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?
Raise your hand if you feel like your days are repetitive or overly scheduled. Yes, we all do so many activities - dance, sports, music, playdates, yard time, playgrounds, school, various chores, and even the occasional trip to a museum or zoo - but when we're at home it can be a bit same-same-same. I … Continue reading Bored Lately? 7 Ways to Win at Parenting
I mentioned earlier this week that I'm pretty excited about this new temporary series I'm launching for Fridays. It's all about sharing some of my best ideas centered around a theme. Today I want to channel Buzzfeed and give you a listicle (God, I hate that word ... too close to - uh-huh) of my … Continue reading “My Best” Series: Parenting Hacks!
That's a thing, right? I'm pretty sure, because I looked it up and the dictionary said, "a disease afflicting the toddler- and preschool-aged girl marked by unswerving obsessions with all things princess, fancy, Disney, fairy tale, and dress-up." That about sums up the situation. If I'm not calling my 4yo by her real name, it's … Continue reading My Daughter Has Princess-itis
Do you take your kids to the free building workshops that Home Depot puts on? They're held the first Saturday morning of each month and are free, which is something every parent likes to hear. (It seems like quite an expense to put these on, but I'm pretty sure Home Depot is the one left laughing … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Dressing for Home Depot
As I mentioned last Saturday, I'm setting up a giveaway for my readers - I'm so excited! This is a thank you from me to you - a small way for me to reward someone with a fun gift for you or your kids! Thank you for reading this blog - whether I'm griping or … Continue reading GIVEAWAY!!! Piggy Paint For Your Little Piggies!
I don't think my 3.5yo is unique in her impatience to grow up. After all, I've been waiting my entire life to learn how to drive, go to college, grow tall enough to reach high shelves (not there yet!), get a real job, get married, have kids ... and now I'm waiting for a chance … Continue reading Five Things Growing Up Means to My Toddler
I am raising a very girly girl, and I'm totally cool with that - she's adorable and she knows it. She likes dresses, tutus, pretty things, and choosing her own clothes. These exchanges clearly illustrate that! Me: "Okay, let's pick out some day clothes for you. It's cold out today, so grab a shirt and … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays: My Girly Girl!
... says Toddler. I did not start this trend - I never had dress-up tutus as a kid, so it never occurred to me to buy our little girl one - so these tutus are gifts or borrowed, but boy, has it taken over her life. Tutus, tutus, everywhere! After waking up, a tutu must … Continue reading A Day Without a Tutu is a Day Wasted …
Once I gave birth, I pretty much stopped wearing jewelry. Obvious reasons apply: A) I became a stay at home mom, so did I have to put on jewelry? No - it was enough to get dressed nicely each day, and still is. B) I didn't want to scratch my daughter with a ring or … Continue reading My toddler wears my jewelry more than me