Toddler Talk Tuesday: Sweet Dreams?

Every family has their particular bedtime routine, and ours involves split duties. First we read together in Squish's bed, then one of us takes Puff to her bed to lay down while the other lays with Squish for a few minutes after she turns off the light in preparation for dreamland. Usually those few minutes … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Sweet Dreams?

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Naptime (Mommy Free Time) – Playing the Denial Game

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

There’s a Reason Motherly Instinct Exists

There's just something about stereotypes that are so ... true. For better or worse, whether we feel guilty about admitting it or not, stereotypes exist for a reason. They were coined because of a prevailing trend, and they typically continue to be proven. My favorite stereotype is that "mother knows best" because she has that "motherly … Continue reading There’s a Reason Motherly Instinct Exists

Toddler Talk Tuesday: Cicadas, Death, and Doctors

Here in New Jersey it is chilly. I mean, 50 degrees in the morning for at least a week straight chilly. For goodness sake, the leaves are starting to change. At the beginning of September.  Yikes. I associate the hum of cicadas with prickly, sticky heat - not decidedly fall-ish temperatures. Somehow, though, the cicadas are still … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Cicadas, Death, and Doctors

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)