There are hundreds of listicles for "What Every New Mom Needs For Baby," and I've already called out some some popular items I think are totally BS. That got me thinking about what things parents really need but just never make it onto the baby registry. These are the items every baby household really benefits from having, … Continue reading Best Gotta-Have-It Non-Baby Items for Mothers
Dear Little Sister, Hi little Seeker! You're so puffy! I love your little puffy cheekies! Puff, puff. I just puffed your cheeks. Okay, I just wanted to talk to you a little bit about sharing. You know, taking turns and playing with the same toys? Mom is always saying things like, "You need to share … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: A Letter Between Sisters on Sharing
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: our children are growing up in a tech-rich environment, and their actions sometimes really show it! My husband and Toddler had this humorous exchange at the grocery store. Toddler was helping to push the cart but was doing so quite slowly. Husband: "We need to move … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays: Charge Me Up!
Is it just me, or do all parents wonder exactly what their kids think of stuffed animals? As in, do they really believe they're real or do they know they're not alive? How far does anthropomorphism go in a toddler's mind? To my 3yo daughter, it only goes so far ... or does it? … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays: What’s in a Stuffed Animal?!
There's a couple boxes of Legos at the top of our kid's closet from my husband's and my childhood. Those were probably our favorite toys growing up, and we honestly cannot wait to build again - with our kids, I mean, ahem. So will we ever? Let's see ... Baby is currently at a stage where … Continue reading Can We EVER Play Together, Toddler?!
My 3yo has a cute stuffed Sofia the First doll (we're a bit obsessed over here), and usually she loves her and totes her pretty much everywhere. She's starting to smell like stale breath, so obviously my daughter hugs her close at night. But ... she also kind of abuses her, too. Not in a … Continue reading Talking Tina is Coming…
I think I have an idea that can save Play-Doh some time and money. Seriously, Hasbro, don't bother making individual containers with separate colors. Just mix up one container of brown and sell that ... ... 'cause that's what color Play-Doh becomes five minutes after any toddler starts playing with it!
My daughter is so obsessed with phones, she holds remotes to her ear and pretends to talk ... and calculators ... and basically anything with buttons .... I don't get it! I barely ever talk on the phone around her, and we don't even have a fancy smartphone. Kids....
A friend gave our daughter a huge bag of Mega Blocks this week. So far a battleship, the Sears Towers, the Empire State Building, a bear armchair, and a toy car garage have been built - by my husband and I, of course. We can't wait for her to start playing with Legos...
I think I've derived a formula relating kid's toys and their power requirements: it's an exponential relationship! The older my baby gets, the more toys she has, the more complex the toys are, and the more batteries they need, to the nth degree! Time to bulk up on the Duracells!