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
Ever since my four-year-old was around six months old, I've been wondering what my life will be like after I return to work (which will be when our youngest child starts kindergarten, which is full day in our district). Being a stay-at-home-mom is great - like herding the most adorable cats in the world - … Continue reading Working on Work After (Staying Home With) Kids – First Steps!
If you've been reading here for awhile, you know that I love books. My husband loves books. My kids love books. We are nothing without our books - on shelves, in the car, in our travel bags, everywhere. I love reading books to my kids, and while the short books and early reader books we're … Continue reading Top 5 Books I CAN’T WAIT To Read To My Kids
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?
The school year has come to a close, but I don't plan for the learning to stop. Au contraire - we learn year-round. (Don't we all, in one way or another?) I don't mean I've developed lesson plans and subject units to pore through from now until September. But there are things we work on … Continue reading Kids, Why Will You Learn From Your Teacher But Not Me?
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
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
Like most toddlers, mine has a generally sound knowledge of her body. She can name the external parts and knows what the heart and lungs and brains and nerves do. We have a few excellent body books with flaps that she LOVES! The more facts, the better for her. Sometimes she gets a bit obsessed … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Let’s Talk About Brains…
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