give her a blanket and she's … Continue reading Do Toddlers Really Understand “Fake” and “Pretend?”
Baby has learned to say no and shake her head ... simultaneous end of my world and her babyhood. Temper tantrums and the terrible twos are just a shake away, aren't they?....
There's only one good thing to come out of my daughter having a cold: on account of not being able to breathe through her nose, her sucking thumb has had a rest. First time that digit hasn't been shriveled in months!
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!
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