Somehow, all of my close friends BK (code for "Before Kids") who have kids went back to work after three months. I am the only one of our group who's a stay-at-home mom! They often express amazement that I can get through a day with my kids at home. By myself. And I'm not crazy … Continue reading 5 Ways to Keep Your Sanity as a Stay-at-Home Parent
Longtime readers of this blog know that I try to stick in the funniest nuggets of my week into this regular Tuesday column. My toddler (nearly 4, so isn't she a preschooler now?) has always said really hilarious things, so foraging for material has never been tough. But today I'm going to mix things up. … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Please Excuse Me While I Scoop Up My Melted Heart
If you've been reading this blog for a while, you know I like to keep my writing here on the lighter side. If there's a humorous side to something, I'll try to find it. If I can make a jest or complain (with a funny twist) about my parenting life, I'll do it. I don't … Continue reading Two Kids: It’s Always a Trade-Off
There's a lot to kvetch about as a parent, isn't there? Many blogs (umm, this one included) poke fun of or just outright complain about everything from diaper explosions to sibling rivalry. Of course, other blogs exclusively extol their parenting bliss until the reader herself has unicorns sprouting from her eyeballs. I actually enjoy both … Continue reading What I Shouldn’t Enjoy as a Mom – But 100% Do
This has been bugging me a lot over the last six months, and I need to sound it out. Please, can someone set me straight about the proper length of little girl dresses? You see, Toddler (3.5y ... wait, 3.75y already!) loves wearing dresses - so much so that she would wear a dress to … Continue reading Little Girl Dresses: Too Short … or Normal?
Did your mother ever say to you something like, "Oh, just wait until you have kids - they'll drive you nuts too / keep you up at night / refuse to eat their vegetables / drag mud all over the house that you'll have to clean up. Basically, she was cursing something irritating that you … Continue reading Do You Believe in Parenting Karma?
There's two kinds of people in the world: those with high aspirations and those with realistic boundaries for themselves. I knew pretty early in my formative years that I would never reach elite gymnastics, much as I adored the sport. Making the Olympics? Not so much. Competing Level 5, maybe 6? Now we're talking. Will … Continue reading How I Won My Mom Card
As I mentioned last Saturday, I'm setting up a giveaway for my readers - I'm so excited! This is a thank you from me to you - a small way for me to reward someone with a fun gift for you or your kids! Thank you for reading this blog - whether I'm griping or … Continue reading GIVEAWAY!!! Piggy Paint For Your Little Piggies!
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
In the same vein as yesterday's post with answer's to questions for me, here is a second toddler quiz (here was the first!). I've had this in the drafts bin for a few months after first seeing it making the rounds on Facebook. I hope your toddler is more loquacious than mine was today. I … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Toddler Quiz 2 -Mommy-Themed