For some reason, I keep expecting parenting to be logical and rational. And I keep expecting my past experiences to completely inform my future ones. And then the Parenting Gods come with their big hands and slap me down, again and again ... because there is very little logic when it comes to parenting little … Continue reading Parenting Truths: Raising Two (Very Different) Kids
They say life comes full circle, and I have the perfect idea to prove that true yet again. My fingertip-walking 8mo could really use ... her great-grandmother's walker! Okay, okay, I know they actually MAKE children's versions of those geriatric wonders, but I think my baby could benefit from a true walker. Seriously - put some medium … Continue reading My Baby Walker Needs … a Walker!
For the most part, I feel like parenting our second child is trying to fix any mistakes we made with child #1 (and there were just a few, to be fair to us). Like trying not to have this baby do "fingertip walking" (AKA walking around the house for hours with her weak torso a-swaying … Continue reading In 5 Months, She May Be Walking. Maybe.
I really thought when my daughter took her first steps she'd be fully walking alone instantly afterward. As in, she wouldn't need - or want - to hold my hand anymore. Think again! What is this intermediate stage?! How long will it last?! Should I be happy or sad? Ugh, parenting....