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
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