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
It's well know that songs can help kids learn things better. Put a bunch of information to the tune of a known song, and they'll memorize it much easier than repetition, flash cards, or the (tedious) like. I haven't used that yet for Toddler, but I think I will soon. First I need to learn … Continue reading Top 3 Songs We’ve Co-opted To Get Our Kids To Do Something
As I've mentioned before, dinner at our house is rarely an orderly affair. We have a healthy meal, yes, but there is always at least one of: food thrown on the floor (Baby) loud singing (Toddler) voice escalation (Toddler, then Baby) impromptu dancing (me) someone refusing to eat one item (Husband, Toddler, or Baby) crying … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays: Ad Libbing at its Finest
So I've mentioned before that I have the habit of getting down and funky sometimes. (Cringe.) I also have developed the habit of belting out a stanza of a song if someone says something (unintentional and unrelated in subject) that is the words to that song. I don't know why I do this, but I … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays: Please Stop, Mom
Why, yes she can! While our darling and loquacious toddler was talking and playing with her grandparents, this little conversation occurred: Toddler: "This is problematic." Grandma: "What does problematic mean?" Toddler: "It's problematic if you don't know what problematic means."
My kid was born decades after Wild Cherry released "Play That Funky Music White Boy," but she still knows, at 26 months, that it's just not cool anymore. Last night I sang the money title line, out of the blue, while we were playing, and she said - very bluntly - "not good." Guess I'd … Continue reading The kid has taste…. #wildcherry #playthatfunkymusic #toddlerlaughs