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
No, I'm not talking about that (besides, who could compare with this Seinfeld episode?!). I'm talking about when we fake emotions with our kids. Let's face it, sometimes we're tired - of the whining, the same questions over and over, pretending it's fun to act out a Sofia movie or book scene for the eleventh time … Continue reading Do They Know We’re Faking It?
Big milestone today: Toddler is beginning preschool! Technically it's pre-preschool, but we're ramping up to full-day kindergarten slowly. We've been busy for the last week, so I really haven't had time to process what emotions I'll have once I'm home with Baby and Toddler is ten miles away at preschool. I'm sure I'll miss her. My … Continue reading How to Survive Your Child’s First Day at Pre-K
... because it'll be gone soon enough. I just realized this today. Today! We are nearly one year into the life of our second child, and it's just now hitting me that child rearing has definite phases and that once they pass ... they are gone forever. It's hitting me like a wooden baby toy … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: Loving THIS Stage, Right Now …
Baby is 11 months old now (!!!!!!), and all that means to me is she getting soooo close to that 12m mark - my goal for breastfeeding. In all reality, I'll be nursing her beyond that mark, since we're currently at 4 nursings and I also nurse her before her afternoon nap. No way we'll be … Continue reading Top 5 Things to Fist Pump When Breastfeeding’s Done (And a Few Things to Cry About)