You've heard the saying, "There's no such thing as a stupid question," right? That may fly in middle school and high school, but does it apply to a toddler? Let's analyze some recent "Why?" questions I've been posed lately by Toddler, shall we? (Yes, I've noted that all three sentences so far in this post … Continue reading Why So Many “Why”s? – Plus a Giveaway Soon!
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
... And want to remain ten paces from me at all times. Seriously, that's what a teenager wants, right? To be far from a parent and not within hugging distance, right? That's opposed to our current stage, which is my 14mo baby girl not wanting to be more than ten inches from me - and … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: I’ll Appreciate This When You’re Older …
The scene this morning at breakfast was one of fruit carnage on the counter, sheer indifference by my girls, and shrouded exasperation by me: Our typical breakfast routine is to have some fruit first, then either cereal or an English muffin or baked oatmeal or bagels on the weekend (with cream cheese and sprinkles - … Continue reading Food Choices: These Kids Don’t Know How Good They Have It!
Let me just preface this by saying that I love my two little girls, now 13m and almost 3.5y. They are adorable and a lot of fun. I truly love them to bits. But they are, especially the younger, babies. Crying, fussy, tantrumy, picky, no-napping, stubborn babies. I actually enjoy kids, so much so that I'm … Continue reading Sweet (Future) Memories Friday: No More Babies!
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!
Does anyone like going grocery shopping? I mean, actually enjoy it? Umm, I kind of used to; I guess I like food, and I like cooking and finding new ingredients, so I've always liked more than disliked this chore (it's much better than cleaning toilets ... or ironing!). Until I had two children - now … Continue reading Why Going Grocery Shopping is THE WORST
As I was sitting in the rocking chair in Baby's room, around 7:15am the other morning, she was getting her morning breastmilk and I was happily sipping my steaming (large) mug of coffee (my custom 3/4 caffeinated mix of Archer Farms Pumpkin Spice and decaf french roast). Sweet morning! JUST KIDDING! Baby was getting her … Continue reading Solid Gold Mom Invention: The Coffee Camelback!!
Funny, you'd think I'd write about lack of sleep when Baby was still an infant, not when she's 12m and her big sister is almost 3.5y. Nope, this is a good time to talk about a really tired mom. (Because moms are perennially tired.) Last night Baby woke up at 12:45 because, I think, her … Continue reading Actually Useful Mom Advice: Just Forget About Sleep Now