There was a very dark and boring period of time before spring when I couldn't wait for playground weather. We'd been cooped up so long, confined to indoor playdates and play spaces for too long. We all wait for this every year, right? (And surely our kids do, too.) Last year our summer playground events … Continue reading Playgrounds? I’m So Done With You
How would I stack up? How would you stack up? A winning record? Losing? Would it change week to week? I think most parents rate their days subconsciously by comparing their daily wins versus losses. Was it mostly a good day if we had more wins? (Got the kids to eat their veggies and fruits, … Continue reading If Parenting Was a Win-Loss Record
You might be sick of reading about kids and naptimes. I'M sick of living with the hassle of naptimes. Hell, I'm sick of even thinking about naptimes. But right now I feel, more than ever, my life and my family's lives revolve around Puff's nap. And my fears about her nap + Squish's preschool time … Continue reading Naptime (Mommy Free Time) – Playing the Denial Game
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
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 …