Toddler Talk Tuesday: Please Excuse Me While I Scoop Up My Melted Heart

Longtime readers of this blog know that I try to stick in the funniest nuggets of my week into this regular Tuesday column. My toddler (nearly 4, so isn't she a preschooler now?) has always said really hilarious things, so foraging for material has never been tough. But today I'm going to mix things up. … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Please Excuse Me While I Scoop Up My Melted Heart

Top 5 Things to Fist Pump When Breastfeeding’s Done (And a Few Things to Cry About)

Baby is 11 months old now (!!!!!!), and all that means to me is she getting soooo close to that 12m mark - my goal for breastfeeding. In all reality, I'll be nursing her beyond that mark, since we're currently at 4 nursings and I also nurse her before her afternoon nap. No way we'll be … Continue reading Top 5 Things to Fist Pump When Breastfeeding’s Done (And a Few Things to Cry About)

Sweet Memories Friday: And the Perfect Baby Age Is …

... 8 months! I've just figured it out, and I'm pretty sure about this. Now that my little baby girl is a day shy of 9m and teething has just began, I think we're passing into a stage where things get progressively harder. Having a 3yo also, experience tells me I'm likely right. Let's think about … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: And the Perfect Baby Age Is …

Sweet Memories Friday: Baby’s First Voice

My dear three-year-old still sounds, blessedly, like a baby. Despite speaking full, very articulate and generally well-pronounced sentences, her voice has that baby-ish lilt that makes her sound squishily cute even when she's saying things like, "I don't want to help set the table, momeeee!" But watching a video of her saying some of her … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: Baby’s First Voice