Toddler Talk Tuesdays: Vacation Edition (Plus HOW TO RUIN A VACATION)

Let's just do the plus part right up front. How do you ruin a vacation when you have an 18mo in tow? Well, if they drink milk out of a glass bottle (because they are incredibly stubborn and refuse dozens of times over to drink out of a straw or sippy cup) ... ... just … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays: Vacation Edition (Plus HOW TO RUIN A VACATION)

Toddler Talk Tuesday: Beginning a Life of Crime…

One of the things I teach my kids which I think is most important are the differences between right and wrong. That encompasses a lot, doesn't it? Morality, yes, but also treating family and friends well, manners and respect, and also what is allowed versus illegal. For example, my kids learned early that if we want … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Beginning a Life of Crime…

Toddler Talk Tuesdays: Tap Dancing and Fred Astaire (Of Course)

Remember when I said I was reticent about starting Toddler in classes? That I thought it was largely, well, useless at a young age? Well, Toddler has been in swimming lessons since April and not only loves it but is apparently doing quite well. Wow! Let's just say she does not take after her mom in … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays: Tap Dancing and Fred Astaire (Of Course)

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

Toddler Talk Tuesdays: Ad Libbing at its Finest

As I've mentioned before, dinner at our house is rarely an orderly affair. We have a healthy meal, yes, but there is always at least one of: food thrown on the floor (Baby) loud singing (Toddler) voice escalation (Toddler, then Baby) impromptu dancing (me) someone refusing to eat one item (Husband, Toddler, or Baby) crying … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays: Ad Libbing at its Finest