The year was 2017. I had a newborn and an almost two-year-old who I was potty training. No one told me to try to potty train a 22-month-old immediately after giving birth, but there I was. I was sure -...
So I don’t know how in the Boss Baby heck he did it, but I’m fairly certain my toddler has been trained with CIA-level torture tactics. 1. Sleep deprivation: He likes to fall asleep before I do and then the very...
A few days ago, my daughter was particularly energetic. Jumping off the furniture. Spinning in circles. Standing just out of arms reach and proposing an invitation to "Catch me!" In the midst of all this activity, I jokingly said,...
Swimsuit shopping was the worst.  I didn't like it as a kid. Because I shopped in the "Pretty Plus" sections at Sears. That's the nice way of saying "your daughter is a little chubby." Gone were my dreams of having a...
Do you have a kiddo that loves all things games? Our 5-year-old is all about the games, be it board games, card games, video games, you name it. He likes to live his life to the fullest, in that sense....
  When PBS announced that they were canceling the long-running show, Calliou, it felt like 2021 was off to a great start. After 20 years, parents everywhere were able to take a collective sigh of relief. No more whining. No...
For those with kids that love gardening, any kind of science experiment, or just like to dig in the dirt, this is for you! This is the perfect time of year to start growing some seeds for the garden,...

The Truth About Twins

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Have twins they said. It will be fun, they said.  Okay, actually no one said that and we obviously had zero choice in the matter, but from the day I heard the words, "oh good, it's ONLY twins," my world...
If I'm being honest, the title of this post should have been "TRYING to Keep a Toddler Entertained While Home-Schooling." When we decided not to send our four-year-old to school this year, I really had zero reservations about keeping...
The Storm clouds begin to gather Uh oh, I thought, seeing my son's teacher pop up on my caller ID. We are three days into Pre-K, and I thought things were going well. He woke up at 5:45 on Monday morning...
Nursing can be a beautiful bonding experience for moms. Some of the most beautiful newborn pictures I have ever seen have been of moms nursing their babies in a beautiful rocking chair in a nursery taken straight out of...
My child is stuck on repeat If you have gone through the toddler stage you know they can easily discover a favorite book, song, show, toy, movie or a hundred other items and words. Then they are suddenly obsessed. My four-year-old...

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