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
It seems like mealtime is a gold mine for amusing toddler quotes. Not sure if it's the food inspiration or just an opportunity for her to ramble or just ham it up because she knows she has her audience cornered. About 75% of our recorded quotes (in a text file on my husband's laptop) originated … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays: What a Stinker!
We read a LOT around here - many books that we read many, many times each. In fact, I think I have the first 25 pages of The Cat In The Hat memorized (granted, I also once memorized the first 100 digits of pi, so maybe I'm just weird). I certainly can recite What Was … Continue reading Read That Book Too Much For Kiddo? Act It Out!
I had an epiphany a few weeks ago, and it was bolstered a few minutes ago as I put away some clean kiddie cups (more in a moment). Baby's pediatrician recommended I try feeding her Cream of Wheat (I've been having trouble getting her enough milk and carbs) ... so I bought a box. What … Continue reading What We Overspend on For Kids
The scene this morning at breakfast was one of fruit carnage on the counter, sheer indifference by my girls, and shrouded exasperation by me: Our typical breakfast routine is to have some fruit first, then either cereal or an English muffin or baked oatmeal or bagels on the weekend (with cream cheese and sprinkles - … Continue reading Food Choices: These Kids Don’t Know How Good They Have It!
For some reason, I keep expecting parenting to be logical and rational. And I keep expecting my past experiences to completely inform my future ones. And then the Parenting Gods come with their big hands and slap me down, again and again ... because there is very little logic when it comes to parenting little … Continue reading Parenting Truths: Raising Two (Very Different) Kids
You know how when you're at the zoo and you see the primates grooming each other by picking at their hair? Let's pretend for a moment they're not extracting bugs, only food bits. (In my head I also have that scene from The Goblet of Fire movie when Madame Maxine picks a bit of food from … Continue reading My Children PROVE We’re All Just Animals Inside
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?
We are pretty big on manners around here - saying please and thank you, asking for things nicely instead of saying "give me XYZ," sharing and taking turns, respecting people's space, and not interrupting. So far it's worked on Toddler, as people comment on how good her manners are. Parental win! My dad taught her … Continue reading Teaching Manners – With Humor!
I'm a bit late in posting this, since Baby is now over 10mo, but this is just too much to let pass unmentioned. So I recognize there's a lot of debate over when to start feeding your baby and what foods. I'm not going there. Just going to tell a story and tell you what … Continue reading Babies + Pastina = Uno Grande Mess!