I'm really good at having parenting misconceptions, despite popping two kids out by now. Before baby #2 came along, I really feared the loooong minutes I knew I'd be spending breastfeeding. I anticipated being glued to the couch/rocking chair while that little babe sucked for a good 30-40 minutes, all the while my adorable toddler … Continue reading Parenting Misconception #56 – Juggling Two Kids
There are a couple times when nudity surprises you (... my sister texted me a photo of a naked guy walking down her Miami Beach street during Gay Pride Week ... I can never unsee that...), but as a mom I get pretty used to nude kids. Bathtime, getting dressed, kids refusing to get dressed … Continue reading Kids and Nudity – Surpise!
My 7mo naps about 3 hours a day, like most babies her age. That's 2-3 naps a day. It's great! I love it! And she needs it, being a baby still. But my 3yo.... Nope, not a nap most days lately. (Are they coming to an end? Panic!!) But she needs it; she is a … Continue reading Toddler and Baby: Trade Nap Lengths, Please!
The potty training saga continues ... and now it's combined with a bit of refusing to nap. Today was the several-th time in the past two weeks my darling toddler has peed and/or pooped while "trying to fall asleep." Theory from husband and I? She's rebelling against having to take a nap by messing up … Continue reading If My Toddler Were an Adult, Part 2 – Peeing
As if I need reminding that my three-year-old repeats everything I say, this morning she said, "That's so freaking cute!" Try explaining to a talkative toddler not to repeat a word ... it's almost her favorite word now. On the plus side, at least she didn't say "fuck." Like this post? Read more! Sweet … Continue reading Toddlers Say the Darndest Things
Before baby #1 came along, we were a little worried about finances; I thought we'd be able to bring in a little extra income by watching another kid or two. After all, we figured, we were planning on having more than one kid anyway, so watching another baby or two before our #2 came along … Continue reading Parenting Misconception #87: I Will Not Run a Home Daycare
They. Are. Always. Moving! Wiggling! Squirming! Kicking! Slapping! Running! Just calm down, you two ... calm down!! Both my 3yo and my 7mo are constantly, CONSTANTLY moving some part of their body. Ask my oldest to keep her head still so I can comb her hair and she starts waving her arms. Try to pin … Continue reading I Make Perpetual Motion Children
Seriously, Dr. Seuss ... you write great books, and our family LOVES you, but it's clear you never raised children of your own. In The Birthday Bird, you make it pretty obvious the kids in Katroo don't take naps. Couldn't you have taken a page - half a page, I'd have taken just half - to say … Continue reading Do They Nap in Katroo, Dr. Seuss?
My 3yo drinks steadily throughout the day, yet somehow she can go two hours while playing without needing to pee but needs to go four times within an hour when it's bedtime. Warped time, warped bladder, or a toddler who already knows how to game us??!
She's too old now (just seven months!) to be soothed to sleep by me holding her, and I miss it every night. Up until just a month ago - or was it a month and a half already? - she would nurse herself to sleep and I could ever-so-gently ease her off the nursing pillow … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: Holding a Squishy Baby, Ahh….