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
There are hundreds of listicles for "What Every New Mom Needs For Baby," and I've already called out some some popular items I think are totally BS. That got me thinking about what things parents really need but just never make it onto the baby registry. These are the items every baby household really benefits from having, … Continue reading Best Gotta-Have-It Non-Baby Items for Mothers
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
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
Once there was a little girl who chose to show her new friends Dial M for Murder as the movie to watch at a super-cool 17th birthday party. Yes, that movie - a Hitchcock, and not even a really good Hitchcock (obviously, I like his movies, especially Rear Window, The Birds, The Man Who Knew Too … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: The Making of a Nerd
(NO, I am really not that cruel!) But boy oh boy, the thought really occurred to me a few days ago when Toddler stopped dancing (she literally lives the day in her ballet slippers and tights if she's not in school that day). She leaned gently on a chair and went up en pointe, telling me … Continue reading Do I Crush Her Dreams Or Just Let It Happen?
Dear Little Sister, Hi little Seeker! You're so puffy! I love your little puffy cheekies! Puff, puff. I just puffed your cheeks. Okay, I just wanted to talk to you a little bit about sharing. You know, taking turns and playing with the same toys? Mom is always saying things like, "You need to share … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: A Letter Between Sisters on Sharing
As our 3.5yo gets older, I see her imitating us more and more. Naturally, she wants to do what her parents do since we are the coolest people on the planet. (Well, we'll hold that status in her mind for another few years at least.) Between acting out scenes from Sofia the First and tap … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Imitating Parents
We read a LOT around here - many books that we read many, many times each. In fact, I think I have the first 25 pages of The Cat In The Hat memorized (granted, I also once memorized the first 100 digits of pi, so maybe I'm just weird). I certainly can recite What Was … Continue reading Read That Book Too Much For Kiddo? Act It Out!
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