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
Valerie at Living Lighter in Atlanta (hi and thanks!) nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award a few weeks ago, and I hope it means I bring sunshine to my little corner of the internet. !! Below I answered her questions, and in turn I nominated several blogs which bring sunshine to my days (and … Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award – Answers … and Questions!
When I look into the mirror I see: gray hairs sprouting, a few age lines mimicking what I see on my mother, and freckles and age spots from the sun. Yet mostly I see a child - still, at 33. I feel 18 for the most part - not a kid but just barely an … Continue reading The Dual Ages of a Mom
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