First off, Happy Halloween! I hope you and your kids are enjoying a very spirited holiday (see what I did there?!). Squish has been wearing her Elsa costume for the past 6 weeks ... every day (yes, I've washed it), and Puff has worn her costume all of 0.75 seconds - and never will again. … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Happy Halloween and … Taunting?
I've made a few mistakes as a parent so far - I mean, who hasn't? - but I feel like a biggie lately has been being out of touch with what a parent does nowadays. I'm not one to really spoil my kids, and I hate the whole "don't touch my precious snowflake" mentality, so … Continue reading Why I Can’t Make it as a Millennial Parent
Decorating for Halloween is NOT like decorating for Christmas. I can't get into the Halloween spirit no matter how hard I try. What happens is the house looks half-assed (like much of what I do in life, as I judge it) ... don't you think? Basically we made paper spider, ghost, and bat decorations … Continue reading Oh, Great Pumpkin, Where Are You?!
So, am I the only person a bit fuzzy on what Labor Day is actually about? I just googled it to make sure I know what it really celebrates - the American worker, in short. That includes parents, right? I mean, this is my job - to raise my kids every day. I might have … Continue reading Happy Labor Day, Fellow Parents!
Did you catch the last two weeks of my "My Best" mini-series? I gave you my best parenting hacks and my favorite art and crafts projects. Today I want to share a few ideas I've used that involve stickers. Yes, those things that end up (at least in my house) on the floor, on books, … Continue reading “My Best” Series: Best Sticker Uses (That Don’t Cover The Walls!)
This post was supposed to celebrate our weekend trip in Ontario to celebrate Canada Day, but we're home instead because I contracted a coxsackie virus, specifically hand, foot, and mouth disease from Baby. Doesn't "hand, foot, and mouth disease" just sound frightening? Terrifying? Yeah, it sucked a lot. Thursday was probably the second sickest / … Continue reading Moms Are Their Kid’s Own Thermometers
Summer starts this Wednesday, June 21! Uhh ... where did spring go? Did yours fly by like mine did? I feel like it was just a month ago that I posted my spring bucket list, not three months ago! This year is moving at light speed for me. Anyone else? Well, the season passed in … Continue reading Summer bucket list
Oh, you will never read this For blogging you do hate But I know soon is your holiday So for you these verses I'll create. * You bring home all our bacon, And do all the nasty chores - Like mowing and tarring the driveway And killing spiders, crickets, and more. * You never … Continue reading An Ode to My Children’s Father – Happy Father’s Day!
It's Memorial Day here in the States. I was reminded by a veteran on Friday not to say "Happy Memorial Day," and I suppose it makes sense not to celebrate the holiday in those terms (similarly it makes sense not to only celebrate it by buying a large appliance or new car, but I digress). … Continue reading Holiday Wishes – From the Kids With Yawns
Happy Mother's Day to all of you mothers! We do extraordinary jobs - and sometimes, yes, ordinary (as I categorize things like laundry and vacuuming as pretty darn ordinary) - making little people and forming them into functional and fun human beings. It's simultaneously entertaining, enriching, and exhausting, isn't it? Some beautiful words have been … Continue reading Mother’s Day Share