So, not to brag or anything (I'm totally going to), but my husband is super smart. As in, whatever he doesn't already know off the top of his head he can figure out with a few spare minutes and brief instructions (or the internet). I mean, the guy taught himself how to sail a boat. … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Don’t All Schools Give Prizes?
Have you seen the movie "Goodfellas?" It's that classic 1990 crime movie about real-life mafia member Henry Hill. It's a film right up there with "The Godfather" (okay, a step below it), and there are some really memorable characters. One of them is this guy whom the narrator calls "Jimmy Two Times." Check out the short … Continue reading Who Knew My Kid Was in Goodfellas?
I have a couple of "golden oldies" to share with you. Squish said them probably six months ago now (I don't even know when ... time is zooming and bending now that two kids are in full motion mode). They are just too good to keep hidden. Then I'll close with a funny she … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Where Do We Live?
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
I know, I know - my kids are perfectly normal, and probably just like yours. We can all share stories of our kids being naked and running around someplace - hopefully not too public - and garnering chuckles of amusement. Let's just hope the kid is around three or four years old, not eight or … Continue reading When It Comes to Nakedness, My Kids Have No Shame
Remember when I said I was reticent about starting Toddler in classes? That I thought it was largely, well, useless at a young age? Well, Toddler has been in swimming lessons since April and not only loves it but is apparently doing quite well. Wow! Let's just say she does not take after her mom in … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays: Tap Dancing and Fred Astaire (Of Course)
While on a mom's night out (on a TUESDAY NIGHT!!!) this week, a friend of mine introduced me to The Parenting Junkie. Avital is a "peaceful parent coach" who is also an unschooling mother and a minimalist and follows a Montessori kid-lifestyle and such. I hopped around her website the next night and found an … Continue reading You Want Minimalism? This “Toy” List Is It!
This past weekend I posted about achieving life goals before having kids, and it ties into thoughts I've had recently (no, pretty much over the past nearly-four years since I became a mom) about my life Before Kids (B.K.) versus After Kids (A.K.). I know why I can't get as much done nowadays - we … Continue reading A Day In The Life – Before Kids and After Kids
I promise this will be last poop-centric post, honestly. (Nahhh, I'm not promising anything ... my 18mo is just getting to the point where she says "butt" when I ask her if she pooped ... so I'm guessing there's more fun in this vein to come!) Let's be serious, fellow parents: we're always a bit obsessed … Continue reading You Know You’re a Mom When YOU’RE Obsessed With Poop – Your Kid’s Poop!
When I said I was prepared to risk Baby playing with my spices if it bought me a few minutes of double-armed dinner prep, I thought it might be Baby only that might spill. I didn't think my nearly 4yo girl would be so uncoordinated as to be the messy one. Well, one evening she … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays – Made of Stone