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
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
Parents: do you remember when you didn't hear tears during the day? Just talking, laughing, and ... silence? Fast forward to today. Do you have one kid? Two? More? How often do they cry? If your kids are like mine, it's every day. Every freaking day! Now, it's not a sob fest every day - maybe … Continue reading Every Day a Crying Day
Let me just preface this by saying that I love my two little girls, now 13m and almost 3.5y. They are adorable and a lot of fun. I truly love them to bits. But they are, especially the younger, babies. Crying, fussy, tantrumy, picky, no-napping, stubborn babies. I actually enjoy kids, so much so that I'm … Continue reading Sweet (Future) Memories Friday: No More Babies!
A little bit of mom honesty here. (You can tell it's been a bit of a tiring week ... Baby being "creative" with her napping, we've all been hit with a cold virus, 6+ inches of snow, husband out of town since 6am last Sunday.... My positive energy needs some recharging, and thank God it's … Continue reading The Best Nap? No Nap! (No, Seriously)
I had every intention of writing this as a 100% positive post. Toddler is in school and loves it, we've been on time for every day the last four weeks, I've gotten a nice break while she's gone and Baby does her morning nap, and unicorns are literally prancing around the living room with me. … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: Happy Toddler in School!