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
The new school year has started, and aren't we excited? Anyone else been late for school yet? (Dammit, it was just one minute, I swear!) And who else loves rushing around again in the morning while your kid brushes their teeth and chews their breakfast at a glacial pace? Sigh. But hey, learning is happening! … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: And My Friends Are…?
So, not to brag or anything (I'm totally going to), but my husband is super smart. As in, whatever he doesn't already know off the top of his head he can figure out with a few spare minutes and brief instructions (or the internet). I mean, the guy taught himself how to sail a boat. … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Don’t All Schools Give Prizes?
I must be on learning kick lately. First ruminating about teaching at home and now this. Do I not know it's summer?! I've been thinking about this topic a lot over the past year. It started when browsing my Facebook feed and seeing a lot of article links with titles such as, "Are Kindergarteners Really … Continue reading Do Kids Have To Be Smarter Nowadays?
The more time I spend with my girls, especially my nearly 4yo, the more I figure out how carefully I have to speak to them. If I choose my words well, life is calm, the girls behave, and the day goes as planned. However ... if I say something wrong - maybe I spring a … Continue reading The Art of Reverse Psychology (AKA Getting Your Kids To Do Stuff)
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
I don't think my 3.5yo is unique in her impatience to grow up. After all, I've been waiting my entire life to learn how to drive, go to college, grow tall enough to reach high shelves (not there yet!), get a real job, get married, have kids ... and now I'm waiting for a chance … Continue reading Five Things Growing Up Means to My Toddler
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!
Big milestone today: Toddler is beginning preschool! Technically it's pre-preschool, but we're ramping up to full-day kindergarten slowly. We've been busy for the last week, so I really haven't had time to process what emotions I'll have once I'm home with Baby and Toddler is ten miles away at preschool. I'm sure I'll miss her. My … Continue reading How to Survive Your Child’s First Day at Pre-K
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?