You might be sick of reading about kids and naptimes. I'M sick of living with the hassle of naptimes. Hell, I'm sick of even thinking about naptimes. But right now I feel, more than ever, my life and my family's lives revolve around Puff's nap. And my fears about her nap + Squish's preschool time … Continue reading Naptime (Mommy Free Time) – Playing the Denial Game
Do you remember a few months back when I posted about inventions every parent needs but just don't exist yet? That was a pretty good list, and you all added some solid gold ideas of your own: an arm extender to reach dropped toys in the backseat, an automatic mood changer, a baby radar blocker … Continue reading THE Best Baby Invention: A Carseat Swing
Way back in January, Toddler started preschool, and I had a few reasonable worries. It turns out that her school is going great! Things have been a piece of cherry pie and she is doing so well - and loves it! Nothing I worried about back then has come to fruition. But the one thing … Continue reading More Transition Woes: School + Nap = A Mess
We all have dreams, right? Some want to win the lottery, some want to move to a tropical island, some want to become famous. Me? I have much more immediate and domestic dreams. (Sure, I'd love to publish a book one day, but right now I have smaller dreams.) There are some things I'm dreaming about … Continue reading Top “Wish List” Inventions All Parents Need Now
Even though this is my second daughter, a lot of the time it feels new to me. No two kids are alike, even if they're related, but in the affection department I think my baby is much more so than my toddler was. Both are "mama's girls," but Baby craves it much more - which … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: Little Baby Embraces
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!
So here's my life now: Toddler is nearing 3.5yo and no longer napping. There will be no reprisal of naps, either. She is done, we are done! (My life is done ... just kidding.) But little 11mo Baby? Napping like a rock for 3h total every day. Toddler is around when I lay Baby down … Continue reading What a Big Sister Should NOT Tell Her Little Sister
The facts: two adults, two kids (including one still-teething 10mo) - all sick. I was thinking today that this could only be worse if all four of us were puking. As it is, all of us are dripping snot like it's the rainy season, our heads are hurting, our throats are sore and dry, and … Continue reading Sweet – Nope, Sick Memories Friday: We’ve Been Hit!
It's been a year now since my otherwise lovely three-year-old daughter started her naptime struggles. She's napped off and on since then, sometimes more easily than others. I guess it's time for her to stop, though it's really, really hard for me to accept. Because, let's face it, naptime is really for moms! (At least after … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: An Early (Napless) Black Friday for Me