I've noticed that time is a bit warped for my toddler. I remember being a kid and feeling like summer lasted a mere week, the school year dragged on nearly forever, and each day felt like it contained more than 24 hours. Being an adult means most things move fast; some days I really feel … Continue reading Perceptions of Time: Parent Vs. Child
So I'm on child #2, and I'm finally realizing that those new mommy books are mostly unhelpful. As in, take them with not a grain of salt but a whole container of salt. I've never had much of anything happen 100% as a book described, or even 75%. (Some books are really helpful medically, like … Continue reading New Moms: Forget the Advice, Close the Help Books
We started bringing Toddler to Sunday School in September. It starts at 9am.... During the weekday, 9am is when Baby goes down for her first nap ... and Toddler isn't even dressed yet. I'm only dressed if one of them hasn't woken up super early to prevent me from getting ready before they wake. So … Continue reading Sunday Special: Is Sunday School a Preview to Pre-K?
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
For the most part, I feel like parenting our second child is trying to fix any mistakes we made with child #1 (and there were just a few, to be fair to us). Like trying not to have this baby do "fingertip walking" (AKA walking around the house for hours with her weak torso a-swaying … Continue reading In 5 Months, She May Be Walking. Maybe.
Before baby #1 came along, we were a little worried about finances; I thought we'd be able to bring in a little extra income by watching another kid or two. After all, we figured, we were planning on having more than one kid anyway, so watching another baby or two before our #2 came along … Continue reading Parenting Misconception #87: I Will Not Run a Home Daycare
My mother-in-law uses the phrase, "Man plans and God laughs." ... I think I'm going to adopt the phrase, "A mother plans and her child laughs."
People told me I'd hate my life when my daughter started walking. Nope! Love the mobility! She can go where she wants to, sans frustration! I can let her follow me around while I wash her dishes/clean up/get a cup of coffee! I don't have to hold her 24/7!! People also tell me I'll hate my … Continue reading Let ME decide what I like about this whole parenting thing … thanks!
I really, really, could have sworn that I'd be done with breastfeeding by the time our daughter turned 1 year old. When she was 3 months old I was done breastfeeding! But now ... things have changed. It's more comfort for her, I think, at morning and night, and it gives me a rare chance … Continue reading More milk! More milk! More milk!
I really thought when my daughter took her first steps she'd be fully walking alone instantly afterward. As in, she wouldn't need - or want - to hold my hand anymore. Think again! What is this intermediate stage?! How long will it last?! Should I be happy or sad? Ugh, parenting....