We all have bucket lists, right? You know, that laundry list of places you want to visit and accomplishments you want to check off. Me? I have a semi-long list, and it's no joke. It's a paper list, a mental list - hell, there's probably even a file on my computer with a list on … Continue reading Why Didn’t I Achieve My Life Goals Before I Had Kids?
If you've been reading this blog for a while, you know I like to keep my writing here on the lighter side. If there's a humorous side to something, I'll try to find it. If I can make a jest or complain (with a funny twist) about my parenting life, I'll do it. I don't … Continue reading Two Kids: It’s Always a Trade-Off
Way back in January, Toddler started preschool, and I had a few reasonable worries. It turns out that her school is going great! Things have been a piece of cherry pie and she is doing so well - and loves it! Nothing I worried about back then has come to fruition. But the one thing … Continue reading More Transition Woes: School + Nap = A Mess
This has been bugging me a lot over the last six months, and I need to sound it out. Please, can someone set me straight about the proper length of little girl dresses? You see, Toddler (3.5y ... wait, 3.75y already!) loves wearing dresses - so much so that she would wear a dress to … Continue reading Little Girl Dresses: Too Short … or Normal?
This whole trying so hard thing? Making homemade this and that every time, playing with you every second? Nah, I think I'm going to ease up a little bit for a little while. Why? I make homemade fruit/vegetable puree pouches for Baby. What has she done the last 4-5 times I've offered them? Pushed them … Continue reading Kids, I Give Up
... And want to remain ten paces from me at all times. Seriously, that's what a teenager wants, right? To be far from a parent and not within hugging distance, right? That's opposed to our current stage, which is my 14mo baby girl not wanting to be more than ten inches from me - and … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: I’ll Appreciate This When You’re Older …
Am I the only one who holds a slightly glamorous view of moms from the 1950s and 1960s? They look like they really had their you-know-what together, from their (daily) coiffed hair to their crisp aprons to their clean pumps. I mean, really had it together: meatloaf was in the oven, kids were doing homework … Continue reading 1950s Mothers: Any Resemblance to Today’s Moms?
So I, as usual, was having a hard time coming up with something sweet to talk about this Friday. Even in a sarcastic sense, nothing was coming to mind. I think I've just been in an endless cycle of shoveling snow, feeling cooped up, dealing with whining, and answering more questions in a week than … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: Those Carefree Days of Toddlerhood
*It's not really crap, honest. Just "art." I know I'm not the only mom with this problem: too much art, too many crafts, too many watercolor paintings hung around the house. And the accompanying problem: too many craft items (pom-poms, markers, crayons, colored pencils, stickers, stamps, construction paper, coloring books, paints, brushes). And don't even … Continue reading What Do I DO With All This Crap?*
The scene this morning at breakfast was one of fruit carnage on the counter, sheer indifference by my girls, and shrouded exasperation by me: Our typical breakfast routine is to have some fruit first, then either cereal or an English muffin or baked oatmeal or bagels on the weekend (with cream cheese and sprinkles - … Continue reading Food Choices: These Kids Don’t Know How Good They Have It!