A Farewell to Naptime

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It's the day I knew would come, and I must say I have more mixed emotions than I thought I would. It is time to say goodbye to nap time in our house. With some reluctance, but also relief,...
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...
When summer began, I had two goals: Find confidence with my new “I just had two kids” mom-bod and Potty-train my oldest son. Now that summer is winding down, I can safely say both goals were met! Now, I would never...
Never Trust the Silence Ahh, Saturday morning. It's 8:30, and we're being lazy. The house is quiet, nothing stirring yet. I love early mornings when my toddler decides to sleep in because they're incredibly rare. "DING-DONG-DING-DONG-BANG-BANG-BANG!!" What the crap?? Suddenly our silence...
Remember the saying, "I hope my child's attitude will help them lead a company instead of a prison gang"? Yeah, me too. I get it; every day is a struggle with a two-year-old. It might be a struggle to...
When I realized I was pregnant with my second son, my first son had just started crawling.  Two under two. It felt like an achievement level in a video game, or a new badge to sew on to a prestigious...
We've all been there.  Your sweet little toddler suddenly throws themselves on the ground in a public place, crying and screaming like you've sentenced them to a lifetime of time-out with no cookies and no Daniel Tiger EVER AGAIN. When, in...
Potty training is one of those milestones in parenting that cannot be avoided. We’ve all been there. If you haven’t, you will be soon. It’s one of those experiences that brings excitement, increased funds in your bank account (from...
There are some days that live with you forever. Some of those days are best days of your life – the day you got married or the birth of your child. Days that bring complete and utter happiness that...
I've heard all of the tips: "Cut the end off, then he won't want it anymore." "Let him throw it away himself. He will be fine!" "Just tell him it got lost. He will forget about it." I've read the articles on how...
As with most toddlers, my 18 month old has a very short attention span, so I'm constantly looking for new ideas to entertain her for a few minutes. Since my mom was an early childhood educator for over 3o...
It was a busy, sunny day in the narrow streets of Luxembourg City. We were browsing around a small shop when our son woke up crying. Uh oh, somebody's hungry! These shops are tiny, crowded, and hot. Definitely not enough room...

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Ultimate COVID-Aware Birthday Party Guide

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