You've heard the saying, "There's no such thing as a stupid question," right? That may fly in middle school and high school, but does it apply to a toddler? Let's analyze some recent "Why?" questions I've been posed lately by Toddler, shall we? (Yes, I've noted that all three sentences so far in this post … Continue reading Why So Many “Why”s? – Plus a Giveaway Soon!
In the same vein as yesterday's post with answer's to questions for me, here is a second toddler quiz (here was the first!). I've had this in the drafts bin for a few months after first seeing it making the rounds on Facebook. I hope your toddler is more loquacious than mine was today. I … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Toddler Quiz 2 -Mommy-Themed
First came writing and now comes spelling. Toddler is learning how to spell a few words, such as "hi" and the names of her family members and such. I'm not pushing it, but since she's showing interest and asking how to spell words, I oblige her the lesson. Often Toddler asks me how to spell … Continue reading Learning to Spell: Juuuust a Few Errors …
Let's face it: most parents deal with trying to get their kids to eat more - of anything. Fruit. Vegetables. Meat. Milk. Yogurt. Carbs. Thankfully, most kids have a secret vice. (Typically it's sugar, but let's pretend it's not.) They love chicken? Pack it in!! Strawberries are the fruit of the week for baby? Here … Continue reading Did My Kid Really Eat THAT?!
I'd better be careful or Toddler will replace me as the corny joke master teller around here. I'm like an old man with the (awesome) corny jokes I tell. No wonder Toddler is picking up on it.... Toddler: "This table is made of wood. This is a strong table. Our table is so big, and … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays: More Jokes – et en Francais Aussi!
There are hundreds of listicles for "What Every New Mom Needs For Baby," and I've already called out some some popular items I think are totally BS. That got me thinking about what things parents really need but just never make it onto the baby registry. These are the items every baby household really benefits from having, … Continue reading Best Gotta-Have-It Non-Baby Items for Mothers
I've noticed that time is a bit warped for my toddler. I remember being a kid and feeling like summer lasted a mere week, the school year dragged on nearly forever, and each day felt like it contained more than 24 hours. Being an adult means most things move fast; some days I really feel … Continue reading Perceptions of Time: Parent Vs. Child
Let me preface this post by saying my toddler is really funny. Most kids are, I realize. My kid is always keeping us in stitches whether it's her well-timed toots or just silly things she strings together. A few nights ago she told her first honest-to-God joke. !! May there be many more... The girls … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays: Her First Real Joke!
Well, it's been a busy weekend for us - nonstop traveling - and we are traveling again today to celebrate Passover today with family. Thank goodness we'll be home for Easter! In lieu of a longer post today, I'll say Happy Passover (I'm sure there's a Hebrew phrase for it, but I, the shiksa, don't … Continue reading Happy Passover and Bonus Toddler Talk!
Does anyone else try to listen to how you speak to your kids from an external perspective? Specifically, do you try to figure out how much they understand of what you say? It occurs to me from time to time how much new vocabulary I throw at my toddler. As a hobby writer, I take … Continue reading Is Life Just a Peanuts Cartoon to Our Kids?