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
Now with a 3yo toddler and a 9mo baby ("baby"), things can get pretty hectic at home. Even when the baby is napping - which she is still doing three times a day - there is a lot to do between getting my toddler dressed and brushed and to the bathroom, plus doing some dishes … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: Those Quiet (Boring?) Days
I'm really good at having parenting misconceptions, despite popping two kids out by now. Before baby #2 came along, I really feared the loooong minutes I knew I'd be spending breastfeeding. I anticipated being glued to the couch/rocking chair while that little babe sucked for a good 30-40 minutes, all the while my adorable toddler … Continue reading Parenting Misconception #56 – Juggling Two Kids
There are a couple times when nudity surprises you (... my sister texted me a photo of a naked guy walking down her Miami Beach street during Gay Pride Week ... I can never unsee that...), but as a mom I get pretty used to nude kids. Bathtime, getting dressed, kids refusing to get dressed … Continue reading Kids and Nudity – Surpise!
My 7mo naps about 3 hours a day, like most babies her age. That's 2-3 naps a day. It's great! I love it! And she needs it, being a baby still. But my 3yo.... Nope, not a nap most days lately. (Are they coming to an end? Panic!!) But she needs it; she is a … Continue reading Toddler and Baby: Trade Nap Lengths, Please!