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!
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
First came writing and now comes spelling. Toddler is learning how to spell a few words, such as "hi" and the names of her family members and such. I'm not pushing it, but since she's showing interest and asking how to spell words, I oblige her the lesson. Often Toddler asks me how to spell … Continue reading Learning to Spell: Juuuust a Few Errors …
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?
Does anyone else try to listen to how you speak to your kids from an external perspective? Specifically, do you try to figure out how much they understand of what you say? It occurs to me from time to time how much new vocabulary I throw at my toddler. As a hobby writer, I take … Continue reading Is Life Just a Peanuts Cartoon to Our Kids?
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
My dad's career was mostly in sales, and I often heard a phrase that he learned from his father-in-law (also in sales): ABC ... which in this case is not a kid's alphabet but "Always Be Closing." As in, make sure you always have a deal getting sealed. (After all, the family's gotta eat!) Well, … Continue reading ABC? No, ABT – Always Be Teaching
Do you remember being a curious kid? Wanting to know everything? Having a question every five minutes? I do, and Toddler has the bug, too. I like that she's eager to learn, and I like teaching her things. This past Wednesday was National Trivia Day, and I told her over breakfast what trivia is and … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: A Curious Toddler