Toddler Talk Tuesdays – Made of Stone

When I said I was prepared to risk Baby playing with my spices if it bought me a few minutes of double-armed dinner prep, I thought it might be Baby only that might spill. I didn't think my nearly 4yo girl would be so uncoordinated as to be the messy one. Well, one evening she … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays – Made of Stone

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What Do I DO With All This Crap?*

*It's not really crap, honest. Just "art." I know I'm not the only mom with this problem: too much art, too many crafts, too many watercolor paintings hung around the house. And the accompanying problem: too many craft items (pom-poms, markers, crayons, colored pencils, stickers, stamps, construction paper, coloring books, paints, brushes). And don't even … Continue reading What Do I DO With All This Crap?*

Murphy’s Laws of Parenting

Inspired by Newton's Laws of Motion and Murphy's Law ... I bring you ... Murphy's of Parenting! As a scientist by training, I have, by careful observation and years of parental training, developed the following list: A child in motion will remain in motion (regardless of momentum-arresting attempts by parental figures). A just-cleaned item (toilet, … Continue reading Murphy’s Laws of Parenting