Even though this is my second daughter, a lot of the time it feels new to me. No two kids are alike, even if they're related, but in the affection department I think my baby is much more so than my toddler was. Both are "mama's girls," but Baby craves it much more - which … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: Little Baby Embraces
... because it'll be gone soon enough. I just realized this today. Today! We are nearly one year into the life of our second child, and it's just now hitting me that child rearing has definite phases and that once they pass ... they are gone forever. It's hitting me like a wooden baby toy … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: Loving THIS Stage, Right Now …
My toddler is just a bit over three years old, but she only recently learned how to actually kiss. Previously she could only blow kisses - and by blow a kiss I mean make a "mmwah!" sound and move her hand from her lips. Now she can smack her lips like a real kiss! Hurray! … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: Sisterly Hugs and Kisses
At the end of this summer, my 3yo and 8mo seemed to really grow closer together. They started paying attention to each other all day long, they smiled and hugged and kissed each other, and they started playing with the same things. My favorite memory is from one of the last warm, sunny days when … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: Sisters on Swings
... Because my kids' grandmothers sure think that! They appear out of nowhere bearing gifts for every occasion - or no occasion at all. Those gifts are things you'd never dream of giving your kids - literally, I would never, ever consider giving my kids what these grandmothers sometimes choose (eg, extra-loud dress up heels). … Continue reading Do All Grandmothers Think They’re Fairy Godmothers?…
For the most part, I feel like parenting our second child is trying to fix any mistakes we made with child #1 (and there were just a few, to be fair to us). Like trying not to have this baby do "fingertip walking" (AKA walking around the house for hours with her weak torso a-swaying … Continue reading In 5 Months, She May Be Walking. Maybe.
If I had a dime for every time I've heard, "This too shall pass," I'd be able to buy the entire menu at Starbucks - venti size. Yeah, yeah, yeah - I'm sure it will pass, but I and every other mom think, "Not fast enough!" when going through a really rough patch: ... a … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: Getting Through the Tough Times of Motherhood
Before baby Claire came along, it was just Anna and I at home together. Well, not just us, because that sounds derogatory. I mean to say that we had our special one-on-one time, and I'll forever treasure that. Those are moments we will never have again; even though we do still have alone time together while … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: Just the Two of Us