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
I must be on learning kick lately. First ruminating about teaching at home and now this. Do I not know it's summer?! I've been thinking about this topic a lot over the past year. It started when browsing my Facebook feed and seeing a lot of article links with titles such as, "Are Kindergarteners Really … Continue reading Do Kids Have To Be Smarter Nowadays?
It may be the influence of social media - where we tend to compare others' posted highs to our everyday moments or even our lows - but sometimes we are a tad hard on ourselves. (It's not just me, right?) The dishes aren't always done promptly. We raise our voices more than we want to. … Continue reading 10 Ways I’m Rocking Motherhood
When I became a parent, I didn't think about what kind of parent I would be. I might've been too busy nursing the baby, cleaning up blow-outs, and figuring out some sort of feeding/napping schedule. But mostly I just jumped right in and assumed I'd raise my kids as my parents raised my sister and … Continue reading Will I Ever Let My Kids Roam?
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
This afternoon Toddler will take her first swimming lesson - with her dad. (... because I'm not a calm influence when it comes to swimming ... I swam out of an undertow once at St. Augustine Beach and can swim enough to save myself and my children - I think - but generally am not … Continue reading To Class or Not to Class?
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
When I look into the mirror I see: gray hairs sprouting, a few age lines mimicking what I see on my mother, and freckles and age spots from the sun. Yet mostly I see a child - still, at 33. I feel 18 for the most part - not a kid but just barely an … Continue reading The Dual Ages of a Mom
Once there was a little girl who chose to show her new friends Dial M for Murder as the movie to watch at a super-cool 17th birthday party. Yes, that movie - a Hitchcock, and not even a really good Hitchcock (obviously, I like his movies, especially Rear Window, The Birds, The Man Who Knew Too … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: The Making of a Nerd