I hope my kids don't discover that I'm a party pooper. I hate to bring them down when they're just trying to have fun blowing birthday bubbles and eating too many cupcakes. But I'm sorry kids ... I've just been to way too many kiddie birthday parties, and I am partied out. They have no idea how … Continue reading Too Much Birthday (Parties)
This past weekend I posted about achieving life goals before having kids, and it ties into thoughts I've had recently (no, pretty much over the past nearly-four years since I became a mom) about my life Before Kids (B.K.) versus After Kids (A.K.). I know why I can't get as much done nowadays - we … Continue reading A Day In The Life – Before Kids and After Kids
For the second time in two days, Baby has spilled spices on the kitchen floor. Things like mustard powder and chili pepper flakes aren't the best things for a baby to spill and potentially sample, am I right? (Let's not talk about the time she unscrewed the jar of almond extract.) Who let Baby into … Continue reading Don’t Child-Proof Your House – “Fake-ize” Your House
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!
I love my Toddler, but some things she does make me want to claw the stuffing out of one of her stuffed animals. What's tops, most days? The way she takes 5 times the typical required time to use the bathroom. Seriously, I understand the glacial pace of a toddler, but 8 minutes just to … Continue reading How to Win 3-15 Minutes of Peace and Quiet
No, I'm not talking about that (besides, who could compare with this Seinfeld episode?!). I'm talking about when we fake emotions with our kids. Let's face it, sometimes we're tired - of the whining, the same questions over and over, pretending it's fun to act out a Sofia movie or book scene for the eleventh time … Continue reading Do They Know We’re Faking It?
Feeding four people in a family is kind of hard sometimes. It's natural for everyone to like slightly different things. I get it. Sometimes we don't want to have the carrots at lunch, we must have broccoli. Okay, fine. And Baby, at 13m, is still figuring out what she likes to eat, so mealtimes can be … Continue reading Week in Review: What Did My Kids Eat?
I'll be honest ... I've had a hard time coming up with something to post about for today. It's been a shitty week - which followed a shitty week. No, that's not totally true. Baby's erratic napping (and lack of napping while Toddler is at preschool!) and subsequent schedule-tastrope have colored my entire outlook, I'm … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: Hugs are Here!
I had every intention of writing this as a 100% positive post. Toddler is in school and loves it, we've been on time for every day the last four weeks, I've gotten a nice break while she's gone and Baby does her morning nap, and unicorns are literally prancing around the living room with me. … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: Happy Toddler in School!
Does anyone like going grocery shopping? I mean, actually enjoy it? Umm, I kind of used to; I guess I like food, and I like cooking and finding new ingredients, so I've always liked more than disliked this chore (it's much better than cleaning toilets ... or ironing!). Until I had two children - now … Continue reading Why Going Grocery Shopping is THE WORST